Resources for: Patients

  1. Compliance versus Adherence

  2. Sure, I Didn’t Choose my Chronic Condition. How to Avoid Labeling Yourself – or Letting Others Label You – As a Victim

  3. Work/Live Balance. A Five-Step Approach to Achieving It Your Way

  4. Your Ability to Take Charge. When To Turn It On, When To Give It a Rest

  5. Newly Diagnosed: Is It Okay to Ask Why Me?

  6. Newly-Diagnosed: My Self-Esteem Just Took a Hit!

  7. How’s Your Health Literacy?

  8. All That Guilt. What’s It Getting You?

  9. HIV Q&A: I’m Worried About My Children’s Future

  10. HIV Q&A: HIV Has Changed the Way I Look!

  11. My Condition Has Changed Me. I Don’t Recognize Myself 

  12. Behave Yourself! Managing Your Eating Through a Behavioral Approach     

  13. Waiting for Test Results: How to Get Through the Countdown

  14. Here’s How to Have a More Positive Outlook: “Like” Your Life 

  15. Fear: Ten steps toward better coping

  16. Sadness: Let it in and listen to the Message

  17. I’m Worried About My Children’s Future

  18. Motivation: Where Does it Come From?

  19. When Anger Turns Into Abuse

  20. A Reflection on Winter: Decline, Making Space, Rebirth

  21. Just Diagnosed: Going Through the Motions

  22. Feeling Normal: Tolerating Frustration

  23. Family Value: The Benefits of Staying on a Budget

  24. The Power of the Hug

  25. Getting Yourself in the Mood for Sleep   

  26. Feeling Normal: What Are You Looking Forward To?

  27. What’s a Good Day? And How Do I Have More?

  28. Mind Says, Body Follows: The Power of Stressful Thoughts

  29. Shrink-Shopping? Here’s help in finding a therapist

  30. When It’s Time to Stop Treatment

  31. Take an Anxiety Break. Indulge But Set Limits.

  32. So… Treatment Regimen Plan A Didn’t Work. Now What?

  33. Your Psychiatric Medication Regimen. So… Plan A Didn’t Work

  34. Feeling Normal: We Don’t Unlock Self-Esteem, We Create It

  35. Just Diagnosed: Nurturing Patience During the First Year

  36. Feeling Normal: Anxious? Use it Well!

  37. Balance: The Power of Logic, the Power of Emotions

  38. HIV Q&A: I’m Keeping Secrets from my Doctor

  39. HIV Q&A: I’m Afraid. What Can I Do About It?

  40. Enough with the Silver Lining, Already!

  41. A Breakthrough in Therapy!!! Now What’s That Really Mean?

  42. Emotions Leading You Around by the Nose?

  43. Chronic Communication: My Partner is Noncompliant!

  44. Just Diagnosed: Getting Your Emotions Through the First Year

  45. Just Diagnosed: Watch Your Language!

  46. Feeling Normal: Being Okay with Life’s GPS

  47. Words are Powerful. So How About Watching Your Language?

  48. Just Diagnosed: Why Does Information Feel Like my Enemy?

  49. You and Your Thoughts: Who’s the Boss?

  50. Looking for a Partner? How About Falling in Love with Yourself First?

  51. Feeling Normal: What Fear Does to Us

  52. Normal Life: When was the Last Time you Felt Exposed?

  53. What’s it Mean to be an Advocate?

  54. So… Time to Break that Bad Habit?

  55. What Does It Mean to be Confident?

  56. This Holiday Season, I Hope I Don’t…

  57. Twenty Years From Now… What’s Most Important?

  58. Getting Down on Yourself? Here’s How to Curb the Urge to Judge

  59. Miracle Cures! What Keeps Us Hoping?

