Listening to Chronic Illness

Developing an illness has many ramifications, not least of course that the person afflicted has to endure a lot of physical pain and discomfort. Beyond that, he or she has been handed a new project: figuring out how to fit in doctor appointments, dietary changes, treatments that cause a lot of other physical symptoms, medications […]


Perfectionism starts very early in life.   Our parents probably had fixed ideas about how we should speak, what we should wear, and what we should eat. Maybe they wanted us to be a banker or a priest or nurse. Maybe we were handed down a political point of view or a religious tradition. It’s likely […]