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Our Most Special Caregiver – Our Mom

Our Most Special Caregiver – Our Mom

By: K. Karington, HHCS Health Group of Cos.

If you are one of the lucky ones to have a good mom, then Mother’s Day is the perfect time in our rushed world to let her know how much she means to you. For those who have lost their mom, it is a good time to reflect on her impact on the lives of her family.

Over the years, I gave my mom many wonderful Mother’s Day surprises… home-cooked breakfast in bed with flowers, Sunday brunch at a five-star restaurant or her favorite home...

Can’t Wait for Springtime & CF Events!

Can’t Wait for Springtime & CF Events!

March post by: Patient Advocate Summer Katz, M.A., NCC, LMHC

Walking outside this morning left me with a bit of an unexpected chill. While I had heard the weather report saying there would be another cool front coming through, I’d gotten used to that perfect mid-70s weather. So, I started my day with a bit of unanticipated frustration, but realized that it was only a temporary weather dip. Then I began to think about the springtime; that beautiful time of year when the outdoors begi...

Successfully Adjusting to the New Year

Successfully Adjusting to the New Year

Posted by: Patient Advocate Summer Katz, M.A., NCC, LMHC

Starting a new year can seem both exciting and daunting. While each of us has a specific routine that we follow on a daily basis, I find that many of us also follow quite a structure according to the seasons throughout the year.

Right now, we are coming away from the holiday season. For many, the kids are in the middle of the academic school year, s...

2016 ROAD TO SUCCESS: How to Stop Procrastinating

2016 ROAD TO SUCCESS: How to Stop Procrastinating

Posted by: Patient Advocate Summer Katz, M.A., NCC, LMHC

Have you ever heard yourself saying, “Oh, I can put that off until tomorrow?” Or, maybe you’ve told yourself, “It’s not that big of a deal. I’ll get around to it next time.” Perhaps you’ve even said, “What’s the point? It’s not going to fix anything anyway.”

The above statements all cater to hesitation...

Navigating Through the Holidays

Navigating Through the Holidays

Posted by: Patient Advocate Summer Katz, M.A., NCC, LMHC

Greetings Blog Readers! Well, it looks like the holiday season is here; descending upon us each year like clockwork. What does this mean for maintaining our efforts to cope and deal with the regular stressors of life? How are we maintaining, with the added components of planning for family gatherings and travel, or making time to find the right gifts for your loved ones? There are many things that can occur during this time that...

Allowing Yourself to Feel

Allowing Yourself to Feel

Posted by: Patient Advocate Summer Katz, M.A., NCC, LMHC

Sometimes, we’re especially impacted by a particular film. One such movie was Pixar’s “Inside Out” (2015), which I caught at the theater this summer. I was truly moved by the incredible creativity and powerful themes explored throughout the movie. Perhaps you’ve also had a chance to watch it?

Some of you may remember seeing another Pixar movie, “Up” (2009), which explored topics related to...

A Special Invite to the 2015 Cystic Fibrosis Education Day

A Special Invite to the 2015 Cystic Fibrosis Education Day

Posted by: Patient Advocate Summer Katz, M.A., NCC, LMHC

Happy fall, blog readers and community supporters!

As many of you know, this fall, the Cystic Fibrosis Pharmacy is hosting the annual Cystic Fibrosis Education Day which will be held on Saturday, October 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. I’m excited to share the details with you about this year’s event, which includes a transition back to welcoming patients to participate in the Education Day!

I am so happy about ...

Using Music as a Coping Tool

Using Music as a Coping Tool

 

Posted by: Summer Katz, M.A., NCC, LMHC, Patient Advocate/Photo by: Bedya

A Few Initial Thoughts…
Recently, the Cystic Fibrosis Pharmacy was shaken by the loss of Erin Phillips, who was the reason for the genesis of this specialized organization. As you may know, Erin is the granddaughter of Beverley Donelson who played an integral role in the pharmacy’s start-up.

I have actually known “Grandma Bev” since I was about five years ol...