  60. Losing love, hanging on to yourself.

  61. Open Your Heart!

  62. Criticism Can Hurt! Ten Steps Toward Coping

  63. Mean Thoughts? Here’s What You Can Do!

  64. Be Inspired by the Serenity Prayer

  65. Tough Love: The Upside and the Downside

  66. Multitasking Isn’t Helping You. Here’s What to Do Instead

  67. What’s your Perspective? How to Recognize It, How to Change It

  68. HIV Q&A: I Love Barebacking. But I Know I Shouldn’t

  69. How Are You Getting the Day Started? How About a Healthy Ritual?

  70. Intuition: How to Listen to Your Gut

  71. Depression. How to Help Yourself, How to Help Others

  72. HIV+ Q & A Wishing for a Cure

  73. HIV Q & A: Feeling like damaged goods!

  74. HIV Q & A: I Want to Fall in Love!

  75. Chronic Communication at Home: What Can I Do For You?

  76. Can’t Afford a Therapist? Here are Some Ideas to Consider

  77. Inspiration! Here’s how to find yours!

  78. Self-Sabotage: Why We Do It and How to Stop

  79. Why Do We Get Mad at Other People? Here’s Why and What You Can Do!

  80. Ready to be Kinder to Yourself? Ten Steps Toward Self-Compassion

  81. Worried? 8 Steps Toward Taming Worried Thoughts

  82. HIV Q and A: Obsessing about the guy who passed HIV to me

  83. HIV Q and A: Facial Fillers

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

  85. Antidepressants, Anti-Anxiety Medication, and You

  86. Anxious? How About Running Toward Your Anxiety?

  87. Tired of the Word “Challenge”? You’re Not Alone!

  88. Not active enough? Here’s How to Get Motivated!

  89. Chronic Communication at Work: Work stress … life stress … and your health.

  90. How About a Drink? Before you Pour, Consider Your Wellness!

  91. Holiday Time! What are you Saying “Yes!” To?

  92. Someone With my Condition Just Died. What Does That Mean for Me?

  93. Advice. Good, Bad? How to Decide, How to Say No

  94. When You Don’t Think You Can Keep Going

  95. You and Your Relationships. A Positive Perspective on Negative People.

  96. Keeping a Journal: The Joys and the Benefits

  97. When the Diagnosis is Terminal. Eleven Steps Toward Coping… and Hope

  98. You’d Rather Not Know? Nine Steps Toward Facing the Facts.

  99. Got a Problem? Nine Steps to Help You Exercise Your Problem-Solving Muscles!

  100. Looking for a Partner? How About Falling in Love with Yourself First?

  101. Feeling lost? How to Find Your Way Back.

  102. Depression? Or Diabetes Distress? Here’s Why it Matters and What You Can Do!

  103. Coping with Cancer: Just Got Diagnosed?

  104. HIV+ and Over 50: How to Make This Time of Life A Great Time of Life!

  105. Having fun yet? Seven Steps Toward Bringing More Fun Into Your Life.

  106. Vent! Nine Steps to Getting It Out of Your System

  107. Second-Guessing. Seven Steps Toward Getting Out of Your Own Way

  108. Lonely? Here’s what you can do!

  109. Hey Guys! Why’s It So Hard to Open Up? Three Steps to Get You Started

  110. Whew! Am I Ever Mad! Seven Remedies for Angry Feelings.

  111. Superstitious Thinking: Recognizing When You Do It, and Why You Don’t Need It.

  112. Not Knowing and Filling in the Gaps… With Your Own Version of the Story

  113. It’s a New Year. Time to Get a (Bigger) Life!

