Posts made in September, 2017

Yes, You Are A Dancer; But Who Are you Really?

Posted by on Sep 4, 2017 in Sadie Jane Blog | Comments Off on Yes, You Are A Dancer; But Who Are you Really?

As children, dancers love their classes. They would take class every day after school if at all possible! They practice steps in the aisles of supermarkets, while brushing their teeth, while waiting for the train or just about anywhere there is a small amount of space at hand. They work out combinations while lying in bed when they should be sleeping, and resume the moment they wake up. They cannot listen to music without imagining what a dance would feel like paired with it. Being a dancer informs how many people feed their bodies, how they schedule their time around class, rehearsals and performances, and for some, even how they groom their hair and tailor their...

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How Are Your Feeling? Chronic Illness and Coping with Questions

Posted by on Sep 4, 2017 in GoodTherapy | Comments Off on How Are Your Feeling? Chronic Illness and Coping with Questions

It is a simple question, but one that can cause more inner turmoil than most of us realize. “How are you feeling?” For countless people living with a longer-term or chronic illness, that seemingly innocent question can be loaded with emotions. As a psychotherapist specializing in living with chronic conditions, I hear countless people wonder aloud if people really want the truth. Or they worry that the truth, some variation of “not so good,” will be followed by awkward silence or unwanted advice. Part of the issue can also be that when you do not feel well, the people who love you are not “okay.” In that sense, if you are the one struggling with a condition, then you...

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