Change, whether it’s welcome and wanted, or unwelcome and difficult, involves stress. Today’s podcast is about living with both kinds, as well as the sometimes bizarre ways people try to avoid the reality of change. What are the most stressful life transitions for adults and children? And what is the most successful way people can cope with unwanted transitions or unexpected loss? I’ll share with you what I’ve learned from the many patients I’ve watched try to handle immense change, and often very painful change. My listener email is all about dealing with multiple mental health diagnoses, the role of medication, and how to know when you might need a new therapist or physician to guide you.  Come join me for Episode 018 of SelfWork!

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Here are links that are mentioned in the podcast!

A list of “happy” things that can stress us out.

The Holmes-Rahe Stress Inventory.

Dr. Margaret’s post on her own transition to empty nest.




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