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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. I post to this blog three times per week. Monday posts are evidence-based published articles on mindfulness research and mindfulness-based practices, especially as […]

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Video: Safety of Diagnostic and Treatment Procedures, and Being an Empowered Patient

It is bad for your health to go to appointments and procedures because you have to; always choose to. Have to is disempowering. Choose to is how empowered patients act, and that attitude is associated with increased wellbeing. In diagnostic and treatment procedures, less invasive alternatives are always safer. If they fail to provide good […]

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In Your Own Hands – Trait mindfulness and catastrophizing as mediators of the association between pain severity and pain-related impairment

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. Trait mindfulness and catastrophizing […]

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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. I post to this blog three times per week. Monday posts are evidence-based published articles on mindfulness research and mindfulness-based practices, especially as […]

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Video: Authentic Self-Expression at Medical Office Appointments

At medical office appointments, ask questions about anything you want to understand better. If you have any type of apprehension about a recommended treatment, ask questions that will allow you to make informed decisions. Before undergoing any invasive procedure, ask if there is a good alternative. Discuss risks related to any procedure. A good doctor […]

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In Your Own Hands –Evaluating Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for the Management of Chronic Pain

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. A Pilot Study Evaluating […]

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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. I post to this blog three times per week. Monday posts are evidence-based published articles on mindfulness research and mindfulness-based practices, especially as […]

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Video: Medical Appointments as Personal Growth Opportunities

Every medical office appointment is an opportunity to organize your thoughts and plan the meeting, practice authentic self-expression, clarify and honor your needs, improve your communication skills, advocate for yourself or for your loved one, cultivate self-efficacy, relationship-building.

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In Your Own Hands – Acceptance and commitment therapy in the treatment of chronic pain

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. Acceptance and commitment therapy […]

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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. I post to this blog three times per week. Monday posts are evidence-based published articles on mindfulness research and mindfulness-based practices, especially as […]

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