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Finding Hope when Hopeless

Finding Hope when Hopeless

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Finding Hope when Hopeless
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Episode 216 Staying hopeful is a real challenge with chronic illness — for those diagnosed and for their closest loved ones. In this episode, I invite you into a raw conversation about becoming hopeless and finding hope again in your own life. Hope is a precious resource for life with a chronic illness. It can…

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Be Kinder to Yourself

Be Kinder to Yourself

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Be Kinder to Yourself
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Episode 215 Most of us aren’t very kind to ourselves, but we need to be. This episode dives into what it really means to be kind to yourself, as opposed to just occasionally “nice.” Along the way, we understand what self-esteem and self-compassion are doing in your life, how they can become challenged by the…

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A Good Night’s Sleep

A Good Night’s Sleep

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A Good Night's Sleep
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Episode 214 We all need better sleep. Better sleep is a necessary key to a better life. But good sleep seems to be in short supply. In this episode we talk about why so many of us sleep so poorly, and we suggest the most important things research says we can do to insure the…

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Move It!

Move It!

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Move It!
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Episode 213 We know we’re supposed to exercise. So why is it so hard? What should we do? Why should I care, especially when I already have a chronic health condition? How can we get started and keep going? We’ll answer these questions and more as we talk about how to get moving.

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Meditation…Yes!

Meditation…Yes!

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Your Life Lived Well
Meditation…Yes!
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Episode 212 In this second episode on meditation, we discuss research supporting its benefits (and its limitations). Dr. Payne also introduces you to several kinds of meditation that can be useful for improving quality of life with chronic illness. And we discuss tools and communities that can help you with your journey.

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Look on the Bright Side

Look on the Bright Side

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Look on the Bright Side
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Episode 211 There’s a lot about life with a chronic health condition that rightly gets us down. When we’re feeling bad, those around us often resort to advising that we need to “look on the bright side” — as if that were the actual problem. However, our mindset does have a huge impact on our…

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Good Grief!

Good Grief!

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Good Grief!
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Episode 210 Grief is not what we expect. It’s messy. It doesn’t follow a neat path. And it’s not always neatly resolved. Yet loss is a necessary part of living — and it’s something that a life touched by chronic illness must navigate. Here’s a better way to think about grief and some strategies for…

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Meditation…Really?

Meditation…Really?

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Meditation…Really?
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Episode 209 Meditation isn’t what you probably think it is. We dive in to meditation as exercise for the parts of our mind we want to be strong, a way to become more aware and forgiving of ourselves, and an indispensable tools for improving your quality of life when faced by the distress of life…

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Joe Mays on Football, Health & Life

Joe Mays on Football, Health & Life

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Joe Mays on Football, Health & Life
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Episode 208 I’m happy to welcome Joe Mays, former NFL player (and Kansas City Chief) and co-owner of Kansas City’s Laya Center, a holistic wellness spa. We share a wide-ranging conversation about everything from holistic healing, the lasting health consequences of a life in football, vegetarianism, adapting to health traumas, and the role of risk…

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Help! I was just diagnosed…

Help! I was just diagnosed…

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Help! I was just diagnosed…
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Episode 207 You, or someone you love, has just been diagnosed with a life changing — maybe life threatening — medical condition. It’s big. It’s scary. It’s overwhelming. And life won’t be the same. Here’s how not to lose yourself or the things you love about your life. Learn the three most important things you…

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