  114. Life Lessons That Chronic Conditions Teach Us: A Baker’s Dozen.

  115. Just Got Diagnosed: (Again). Eight steps to cope with a second health condition.

  116. I Can’t Do It. Yet. Overcoming Self-Defeating Thinking.

  117. Having a Bad Day? Seven Steps to Help Make a Bad Day Better.

  118. Not getting what you expect? Three simple steps toward taking the pressure off.

  119. Five Ways to Step Outside of Your Familiar Zone

  120. Seven Ways to Bring More Meaning Into Your Life.

  121. Not Sure What’s Next? Maybe it’s Time to Create a Vision for your Life!

  122. Is Your Grudge Making You Sick? 4 Tips to Forgive

  123. Taking Stock of that Person in the Mirror

  124. Diabetics Only: You can’t have that! Seven steps toward managing the food police.

  125. Finances, stress, and your chronic condition. Here’s how to take care of your emotions.

  126. What We Get From Our Parents

  127. Just Not Feeling It? Maybe It’s Time to Ask For Help

  128. Confront Chronic Illness Challenges: Craft a Positive Vision for Your Future

  129. Setting Boundaries: How Always Saying “Yes” Can Sacrifice Self-Care

  130. Turning “Yes, But” into “Yes, and” equals empowerment.

  131. Stop squeezing your life so hard by taking the 80% perspective.

  132. Is it time to look at your boundary-setting?

  133. Recognize your own resilience. And then build on it.

  134. Patients: How are you feeling?

  135. Chronic Communication Skill: Speak for yourself.

  136. What’s it mean to have hope?

  137. Show? Tell? Rehearse? What’s your learning style?

  138. Try Humanizing Instead of Demonizing

  139. Ready to do some spring cleaning? It’s never too late, or too early!

  140. I’m sick of this! What to do when you are facing compliance burnout.

  141. Chronic Communication Skill: Recognize the moments of joy that each day brings.

  142. Is it really that bad? The first defense against a catastrophe is to not create one.

  143. Do you see me or do you see my diagnosis? How to deal with the worriers and the micromanagers in your life.

  144. Facing the Fear Factor

  145. The Holidays: Joy, Joy, Joy?

  146. New Year? Now What?

  147. Had a Good Cry Lately? Why Not?

  148. Unkind people and hurtful words.

  149. How to get out of bed in the morning.

  150. In sickness and health…or so you were promised.

  151. “Patient” Education

  152. Living with the unwanted houseguest

  153. Spiritual Self-Care: How’s it going for you?

  154. Chronic condition making you feel like damaged goods?

  155. Another perspective on anger

  156. Anger getting the best of you?

  157. Facing Uncertainty

  158. Facing Depression

  159. Coping with Changes in Body Image

  160. Self-Esteem Taken a Battering?

  161. When Mommy or Daddy Gets Sick

  162. Feeling Angry? Here’s What to Do

  163. Why Is It So Hard To Ask For Help?

  164. Support: Assessing Your Needs and Your Options

  165. How to Pay Attention to Your Mental Health

  166. Ten Steps To Becoming a Fighter

  167. Doctor, Make Me Feel Better

  168. Over 50? Time to Take Charge of Your Healthcare… And Your Well-being

Resources for: Family Caregivers

  1. Sure, I Didn’t Choose my Chronic Condition. How to Avoid Labeling Yourself – or Letting Others Label You – As a Victim

