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Your Brain After Chemo: A Practical Guide to Lifting the Fog and Getting Back Your Focus For those who are preparing, experiencing, or just finishing chemotherapy and are interested in how the treatment may affect their brain, and for those who live with cancer survivors who suffer cognitive setback, this is an excellent book. The authors explore an often-ignored and discounted ...

Before and After the Death – Living with Grief Series In their book, Before and After the Death, part of the Living with Grief series, the Hospice Foundation of America tries to provide caregivers and clinicians alike tools to help patients during the dying process. They also discuss how to grieve a patient’s death.  Along ...

Searching for Soul: A Survivor's Guide Bobbe Tyler, author, nonfiction writer and retired communications coordinator for Lucasfilm Ltd, has written a book of the type, and in the style, that has kept her alive all these years. Her book, Searching for Soul – A Survivor’s Guide is an intricate, exquisite ...

Conquering Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is one of the most difficult conditions for anyone to bear. Many who encounter life-threatening events or situations that threaten physical or emotional safety become burdened by a variety of intense symptoms, including intrusive memories, flashbacks and nightmares. People with PTSD ...

Historical Secrets to Happiness Has the latest fad, “positive psychology,” increased our happiness? Not according to a British author and cultural historian. Positive psychology, defined as “the study of optimal human functioning,” has gained enormous popularity in the past decade. But Richard Schoch, professor of the history of culture at ...

Book Review: The i'Mpossible Project: Reengaging With Life, Creating a New You Book Review: The i'Mpossible Project: Reengaging With Life, Creating a New YouWe all have a story to tell, a story that needs to be shared so that others don’t feel so alone and different. It needn’t be long or exaggerated, just a few pages of a book, perhaps. In telling our stories, we encourage others to ...

Traumatic Brain Injury Handbook: How a Near-Death Fall Led Me to Discover a New Consciousness Traumatic Brain Injury Handbook: How a Near-Death Fall Led Me to Discover a New ConsciousnessJoseph Healy sat at his desk at his home office, buried deep in his work. Then he noticed a flicker of movement in the tree out the window. The family cat, who had gone missing, was perched high in the branches. “I was sure it had ...

Book Review: Columbine Book Review: ColumbineSoon after Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold murdered twelve of their classmates and one of their teachers at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999, I bought a second TV. The event was so horrifying, riveting, and incomprehensible that I did not want to miss ...

Hesitation Wounds: A Novel Hesitation Wounds: A NovelWho heals the healers? It’s the underlying question in much of medical- and psychiatry-inspired pop culture, from Grey’s Anatomy to Good Will Hunting. We are enamored of the damaged doctor, the depressed therapist, and the nurse with a drug habit because their stories humanize those who might otherwise feel ...

Book Review: In the Slender Margin: The Intimate Strangeness of Death & Dying Book Review: In the Slender Margin: The Intimate Strangeness of Death & DyingWhy do we have so much trouble talking about death? Why do we often avoid using the word death to describe an experience that is universal to us all? And why do we not have an accepted description or definition for just what death is? In ...

The Traumatized Brain: A Guide to Understanding Mood, Memory & Behavior after Brain Injury The Traumatized Brain: A Guide to Understanding Mood, Memory & Behavior after Brain InjuryThere’s been much in the media about brain injuries, including symptoms that injured athletes and military veterans experience. But what actually happens to the brain after a traumatic injury? How is that injury likely to affect not only the patient, but the caregivers who see dramatic ...

The i'Mpossible Project: Reengaging With Life, Creating a New You The i'Mpossible Project: Reengaging With Life, Creating a New YouWe live our lives in stories. And so we make changes in our lives by changing our story’s characters, plot lines, themes, and protagonists — a.k.a., ourselves. Hearing others’ stories can inspire hope and strength to carry on and to get better. The i’Mpossible Project ...

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