Articles tagged with: self esteem

Passing the torch in high style.

published: March, 20, 2017 Written by // Félix Garmendía Categories // Aging, Social Media, Gay Men, Mental Health, Health, International , Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Félix Garmendía

Félix Garmendía recalls Bill, the man who taught him that self presentation is self celebration -- and that both are important.

Passing the torch in high style.

I used to see him very often in the neighborhood. I didn’t even know his name but there was something about this man that was very pleasant and captivating. My husband, Denis and I used to comment on how handsome and dapper he always appeared. He was a really sharp dresser, a very elegant man with a well-crafted retro sense of fashion. With his linen suits, alligator shoes, ascots, and meticulously crafted handlebar mustache, he was always a sight to behold. Every time he crossed our path,

Don't let HIV keep you from pursuing a career or your passion

published: September, 16, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Aging, Social Media, Mental Health, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces

From TheBody.com Matt Ebert reports on how many are finding their way out of the disability insurance doldrums

Don't let HIV keep you from pursuing a career or your passion

This article by Matt Ebert previously appeared at the Body.com and you can read the whole thing here. I have a friend who receives a hefty check every month for not going to work. Back in the 1990s when he found out he was HIV positive, he cashed in on an income insurance policy. Now, as long as he stays unemployed, he receives six figures every year. For many of us that would be a blessing, but I wonder -- can it also be a bit of a curse? I have seen him in good times and bad, and I have s

I’m missing my good friend - but it could be worse!

published: October, 05, 2011 Written by // Wayne Bristow - Positive Life Categories // Wayne Bristow

Wayne Bristow reports in with a tale of a dear friend in distress. He’s worried. We would be too.

I’m missing my good friend - but it could be worse!

A couple of weeks ago, my good friend had a serious accident. We were out one day with some other friends taking some pictures when my friend and I fell into some water. I was able to pull both of us from the water but my friend had taken in som, nad it’s left him broken down and incapacitated. The worst part of it all is that it was my fault, it was my decision to go where we went. I should have paid closer attention. Everything happened so quickly. I should have helped him out of harm's wa

What I see through the camera has caught the eyes of others.

published: August, 23, 2011 Written by // Wayne Bristow - Positive Life Categories // Wayne Bristow

Wayne Bristow with a progress report on how his photography hobby is going.

What I see through the camera has caught the eyes of others.

Yesterday I took one of my hikes and this time I went with a friend,........yeah out taking pictures.......again. Actually its how we met, I was trying to focus in on a shot when I heard someone over my shoulder say, "now". I didn't take the shot, instead I was curious who it was. As it turned out, he was a young man from China who is living in Canada for a year attending the University Of Guelph as a junior professor. In China he works in tourism I believe and is a Professor over there. We ta