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 …

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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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 …