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Thursday Thought: Kindness

“Be kind.“ —Thought leaders everywhere I’ve seen so much hate and fear and vitriol throughout this election cycle. These lashings out stem from the deep pain we feel on the inside and wanting to appear strong and fierce and steadfast on the outside. Sometimes the pain we feel over our own situation or how we […]

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Thursday Thought: Fear

“America the brave still fears what we don’t know“ —Macklemore Fear is sometimes a great motivator for staying put. For being cautious and not moving forward. For waiting out the unknown in the hopes it will soon become known. Under these circumstances, fear is keeping us small. Keeping us from moving forward. Keeping us inside […]

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What To Do When Your Partner Demands Your Silence

“So while we’re at [my aunt’s] this weekend, we need to be … just friends.” I’d be willing to bet that some form of this announcement has been said to many a lesbian in the early years of her dating history. I went along with some version of it (a few times) in my own […]

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Stages of Grief and Coming Out

“In a perfect world, I don’t think [one’s sexual orientation] is anyone else’s business, but I do think there is value in standing up and being counted.”

~ Anderson Cooper

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Finding Your Authentic Voice

I was asked to write a guest blog by Erin Madore over at Creative Soul in Motion and my reaction was, Hell Yeah! Of course! I mean, my entire livelihood is centered around helping people find their authentic voice(s), so I thought, “Yeah! It’s gonna be a snap to pull this post together!” Then I started […]

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Lighting the Way Past the Unknown

Tuesday night I went to a candle light vigil just outside the Ronald Reagan Federal Building and US District Courthouse in Orange County. The event was not a rally, not a march, but simply a gathering of support around marriage equality for the LGBTQ community (re: Prop 8 and DOMA). The most poignant moment of […]

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