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Why your personal truth and current reality kicks sand in the face of positive thinking and affirmations

“Truth” written on a piece of paper laying on the ground.
“Truth” written on a piece of paper laying on the ground.
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Think Queerly News — Saturday, June 19, 2021.

Photo courtesy of the Dr. Madeline Davis LGBTQ Archive of Western New York, Archives & Special Collections Department, E. H. Butler Library, SUNY Buffalo State.

“I didn’t have much exposure to LGBTQ history or culture within my formal education. I now see this as an aspect of the oppression LGBTQ…


A Think Queerly Podcast discussion about Dr. Madeline Davis and queer representation in history with Jeffry J. Iovannone.

In this episode, we discuss,

  • An overview of Madeline Davis’ relatively ‘unrecognized’ impact on LGBTQ history and advocacy — possibly because she didn’t live in a large, metropolitan city like New York or San Francisco and chose to remain in Buffalo
  • The “metro-normative narrative” of queer existence and history: “essentially the idea that queer people from “country towns” must migrate to large cosmopolitan cities in order to lead fully realized lives free of secrecy and persecution.”
  • On…


Think Queerly News — Saturday, June 12th, 2021

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“Look for a special email from me early next week. I’m creating a free live webinar training about how to handle negative and destructive emotions.”


How things begin and how they converge. Contemplations on core concepts in the Tao Te Ching.

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This episode of the Think Queerly Podcast explores the concepts expressed in today’s article much more deeply.

“If one tries to control people with punishments, cleverness and treachery will surely arise; if one tries to define with names how people should behave, order and consideration will surely be lost; if one tries to encourage people through the use of praise, contention over who should be exalted will surely arise; if one tries to manage people with self-denial, contradictory behavior will surely ensue; and if one tries to act by using eclectic elements, weedy disorder will surely develop.” — Wang Bi


Think Queerly Newsletter: Saturday, June 5, 2021.

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  • The hurricane was…


A Personal Evolution Process to get clarity about what’s most important in your life — and why.

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Are You Excited and Certain or Bored and Frustrated?


Violence is a physical action, whereas words are symbols acting as intellectual constructs.

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Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.


Something is missing if your purpose doesn’t inspire and compel you to make a difference in the lives of others.

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“You have within you the knowledge and wisdom to overcome personal struggles and inequality. Love and accept yourself without conditions, and you will be loved and appreciated by others.”

Darren Stehle

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