Contents

From Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive for Great Health

Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1
~ Your Mind and Your Body: Best Friends for Life ~

Give Me a Break, Deborah Ellis

Restoring Body and Soul, Beth Arvin

Serving Two Masters, Marylane Wade Koch

Mind Over Matter, Monica A. Andermann

Introduction

Your Body Is a Tattletale

Brainpower Can Fuel Healing

Cognitive Behavioral Psychology: Build a Toolbox for Great Health

Chapter 2
~ The Brain Secrets that Healthy People Know ~

The Choice, Monica A. Andermann

Don’t Stop... Keep on Going! Peggy Purser Freeman

Numbers Don’t Lie, Kathryn Wilkens

Exercise Can Be Fun at Any Age, Kathryn Lay

Introduction

Four Secrets for Healthy Thinking

Chapter 3
~ Hope for the Best and Expect the Best ~

Open Heart, Kristen Finney

Brain, Body, and Beat, Ronda Armstrong

Introduction

Keep Your Identity

Prepare Exclusively for Success

Build the Right Kind of Support

Chapter 4
~ Dr. Seuss, Kevorkian or Oz: Connecting with the Right Doctor ~

It Takes Two to Tango, Felicia F. Brown

The Break, Lynn Sunday

A Healing Bedside Manner, Anna Koopman

Introduction

Get on the Same Page

Build an Alliance with Your Doctor Through Communication

If You Can, Choose a Healthy Doctor

It’s Okay to Say Goodbye to Your Physician

Chapter 5
~ Brain Strategies for Robust Living ~

A Positive Road to Recovery, John P. Buentello

The White Light, Connie K. Pombo

Regeneration, Karen Myers

Introduction

Goal Setting for Good Health

A Voice You Should Be Hearing

Do You See What I See?

Association and Dissociation: A Useful Pair

Chapter 6
~ Increase Your Health IQ — Now! ~

Spying on the Enemy, Maxine Young

A Change of Mind, Ann Holbrook

A Gentle Touch Works Wonders, Timothy Martin

Running with a Smile, Jennie Ivey

Introduction

Smile and Feel the Difference!

Dangle a Carrot... or Green Bean... or Broccoli

Serve a Family Meal Tonight — and at Least Two More This Week

Lung Darts and Healthy Living Don’t Mix

Loosen the Grip on Negative Feelings

Sizing Them Up Matters

Your Health Is a Laughing Matter

Chapter 7
~ Avoid the F-word: Frustration ~

Hypochondria’s Awesome... Seriously, Supriya Ambwani

Paddling Away Stress, Valerie D. Benko

No One Wins the Blame Game, Heidi J. Krumenauer

A Positive RX for Healing, Deborah Shouse

Introduction

Reward Yourself

Just Like Oil and Water

Chapter 8
~ Tame the Anxiety Beast ~

The Joy of Living, Rebecca Mansell

What’s Next? Erika Hoffman

It Could Be Worse, Lynne S. Albers

Introduction

Analyzing Anxiety

Avoid Avoiding

Catastrophic Thinking: Less Is More

Redesign the Blueprint of Your Comfort Zone

Say What You Mean

Meet Our Contributors

About the Author

Acknowledgments

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