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BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT: Lesbian Love Addiction

Hi everybody, As you may have heard, my book Lesbian Love Addiction: Understanding the Urge to Merge and How to Heal When Things Go Wrong is working its way towards its release this November! You can find more information about my book

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Augustine (Part 2)

Continuing to look at Augustine, we can discuss a significant component about him, aside from the fact that he had many issues revolving around sex and lust, and how he believed the latter to be the worst of the seven

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Augustine (Part 1)

Moving forward from St. Paul, we can talk about another founding father of Christianity, Augustine. He lived around 330 C.E. and, although very influential later in his life, was initially a “partier,” as modern lexicon would have it. This lifestyle

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Inanna

This video discusses Inanna who was a mythic goddess from the Mesopotamia in what is now referred to as Indo-Europe. She flourished in a time way before western civilization, as we know it, took over, in an era of goddess

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Toxic Shame

The concept of toxic shame was created by an addiction specialist by the name of John Bradshaw, who is now lauded as a senior fellow at The Meadows in Arizona, where inpatients can receive treatment for various disorders, behaviors, and

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Useful Tools for Dealing with The Inner Critic

Dealing with our inner critic can help us feel much better about ourselves and finally rid our minds of the negative messages our inner critic tells us. In order to deal with our inner critic we must first notice and

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Conquering Our Inner Critic

Many of us have to deal with having an inner critic – a voice inside our heads that tells us negative, hurtful messages and is incredibly cruel. This inner critic can have a strong, apparent presence, speaking to us loudly

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Phobias

As members of the LGBT community, gay, lesbian, transgender, and bisexual individuals deal with many societal issues on a daily basis. A large part of their lives includes learning to handle phobia and disapproval from internal sources such as friends,

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Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it -Rumi