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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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Video: Record Your Medical Office Appointments

Audio-recording your office medical appointments allows you to take notes at your own pace in the comfort of your home. These notes will serve you well before going to future appointments and will obviate the need to contact the office later to ask about things for which you already have the answers. I always ask […]

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In Your Own Hands – Effectiveness of MBSR on stress and anxiety among the Elderly

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. Effectiveness of MBSR on […]

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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 life of mastery even if you are living with chronic health challenges. This site is for anyone wanting to know how to optimize subjective wellbeing by learning how to fully engage in a life of mastery. […]

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Video: Collaborate With Your Doctors

To get the best medical care, collaborate with your doctors. Be in partnership with them. The more effectively you can provide useful information about your signs and symptoms, the more likely you are to receive the best care. Learn how to advocate for yourself by partnering with your doctors.

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