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Changing of Attitude

Changing of Attitude

‘But I just don’t feel like it!” How often in your life have you made this statement when there is something that has to be done? My personal list for this is quite long. Here’s a common conversation I’d have with my mother as a kid: Mother: […]

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Managing the Holidays

Managing the Holidays

Another holiday season is upon us and you may be wondering why you’re feeling down, stressed and grouchy when you ‘should’ be cheerful and celebrating. The holidays can be a double edged sword when it’s focus is on the tradition, the presentation, potential financial strain, obligations with […]

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Chronic Illness, Loss and Grieving

Chronic Illness, Loss and Grieving

When chronic illness occurs so can a parallel process of looking at all the things that changed or what may change due to it. Many of these losses may seem minor to an outside person like giving up a particular food, drink or activity. Other times it […]

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Tis the Season: Seasonal Affective Disorder

Tis the Season: Seasonal Affective Disorder

On November 2nd this year will end Daylight Savings Time. It is this time of year where the US (with the exception of Arizona and Hawaii) and many other places in the world where we ‘fall behind’ in order to ‘save time’ and the days get darker […]

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Relief of Having a Diagnosis?

Relief of Having a Diagnosis?

The period before you know a diagnosis may be especially difficult because of all the ‘what ifs’ that come with not knowing. Anticipatory anxiety can feel pretty hard to handle and overwhelming. It may sound strange to think of finding relief when you know what a diagnosis […]

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Reading Recommendations:: Supersurvivors The Surprising Link Between Suffering and Success by David B. Feldman and Lee Daniel Kravetz

Reading Recommendations:: Supersurvivors The Surprising Link Between Suffering and Success by David B. Feldman and Lee Daniel Kravetz

As a mental health professional, I have always been fascinated by individuals who sustain a significant trauma and not only survive but are resilient, grow despite and because of it. Individuals who have endured genocides, life changing illness’, the individual resiliency of everyday adult and children who’ve […]

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Using Your Senses to Change Your Mood: Hearing

Using Your Senses to Change Your Mood: Hearing

As humans we are gifted with 5 amazing senses that work with the brain to process and interpret our environment. Our thoughts can often get stuck on a gerbil wheel, constantly repeating and reinforcing the thought, mood or feeling that we have. Usually the the items on […]

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Reasons for Seeing a Therapist

Reasons for Seeing a Therapist

Wether life is coasting by on autopilot, taking a decline or on an uphill climb, therapists have knowledge to help you figure out how to maintain basic mental health and wellness strategies in order to manage the stress. Knowledge is not enough, there should also be a […]

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Finding Your Personal Patterns: Taking note of the ‘whats’ and the ‘whens’

Finding Your Personal Patterns: Taking note of the ‘whats’ and the ‘whens’

                        When there is a new diagnosis, it can be a life-changing event that can feel like it’s a constant beat down. All the changes, all the adjustments and emotions are exhausting and can feel unrelenting. […]

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Coping with Mental and Physical Aspects of Chronic Illness on GoodTherapy.org

Coping with Mental and Physical Aspects of Chronic Illness on GoodTherapy.org

I am very proud to share my first published article on Coping with Mental and Physical Aspects of Chronic Illness GoodTherapy.org’s blog.

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