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Video: Safety of Diagnostic and Treatment Procedures, and Being an Empowered Patient

It is bad for your health to go to appointments and procedures because you have to; always choose to. Have to is disempowering. Choose to is how empowered patients act, and that attitude is associated with increased wellbeing. In diagnostic…
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Chronic Illness Q&A with Dr. B.

The purpose of this blog and the entire website is to provide evidence-based information on how to live a rich, rewarding life despite living with chronic health challenges. It is also for anyone wanting to know how to optimize subjective…
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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…

Video: The Power of Conscious Choice

This is part five of a presentation given at Marin Center for Independent Living in 2013. You will learn about the power of making conscious choices throughout the day. I recommend as a discipline, eliminate the phrase "have to" from your vocabulary.…

In Your Own Hands – 5 Ways to Never Be Stressed Again

Every Monday, my blog post “In Your Own Hands” is where I’ll be featuring articles I find interesting or that I think are a good resource to help you take charge of your health. What articles have you read recently that caught your attention?…

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…

Video: A Mindfulness-Based Mastery and Wellbeing Practice

Asking yourself: “What am I practicing” as you go through the day serves to bring awareness to your actions. Most of the time, automaticity governs our actions. By asking ourselves what we are practicing, we develop enough awareness to determine…

Video: Mind Training Cures Depression

Never do anything you don't want to do. The most powerful mindfulness practice is to consciously choose everything you do from moment-to-moment. Eliminate all toxic words from your language—words such as have to, must, got to, can't, should,…
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Awareness of Choice Improves Health and Wellbeing

Awareness of Behavior Leads to Awareness of Choice. The goal is to increase awareness of our behavior in order to assess, throughout the day, whether our behavior is the most effective behavior to help us meet our needs and goals. Also,…