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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 brief video from my presentations or interviews. Every Friday this Q&A column appears. Here is this […]

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Video: Discussion on Mindfulness (part four of series)

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 Zen as a way to “get out of my head.” Mindfulness practice is a way to reign in the […]

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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 the illness began must somehow be distanced from in order for the person to get well.” Change Something When […]

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Video: Practice is everything - Practice something different

Video: Practice is everything – Practice something different

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

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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 that has traditionally been seen to have diminished cognitive functioning. This study demonstrated that one small region of the prefrontal […]

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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 back from that thought and take it lightly causes no distress and is harmless. The most […]

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