What’s your perspective?

When you lose your perspective, your life can feel pretty bleak. As the saying goes, you can get stuck in the view that the cup is half empty. And stay stuck there. Thinking this way can take a toll on your physical and emotional wellness as well as your relationships. Who needs that?  Check out…

Guess what? Your doctor is frustrated too!

Sure, living with a chronic condition takes hard work. Compliance with the treatment regimen your doctor creates for you can be a big part of that work. You’re only human. It’s no wonder something falls through the crack from time to time. And when that happens, it can be frustrating when it feels like your…

Are Your Mind and Your Body in Sync?

It seems like we are hearing a lot about the mind-body connection these days. There’s a reason for that. Medical science is learning more and more about how our minds and our bodies work together. Understanding this connection can have a positive impact on your wellness, and that’s especially beneficial if you are living with…

Unpredictability. Parenting. What You Can Do.

When you’re living with a chronic condition, life isn’t always very predictable, to say the least. The best laid of plans can suddenly be shifted in a whole new direction when, out of the blue, you find yourself not feeling quite up to what you had planned.  Here are some ideas for parents on living…

What Can I Do For YOU?

When you’re living with a chronic condition, you need a lot of support from your partner. But here’s a question: Are you supporting your partner in return?  Check out my latest Chronic Communication article: http://justgotdiagnosed.com/resources/chronic-communication-at-home-what-can-i-do-for-you/

Why do we get mad at other people?

When you’re living with a chronic condition, you may find that your patience can wear a little thin. And that the behavior of other people – especially people you care about – just doesn’t match up to what you expect, and know they are capable of. After all, you’re dealing with a lot. Don’t they…

Rediagnosed, my friend’s cancer journey

My good friend, John Gaffney, had done a lot of writing about his cancer experience.  Here is a link to a recent article he wrote.  He is an incredible writer, and he has a lot of important things to say about cancer treatment.  http://www.coastalconnecticut.com/one-mans-cancer-odyssey-part-three-rediagnosed/

Ready to be Kinder to Yourself?

We human beings sure can be tough on ourselves. Pointing out our mistakes. Our misjudgments. Anything we do that falls short of a demand we didn’t meet. All too often demands we created for ourselves and that weren’t realistic in the first place.  Check out my article on self-compassion.


Do you find yourself worrying a lot?  Humans worry.  If you’re living with a chronic condition, you may feel like you have that much more to worry about.  I just published an article in Resources on how to deal with worried thoughts.

The Envy Trap. How to Get Out of It, How to Avoid It.

It’s only human to wish you could put yourself into somebody else’s shoes. You ask yourself “I wonder what it would be like…?” Along with “why them and not me?” And these questions might also lead you back to that question people living with chronic conditions often ask: “Why me?”  Check out my article on the…