I spend a lot of time talking with my clients about relationships.  Not only the relationships they are currently involved in, but the relationships they would like to have.  Specifically, people to date, with the goal of finding that one special person.   Inevitably, these conversations turn toward what clients are doing to meet people.  […]

Given that we are dealing with imperfect beings, what if, instead of expecting perfection, you expected imperfection?  What if you started to ask yourself what parts of your life need to be functioning at 100%, and where you might begin to loosen up on your expectations?  Averaging out your expectations to, let’s say, around 80%?  […]

So often, my newly-diagnosed clients tell me they want to get their treatment underway as soon as possible and have it in place or, better yet, have it behind them. They don’t want information, they don’t want to ask questions, they don’t want to have to make decisions. But this is disempowering. Your doctor needs […]

Experience has taught me a lot about why my clients are attracted to troubled people.  I am going to share what I have learned with you.  That’s a big question.  Let me emphasize: I have this discussion with men and with women, as I demonstrated in my examples.  And always the ultimate question: What makes […]

Staying calm can have a major benefit on your overall physical and emotional wellness.  That’s especially important when you’re living with a chronic condition.  My clients tell me that staying calm helps them to be more adherent with their self-care plan, to manage their symptoms, and to feel better day by day.  While stress may […]

Let me be clear about my belief about thinking out loud.  It has been my experience that being able to think out loud in the presence of your partner is absolutely essential to healthy communication in a relationship.  Couples need to be able to communicate openly and freely.  And that means being transparent about what’s […]

In these days of HIPAA regulations, with all the accompanying agreements to read and sign to protect patient privacy, my clients often tell me that they are not always sure just how private their information is.  Their concerns about how their doctors are maintaining confidentiality begin in the waiting room. Check out my article on […]

Research is showing that PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder, can be cumulative, meaning that it can occur over time. That means those little events that occur along the road of living with a chronic condition can, over time, essentially wear down your coping resources. PTSD can result. I hope you will take a look at a […]

Living with a chronic condition can have a big impact on your identity. And if you are a parent of a child with a chronic condition, their diagnosis can also have an impact on their identity. I recently posted an article on this topic, focused on adults with bleeding disorders, and parents of kids with […]

Living with a chronic condition like a bleeding disorder can have an impact on your identity. If you are a parent of a child with a bleeding disorder, your child’s identity is also being affected. Here is an article that I recently published about identity: