Dealing with LGBT Bias and Bigotry
As progressive as the US has become, the ugly reality of bigotry continues to loom over the heads of the LGBT community. From hate crimes to negative comments, everyday life can feel like a landmine. Dealing with bigots and biased people is exhausting and downright scary at times. As inexcusable as it is, there are ways to deal with these people that deflate the hate without going toe-to-toe and resorting to a physical altercation.
Why Do I Care What They Think? Letting Go of Others’ Opinions of You
You know what they say, opinions are like noses, everyone has one. Sometimes it is easy to get caught up in worrying about what others think of us. Sure, we all want to be liked. But when we get too attached to the way others feel about us, it can wreak havoc on our self-esteem and cause us to second-guess ourselves unnecessarily.
Part 2: Working Through Attachment Issues in Adult Relationships
Our attachment styles are deeply ingrained by the time we reach adulthood. As mentioned in the previous article, attachment style is developed even in utero, and it is fostered throughout our early childhood, often becoming reinforced by family dynamics and peer relationships throughout life. When one has insecure attachments, it impacts most relationships, from co-workers to friends and of course, intimate relationships.
Attachment Issues (Part 1)
Part 1: How Issues with Attachment Begin and Manifest in Adult Relationships Psychology has taught us a lot about the way human bonds are formed.
Taking Off the Mask: Expressing Your True Self as You Come Out to Family and Friends #LGBT
The decision to come out to friends and family as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender is a life changing one. I have written an article
How to Create a Mentally Healthy Home Environment to Reduce Stress
Creating a Mentally Healthy Home Environment to Reduce Stress The world is stressful, so when we come home, it should be our haven away from
Strategies for Self-Improvement During Difficult Times
It seems there was less talk about New Year Resolutions during the transition from 2020 to 2021. Perhaps that was one of the few positive
Social Anxiety in the LGBT Community
Do you experience fear and anxiety when interacting with people you don’t know well? Have you noticed yourself feeling overwhelmed about being in crowds or
Setting Limits with Toxic People
There are toxic environmental factors, such as fumes, chemicals, and waste, and then the less literal (but still damaging), toxic people. How to spot a
Dr Teyhou Smyth on Business Talk Radio NYC
Here are three episodes of my radio show: How to Process Life Challenges and Respond; How to Practice Resilience and Deal With Stress; Surviving vs.
The Curse of The Narcissist
What is Narcissism and how to avoid narcissist abuse If you have gotten to know a person with narcissism, you are bound to recall how