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Chronic Illness Q&A with Dr. B.

  This weekly column is for people living with chronic health challenges and their family caregivers, who want to learn to increase the odds of improving their health by learning to live with mastery & wellbeing. I invite you to post your questions in the comments box below. When I get a certain number of […]

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Video: Does Social Support Improve Health Outcomes?

This is a discussion about one of the many evidence-based behaviors from the book In Your Own Hands that was found to improve health & longevity for those who are already living right in terms of diet, exercise, sleep, and stress-management. In this discussion, we explored social support and its implications for improved health & […]

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Chronic Illness Q&A with Dr. B.

This question & answer column is for people living with chronic health challenges and their family caregivers, who want to learn to increase the odds of improving their health by learning to live with mastery & wellbeing. I invite you to post your questions in the comments box below. When I get a certain number […]

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Video: Altruism, Community & Health

How altruism aids and improves ones health

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Chronic Illness Q&A with Dr. B.

This question & answer column is for people living with chronic health challenges and their family caregivers, who want to learn to increase the odds of improving their health by learning to live with mastery & wellbeing. I invite you to post your questions in the comments box below. When I get a certain number […]

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Video: Community and Social Support

This presentation, given at the Marin Center for Independent Living in 2013, discusses the importance of social support. Many epidemiological researchers have demonstrated that the quality and quantity of our social connections determines our state of health and well-being. This presentation includes suggestions as to how to improve social connections–such as doing volunteer work or […]

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Chronic Illness Q&A with Dr. B.

This question & answer column is for people living with chronic health challenges and their family caregivers, who want to learn to increase the odds of improving their health by learning to live with mastery & wellbeing. I invite you to post your questions in the comments box below. When I get a certain number […]

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Video: Helping Others Improves Your Health

People who do volunteer work report feeling good about helping others and feel good about themselves for doing good in the world. Volunteer work adds meaning and purpose to their lives, and meaning and purpose independently correlate with better health. Beyond the volunteer work itself, additional health benefits accrue by intentionally cultivating an open-hearted attitude […]

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Video: Social Support and Your Health

In countless epidemiological studies, it was found that after controlling for all possible confounding variables, the amount and quality of social support made a significant difference in health and longevity. An intentional relationship-building practice can allow all of us to build a healthy social support community. Researchers have found social support to be as essential […]

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Chronic Illness Q&A with Dr. B.

This question & answer column is for people living with chronic health challenges and their family caregivers, who want to learn to increase the odds of improving their health by learning to live with mastery & wellbeing. I invite you to post your questions in the comments box below and I will answer them on […]

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