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Secondary Trauma and Its Impact on Caregivers

Are you familiar with the term secondary trauma? Chances are that this is the first time you are hearing about it, so let me give you a brief description of what this phrase actually means. Definition of Secondary Trauma Secondary trauma is defined as experiencing, hearing about, or being witness to life threatening or life-changing…

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Why Some Stay Silent about their Medical Illness & Pain

Experiencing life when you have chronic pain and illness can be difficult when it comes to maintaining relationships.  If you developed your illness as an adult for instance, adjusting to your new normal also means having to make big life adjustments.  Making adjustments due to medical illness was something I did, and it was hard.…

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Chronic Illness Support: How to Parent Your Child with Medical Illness

Launching Your Daughter Podcast Managing Chronic Pain in Families – Episode 47   When becoming a parent the last thing that comes to mind is the possibility that your child will develop a chronic illness.  When chronic illness affects your child, the impact it can have on the whole family is significant.  Of course the…

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