About Melissa Manning

For the past five years, I have been taking care of my parents who both have a neurological disorder. The strength, perseverance, and hope my parents possess inspire me to be a better person each day. It brings me great joy to listen, encourage, and help others. I feel that this is my life's purpose. In my free time, I create upcycled art pieces, hike, and dabble in photography.
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Chronic Pain and Addiction

Not surprisingly, people who suffer from chronic pain may experience judgment regarding their condition or medication prescriptions. I’ve had some clients tell me they hate going to the Emergency Department because they feel l... More >

Life After Chemo

The concept of "new normal" - this is a pretty common phrase in the cancer world about the new normal a person experiences when treatment is over. I could talk about what a person may typically face in those first few months b... More >

Loving Someone with Prader Willie Syndrome

I was living in Los Angeles at the time when I found out I was going to have yet another sibling. I was around twelve years old, and the oldest of four. Being the oldest, I just thought another brother or sister to play with, ... More >