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Video: Self-Empowerment through Conscious Awareness and Choice

It is important to identify your personal values and goals. Once you have spent quality time identifying what values and goals matter to you most, the next step is the following mindfulness practice: Throughout the day, form a habit of asking yourself if your behavior—your actions—are in harmony with your self-identified values and goals. Each […]

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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 rich, rewarding life despite living with chronic health challenges. It is also for anyone wanting to know how to optimize subjective wellbeing by learning how to fully engage in a life of practice that is based […]

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Video: Freedom From Oppression of the Mind (part six of series)

This discussion is about the importance of mindfulness practice to help us disengage or defuse from unhealthy thoughts such as a belief that we’re going to have a bad day, which otherwise becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy. It’s important to learn how to acknowledge that thoughts are nothing but transient, insubstantial mental phenomena, which otherwise dictate […]

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Video: Workability for Health and Wellbeing

Experiment. Become a researcher. Find what works for you. What type of food, exercise, amount of sleep, and type of stress-management have proven most efficacious for you, not for others, but specifically for you. In other words, what have you found to be most workable for you? What about your healthcare? I see several specialists […]

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Awareness of Choice Improves Health and Wellbeing

Awareness of Behavior Leads to Awareness of Choice. The goal is to increase awareness of our behavior in order to assess, throughout the day, whether our behavior is the most effective behavior to help us meet our needs and goals. Also, is our behavior in harmony with how we want to live our lives—with what […]

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Why Suffer Unnecessarily?

In Mindfulness-and Acceptance-Based Behavioral Therapies in Practice, research psychologists Lizabeth Roemer and Susan Orsillo teach that unnecessary suffering results from three related mechanisms: 1. An unhealthy relationship to our inner subjective experiences, consisting of one or more of the following: a. Cognitive fusion—an overidentification with our thoughts, emotions, images, and sensations b. Judgment—criticism of self […]

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