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Tag Archives | mastery & wellbeing

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 with self-care mastery. It is for all medical patients, caregivers, and advocates who want to learn how to collaborate with physicians to optimize health. It is also for those living with a debilitating medical condition who want […]

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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 to post your questions in the comments box below. When I get a certain number […]

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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 to post your questions in the comments box below. When I get a certain number […]

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Video: Self-Acceptance and Emotional Repression

The following two expressions describe the danger of lack of acceptance: What you resist persists. If you don’t want it, you’ll have it. Acceptance of what is making us unhappy does not mean dwelling in it. The goal is to accept what we don’t like while simultaneously working to cultivate what we want. Self-acceptance means […]

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Video: The Challenges of Living with Chronic Medical Conditions

This is part one of a 7-part series presented at Marin Center for Independent Living. In this first video, the viewer is introduced to the experience of what it is like to live with a chronic illness or disability. Just the burden of trying to make sense of medical bills can be overwhelming. Even with […]

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Video: Mindfulness and Cancer

Expert: Larry Berkelhammer, PhD | Interviewer: Ms. Elise Engber Dr. Larry Berkelhammer, specialist in mind training to improve health answers these questions: 1.How can daily breathing meditation boost remission chances in cancer patients? 2.How does one know that they’ve achieved a higher level of consciousness? 3.How would you respond to a cancer patient who says […]

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Video: The Mindfulness Practice of Setting Clear Intentions Throughout the Day

Focus on what we want rather than on what we don’t want. Focus your intention on your values and goals. Tune in throughout the day on your intention and the clearer and more mindful you can be on your intentions, the more likely they will lead you to achieving them and living by your values. […]

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Chronic Illness Q&A with Dr. B.

This question & answer column is for people living with chronic health challenges, who want to learn to increase the odds of improving their health by learning to live with mastery & wellbeing. I invite you to post your questions in the comments box below and I will answer them on a future Friday in […]

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Q&A Ask Dr. B.

This question & answer column is for people living with chronic health challenges, who want to learn to increase the odds of improving their health by learning to live with mastery & wellbeing. I invite you to post your questions in the comments box below and I will answer them on a future Friday in […]

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Video: Conscious Intention, Mastery & Health

Controlling for all confounding variables, researchers have found that people who live their lives with mastery, that is, taking charge of their lives, making conscious choices, and dealing with disappointments and tragedy as challenges rather than as defeats, are healthier than those who allow themselves to feel defeated. The most evidence-based of these mastery behaviors […]

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