Patients

  1. Validation.  Why You Need It.  How To Ask For It.  How To Give It. 

  2. What Fear Does to Us. And How to Cope in 2021    

  3. Loneliness.  Isolation.  Your Mental Health.  Here’s Help! 

  4. Are People In Your Life Making You Feel Marginalized? Here’s Help!  

  5. Let’s Talk About Feelings.  What Are You Doing With Yours? 

  6. COVID-19 Got You Worried?  9 Steps Toward Taming Worried Thoughts     

  7. Angry? Or Is there Something Else Going On? 

  8. Coping with COVID-19: Is It Time For a Good Vent?

  9. Are You or Your Child Feeling Marginalized? Here’s Help!  

  10. In This Time of Crisis, Be Inspired by the Serenity Prayer

  11. Winterize and Keep Your Spirits Up Through the Winter Ahead

  12. Living with Prostate Cancer? When the Going Gets Tough… How to Help Yourself, How to Help a Buddy  

  13. Stressing out?  How about using the 80/20 rule? 

  14. Intuition: How to Listen to Your Gut  

  15. Your Child’s Identity, Your Identity

  16. HIV: Your Dating Life: Is HIV Keeping You in a Bad Relationship?

  17. Somebody Just Told Me I am Acting Entitled Due to My Chronic Condition

  18. What Does It Mean To Be Connected?

  19. Newly-Diagnosed: Why Telling Your Doctor to “Just Treat Me” Doesn’t Benefit You

  20. Your Dating Life: Is Your Chronic Condition Keeping You in a Bad Relationship?

  21. I Don’t Have a Great Support System. How Can I Make Friends?

  22. Ten Ways to Help You Stay Calm

  23. I’ll Start… Tomorrow. Are You Procrastinating on Your Self-Care Plan?

  24. Just Got Diagnosed: Set Yourself Up For Success!

  25. Just Got Diagnosed: How to Cope with Doctor Fatigue

  26. Feeling Overwhelmed by Life. And Turning Everything Into Mud

  27. Why Do I Feel Like Your Offer of Friendship is Charity?

  28. PTSD. Why You Should Be Concerned and What You Can Do

  29. Getting Anxious About Getting Anxious?  Here’s What You Can Do!

  30. Feeling Normal: How Self-Protective Do I Need To Be?

  31. Uncertainty: A Formula for Using Rational Mind to Help You Cope

  32. HIV Q&A: How Do I Learn to be More Self-Reliant?

  33. Help! My Partner is Starting to Sound Like my Mother!

  34. HIV Q&A: HIV Meds for the Rest of My Life? Like Forever? How to Accept, How to Cope

  35. HIV Q&A: Ten Commonly Asked Questions by Poz People at Midlife and Beyond

  36. HIV Q&A: How to have the antidepressant/anti-anxiety conversation

  37. Your Critical Inner Voice: Are You Carrying the Torch or Carrying the Torture?

  38. Feeling Normal: A Feature, Not a Disability

  39. Newly Diagnosed: Anxious About the Future? Remember that Small Steps Add Up to Big Strides!

  40. Self-Reliance: Be Your Own Port in the Storm

  41. Newly Diagnosed: Medication for Life? How to Accept, How to Cope

  42. Feeling Normal: Learn To Be Okay On Those Days When Things Don’t Feel Okay

  43. Newly Diagnosed: Do You Trust Yourself?

  44. I’m Having Thoughts About My Mortality. What Does That Mean?

  45. Compliance versus Adherence

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

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

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

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

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

  51. How’s Your Health Literacy?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  59. Fear: Ten steps toward better coping

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

  61. Motivation: Where Does it Come From?

  62. When Anger Turns Into Abuse

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

  64. Just Diagnosed: Going Through the Motions

  65. Feeling Normal: Tolerating Frustration

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

  67. The Power of the Hug

  68. Getting Yourself in the Mood for Sleep   

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

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

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

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

  73. When It’s Time to Stop Treatment

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

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

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

  77. Just Diagnosed: Nurturing Patience During the First Year

  78. Feeling Normal: Anxious? Use it Well!

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

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

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

  82. Enough with the Silver Lining, Already!

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

  84. Emotions Leading You Around by the Nose?

  85. Chronic Communication: My Partner is Noncompliant!

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

  87. Just Diagnosed: Watch Your Language!

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

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

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

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

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

  93. Feeling Normal: What Fear Does to Us

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

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

  96. So… Time to Break that Bad Habit?

  97. What Does It Mean to be Confident?

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

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

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

  101. Miracle Cures! What Keeps Us Hoping?

  102. Losing love, hanging on to yourself.

  103. Open Your Heart!

  104. Criticism Can Hurt! Ten Steps Toward Coping

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

  106. Be Inspired by the Serenity Prayer

  107. Tough Love: The Upside and the Downside

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

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

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

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

  112. Intuition: How to Listen to Your Gut

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

  114. HIV+ Q & A Wishing for a Cure

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  123. Worried? 9 Steps Toward Taming Worried Thoughts

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

  125. HIV Q and A: Facial Fillers

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

  127. Antidepressants, Anti-Anxiety Medication, and You

  128. Anxious? How About Running Toward Your Anxiety?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  138. Keeping a Journal: The Joys and the Benefits

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

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

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

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

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

  144. Coping with Cancer: Just Got Diagnosed?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  160. Five Ways to Step Outside of Your Familiar Zone

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

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

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

  164. Taking Stock of that Person in the Mirror

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

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

  167. What We Get From Our Parents

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  175. Patients: How are you feeling?

  176. Chronic Communication Skill: Speak for yourself.

  177. What’s it mean to have hope?

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

  179. Try Humanizing Instead of Demonizing

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

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

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

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

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

  185. Facing the Fear Factor

  186. The Holidays: Joy, Joy, Joy?

  187. New Year? Now What?

  188. Had a Good Cry Lately? Why Not?

  189. Unkind people and hurtful words.

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

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

  192. “Patient” Education

  193. Living with the unwanted houseguest

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

  195. Chronic condition making you feel like damaged goods?

  196. Another perspective on anger

  197. Anger getting the best of you?

  198. Facing Uncertainty

  199. Facing Depression

  200. Coping with Changes in Body Image

  201. Self-Esteem Taken a Battering?

  202. When Mommy or Daddy Gets Sick

  203. Feeling Angry? Here’s What to Do

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

  205. Support: Assessing Your Needs and Your Options

  206. How to Pay Attention to Your Mental Health

  207. Ten Steps To Becoming a Fighter

  208. Doctor, Make Me Feel Better

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