[FREE DOWNLOAD] The Medical Link Between Your Stress and Pain

Stress can trigger pain and make existing pain worse. Both reducing stress and improving how we deal with it are vital to healing and pain prevention. We’ve heard from Dr. Kathleen Hall, international stress expert and Founder of The Stress Institute, who has worked with several Fortune 500 companies on stress and work life balance. But we …

Keeping Up With the Joneses: What White Collar Addiction Looks Like

We all have a picture in our head of what addiction looks like. We’ve heard about encounters with drug addicts. One addict is not like the other; that is, they may abuse different substances, but all share the disease of addiction. Some people may even picture drug addicts as coming from a lower socio-economic bracket. …

The Secret World of Depression: Physical Symptoms of Silent Suffering

You may know the obvious signs of depression or what has become the “norm” for depression symptoms. Similar to what you might see in TV commercials, sadness, hopelessness, “loss of interest”, are typical signs of someone with depression. But how can you really tell from someone’s physical symptoms that they may have depression? If they …

Mental Illness and Pain

Millions of people suffer from pain and depression. According to some estimates, mood disorders are two to three times more prevalent in those with chronic pain. Jessica Gimeno has overcome bipolar disorder, painful polycystic ovarian syndrome, psoriasis, and a neuromuscular autoimmune disease called, Myasthenia Gravis. She shares her powerful story, the blog she’s created called …

Becoming Patch Adams: Laughter Curing Pain is No Joke

We’ve all heard that laughter is the best medicine, but what about when it comes to relieving pain? It is really possible that just a little laughter can actually ease physical pain? While the idea behind laughter as a pain medication is nothing new to speculative researchers, it was still an unproven concept. It was …

Buddhist-Inspired Secrets for Coping with Pain, Part I

No one knows what life has in store for us.  When we have pain that doesn’t go away, how do we cope with the new life that now confronts us? Our guest, Toni Bernhard became ill with an acute viral infection and has never recovered.  We will delve into Toni’s experiences, and explore how we …

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Buddhist-Inspired Secrets for Coping with Pain Part II

No one knows what life has in store for us.  When we have pain that doesn’t go away, how do we cope with the new life that now confronts us?  Our guest Toni Bernhard became ill with an acute viral infection and has never recovered.  We will examine the benefits of mindfulness/meditation, answer the question “Why …

Emotional Pain

It seems surprising, but pain caused by emotional distress can be felt more deeply and for a longer period of time than pain caused by physical injuries. On today’s show, we’ll talk to Julie Hersh, author of Struck by Living: From Depression to Hope. Julie shares her journey from the depths of painful depression and three suicide …