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What Makes Us...Us?

We all have that moment when we look in the mirror and truly see ourselves for the first time.  It might be the day of a big birthday, graduation from school, or for some, the diagnosis of a chronic or life-threatening illness.  386 more words

Coping With Chronic Illness

Laughter & Healing

By Lisa Mark, C.P.O.

When I was in the throes of my illness a friend dropped by a pile of books for me to read. She told me, ‘Read the Bryson book first so you can laugh a little bit. 321 more words

Coping Strategies

How to Make The Best Out of Therapy

If we attend therapy, how can we help ourselves get the best out of it? Here are some methods:

Listening with an open heart.

Take it in. 610 more words

Mental Health

The pain

Day 3.

Well, I have a lot of tattoos and I mean a lot, I have spent over 50 hours under the needle and I have never experienced pain like this before. 335 more words

Unlikely Gratitude

I have a neighbor who has a little Chihuahua dog and he never kept him on a leash when they were in their front yard.  My boys and I struggled going past the house on our because my boy Amore’ often would get aggressive with other dogs.  541 more words


10 Signs You are at the Wrong Doctor's Office

By Maureen DeGarmo and Lisa Mark, C.P.O.

Have you ever been at a doctor’s office where you couldn’t wait to escape? Here are 10 signs that you are in the wrong place. 336 more words
Living With Illness

Living With Illness

Living illness, whether psychiatric or physical, is like living around miles of parklands. There’s no such thing as a shortcut. If you want to get to the other side of the estuary, you have to walk… 499 more words

A Hint Of Vanilla