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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: A Mindfulness-Based Mastery and Wellbeing Practice

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 whether our actions are aligned with our personal life values. That new awareness then allows […]

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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: How to Live a Rewarding Life with Chronic Illness (Kaiser presentation)

Video: How to Live a Rewarding Life with Chronic Illness (Kaiser presentation)

Doctor Larry Berkelhammer recently did a presentation at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Oakland for a multiple sclerosis support group.

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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: Mind Training Cures Depression

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, shouldn’t, and replace them all with: “I’m choosing to…” This “I am choosing” practice reprograms the brain […]

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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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Vipassana Mindfulness Practice

Vipassana There are several varieties of vipassana, and different kinds of practices within each type. Some are appropriate for beginners and others are achievable only after years of intensive work. The practice I follow is called samatha vipassana. Each word refers to a component of the whole practice. Samatha refers to the concentration component in […]

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Video: Mindfulness-Based Behavioral Change

Video: Mindfulness-Based Behavioral Change

We could all benefit by tweaking our behavior in ways that could optimize our health. But we can’t change any behavior until we become aware that we are engaging in a specific behavior, aware that it is not conducive to optimal health, aware of another way, and aware of opportunities to practice healthier behavior. Mindfulness […]

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Video: Mindfulness-Based Mastery & Wellbeing Series Introduction

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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