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In Your Own Hands – How Posture and Gestures Affect State of Mind

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. How posture and gestures […]

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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 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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Video: How to get great care during medical appointments

This presentation describes how to get all the time you need at your medical appointments. You will learn how to prepare for medical appointments with a list of questions and a detailed list of signs and symptoms. Every medical appointment is an opportunity to improve your skill-building and personal growth. We also explore when, where […]

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In Your Own Hands – Teaching the Brain to Reduce 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. Teaching the brain to […]

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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 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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Video: Healthy Relationships and Social Support Correlate with Better Health (part sixteen of series)

When epidemiologists controlled for all possible confounding variables, they found that healthy social connections correlated more strongly than any other factor with optimal health. People with the most friends had much better health than people with the fewest number of friends.

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In Your Own Hands – Meditation and Mindfulness in Clinical Practice

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. Meditation and Mindfulness in […]

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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 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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Video: Accept the diagnosis but not the prognosis (part fifteen of series)

Learn how to experience bad news and difficult situations as challenges rather than as defeats. Patients diagnosed with metastatic cancers who viewed the diagnosis as a challenge and as an opportunity to become a fighter had better recovery rates than those who were convinced they would die. Epidemiological studies from my book In Your Own […]

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In Your Own Hands – Mindfulness Meditation Benefits More Than the Mind

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. Mindfulness Meditation Benefits More […]

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