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The Doctor’s TV show

October 17th, 2013 | Posted by riziharris in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

National TV is finally taking pelvic pain seriously in the recent segment on the The Doctors’ program on Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome. Anyone who suffers from PBS can refer to this informative piece when seeking help form a healthcare professional. Kudos to the Doctor’s show!

Making the Shift

May 26th, 2013 | Posted by riziharris in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

This was written by a very inspiring woman who has learned to handle life’s challenges with fortitude and grace. I found it very incredibly helpful and wanted to share this with others. (Nancy) Making the Shift   “You’ve changed”. This was a text I received from my girlfriend recently.  After listening compassionately for years to her … Read more

The Gender Gap in Pain

March 20th, 2013 | Posted by riziharris in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

The article in the March 17th edition of the New York Times entitled, The Gender Gap in Pain, by Laurie Edwards, discusses how women’s pain issues are so often attributed to emotional and not physical causes. She writes, “An estimated 25 percent of Americans experience chronic pain, and a disproportionate number of them are women. A … Read more

Thank you Jane Brody for your piece on how to keep “that loving feeling” in long-term relationships. I continuously stress that non-sexual touches are essential in all relationships. Ms. Brody’s article in The New York Times affirms this notion.  “A pat on the back, a squeeze of the hand, a hug, an arm around the shoulder — the … Read more

Re-reading Tuesdays with Morrie

January 27th, 2013 | Posted by riziharris in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

I am always seeking inspirational sources to help my clients remain on their courageous path to seek and follow treatments for their life-altering emotional and physical pain. I recently re-read an inspirational book by Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie, an old man, a young man, and life’s greatest lesson. Mitch Albom, a student at Brandeis … Read more

Physics teacher, Jeffrey Wright, teaches his class about how love is the only thing that truly counts in this world when he describes his relationship with his special needs child.  Read this fascinating New York Times piece about this remarkable man and his transformative relationship with his son who has Joubert syndrome (nytimes.com/well “Wright’s Law.”)

Taking Stock and Looking Forward

December 24th, 2012 | Posted by riziharris in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Evaluating the end of the year and anticipating a new year is often a challenging time for most people. Rarely do people fulfill all their New Year’s resolutions and accomplish all the things they had set out to do at the beginning of the year. Many people end the year disappointed in themselves and therefore … Read more

Getting through the Holidays

December 3rd, 2012 | Posted by riziharris in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

So many of my clients who have anxiety or depression have a difficult time navigating the daily challenges of life. So when you add the Holiday Season to the mix (which really begins around Thanksgiving), levels of stress, anxiety, and depression can increase significantly and make life even harder. We know it is impossible to … Read more

Living in the Moment

October 24th, 2012 | Posted by riziharris in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

One of the hardest concepts for my clients to integrate into their daily thought process is the idea of living in the moment.  What does it actually mean to live in the moment? Does it mean that you shouldn’t make future plans or only live from day to day? Should you never worry about anything that … Read more

Being a parent of both specials needs and typical children creates numerous challenges that parents of only typical children will never have to face. I think the most basic fear of parents is “Will my typical child suffer or will he or she turn out to be a normal, functioning adult?” Will my typical child … Read more