How Mental Illness Affects Your Identity

How Mental Illness Affects Your Identity

Who am I? The question I have asked myself a million times throughout my life. When I am not depressed, the response comes more easily ...

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The Relentless Pursuit of Perfection and Its Ramifications

The Relentless Pursuit of Perfection and Its Ramifications

The winter Olympics have been exciting to watch and it’s so inspiring to see the incredible athletes in action. But what happens behind the scenes ...

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Resilience: Why It's More Important Now Than Ever

Resilience: Why It's More Important Now Than Ever

I'll never forget the beautiful baby I saw in my first few years as a pediatrician in Pennsylvania. Maddie came in for her first newborn visit with her parents ...

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Adjusting to Life With a Chronic Condition

Adjusting to Life With a Chronic Condition

Like most people who have been relatively healthy all their lives, I never expected to end up with a chronic medical condition. But about five years ago my health took ...

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Don't Let Other People Ruin Your Day

Don't Let Other People Ruin Your Day

A therapist gives some tips for managing our feelings when someone is rude to us.

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Letting Go of Shame About Childhood Sexual Abuse

Letting Go of Shame About Childhood Sexual Abuse

A therapist explains why shame is so common among those who've survived childhood abuse -- and how to heal from it

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