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In My Feelings: 16 Years Since My AIDS Diagnosis

Living with HIV for the past 16 years and being over the age of 50, Charles Sanchez is showing signs of aging, but no sign of slowing down.

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Simple Health and Wellness Strategies With HIV

"Finding the time each day for some self-reflection or meditation is really all we need and can be incredibly helpful," writes HIV advocate David Duran.

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Mind Over Matter

If you practice mindful meditation, you may breathe a bit easier, and it can have benefits for your mood, mind and immune system.

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Mind Games: Visualization and Equilibrium -- A Blog Entry by Ben B.

It is the folly of the young to think their own generation was the first to come up with something, but I'd like to argue that 80s kids were the first Americans to receive "meditation training" in grade school.

My first exposure to "public school me...

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Conversations With My Virus: A Blog Entry by Shana Cozad

"I needed to attempt to have a positive relationship, an understanding of who we both were," writes Shana Cozad on living with HIV. When Shana received an AIDS diagnosis as a young mom in 1993, part of how she coped was by sitting down and having a c...

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The Sound of Silence: A Blog Entry by Philip D.

Philip D. is learning more each day during his 8 weeks of mindfulness meditation practice. He shares his thoughts on week 2 in his latest blog: "This week, each time I wanted to label or judge something around me, I asked myself, 'Whose voice am I li...

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A Beginner's Mind: A Blog Entry by Philip D.

"I don't think I've ever attempted something that sounded so simple but, in practice, required such a true level of commitment," writes Philip D. He's trying out a meditation technique called "mindfulness" as a way to combat the depression he's lived...

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One Step Forward: A Blog Entry by Philip D.

Sometimes I forget how lucky I am. Sure, I got the devil coursing through my veins but I also have a wealth of resources that I can tap into when the going gets tough. Several weeks ago, after discovering that my bout with depression could not be bla...

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The Healing Power of Tai Chi

The Healing Power of Tai Chi

Every Wednesday at noon, for the past five years, a predominantly HIV-positive group of African Americans has convened in downtown Philadelphia for a free class in tai chi (pronounced tie-CHEE), a Chinese martial art tha...

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What is Mind Body Medicine?

"According to a recent government survey, nearly half of all Americans used mind-body interventions in 2002. The respondents embraced practices ranging from deep breathing and progressive muscle relaxation to meditation, hypnosis and guided imagery."...