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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 vibrant, meaningful life while living with chronic health challenges or other life challenges. Every Tuesday I post a new, very…

Video: Discussion on Mindfulness (part four of series)

This is a brief discussion of what mindfulness practice is, and what it isn’t. Zen and vipassana are described as the two most common categories of mindfulness practices. Larry Berkelhammer’s guest, Chris Furbee describes having practiced…

Change Your Mind for Health

Altered States of Consciousness for Health One of my mentors, physiological psychologist Jeanne Achterberg, PhD once told us: "All healing takes place in an altered state of consciousness. This means that the state of consciousness in which…

Video: Practice is everything – Practice something different

The importance of a regular practice in one's health.

Meditation Reduces Age-related Cognitive Decline

Brain research Brain researcher Sara Lazar has demonstrated that a serious meditation practice protects against the cortical thinning that normally occurs in old age. This is believed to result in higher cognitive functioning in an age group…
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Belief Becomes Biology

Beliefs alter physiology to the degree to which we are fused with them. For example, the thought This headache could be a brain tumor could create enormous emotional distress, leading to physiological stress and illness. The ability to step…