Your Life Lived Well

Using behavioral science to live better with chronic illness.

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March 03, 2021 00:40:33
“How You Doin’?”

“How You Doin’?”

It’s an innocent little question, and maybe the most difficult one we face with a chronic illness. We’ll unpack the minefield of, “how are you feeling today?” Do we tell the truth? A casual lie? Where do we draw the boundary of disclosure and how do we handle the consequences of this common, well-intentioned social inquiry? ...

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February 25, 2021 00:55:41
Masculinity, Marijuana & Veteran’s Health with Jason Dye, LSCSW

Masculinity, Marijuana & Veteran’s Health with Jason Dye, LSCSW

Join us for a wide-ranging conversation with veteran and VA Social Worker, Jason Dye. How to encourage veterans to get help. Handling Post Traumatic Distress and supporting your loved one’s battle with PTSD. Better transitions from military service back into society. Masculinity and acknowledging health issues. The importance of caring for yourself. The political fight over medical marijuana. And a frank discussion of how our illnesses can attack our masculinity and self worth. (recorded last year) ...

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February 17, 2021 00:49:45
A Perfectly Good Airplane

A Perfectly Good Airplane

Why does a guy with multiple sclerosis jump from a perfectly good plane…a lot? Probably not why you think. It’s about fear and dreams. In this episode, we talk about how to face your fears and reclaim your dreams stolen by time and chronic illness. ...

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February 10, 2021 01:02:35
Fear, Family & Chronic Illness with Dr. April Seifert

Fear, Family & Chronic Illness with Dr. April Seifert

Dr. April Seifert is a social cognitive psychologist, data scientist, entrepreneur, wife, mother, thriving with MS — and skydiver. She is the co-founder of Peak Mind: The Center for Psychological Strength. (https://www.peakmindpsychology.com/) She joins us for an informed and inspiring discussion about navigating family life, growing up with rare illness, and learning to succeed beyond your fear. (Recorded in 2020.)  ...

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February 03, 2021 00:54:08
COVID-19 is a Global Chronic Illness

COVID-19 is a Global Chronic Illness

The rest of the world has learned what life with a longterm health condition is like. We dive into why we're not handling this well, what this means for the next few months, and how you can use it to educate those around you about life with your chronic health condition. ...

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January 14, 2021 00:50:40
New Year, New You, No Way

New Year, New You, No Way

It’s that time of year when we all want to turn over a new leaf and change for the better. It’s also that time when we set ourselves up for crushing failure! Most resolutions fail a few weeks into a new year. Here’s why you fail and what to do to succeed instead.  ...

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