People tell me they don’t know what to do or say when they hear that a friend has received a breast cancer diagnosis. They want to help, but they don’t want to be a bother. With that in mind, and in recognition of October of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I have complied a list …[Read More]
Much has been written about the mental health benefits of gardening and the way in which time outside can be amazingly restorative. Gardening can also serve as a metaphor for attending to mental health. As spring approaches and as more opportunities for gardening bloom forth, consideration of the parallels can be interesting and enlightening.
Provide the …[Read More]
Emotional pain, fear, and sadness are common in people dealing with a chronic illness. In fact, one of the reactions to being diagnosed with a chronic illness is an intense wish to “return to normal” – to once again enjoy that sense of well-being you felt when your body was healthy.
If your disease has no …[Read More]
Just when life seems to be going smoothly, something happens to throw us for a loop – an accident, chronic illness, financial setback or a relationship breakup, to name a few.
These are the types of events that we cannot fully prepare for. But fortunately most of us have what it takes to deal with them.
It’s …[Read More]