About Dr. Kevin Payne: Dr. Kevin is a social psychologist, entrepreneur, author, podcast host, speaker, teacher, and frequent guest interviewer or panelist. He shares the results of his extensive research concerning how to live a quality life with chronic distress, pain, and illness. He also shares his personal exploits as a collector of experiences — even while battling Multiple Sclerosis for decades.
He is also a licensed skydiver and never misses an opportunity to jump out of a perfectly good plane.
In this episode, Adam and Dr. Kevin discuss:
- The truth about stress
- Using meditation to reframe stress perception
- Choosing life actively
- Stress is not bad, it just means that you are feeling challenged at the moment. It is a matter of learning how to better frame and process stress, and sometimes even use it in our favor.
- The ability to reframe your attention, not control it, is one of the benefits of meditation that will help us to identify what we want to accomplish in our lives.
- Life is not over just because you have a chronic illness. Make your body more comfortable and engage in activities you enjoy, it doesn’t have to be extreme as long as it will help you overcome your fear – it really starts with how we reframe our experiences in the world.
“We actually have to have bad in our life, to appreciate the good. It’s the way the human psyche is wired. If we had all good all the time, we would soon feel dissatisfied with our lives.” — Dr. Kevin Payne
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