December 2017

 

The Best Gift of All

Posted by Michael Dale Kimmel in Columns

Fatigued from an overload of shopping, spending, and travel? You’re not alone. Most people describe this time of year – Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, New Year’s Eve and other celebrated holidays – as stressful instead of enjoyable.  A 2016 telephone survey conducted by the American Psychological…

“I Hate the Holidays”

Posted by Michael Dale Kimmel in lgbt

A recent email I got sums up many people’s attitude towards this time of year:  Dear Doctor Kimmel: I hate the Holidays! People are so fake and everyone competes with each other for the best gifts, best parties, best tree decorations, etc. What can I…

Psychological Santa to the Rescue!

Posted by Michael Dale Kimmel in Columns

For lots of people, December is the month from hell: this time of year often brings crazy-scary sets of expectations and dread. We are bombarded with media images encouraging us to buy stuff and to be happy…and if we don’t, we’re failures. This is a…

What I learned on my Book Tour

Posted by Michael Dale Kimmel in lgbt

I’ve just finished six months as an openly gay author out there in the – overwhelmingly straight – publishing world talking about my book: “The Gay Man’s Guide to Open and Monogamous Marriage”. As a first-time author, I really had no idea what I was…