Well here we are again.  The changing of the season - spring to summer.  Schools letting out, graduations, maybe time for vacations, more daylight in the evening, and time to reflect.  I wanted to just share a few thoughts today about what can sometimes happen with the changing of the season.  

So much good can come with the season change.  It can feel like a fresh start and a time to set some new habits.  On the other hand it can be frustrating when we take time to reflect...

Give these diffusion skills a try when you find you are feeling stuck with strong thoughts.  

When a loved one or a family member decides it is time to speak with you about their gender identity or talk to you about being trans* that is a moment when you have an amazing opportunity.

You get to show them you love them!

But in the moment we sometimes freeze.

These moments require you to be thoughtful and aware. Today let me share with you three ideas that can help you navigate supporting your child, family, member or friend.  

1) Do not make an assumption that you understand.  


What would it be like if you took time to draw, paint, or work with clay? To write a poem?  Even a haiku?

When I was 23 I took a job at a for-profit college.  I had a fancy job title, and a nice large office. I wore a suit everyday and took lunches out at restaurants with my friends. The lunches were at the kind of places I really should have been avoiding, because if I had any sense of a budget I would have known I was not making enough money to eat out like that everyday.  But it was just what everybody did - so I went along and did it too.  It seemed fun - but honestly I was usually still...

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