Selected Recently Published Articles

Mental Health Editor and frequent contributor,

“Unconscious Bias in Health Care,” Lifelines for Health, Fall,  2022. 

“Feeling Burned Out From COVID?  You Are Not Alone,” Lifelines for Health, Fall, 2021. 

“Let’s Talk About Feelings. What Are You Doing With Yours?,” Lifelines for Health, Fall, 2020. 

“Why Am I So Angry?,” Coping with Cancer Magazine, September/October, 2020. 

“When the Going Gets Tough… How to Help Yourself, How to Help a Friend,” Hot Sheet, published by US Too International, the Prostate Cancer Education and Support Network, January, 2020. 

“Cyberdating: Lessons Learned from my Clients,” TheGoodMenProject, January, 2020. 

“Chronic Communication at Home: Encouraging Kids to be More Independent, March, 2019.  BIoMatrix News

“Guys!  Why is it so hard to open up?,”, December, 2018.   

“PTSD,” LifeLines for Health, Fall, 2018. 

“Just Got Diagnosed? How to Find Your Footing,” Coping with Cancer Magazine, September/October, 2017. 

“Helping a Loved One with Chronic Pain,” LifeLines for Health, Fall, 2017. 

“Living in Uncertainty Isn’t Easy: Here’s Why,” LifeLines for Health, Spring, 2017.

“Felt Angry Lately?,” LifeLines for Health, Fall, 2016. 

“Wow, Am I Ever Angry!,” Coping with Cancer Magazine, May/June 2015.

“You and Your Partner: Having the Conversation About PrEP,”, November, 2014.

“Recognize Your Own Resilience: And Then Build On It,” LifeLines for Health, Winter 2014. 

“Just Got Diagnosed,” Coping With Cancer Magazine, July/August, 2014. 

“After the Diagnosis: Helping Patients Cope With Their Emotions,”, May, 2014.

“Mind/Manner,” a column published in each bi-monthly issue of HIV Plus Magazine, 2008 to present.

“Managing your Stress,” published in Live & Learn, the Excelsior College Magazine, Spring, 2012. 

“Diagnosed with a catastrophic medical condition: How patients react,” published on, an international Website for nurses.  

“Caregiving: Recognizing the Joys Beyond the Challenges,”  Penn Home Schooler, February, 2009.

“After the Diagnosis,” The Advocate, American Mental Health Counselors Association, November, 2009. 

“My View: Medicare Coverage for Counselors: The Time is Now,” Newsletter of the Association for Adult Development and Aging, Fall, 2009. 

“Managing Your Health Begins With Partnering With Your Doctor,” Fibromyalgia News, National Fibromyalgia Association, August, 2009. 

“Just Got Diagnosed? Time to get powered up!,” Out Front Colorado, August, 2009.

“A Chronically-Ill Child in the House?  There’s No Room for Elephants!,” Texas Family, February-March, 2009. 

“Does The Doctor Know What’s Going On With You?: Communicating with your doctor is a key to better healthcare” and “Not Feeling Like Yourself Lately?  Recognizing the Signs of Depression and Getting Help,” self-help brochures directed toward the healthcare needs of older adults published by the Association for Adult Development and Aging, January, 2009.

“When Mommy or Daddy Gets Sick,” Big Apple Parent, November, 2008. 

“Just Got Diagnosed: Coping with Your Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosis,” Arthritis Self-Management, September, 2008.

“Ten Steps to Make Post-Diagnosis Planning More Manageable,” Coping With Cancer, March/April, 2008.

“Packed for the Road Ahead”  Hep C Connections, Spring, 2007.  

“Psychologically Speaking: It’s Not Only About the Pills” Body Positive Magazine, January, 2006. 

“I Just Got Diagnosed (Again): Now What Do I Do?” Hep C Connections, January, 2006. 

“I Just Got Diagnosed: Now What?” NYC Plus, November, 2005.

“Five Questions to Ask About My Mental Health” Body Positive Website (current). 

“Hep C and HIV Co-Infected?  Get Powered Up!” Body Positive Magazine, July, 2005 (No. 1, 2005)  (Also published in Hep C Connections, Fall, 2005).    

 “Working Both Sides of Healthcare: What are the Real Entitlements?” NYC Plus, July/August, 2005. 

Books Published

The Power of Closure: Why We Want It, How To Get It, and When To Walk Away, Tarcher Perigee, expected Spring of 2024. 

After the Diagnosis: How Patients React and How to Help Them Cope (supplemental textbook for nursing/allied healthcare education), Cengage/Delmar, 2010. 

Presentations: Proven Techniques for Creating Presentations That Get Results, Adams, 2007. 

The Facts on File Encyclopedia of Health and Medicine, Expert Reviewer for Psychology and Human Relations Sections, 2006. 

Empowering Your Life with Joy (Co-author, with Eve Adamson), Alpha, 2003.

The Everything Managing People Book (Co-author, with Deborah Romaine), Adams, 2002.  Second edition, 2007.

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Zen Living (Co-author, with Eve Adamson), Alpha, 2000.  Second edition, 2004.

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Breaking Bad Habits, (Co-Author, with Suzanne LeVert), Alpha Books/Macmillan, 1998.  An Alternate Selection of the Literary Guild.  Translated into Spanish.  Revised edition, 2000.