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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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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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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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Coping with Chronic Illness Group September 2014

I am accepting referrals for the 12 week Coping with Chronic Illness group cycle located in West Hollywood for September 2014. Groups will consist of 4-6 individuals in each age range 18-33yo and 34yo-onward, who are dealing with a chronic, non-life threatening illness, either physical or mental […]

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All Thoughts Aren’t Reality

All Thoughts Aren’t Reality

Everyday there are thousands of thoughts that cross the mind. It is easy to take some of these for granted since we don’t pay attention to every single one of them. While we have many thoughts not all of them are actually reality based or accurate. Despite […]

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Being aware of the connections: Depression and Anxiety and Cardiovascular Diseases

Being aware of the connections: Depression  and Anxiety and Cardiovascular Diseases

Those who experience cardiac issues or stroke tend to be at greater risk for experiencing depression and anxiety. Research today is showing us that this is due to the mind body connection, the physiological and biological relationships that the body’s system experiences during such significant medical events. […]

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How pain impacts emotions

How pain impacts emotions

Ever notice that when you are in pain things feel heightened? Colors may feel brighter. Light may feel stronger. Sound may feel louder. Tolerance may dip way lower than it usually is. Being stressed out emotionally or physically can trigger these reactions as can dealing with pain. […]

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What to ask yourself in order to manage Fatigue

What to ask yourself in order to manage Fatigue

Fatigue is a common occurrence in many disorders, what is universal is how much it can wipe out any energy, motivation and leaving the person asking ‘What has happened to my life?’ Figure out if there is a pattern to when it happens? -Are you starting your […]

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Not all fatigue is equal: The difference between physical and psychological fatigue

Not all fatigue is equal: The difference between physical and psychological fatigue

Depression and fatigue can be common factors in having a Chronic Illness but the 2 aren’t one in the same. Knowing the difference between psychological and physical fatigue may make a difference in how it is handled by your health care team. Here are a few ways […]

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