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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...

Patient Advocate Introduction – “Where Do We Begin?”

blogAs the Patient Advocate at Cystic Fibrosis & Freedom Pharmacies, I am pleased to embark on this new blog! I am here for you.

I look forward to discussing the impact of Cystic Fibrosis and other chronic medical conditions on patients and hearing your thoughts related to coping with these often overwhelming disorders. You may be a ...