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Entries from November 2016

Increase Your Happiness: Use Your Strengths

November 28th, 2016 · Comments Off on Increase Your Happiness: Use Your Strengths

This article is in our series about increasing happiness and life satisfaction.  Many people with chronic pain can’t decrease their pain.  So another way to live a more enjoyable and fulfilling life – perhaps even more important – is to increase the positive.  That’s what we’ll look at in this series. Let’s look at the other big component of happiness:  life satisfaction and meaning. […]

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How to Get Even More Enjoyment!

November 21st, 2016 · Comments Off on How to Get Even More Enjoyment!

This article is in our series about increasing happiness and life satisfaction.  Many people with chronic pain can’t decrease their pain.  So another way to live a more enjoyable and fulfilling life – perhaps even more important – is to increase the positive.  That’s what we’ll look at in this series. Let’s look at ways to increase our enjoyment of pleasures: vary your pleasure […]

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Pain Management Class: Breathing Exercises Part 1

November 19th, 2016 · Comments Off on Pain Management Class: Breathing Exercises Part 1

This article is in our series featuring pain management techniques to help you decrease and cope with pain.  It’s your at-home pain management class! The first skills that I teach patients are relaxed breathing exercises. These help you reduce pain by helping you relax. Here are 2 for you to try: Breathing #1 Breathing #2 […]

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Increase Your Happiness: Pleasure

November 14th, 2016 · Comments Off on Increase Your Happiness: Pleasure

This article is in our series about increasing happiness and life satisfaction.  Many people with chronic pain can’t decrease their pain.  So another way to live a more enjoyable and fulfilling life – perhaps even more important – is to increase the positive.  That’s what we’ll look at in this series. Let’s look at pleasures. Pleasures are positive, enjoyable experiences.  Pleasures create immediate happiness and […]

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Increase Your Happiness: Hope

November 7th, 2016 · Comments Off on Increase Your Happiness: Hope

This article is in our series about increasing happiness and life satisfaction.  Many people with chronic pain can’t decrease their pain.  So another way to live a more enjoyable and fulfilling life – perhaps even more important – is to increase the positive.  That’s what we’ll look at in this series. Let’s look at hope. To be more hopeful, we can learn to recognize […]

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