Is it Okay to Give Your Therapist a Thank You Gift?

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My therapist is currently on a well-deserved summer vacation, which has me realizing just how much I rely upon our weekly sessions for emotional regulation and support....

Hate Taking Control During Sex? Here Are 4 Tips To Ease In

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There are infinite ways to get turned on, and they’re all valid (so long as all parties to the arousing sexual act consent to it). According to...

The Pandemic Shattered the Old Rules of Event Etiquette

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At Well+Good, we spend our days talking to and learning from the most interesting people in wellness—experts, thought-leaders, and celebrities. Now, we’re inviting you to...

5 Important Things To Know About Disability Allyship

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July is Disability Pride Month. If you didn't know about it, that's part of why it needs to be celebrated. While millions of people live with disabilities...

What It Means When Folks Use Multiple Sets of Pronouns

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In May, Instagram launched a pronoun feature, allowing individuals to add up to four pronouns to their profile (without eating into their bio's 150-character limit). And considering...

How To Reprogram Your Feelings of Friendship Insecurity

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The John Mulany, "do my friends hate me, or do I just need to go to sleep?" bit still hits hard in 2021. "When I think about...

Advice: Dealing With a Parent Who Has Mental Illness

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Parent-child relationships can be complicated at any age. But when the child becomes an adult, a new set of challenges arises. Two people may love each other fiercely, yet see the world differently. Parents often want to hear absolutely nothing about the pain or trauma they inflicted on their children, and children—even...

Sexting a Narcissist? Here Are 5 Signs To Look Out For

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Sexting is a communication tool that can help build a sense of physical intimacy between sex partners who are geographically distant, and it can even serve as a steamy stand-in for partnered sex itself. In fact, engaging in safe sexting can be a gloriously exploratory way to deepen a sexual or romantic...

What Is a Good Friend and How Do They Affect Mental Health

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While BFF accessories—like broken-heart best-friend necklaces and the colorful hand-braided stringed bracelet fruits of summer-camp labor—may be nostalgic relics of childhood, an emphasis on the importance of best friendship throughout life certainly persists in mainstream pop culture. Watch any TV show or movie focused on a character’s interpersonal life (so, basically most...

Looking for Love in the World’s Smallest Pond

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For Pride Month, Well+Good is joyfully celebrating the right to Love Out Loud with a collection of stories from the LGBTQ+ community. With hard-fought battles alongside softness and vulnerability, these stories highlight what it is to love others as well as ourselves. I often heard the phrase...