Your Life Lived Well

Using behavioral science to live better with chronic illness.

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April 22, 2022 00:50:47
Being a 'Sick' Man

Being a 'Sick' Man

Men don’t do well at being “sick.” So what happens when we’re stuck with a chronic illness that won’t go away? These are the challenges (that we don’t want to talk about) arising from the collision between sickness and manhood. More important, these are some suggestions to help you live well, in spite of those challenges. Listen to this one with someone in your life who needs to understand. https://yourlifelivedwell.co/ https://patreon.com/YourLLWell/   ...

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March 26, 2022 00:43:30
Life with Multiple Sclerosis

Life with Multiple Sclerosis

In recognition of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month, I shed some light on what Multiple Sclerosis is and the surprising ways it affects our lives — especially my own.   https://yourlifelivedwell.co https://patreon.com/yourllwell   ...

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December 02, 2021 00:48:36
Words have Power

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. ...

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July 21, 2021 00:46:23
Stigma, Acceptance & Mental Illness

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 all take to improve our support and acceptance of mental health conditions. ...

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July 14, 2021 00:45:01
Relax!!!

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. ...

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July 07, 2021 00:50:58
"You Don't Look Sick"

"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 appreciate what invisible illness does to our lives. Listen to this one with someone in your life who needs to understand. ...

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