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Video: Be Who You Really Are

How to Increase Authenticity and Authentic Self-Expression Because you can’t express your authentic feelings to others until you can identify them, engage in the fundamental mindfulness practice of recognizing your thoughts, sensations, and emotions. Don’t analyze them; simply acknowledge and honor them. Take risks in sharing your authenticity with others. You will quickly learn that […]

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Video: Authentic Self-Expression at Medical Office Appointments

At medical office appointments, ask questions about anything you want to understand better. If you have any type of apprehension about a recommended treatment, ask questions that will allow you to make informed decisions. Before undergoing any invasive procedure, ask if there is a good alternative. Discuss risks related to any procedure. A good doctor […]

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Video: How to get great care during medical appointments

This presentation describes how to get all the time you need at your medical appointments. You will learn how to prepare for medical appointments with a list of questions and a detailed list of signs and symptoms. Every medical appointment is an opportunity to improve your skill-building and personal growth. We also explore when, where […]

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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: Tell the Truth; Your Health Depends On It.

It’s important for health to learn how to authentically self-express, to honestly say what you feel to others, to ask for what you want, and to be totally honest about what you don’t want. Studies have shown that hospitalized patients who are not afraid to do that are discharged earlier. Although it is important to […]

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How Your Thinking Affects Your Health Part 3 of 3

Part 3 of 3 Increased emotional distress results in the release of catecholamines (substances allowing us to respond to stressors), which is damaging to the intimal endothelium (inner-most lining) of the coronary arteries. That, in turn, leads to release of free fatty acids, which results in increased platelet aggregation and lipid deposition at the site […]

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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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Video: Mindfulness-Based Mastery & Wellbeing Series Introduction

This is an introduction to the 26-part series on how to live better with chronic illness. The concept of mindfulness-based mastery & wellbeing practices is introduced. Mindfulness practice is described as the fundament of mastery & wellbeing practices, because it is what allows us to be self-aware, which is an a priori requirement to everything […]

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Steps to Live According to Conscious Choice

Set an intention to make conscious choices throughout the day, each day. The first step is a matter of focus, of deciding how you want to direct your thoughts. Since most of us live quite unconsciously most of the time, setting the intention to make conscious choices is a necessary step that needs to be […]

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Authentic Self-Expression and Health

Cancer Rates and Emotional Suppression Medical researchers Dr. Keith Pettingale and Dr. Steven Greer performed psychological testing at the start of a prospective study of 160 women with breast lumps, prior to biopsy. Both patients and physicians were blinded to which women would turn out to have malignant tumors. Of the 160 women, the biopsies […]

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