About dianeatwood

Hello! I'm Diane Atwood. For many years, I was the health reporter on WCSH6. Now I write the Catching Health blog and produce and host the Catching Health podcast. I love what I do and hope you will too.

Secrets: A Story of Addiction, Grief, and Healing

Imagine that your adult child has died from a drug overdose, and you are the one who finds her. That is what happened to Ann Cookson. The grief never goes away, but Ann has been able to turn her pain into something positive. She wrote a book called Secrets: A Story of Addiction, Grief, and Healing. Listen to her story and how writing the book has transformed her thinking about drug addiction, as well as her entire life.

By |2021-06-07T14:19:22-04:00June 7th, 2021|Podcast|0 Comments

How to add a few laughs to your daily routine

I try to find things to laugh about, but it's not always easy these days. Laughing is supposed to be good for us but how can you laugh if so little seems funny? What if you just decided to laugh for no apparent reason. That's what Laughter Yoga is all about. I tried it recently and enjoyed myself. No joke.

By |2020-12-25T18:22:56-05:00December 22nd, 2020|Health News|6 Comments

Some advice and perspectives on growing older

What is old? Wendy Adlerstein, my guest on this episode of the Catching Health podcast, suggests that it has more to do with attitude than how many birthdays you've celebrated. She's a licensed social worker with a certificate in gerontology and the Executive Director of FirstLight Home Care in the Boston area. We tackled several issues related to getting older that are definitely worth listening to, especially if you or your parents are getting older.

By |2020-12-07T23:58:03-05:00December 7th, 2020|Health News, Podcast|0 Comments

Fred Craigie on living a meaningful, joyful, and peaceful life

What does it mean to be you? If that seems like a question that would require deep reflection, you are right. It's exactly what psychologist Dr. Fred Craigie is inviting us to do. In this Catching Health podcast, he has a wealth of questions to help lead us along a path of self-reflection and he has a new book that we should certainly take along on our journey.

By |2020-11-24T23:13:07-05:00November 24th, 2020|Podcast|0 Comments