Burnout is a caregiver’s worst enemy and counseling can help with that along with utilizing the pyramid of support and the other tools...
What is unique about Team Positive: How to Build Support for Someone Dealing with Chronic Illness, is the focus on what caregiver should do.
One of the first tools I introduce in working with those dealing with a chronic, life-altering challenge (as well as just about any anxiety-induced problem) is this simple mindfulness ritual. The goal is to begin to strengthen the ability to remain in the present moment. This includes being able to notice when the mind shifts... Continue Reading →
While writing Team Positive: How to Build Support for Someone Coping with Chronic Illness, I would often find articles like the following: My Friend’s Cancer Taught Me About a Hole in Our Health System https://nyti.ms/2U2ezYY The situations that he outlines here are exactly a few of the major reasons why I was compelled to write... Continue Reading →
We cannot avoid the first, but the second is self-inflicted. Watch to understand this stress coping skill and manage your anxiety and depression. https://youtu.be/G3afJ1F_Keg
I had thought the hardest moment was the point in which I found out that someone I loved, my father, was diagnosed with cancer. I remember the moment quite clearly. My wife and I were getting ready to head out to Boston to teach a dance lesson for a local venue. As we were getting... Continue Reading →
In working to develop support for a difficult diagnosis, I have played around with a large range of products available on the market. One of the most useful tools I have come across would most certainly enhance the information in my book, Team Positive, How to Build Support for Someone Coping with Chronic Illness, would... Continue Reading →
The hero is the person who has the diagnosis. This does not necessarily mean that they are courageous, in fact, some with a serious diagnosis resent being called the "hero" ...
Hey All! I am excited to announce that on October 23rd, I will be releasing my first book (well 2nd, if you count the one I wrote back in 2004 for the Health Department). This work is a compilation of approaches and experience that has evolved in my time as a helping professional, first as... Continue Reading →