Ronald J. Frederick, PhD,
is a psychologist and author of the award-winning book Living Like You Mean It: Use the Wisdom and Power of Your Emotions to Get the Life You Really Want. He lectures and facilitates workshops nationally.
Why is it so hard for us as gay men to feel present in our lives and closer to those we love? For many, the main reason is fear; we’re afraid of being emotionally present with ourselves and with others. It’s this fear, often outside of our awareness, that keeps us from learning how to tap into our emotional experience. We avoid our feelings and end up stuck, and detached from the wisdom and power inside us. But it doesn’t have to be this way.