Alex Benedict (he/him) has had a long circuitous journey to becoming authentic. As a child, he learned that his primary value was being a caretaker for his paraplegiac widowed mother. As an adult, he fell into a similar role with his first partner, who died of AIDS, and his second who was clinically depressed. That relationship lasted for 25 years until he began to ask himself what would truly make him happy--not what would help other people. Now that he is retired and partnered with a loving boyfriend, he is very close to living his best life--but it took a lot of reflection and action to get there.
Currently, Alex is a health coach and writer. As a coach, he helps his clients to look at their health holistically, and practice self-love at every step in their journeys. As a writer, his favorite topic is authenticity. You can find his writing on WBUR’s Cognoscenti, The Los Angeles Blade and Alexbenedict.com