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Video: Take the Risk of Diving Into Your Fears or Pain

I have often talked about suffering less by accepting and being fully present with pain or other symptoms. But, this seems counterintuitive and risky. A common question is: When I’m really afraid or in a lot of pain, why would I want to experience…
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Video: You Are What You Practice

We are all masters of practice in that we are practicing something in every moment. We commonly practice unhealthy behaviors and behaviors that are not aligned with our personal life values. If we go around all day being self-critical, we will…

Video: Mindfulness Practices to Improve Wellbeing

This presentation was part 6 of a 7 part series given at Marin Center for Independent Living in 2013. It describes how and why mindfulness practice has the power to improve health and well-being. Mindfulness practice allows us to live fully…

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.…

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…

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…

Practice Gratitude To Increase Well-Being

Gratitude has been defined by research psychologist Robert Emmons as a felt sense of wonder, thankfulness, and appreciation for life. He found that when we practice gratitude, we benefit by becoming better able to elevate our mood simply by…