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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In Your Own Hands – Reversing Alzheimer’s Symptoms

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. Neuroscientists Find that Limiting […]

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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: Healthy Distraction (part three of series)

This video recommends the healthy use of distraction to improve mood, take our mind off pain or malaise, and to even improve physiological functioning. Although orthogonal to mindfulness practice, it is an effective, quick, easy, and pleasant self-treatment whenever we’re not feeling well. The next time you’re not feeling well, put on some music that […]

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In Your Own Hands – Treating Social Memory Disorders

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. Is meditation associated with […]

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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: Does Social Support Improve Health Outcomes?

This is a discussion about one of the many evidence-based behaviors from the book In Your Own Hands that was found to improve health & longevity for those who are already living right in terms of diet, exercise, sleep, and stress-management. In this discussion, we explored social support and its implications for improved health & […]

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In Your Own Hands – Brain Degeneration and Huntington’s Disease

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.  Brain degeneration in Huntington’s […]

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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: Living Courageously with Debilitating Illness

This video is the introduction to a second series of interviews with Huntington’s Disease patient Chris Furbee. The first series was shot a year earlier. His story is inspirational because of his courageous approach to living with one of the most awful diseases in existence. Chris discusses how he got diagnosed at UCSF and talks […]

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