Coping & Thriving
10 Things I Want Parents to Understand About Their Autistic Child

In the autumn of 2022, with the help of a friend, I produced a guide (in the form of a PowerPoint hand-out) called "A Guide to My Autistic Self." This was ...

11 Tips for Coping with Misophonia and Misokinesia

If you live with misophonia and/or misokinesia, these tips can help you cope with the anxiety, pain, and stress that repetitive sounds and movements can ...

The Healing Power of Wellness Retreats: How They Can Improve Your Mental Health and Chronic Illnesses

In today's fast-paced world, many individuals struggle with mental health issues and chronic illnesses that can be overwhelming and debilitating. Wellness ...

5 Tips to Boost Productivity and Manage Your Mental Health

Mental health and productivity go hand in hand. It is even more critical for employees to take care of themselves now that some businesses allow hybrid or ...

I Was a Pushover… Until I Was Diagnosed with Celiac Disease

When I was a kid, I was absolutely terrified of Oompa Loompas. Even the slightest whiff of them made me want to stick a finger in my own eyeball. That creepy ...

The Minefield of Getting Physical Health Care When You Have a Mental Illness

Mental health conditions can be the loneliest medical conditions on the planet. They can pull you away from others, or others may pull away from you due to ...

How to Stop Self-Abandonment After Abuse

Self-abandonment: Ignoring basic needs to keep from dealing with difficult experiences and emotions. I grew up being abused. There were hardly any safe adults ...

How to Deal with Embarrassing Chronic Illness Symptoms

If you struggle with embarrassing chronic illness symptoms due to a condition such as Crohn's disease, these tips can help you deal with them and the difficult ...

When Love Needs a Tune-Up: How Couples Therapy Sessions Can Help Reignite Your Marriage

Marriage is a beautiful journey that can be full of ups and downs. Unfortunately, it's common for couples to experience rough patches that can leave them ...

Chronic Pain Is a Pain in the You Know What and Getting Help Is Complicated

I am in so much physical and emotional pain that I pretty much do not leave my house. I have been in physical pain most of my life. Sometimes I can cope easily ...

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