News Flash! Exercise Good For You!  Look no further, exercise is the magic bullet!  My clients can tell you what a nag I am about this.  Since I live in the real world I struggle practicing what I preach.  What keeps me moving isn’t lofty thoughts of self-improvement… it’s pain.  Chronic illness and the pain that often comes with it has been with me since my mid-twenties.   Scleroderma effects connective tissue which in turn effects joints.  I couldn’t take the usual pain medication because my kidneys were touchy. 

News Flash! Exercise Good For You!

News Flash! Exercise Good For You!

My doctor told me to move.  I whined and begged for mercy but he was insistent and he was right.  Exercise can be the best pain killer for many conditions.  An unexpected bonus was that the depression that haunted me began to lift.  I was happier!  It’s a lesson worth learning over and over again….which I do, because often enough, I fall off the wagon. 

You Name It, Exercise Helps It, by Jane E. Brody, health writer for the New York Times, says it better than I can.    Read Jane often, she’s good for you, too.

Life gave Dr. Aletta the opportunity to know what it’s like to hurt physically and emotionally. After an episode of serious depression in her mid-twenties, Dr. Aletta was diagnosed with a rare kidney disease that relapsed throughout her adulthood. While treatable, the cure was often as hard to bear as the disease. Later she was diagnosed with scleroderma, another chronic illness.

Throughout, Dr. Aletta battled with anxiety. Despite all this, Dr. Aletta wants you to know, you can learn to engage in life again on your terms.

Good therapy helped Dr. Aletta. She knows good therapy can help you. That’s why she created Explore What’s Next.

Today Dr. Aletta enjoys mentoring the EWN therapists, focusing on coaching and psychotherapy clients, writing and speaking. She is proud and confident that Explore What’s Next can provide you with therapists who will help you regain a sense of safety, control and joy.

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