  2. Chronic Communication at Home: Is it Possible Your Family Members Are Experiencing Compassion Fatigue?

  3. Work/Live Balance. A Five-Step Approach to Achieving It Your Way

  4. How’s Your Health Literacy?

  5. Fear: Ten steps toward better coping

  6. I’m Worried About My Children’s Future

  7. When Anger Turns Into Abuse

  8. Family Value: The Benefits of Staying on a Budget

  9. The Power of the Hug

  10. When It’s Time to Stop Treatment

  11. Enough with the Silver Lining, Already!

  12. Chronic Communication: My Partner is Noncompliant!

  13. Words are Powerful. So How About Watching Your Language?

  14. What’s it Mean to be an Advocate?

  15. Open Your Heart!

  16. Mean Thoughts? Here’s What You Can Do!

  17. Be Inspired by the Serenity Prayer

  18. Depression. How to Help Yourself, How to Help Others

  19. Chronic Communication at Home: What Can I Do For You?

  20. Can’t Afford a Therapist? Here are Some Ideas to Consider

  21. Inspiration! Here’s how to find yours!

  22. Ready to be Kinder to Yourself? Ten Steps Toward Self-Compassion

  23. Worried? 8 Steps Toward Taming Worried Thoughts

  24. Anxious? How About Running Toward Your Anxiety?

  25. Holiday Time! What are you Saying “Yes!” To?

  26. Someone With my Condition Just Died. What Does That Mean for Me?

  27. Advice. Good, Bad? How to Decide, How to Say No

  28. When You Don’t Think You Can Keep Going

  29. You and Your Relationships. A Positive Perspective on Negative People.

  30. Keeping a Journal: The Joys and the Benefits

  31. When the Diagnosis is Terminal. Eleven Steps Toward Coping… and Hope

  32. Vent! Nine Steps to Getting It Out of Your System

  33. Lonely? Here’s what you can do!

  34. Whew! Am I Ever Mad! Seven Remedies for Angry Feelings.

  35. Chronic Communication at Home: Fuzzy Bunnies Save the Day!

  36. Life Lessons That Chronic Conditions Teach Us: A Baker’s Dozen.

  37. Stop squeezing your life so hard by taking the 80% perspective.

  38. Is it time to look at your boundary-setting?

  39. Recognize your own resilience. And then build on it.

  40. Caregivers: Gathering Information with (and for) your Loved One

  41. Caregivers: Stressed out? Give it the 4-A test!

  42. Caregiving: Recognizing the Joys Beyond the Challenges

  43. A Chronically-Ill Child in the Family: How is Everyone Coping?

  44. When Mommy or Daddy Gets Sick

  45. Caregivers: How are YOU Feeling?

  46. Gathering Information With (And For) Your Loved One

  47. Helping Your Loved One to Heal Emotionally

Resources for: Professional Caregivers

  1. Work/Live Balance. A Five-Step Approach to Achieving It Your Way

  2. My Condition Has Changed Me. I Don’t Recognize Myself 

  3. I’m Worried About My Children’s Future

  4. The Power of the Hug

  5. Enough with the Silver Lining, Already!

  6. A Breakthrough in Therapy!!! Now What’s That Really Mean?

  7. HIV Q&A: I Love Barebacking. But I Know I Shouldn’t

  8. Someone With my Condition Just Died. What Does That Mean for Me?

  9. When You Don’t Think You Can Keep Going

  10. You and Your Relationships. A Positive Perspective on Negative People.

  11. When the Diagnosis is Terminal. Eleven Steps Toward Coping… and Hope

  12. Depression? Or Diabetes Distress? Here’s Why it Matters and What You Can Do!

  13. Coping with Cancer: Just Got Diagnosed?

  14. Life Lessons That Chronic Conditions Teach Us: A Baker’s Dozen.

  15. Healthcare Professionals: Acknowledging Emotional Reactions in Newly-Diagnosed Patients

  16. Healthcare Professionals: Facilitating the Medical Decision-Making Process

  17. Therapists: Helping Newly-Diagnosed Clients

Resources for: Chronic Communication Skills

  1. Chronic Communication at Home: How the “Cold Shoulder” Hurts Your Relationship

  2. Chronic Communication at Home: Is it Possible Your Family Members Are Experiencing Compassion Fatigue?

  3. Chronic Communication at Home: How to Cope With – and Avoid Giving – Unwanted Advice

  4. Chronic Communication at Home: Your Kids are Listening and Watching

  5. Chronic Communication at Home: It’s So Easy To Place Blame

  6. Chronic Communication at Work: I Have a Condition that Affects my Co-Workers

