The need for Normal

Recently, I was out running errands and decided to do something I haven’t done in a very long time: go through the drive-thru at Dunkin’ Donuts for coffee. Since we’ve taken a very conservative approach to keeping ourselves safe in the COVID-19 era, this favorite-thing-to-do has been a thing-of-the-past until then. However, on that day, […]

Living with chronic illness: Why some cope and others don’t

Q&A – Psychologist Vicki Helgeson Living with chronic illness: Why some cope and others don’t What helps some people diagnosed with cancer, heart disease or diabetes stay relatively happy and healthy, while others are devastated? Psychologist Vicki Helgeson explains the traits and mindsets that can make the difference. By Katherine Ellison 11.19.2019 People everywhere are living […]

Hospice care vs palliative care: 2 key differences you should know

With Thanksgiving behind us, we’ve been reminded of the many things for which we’re grateful. For me, that includes hospice care and palliative care—since both have played such a significant role in my life. Since November was also National Hospice and Palliative Care Awareness Month (aka National Hospice Month), National Home Care and Hospice Month, […]

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