Journey to Better Sleep

As therapists we are taught the assessment value of sleep, particularly as it relates to mental health. We know that problems with sleep can hint at underlying disorders like depressive disorders and anxiety disorders. I am hopeful that most of us know that sleep and the quality of sleep also points to overall health. We … Read more

What Does it Mean to be “Nice”?

How Do You Have So Many Friends? My Oncologist asks me this question almost every time I see him: “How do you have so many friends?” He spelled out the longer version of that question, or his implied question, today by saying, “If I got sick, would I know if I’d have any friends to … Read more

Planning for the Future…Living in the Present

3 Months at a Time Today I had my anticipated PET scan. I will have one every 3 months for the foreseeable future to monitor the relative health of my lungs. My last PET scan in April 2019 was clear of the cancerous nodules that invaded my left lung and left chest wall. The medication … Read more

Supplemental Insurance for the Self-Employed

A Rude Awakening My mother is a retired realtor and my father, for most of his years, worked as a government employee. I don’t know what type of conversations they had about money and financial planning with one another. But I know for sure they never had conversations with me about their money or financial … Read more