Your Life Lived Well

--- Dr. Kevin J. Payne ---

Using behavioral science to live better with chronic illness.

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Latest Episodes…

  1. Words have Power

    This episode digs into the words surrounding health, illness, and disability. We look at how words shape our thoughts, the surprising meanings of some common medical words, and how words can both tear us down and lift us up. Your words matter and this is why. ...

    12/02/2021

  2. Stigma, Acceptance & Mental Illness

    Why do we have such a difficult time accepting the reality of mental illness? In this episode, we’ll talk about the reasons why many are uncomfortable with mental illness, and we’ll suggest some better ways to think about what mental illnesses are are. We’ll also introduce some steps we can ...

    07/21/2021

  3. Relax!!!

    Everyone thinks they should relax more, but we can’t make ourselves relax. It doesn’t work that way. Here’s why relaxation is important, what’s getting in our way, and how we can really get to it. ...

    07/14/2021

  4. "You Don't Look Sick"

    96% of us with lasting health conditions are largely or completely “invisible.” We don’t have any external signals that remind others of the battles we are fighting inside. That’s confusing to others and they don’t understand. Here’s why we’re confusing, what’s really happening, and how we can help one another ...

    07/07/2021

  5. Pain isn't What You Think

    Pain is sending you a message, but we tend to misinterpret what it’s trying to tell us. Our pain systems also get confused and overwrought. Chronic pain also easily becomes “noise,” and not a meaningful signal. In this episode, we’ll dive into the weird world of chronic pain and discuss ...

    06/17/2021