Chronic Illness and Relationships: It’s About Communication

theme_relationshipsMy partner and I struggled a lot when my health went from bad to incapacitating. It was hard for us to wrap our head’s around how to manage this superstorm of vertigo and migraine and keep our lives going. One thing …

The Meaning of Serenity

This is a personal essay I wrote in 2008 on the Serenity Prayer and identifying the meaning and experience of Serenity. This actually predates Mindfulness being commonplace in Psychology which is why that term is not used, but it is most certainly applicable.

The serenity prayer has always been …

Mindfulness and Chronic Illness

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Mindfulness is taking the field of Psychology by storm, and is indeed a very useful set of practices in psychotherapy which have a very strong evidence base.

Mindfulness is the practice of focusing and changing attention in a purposeful …

Meniere’s, Migraine, or Both?

vertigocausessymptomsWhen vertigo starts many are caught between two very different diagnoses. Vestibular Migraine, also known as Migraine Associated Vertigo (MAV) and Meniere’s Disease. These two conditions are both tricky to diagnose, and the two conditions occur in different parts …