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How to Say YES to Change

From the Show: HER
Summary: Changes, whether big or small, create anxiety and fear of the unknown.
Air Date: 5/15/14
Duration: 10
Host: Michelle King Robson and Pamela Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Joan Borysenko, PhD
Joan Joan Borysenko, Ph.D. is a world-renown expert in mind-body connection.

Her work has been foundational in an international health-care revolution that recognizes the role of meaning and the spiritual dimensions of life as an integral part of health and healing.

A licensed psychologist with a doctorate in cell biology from Harvard Medial School, she synthesizes cutting edge science with a deep humanity. Dr. Borysenko is founder and president of Mind-Body Health Sciences, LLC in Boulder, CO, and a New York Times bestselling author of 15 books.

She has also created a series of audio programs for meditation, stress management and resilience training.

Her work has appeared in newspapers ranging from he Washington Post to the Wall Street Journal, as well as on Public Television.
How to Say YES to Change
Your life is constantly changing and evolving; sometimes for better, sometimes for worse.

For example... your career has changed and you are moving to a new city; your kids grow up and you experience the empty nest; or you and your spouse have just called it quits.

Are you one of the many people who get uncomfortable with stress and anxiety? Don't you think it would be easier to just learn how to say YES to change?

Change you initiate yourself is different that the change that happens to you. No matter what the change is, accepting it will be the best thing for your health.

What are some ways to deal with change?

In order to deal with the constant changes in your life, you need a strong context to adapt to those changes.

Change strips you from everything that you are used to knowing. The "not knowing" of what is going to happen, or where you're going to end up can create anxiety and tension. Even though it is extremely scary, staying positive makes a huge difference.

Resilience is also very important when it comes to change. How quickly you adapt is extremely crucial to your health and happiness.

What else can you do to embrace the changes that happen in your life?

Joan Borysenko, PhD, shares why it's important to say yes to change and ways that you can benefit from accepting the changes in your life.
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