What Would You do if You had a Year to Live?

I’ve been thinking a lot about death after the passing of my 100-year-old Grandma which inevitably means I’ve been thinking a lot about life.  Specifically, what kind of life are we living today?  If you knew you only had five years to live…two years..one year to live, would you continue living exactly as you areContinue reading “What Would You do if You had a Year to Live?”

Recycling our “Mental Garbage” into Something Better

I am continually inspired by the bravery, self-awareness and beauty of my clients.  Recently, one in particular was so candid and spoke so vividly that I continue to contemplate the breakthrough that we shared.    They came into the conversation tormented by a head full of self doubt and confusion, and ingeniously likened  that to rotting garbage inContinue reading “Recycling our “Mental Garbage” into Something Better”

Questioning Gender? Start Here!

Debunking Common Myths about Gender, HRT, and Transition There is no right or wrong way to be trans.  Just because you are not cisgender, does not mean you have to adopt any particular definition of being transgender. Trans people can live happy and fulfilling lives, find partners and be in healthy relationships.  Trans people areContinue reading “Questioning Gender? Start Here!”

Gender Affirming Support Saves Lives

Avoiding Regret from the Perspective of a Trans Man Do you ever worry about regret? My Nana is almost 101 years old.  She has been in home hospice for almost two years and most of the time, she no longer recognizes her own children.  Her eyes look without seeing; her mouth moves without speaking; andContinue reading “Gender Affirming Support Saves Lives”

Tips for People Questioning Their Gender

There is no right or wrong way to be trans.  You can transition. Or not.  You can take hormones. Or not.  You can start hormones then stop. You can come out to people before starting HRT or you can start HRT then come out to people six months later. Choosing no medical transition is justContinue reading “Tips for People Questioning Their Gender”

Trusting, Affirming, Supporting the Gender-Diverse People in Our Lives

Will my trans kid have a normal life? Will anyone want to date them or will they be alone forever? Is the fact that they are transgender going to be the first and only thing people see in them? These are all common and valid questions and concerns! First, just a reminder that people don’tContinue reading “Trusting, Affirming, Supporting the Gender-Diverse People in Our Lives”

Turning Transgender Life into a Celebration

Will my trans kid have a normal life? Will anyone want to date them or will they be alone forever? Is the fact that they are transgender going to be the first and only thing people see in them? These are all common and valid questions and concerns! First, just a reminder that people don’tContinue reading “Turning Transgender Life into a Celebration”

Insistent. Persistent. Consistent.

Supporting a Gender Non-Conforming Child by Thinking Outside the Guidelines Insistent.  Persistent.  Consistent.  Community standards generally use these descriptions of behavior as a guideline or indicator that a child is serious about their gender identity. That being said, the absence of insistent, persistent and consistent articulation of one’s gender identity does not necessarily imply thatContinue reading “Insistent. Persistent. Consistent.”