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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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Beginning Mindfulness Practice

Although it’s possible to maintain a mindfulness practice on your own once you have attained a certain stage of practice, in the early years you will need a teacher. Despite the simplicity of the practice, it is almost impossible to stay on the path without ongoing guidance and support. This is because your neural pathways […]

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Cognitive Fusion and Psychological Inflexibility at Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Psychological Inflexibility I had an insight into my own psychological inflexibility at a workshop I attended at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in rural west Marin County, California. The room was quiet and all attention was focused on Dr. Paul Ekman’s presentation (upon whose work the Lie to Me TV series was based). Suddenly, someone’s cell […]

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The Practice of Living Mindfully

  Can’t Meditate? The practice of mindfulness is available to everyone. And as the definitions and descriptions in my April 20th post show, mindfulness is not complicated. Still, it isn’t easy to do, for three reasons: 1. It requires strong intentionality and clarity of purpose. 2. It requires enormous self-discipline on a daily basis. 3. […]

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