Author Archives: Lee Beckstead, Ph.D.

Managing The Holidays
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The weather has changed, stores have had their holiday stuff in the aisles for weeks now, parties are being planned and, as the weeks go on, everyone seems to be becoming cheerier. If you’re not, there’s nothing wrong with you. … Continue reading

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Questions to Consider as You Explore & Enhance Your Sexuality
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Despite your history and experiences, you have a right to experience and express your sexuality in ways that fit you. Take time to create a healthy meaning for sex that fits you that may be separate from what you have … Continue reading

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Self Esteem Essentials
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We know that our self-esteem develops and evolves through our lives as we build an image of ourselves through our experiences with different people and activities. Experiences during childhood play a large role in shaping our basic self-concept. When we … Continue reading

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Strategies to Deal with Discrimination & Stigma
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Victim Stage: Not recognizing mistreatment, being powerless, &/or trying to be like the majority or please the majority to minimize distress losing power Accept what you are told about yourself and life without question Try to fit in to belong: … Continue reading

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Guidelines for Successful Conflict Resolution
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BEFORE THE CONFLICT Normalize conflict and don’t view it as a sign of impending doom or dysfunction in your relationship. It’s natural for all couples to have disagreements, even those deeply in love and closely compatible. Early in the process … Continue reading

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LISTENING INVENTORY
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Knowledge and awareness are the first steps toward skill development. Let’s take a look at how well you listen today. This assessment will make you aware of the wide spectrum of listening behaviors. Carefully consider each question and indicate whether … Continue reading

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Making “Chainsaw” Resolutions
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The New Year provides all of us a natural opportunity to reevaluate how we’ve been using our time and energies. So, to honor this yearly tradition, we would like to propose some “sane advice” on how to create effective and … Continue reading

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MANAGING THE HOLIDAYS
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The weather has changed, stores have had their holiday stuff in the aisles for weeks now, parties are being planned and, as the weeks go on, everyone seems to be becoming cheerier. If you’re not, there’s nothing wrong with you. … Continue reading

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FINDING OUT WHY THE FIRE HAS FADED OR BURNED OUT
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Possible reasons for what created the separation, boredom, or loss of sexuality 1. Normal result from medications, physical or mental illness, aging, hormonal changes, etc. 2. Normal stage from being in a long-term relationship (i.e., the brain gets bored with … Continue reading

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