COPD Discussions — Emotions

Dr Gary How do you overcome the urge to procrastinate? Or, need some help? My clients often talk to me about how hard it is to follow their self-care plan, especially where diet and…
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity August 12 at 5:28 pm
Dr Gary Just Diagnosed: Getting Your Emotions Through the First Year Being diagnosed with a chronic condition brings up a lot of questions. Some of them include: What’s my life going…
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity September 27, 2016 at 10:33 pm Replies 10 Likes 2
Dr Gary Getting Down on Yourself? Here’s How to Curb the Urge to Judge “That was good.” “That was bad.” “Wow, that was stupid.” Listen to your own self-talk sometime. And when you do, take a look…
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity March 16, 2016 at 6:26 pm Replies 2 Likes 3
Dr Gary Why Do We Get Mad at Other People? And What to Do! “He makes me so mad.” “I can’t believe he did that.” “I should give her a piece of my mind.” Wouldn’t…
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity December 23, 2015 at 6:07 pm Replies 9 Likes 3
Dr Gary The Envy Trap. How to Get Out of It, How to Avoid It. The grass is always greener on the other side, right? Well at least that’s what they say, whoever “they” are.
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity September 23, 2016 at 6:22 am Replies 1 Likes 1
Dr Gary Anxious? How About Running Toward Your Anxiety? Living with a chronic condition gives you all kinds of reasons to feel anxious. Do I need to go through…
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity February 7, 2015 at 11:14 pm Likes 1
Dr Gary Chronic Communication Tip: When Words Fail… Seven Gestures that Can Help Do the Job Welcome to another installation in support of my mission in life: to help people be kinder to each other. How…
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity March 8, 2015 at 5:49 pm Replies 3 Likes 3
Dr Gary Lonely? Here’s what you can do! I often talk to my clients about how lonely they are. I see that many of our members feel the…
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity December 12, 2015 at 7:39 am Replies 2 Likes 3
Dr Gary It’s a New Year. Time to Get a (Bigger) Life! Chronic conditions bring all kinds of challenges to your life. And some of those challenges include limitations. Not being able…
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity January 1, 2014 at 1:13 am
Dr Gary Share-a-thon: What has living with a chronic condition taught you? When I talk with my clients about living with their chronic conditions, one of the phrases I often hear is…
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity December 8, 2013 at 7:52 pm
Dr Gary COPD symptoms at your job? How do you cope? It started out as a day unlike any other day. You were at work, doing your job like you always…
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity October 7, 2013 at 5:29 pm
Dr Gary Disappointment. Regret. Normal. But how do you cope? “I never thought this would happen to me.” “I didn’t think life would turn out this way.” “If only…
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity February 12, 2014 at 6:30 pm Replies 5 Likes 1
Dr Gary Planning for the future? How about starting with positive intentions? When you have one of those moments when you take a long look at yourself and where you are in…
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity February 24, 2015 at 12:40 pm Replies 1
Dr Gary Not mad at me, are you? How do you and your partner deal with anger? Felt angry lately? Got angry lately? If you’re human, the answer is probably yes. So the better question is: What…
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity October 22, 2012 at 5:13 pm Likes 2
Dr Gary Connect with others, connect with your spirit! Hi! My experiences in working with clients facing chronic illness have taught me a lot about the role of spirituality in…
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity March 13, 2012 at 10:56 pm Replies 10 Likes 6
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