  7. Chronic Communication at Home: Are You and Your Partner Spending Too Much Time With Each Other?

  8. Chronic Communication at Home: What Happens When You Rehearse a Conversation

  9. Chronic Communication at Home: Texting?  How About Talking? 

  10. Chronic Communication at Home. Talking to Your Kids About Money

  11. Chronic Communication at Work: Manage Up to Your Boss  

  12. Chronic Communication at Home: Did you Marry Me or Your Chronic Condition? 

  13. Chronic Communication at Home: How Would an Outsider View the Atmosphere at Your House? 

  14. Chronic Communication at Work: When I call in sick, do I have to explain why? 

  15. Chronic Communication at Work: When I call in sick, do I have to explain why?

  16. Chronic Communication at Home: The Magic of Asking Questions

  17. Chronic Communication at Home: I Was Just Waiting For You to Say That!

  18. Chronic Communication at Work: Talking to the Boss About Your Regimen

  19. Chronic Communication: The Magic of Asking Questions

  20. Chronic Communication at Home: Date Night, Family Night

  21. Chronic Communication at Home: When the Conversation Gets Uncomfortable. How to Stay There.

  22. Chronic Communication at Home: The Gift of Listening

  23. Chronic Communication at Home: Recovering After a Blowup

  24. Chronic Communication at Work: When You Can’t Get the Work Done on Time

  25. Chronic Communication at Work: Returning to the Job After a Leave of Absence

  26. Chronic Communication: Is my Boss Expecting Less of Me?

  27. Chronic Communication at Home: Living with the Imperfections

  28. Chronic Communication at Work: Your Annual Review

  29. Chronic Communication at Home: Is it the Message or the Delivery?

  30. Chronic Communication at Work: Resisting the Pressure to Socialize

  31. Chronic Communication at Home: Are We Even Yet?

  32. Tough Love: The Upside and the Downside

  33. Chronic Communication at Home: Unpredictability. Parenting. What You Can Do.

  34. Taking Things Personally? Here’s Why. And What to Do!

  35. Chronic Communication at Work: Faking it on a Not-So-Great Day

  36. Chronic Communication at Home: Getting Enough Quality Time?

  37. Chronic Communication at Home: What Can I Do For You?

  38. Chronic Communication at Home: Assuming Positive Intent

  39. Why Do We Get Mad at Other People? Here’s Why and What You Can Do!

  40. Chronic Communication at Home: Everybody gets to have a bad day once in awhile

  41. Chronic Communication at Home: When you Confront, Do it Gently

  42. Chronic Communication at Work: Work stress … life stress … and your health.

  43. Chronic Communication at Home: Talking About Sex

  44. Chronic Communication at Home: How to Stop Walking on Eggshells

  45. Chronic Communication at Work: Talking About Accommodations for Your Chronic Condition

  46. Chronic Communication at Home: Teaming Up at Get-Togethers and Family Events

  47. Hey Guys! Why’s It So Hard to Open Up? Three Steps to Get You Started

  48. Bully alert: Seven Steps Toward Protecting Yourself

  49. Chronic Communication Tip: When Words Fail… Seven Gestures that Can Help Do the Job

  50. Chronic Communication at Work: Is it Time for Temporary Disability?

  51. Chronic Communication at Home: Using Healing Words

  52. Chronic Communication at Home: Fuzzy Bunnies Save the Day!

  53. Chronic Communication at Home: Helping Kids Answer the “What’s Wrong With Your Mom/Dad?” Question

  54. Chronic Communication at Home: When you don’t know what to say.

  55. Chronic Communication at Work: How to Talk About Calling out Sick

  56. Chronic Communication at Work: Symptomatic in front of your co-workers? Seven steps to help you cope.

  57. Chronic Communication at Work: Disclosing to a Co-Worker

  58. Chronic Communication Skill: How to keep your cool at home

  59. Chronic Communication Skill: Before you walk away…

  60. Chronic Communication Skill: Five Ways to Stop a Conversation… and How to Avoid Them.

  61. Chronic Communication Skill. Keep Kids in the Loop.

  62. Chronic Communication Skill: Encourage your family members to talk about their feelings.

