We all have our “go-to” coping mechanisms. Some of these are healthy—mindfulness practices, journaling, and exercise, to name a few.  But most of us also have coping mechanisms we wish we didn’t turn to so easily, from eating too many baked goods and binge-watching all 11 years of Cheers, to reading too much news even … Continued

It’s hard to believe, but time has really flown since 2015 when same-sex marriage was legalized across the United States, breaking down an important barrier for millions of couples. But, this progress doesn’t mean that LGBT couples have stopped facing disapproval and discrimination. In fact, the continued legacy of homophobia and heterosexism can stress relationships. … Continued

For many, the coronavirus pandemic has brought their first virtual meeting with a physician, psychotherapist, or other healthcare provider. Known as “telehealth,” remote meetings with healthcare professionals have quickly become the new normal. But, how much do you know about how these appointments go, how they change the way healthcare happens, and how to best … Continued

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, there’s a lot of grief to go around. In addition to COVID-related loses, people continue to die of more typical illnesses like cancer, heart disease, and numerous other age-related causes. Unfortunately, our normal ways of mourning have changed along with the rest of how we live our lives. … Continued

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April 6, 2020: Facing The Climate Emergency

Can we face the truth about the Climate Emergency, during this time of the deadly Covid-19 global health crisis? Join Nurse Rona and her guest Margaret Klein Salamon, PhD, a clinical psychologist turned climate warrior whose work helps people face the deeply frightening, painful truths of the climate emergency, and transform their despair into effective action. … Continued

It’s hard to believe that it was only March 11 when the World Health Organization pronounced the novel coronavirus to be a global pandemic. As we “shelter in place,” it can sometimes seem like the end of the world. But, even the most cynical of the world’s scientific and medical minds are saying that the … Continued