Don’t Let Grief Drown You

My last blog post I focused on transitions, what they are and how to handle them more effectively. Well a loss can certainly plunge a person into a transition, whether it is loss of a relationship, a job, or even the loss of ability due to an accident or surgery. Loss...

Missing the Boat – How You Handle Transitions

Since launching my new website I have been introducing it and the eight main issues people often ask about. Today I am focusing on the issue of Transitions and how to navigate them well. As I say in my website video (click here to view the video) transitions come in...

Eliminating Anxiety and Depression

When we think of Anxiety and Depression they seem very different. Anxiety often involves a lot of energy running through the system, sometimes almost unstoppable. There is an intensity as if everything is magnified. Depression, on the other hand, profiles as a lack of...

Supporting Youth

Today I am focusing on Youth and my deep commitment to helping them know who they really are and feel confident in being themselves. I’ve known for a long time that who we are is not the “data” about us. In fact the data is often extremely...

A Fall from Grace – Part 3

I’ve told my story fairly frequently…how, although I’ve always known that I was gay, I didn’t come out until I was in my late thirties. For many years I tried not  to be gay, because the world that I lived in (the world of conservative...

A Fall from Grace – Part 2

This week’s blog is Part 2 in a series entitled, “Fall from Grace.” In this episode, Lynn Sumida talk about a variety of scenarios where we, as adults, may have experienced what we’re calling a Fall from Grace. It might be the loss of a job, an...

A Fall from Grace – Part 1

Have you ever experienced a “fall from grace?” It can be very painful, and its effects far reaching. Regardless of the stage of life in which it occurs, it can be truly difficult to navigate, and the impact that it has can last a lifetime. In this episode,...

Are Your Loves Out of Order?

No, we’re not asking if they’re broken… rather, have they somehow been mixed up a bit? This week Lynn Sumida talks about what happens when we let what’s really important to us shift around, and maybe get neglected. We think it’s a much...

How to Overcome Overwhelm

Ever feel overwhelmed? Paralyzed, and not knowing what to do, or what to do first? In this episode, Lynn offers three simple strategies for moving forward and breaking through the “Overwhelm...