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Enhancing Gay Men’s Mental Health: Lessons from Outfest, the LA LGBT Film Festival

Enhancing Gay Men’s Mental Health:  Lessons from Outfest, the LGBT Film Festival It’s been a fantastic couple of weeks enjoying attending regular screenings at Outfest, the annual LGBT film festival in Los Angeles (www.Outfest.org).  My husband and I have been enjoying this annual tradition every July for a number of years now, and we describe […]

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Dating and Sex for Older Single Gay Men

Recently on my Facebook page for my psychotherapy and coaching practice for gay men, I asked readers for suggestions for new blog article topics.  I’m here for you (along with my associate clinicians here at GayTherapyLA, offering counseling/coaching in person, via phone, or via webcam all over the world), and so I’m happy to receive […]

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How Gay Men Improve Sexual Functioning: The Mind/Body Connection

How Gay Men Improve Sexual Functioning:  The Mind/Body Connection   Sexual Satisfaction as Personal Right As I’ve learned over 25 years providing gay-affirmative therapy and coaching for gay men and gay male couples all over the world, a robust mental health is made up of certain core components.  A part of good mental health is […]

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Gay Men’s Career Planning: For Love or Money? Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Rewards

Gay Men’s Career Planning:  For Love or Money?  Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Rewards In my psychotherapy and coaching practice with gay men in my office in Los Angeles and all over the world (through webcam), I frequently help guys with career planning.  One of the biggest themes in discussion lately has been about intrinsic, inherent rewards […]

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How Gay Men Can Face Any Problem: Developing Resilience – Part 2: Techniques

How Gay Men Can Face Any Problem: Developing Resilience – Part 2: Techniques In Part 1 of this article, I shared some of the traits of resilient people that have been described by Susan Dunn, in her “Top 10 Attributes of Resilient People”, among others.  Resilience is the ability to adapt and grow from adversity, […]

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How Gay Men Can Face Any Problem: Developing Resilience – Part 1: Traits

Whether it’s Trump’s election and his appointment of virulently anti-gay cabinet members (my article on that is here), or just everyday life challenges that would be there regardless, gay men need support to face stressors of various kinds.  Things happen that are barriers, setbacks, and losses, and when they do, we need to mobilize both […]

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A Secular Appreciation of Christmas

A Secular Appreciation of Christmas (for Gay Men and Others) Conflicted About Christmas The holiday season is many things for many people, because as a world culture, it’s the time of year when the peoples of many (but not all) nations unite around symbols, customs, and rituals that reflect observance of Christmas, in areas of […]

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Ten Tips to Reduce Your Election Stress This Weekend: A Guide for Gay Men

There’s a saying that says, “don’t be part of the problem, be part of the solution.” So many of my friends on Facebook, my clients, and just people I talk to, have reported that they have had such a hard week and hard time for a number of weeks now, because they are stressed about […]

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