Patients

  1. It’s 2022!  New Year.  Now What? 

  2. Let’s Get Grateful! It’s Great for Your Mental Health!

  3. Feeling Burned Out From COVID?  You Are Not Alone!

  4. When Anger Turns Into Abuse

  5. How To Be Okay On Those Days When Things Don’t Feel Okay

  6. Ever Have Suicidal Thoughts? Here is Some Perspective      

  7. Chronic Communication Skills: Closure.  Why You Want It.  And What Wanting It Does To You 

  8. Feeling Anxious About COVID-19 Reentry?  Here’s How to Cope!

  9. You and Your Mental Health: How Do I Know If I Need Help?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  23. Intuition: How to Listen to Your Gut  

  24. Your Child’s Identity, Your Identity

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

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

  27. What Does It Mean To Be Connected?

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

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

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

  31. Ten Ways to Help You Stay Calm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  47. Feeling Normal: A Feature, Not a Disability

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

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

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

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

  52. Newly Diagnosed: Do You Trust Yourself?

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

  54. Compliance versus Adherence

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

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

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

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

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

  60. How’s Your Health Literacy?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  68. Fear: Ten steps toward better coping

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

  70. Motivation: Where Does it Come From?

  71. When Anger Turns Into Abuse

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

  73. Just Diagnosed: Going Through the Motions

  74. Feeling Normal: Tolerating Frustration

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

  76. The Power of the Hug

  77. Getting Yourself in the Mood for Sleep   

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

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

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

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

  82. When It’s Time to Stop Treatment

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

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

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

  86. Just Diagnosed: Nurturing Patience During the First Year

  87. Feeling Normal: Anxious? Use it Well!

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

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

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

  91. Enough with the Silver Lining, Already!

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

  93. Emotions Leading You Around by the Nose?

  94. Chronic Communication: My Partner is Noncompliant!

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

  96. Just Diagnosed: Watch Your Language!

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

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

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

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

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

  102. Feeling Normal: What Fear Does to Us

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

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

  105. So… Time to Break that Bad Habit?

  106. What Does It Mean to be Confident?

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

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

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

  110. Miracle Cures! What Keeps Us Hoping?

  111. Losing love, hanging on to yourself.

  112. Open Your Heart!

  113. Criticism Can Hurt! Ten Steps Toward Coping

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

  115. Be Inspired by the Serenity Prayer

  116. Tough Love: The Upside and the Downside

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

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

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

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

  121. Intuition: How to Listen to Your Gut

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

  123. HIV+ Q & A Wishing for a Cure

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  132. Worried? 9 Steps Toward Taming Worried Thoughts

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

  134. HIV Q and A: Facial Fillers

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

  136. Antidepressants, Anti-Anxiety Medication, and You

  137. Anxious? How About Running Toward Your Anxiety?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  147. Keeping a Journal: The Joys and the Benefits

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

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

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

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

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

  153. Coping with Cancer: Just Got Diagnosed?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  169. Five Ways to Step Outside of Your Familiar Zone

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

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

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

  173. Taking Stock of that Person in the Mirror

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

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

  176. What We Get From Our Parents

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  184. Patients: How are you feeling?

  185. Chronic Communication Skill: Speak for yourself.

  186. What’s it mean to have hope?

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

  188. Try Humanizing Instead of Demonizing

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

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

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

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

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

  194. Facing the Fear Factor

  195. The Holidays: Joy, Joy, Joy?

  196. New Year? Now What?

  197. Had a Good Cry Lately? Why Not?

  198. Unkind people and hurtful words.

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

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

  201. “Patient” Education

  202. Living with the unwanted houseguest

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

  204. Chronic condition making you feel like damaged goods?

  205. Another perspective on anger

  206. Anger getting the best of you?

  207. Facing Uncertainty

  208. Facing Depression

  209. Coping with Changes in Body Image

  210. Self-Esteem Taken a Battering?

  211. When Mommy or Daddy Gets Sick

  212. Feeling Angry? Here’s What to Do

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

  214. Support: Assessing Your Needs and Your Options

  215. How to Pay Attention to Your Mental Health

  216. Ten Steps To Becoming a Fighter

  217. Doctor, Make Me Feel Better

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