  63. Chronic Communication Skill: You Just Don’t Get It, Do You?

  64. Chronic Communication Skill: Share the workload

  65. Setting Boundaries: How Always Saying “Yes” Can Sacrifice Self-Care

  66. Chronic Communication Skill: Get Clarification Before You React

  67. Chronic Communication Skill: Watch Out For Those Family Dramas

  68. Chronic Communication Skill:” Finding Middle Ground

  69. Chronic Communication Skill: Just Don’t Get Mad! Really?

  70. Chronic Communication Skill: Speak for yourself.

  71. Chronic Communication Skill: Recognize the moments of joy that each day brings.

  72. A Chronically-Ill Child in the Family: How is Everyone Coping?

Resources for: Stress and Mindfulness

  1. Let Yourself Feel Helpless… For Awhile!

  2. Mind Says, Body Follows: The Power of Stressful Thoughts

  3. Just Diagnosed: Watch Your Language!

  4. Open Your Heart!

  5. Multitasking Isn’t Helping You. Here’s What to Do Instead

  6. How Are You Getting the Day Started? How About a Healthy Ritual?

  7. Intuition: How to Listen to Your Gut

  8. Are Your Mind and Your Body in Sync?

  9. Anxious? How About Running Toward Your Anxiety?

  10. How About a Drink? Before you Pour, Consider Your Wellness!

  11. Feeling lost? How to Find Your Way Back.

  12. Having fun yet? Seven Steps Toward Bringing More Fun Into Your Life.

  13. Second-Guessing. Seven Steps Toward Getting Out of Your Own Way

  14. Whew! Am I Ever Mad! Seven Remedies for Angry Feelings.

  15. Stress Isn’t Going Anywhere. So How Do We Live With It?

  16. Mindfulness: Getting Into the Moment.

  17. Listen to Music

  18. Use your five senses

  19. Place things in a more positive light… starting with you.

  20. Quick Stress Management Tip: Smile your stress away.

  21. Mindfulness Moment: How to Breathe to Release Stress

  22. Mindfulness Moment: Find Calm in Simple Chores

  23. Is it really that bad? The first defense against a catastrophe is to not create one.

  24. Caregivers: Stressed out? Give it the 4-A test!

  25. Spiritual Self-Care: How’s it going for you?

Resources for: Talking to your Doctor

  1. Talking to Your Doctor: My Doctor is Always Rushing Through the Appointment

  2. Talking To Your Doctor: Is Your Doctor Talking To You or Clicking at You?

  3. Talking to Your Doctor: When Each Visit Feels Like the First Visit

  4. Talking to Your Doctor: Yikes! I’m Losing my Doctor!

  5. Talking to Your Doctor: Is It Really Love?

  6. Talking to Your Doctor: Never Too Much Information

  7. Talking to Your Doctor: When Your Doctor Makes an Error

  8. Talking to Your Doctor: Guess What? Your Doctor is Frustrated, Too!

  9. Talking to Your Doctor: Withholding Information

  10. Talking to Your Doctor: Do I Need to Make that Appointment?

  11. Talking to Your Doctor: Find the Right Words to Describe Your Symptoms

  12. Talking to Your Doctor: Deciding When, How – and If – to Speak Up.

  13. Talking to Your Doctor: When Your Doctor Won’t Talk About Your Emotions

  14. Talking to Your Doctor: What To Do When Potential Side Effects Are Worrying You

  15. You Still Didn’t Get Back to Me

  16. Saying Goodbye to Your Doctor? Seven Steps Toward Communicating With Confidence

  17. You and Your Doctor. Deciding When its Time to Break Up

  18. Your Doctor Has a Few Questions to Ask

  19. What to do when your doctor is scolding or rude.

  20. Worried that your doctor may be saying “yes” a little too quickly?

  21. What to do when you think it’s time to bring in a specialist.

  22. When your doctor’s self-care plan makes a lot of sense… for someone else.

  23. How to question your doctor’s recommendation.

  24. When you can’t afford recommended tests or medications.

  25. Being Straight with Your Doc When You Haven’t Done Your Part

  26. What To Do When Your Doctor Won’t Tell You What To Do

  27. Dangers of Self-Diagnosis: Let Your Doctors Do Their Job

  28. Love Me, Treat Me: Why You Can’t Expect Your Doctor to Always Say ‘Yes’

  29. Clarifying Meaning and Intention with Your Physician

  30. Prepping for Your Doctor’s Appointment: Have Three Main Questions

  31. Doctor, Make Me Feel Better