Tag Archives: Self

The Folly of Self Referral

By HANS DUVEFELT, MD A lot of Americans think they should be able to make an appointment with a specialist on their own, and view the referral from a primary care provider as an unnecessary roadblock. This “system” often doesn’t work, because of the way medical specialties are divided up. If belly pain is due… Read More »

Overcoming Overeating: A former food addict’s road to recovery and self care

For award-winning journalist Mara Schiavocampo, the journey to losing 90 pounds began with confronting the truth and writing a single list. (photos courtesy of Mara Schiavocampo.) It’s often said that the journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step. For me, the journey to losing 90 pounds began with a single list. I remember… Read More »

Low Self Esteem and the Ways We Cope

— Low self-esteem is something I’ve suffered from most of my life. I attribute a lot of it to being on the spectrum, but not being diagnosed until I was forty-six years old. Why so late in life, you may ask? Well, I was out of high school for more than ten years before autism… Read More »