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In Your Own Hands: Healthy Tips for Distant Disaster Stress

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? Leave a comment and let me know.  Healthy Coping Tips for […]

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Video: Curiosity for Health and Wellbeing

Video: Curiosity for Health and Wellbeing

Curiosity drives us to acquire useful information, to find solutions to challenges, to solve mysteries–it’s one of the things that motivates us to get out of bed every morning and be excited to start a new day. It’s important to have curiosity about our health challenges–especially in chronic illness. The best doctors have a strong […]

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Video: The Danger of Cognitive Fusion and the Solution

Video: The Danger of Cognitive Fusion and the Solution

We all tend to get upset over neutral events that happen to us all day because we assign a false attribution to the event. We can think it through and realize that we have mistakenly attributed something negative to the otherwise neutral event. But negative attributions are part of human nature, and the most effective […]

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Video: Mindfulness-Based Behavioral Change | Part 2

Video: Mindfulness-Based Behavioral Change | Part 2

In this discussion, we explore the various aspects of mindfulness practice. It is comprised of a formal sitting meditation practice as well as countless informal practices. Virtually every activity throughout the day can serve as an informal practice. Examples include noticing our posture, walking, eating, talking, and all other behavior. The most important informal practice […]

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Video: Be the Master of Your Life

Video: Be the Master of Your Life

Mastery & wellbeing refers to a resilient approach to life with self-efficacy. It reduces emotional distress, empowers individuals, creates hope, improves physiological and psychological functioning. People with mastery & wellbeing work harder toward their goals and practice better self-care. This is one reason that the qualities of mastery & wellbeing improve the odds of experiencing […]

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Video: How the Mind Affects Health

Video: How the Mind Affects Health

The mind has profound effects on physiological functioning and health. Emotional distress causes physiological stress and dysfunction, which, when chronic, eventuates in disease. In this discussion, we also address the healthy physiological effects of mind training. The concepts of self-efficacy and mastery are described. The term “mastery” is used to describe a sense that we […]

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Mindfulness Practice, Mastery, Wellbeing, and Health

Meditation provides a way to quit living in the potent mental movies of disaster, regret, anger, and fear that not only rob your peace of mind, but can sometimes trick the body into believing that they are really happening. —Joan Borysenko   The practice of mindfulness is available to everyone and it isn’t complicated. Still, […]

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Practice Humor for Health and Wellbeing

Learn to view thoughts as nothing but passing brain phenomena. For those of us living with chronic health problems, it’s important not to take ourselves and our medical situation too seriously. Worrying or agonizing about our health challenges isn’t helpful—in fact it’s deleterious to our health—so it’s highly beneficial to learn to see the humor […]

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