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Being a ‘Sick’ Man

Being a ‘Sick’ Man

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Episode 302 Men don’t do well at being “sick.” So what happens when we’re stuck with a chronic illness that won’t go away? These are the challenges (that we don’t want to talk about) arising from the collision between sickness and manhood. More important, these are some suggestions to help you live well, in spite…

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Life with Multiple Sclerosis

Life with Multiple Sclerosis

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Life with Multiple Sclerosis
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Episode 301 In recognition of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month, I shed some light on what Multiple Sclerosis is and the surprising ways it affects our lives — especially my own.

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Words have Power

Words have Power

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Episode 224 This episode digs into the words surrounding health, illness, and disability. We look at how words shape our thoughts, the surprising meanings of some common medical words, and how words can both tear us down and lift us up. Your words matter and this is why.

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Stigma, Acceptance & Mental Illness

Stigma, Acceptance & Mental Illness

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Stigma, Acceptance & Mental Illness
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Episode 223 Why do we have such a difficult time accepting the reality of mental illness? In this episode, we’ll talk about the reasons why many are uncomfortable with mental illness, and we’ll suggest some better ways to think about what mental illnesses are are. We’ll also introduce some steps we can all take to…

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Relax!!!

Relax!!!

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Relax!!!
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Episode 222 Everyone thinks they should relax more, but we can’t make ourselves relax. It doesn’t work that way. Here’s why relaxation is important, what’s getting in our way, and how we can really get to it.

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“You Don’t Look Sick”

“You Don’t Look Sick”

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"You Don't Look Sick"
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Episode 221 96% of us with lasting health conditions are largely or completely “invisible.” We don’t have any external signals that remind others of the battles we are fighting inside. That’s confusing to others and they don’t understand. Here’s why we’re confusing, what’s really happening, and how we can help one another appreciate what invisible…

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Pain isn’t What You Think

Pain isn’t What You Think

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Pain isn't What You Think
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Episode 220 Pain is sending you a message, but we tend to misinterpret what it’s trying to tell us. Our pain systems also get confused and overwrought. Chronic pain also easily becomes “noise,” and not a meaningful signal. In this episode, we’ll dive into the weird world of chronic pain and discuss some research-backed strategies…

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Stress isn’t What You Think

Stress isn’t What You Think

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Stress isn't What You Think
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Episode 219 Stress is a part of life. Sometimes, it’s even a good part of life. It’s always there, so we must learn better strategies to cope. In this episode, we’ll discover what stress really is, distinguish between its helpful and harmful forms, and learn so better ways for dealing with it.

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Fear isn’t What You Think

Fear isn’t What You Think

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Fear isn't What You Think
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Episode 218 Fear is part of being human. We’ve all experienced it — whether we admit it or not. But for such a common experience, we misunderstand it far more than we realize. This episode is a deep dive into what fear really is and what it’s doing for us. It’s also about how to…

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Burnout & Compassion Fatigue

Burnout & Compassion Fatigue

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Burnout & Compassion Fatigue
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Episode 217 “Burnout” is rampant in the healthcare and caregiving professions. “Compassion fatigue” strikes even the most devoted loved ones and caregivers. These can leave us feeling angry, guilty, confused…or just empty. But they are natural, understandable reactions to the lasting and repeated trauma of supporting others through the worst moments of their lives. Here’s…

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