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Click on excerpts, videos, and resources below from Better Living with Liz Walker which airs on Boston’s WCVB Television, offering stories about improving our spiritual, physical and collective wellbeing.

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Better Living Archives
2014 Dates: Topics:
June 19 Healing –Trauma is defined as any event or experience that produces persistent feelings of horror, fear, or grief.  While we tend to think of trauma in terms of the Boston Marathon Bombing or war, in fact it can be the result of far more common experiences that come from simply living in a community like Roxbury.   Liz Walker explains the far reaching and long lasting impact of trauma on a community in this documentary entitled Healing.

Online Videos and Show Resources
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> Complete Show: Healing

 
March 13 Time – On this Better Living, we take some interesting perspectives on the concept of time ... saving it, bringing it back and using it wisely.

Online Videos and Show Resources
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> Segment One: Daktari Diagnostics
> Segment Two: Midwives
> Segment Three: Workforce
> Segment Four: Mindfulness

2013 Dates: Topics:
September 19 Power – While we tend to define power as strength or force, this Better Living edition explores the power of philanthropy, technology and a special look at how young Bostonians are being empowered to succeed.

Online Videos and Show Resources
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> Segment One: The Kraft Center for Community Health
> Segment Two: Young Parent Ambassadors
> Segment Three: The Center for Connected Health
> Segment Four: The Youth Ambassadors

June 13 Progress – A look at the new Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital through the eyes of a marathon bombing survivor. We visit a safe space where young people-- of all colors- discuss racism, show you the way medical records are going "virtual", and see the ;challenges of getting an entire city to eat better.

Online Videos and Show Resources
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> Segment One: Spaulding Rehab Hospital
> Segment Two: Jamaica Plain Project on Racism
> Segment Three: Electronic Medical Records
> Segment Four: Chelsea Food Project

March 21 Navigation – Better Living’s Navigation Show focuses on the many ways we learn to plot out and follow a route in every aspect of life from air travel to health care.

Online Videos and Show Resources
Click on the links below to learn more about who was featured on this installment of Better Living:
> Segment One: Super Brain - Navigating Our Brain
> Segment Two: Open Circle at Hennigan School
> Segment Three: Domestic Violence
> Segment Four: Patient Navigator

2012 Dates: Topics:
March 8 Pathways – One of the most effective and cost efficient health care concepts is the community health center, able to provide ongoing preventative and maintenance care for families at an accessible local level. The idea started right here in Massachusetts. This week, the Better Living Team explores some compelling ways local health centers provide service for their communities.

Online Videos and Show Resources
Click on the links below to learn more about who was featured on this installment of Better Living:
> Segment One: Boston's MedFlight (BMF) Critical Care Transport Service
> Segment Two: Spaulding Rehab Centers
> Segment Three: Neighbor Care Initiative & Boston Doctors
> Segment Four: Mattapan Community Health Center

January 12 Access – The Better Living Partners Healthcare Team is always inspired by generous people and beautiful locations. This story which opens our January Better Living "Access" Special focuses on the transformative power of space. From the grandeur of Boston's Shubert Theatre to the warmth of the McInnis House for the homeless, the right space can lift and heal us.

Online Videos and Show Resources
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> Segment One: Hospitality Homes & McInnis House for the Homeless
> Segment Two: Revere Cares about Drug Free Teens
> Segment Three: How To Find a Job in a Tough Economy
> Segment Four: Young Actors Take Community Health on Stage

2011 Dates: Topics:
October 10 Connections – On the third season premiere of Better Living called Connections: How would you feel about sharing your doctor's appointment? It is working for some patients. In Lynn's Cambodian community, anti-gang programs turn lives around one teen at time. Plus helping kids say no to sugar, and the surprising health benefits of a Girls' Night Out.

Online Videos and Show Resources
Click on the links below to learn more about who was featured on this installment of Better Living:
> Segment One: Shared Appointments
> Segment Two: KAYA
> Segment Three: Girls' Night Out 2
> Segment Four: Teaching Kids about Sugar

September 25 Lessons – On this installment of Better Living called Lessons: Hear what Shonda Schilling has learned from her son’s struggle. Meet seniors who are not only living longer but better. We'll visit a well-known Boston chef now serving one of the city’s most underserved communities. And learn about one of the most underdiagnosed diseases in women.

Online Videos and Show Resources
Click on the links below to learn more about who was featured on this installment of Better Living:
> Segment One: Shonda Schilling
> Segment Two: Boston Chef Chris Douglass
> Segment Three: Thyroid Disease
> Segment Four: Hebrew SeniorLife

July 10 Exposure – On this installment of Better Living called Exposure: Learn about one woman's mission to save baby girls in China. Meet a Boston designer who dresses up the White House. Plus we'll talk to moms who are beating depression, and witness the healing power of sailing.

Online Videos and Show Resources
Click on the links below to learn more about who was featured on this installment of Better Living:
> Segment One: All Girls Allowed
> Segment Two: Nara Paz Design
> Segment Three: Maternal Depression
> Segment Four: Sail 4 Cancer

May 22 Strides On this installment of Better Living called Strides: Meet the Harvard professor whose mind over aging experiment is soon to be a Hollywood movie. Comfort and fasion - a famous shoe designer says you can have both. Plus witness yoga to an African beat, and new mothers who are making strides to keep in shape.

Show Resources
Click on the links below to learn more about who was featured on this installment of Better Living:
> Segment One: Ellen Langer
> Segment Two: Afro Flow Yoga
> Segment Three: Taryn Rose
> Segment Four: Stroller Strides

2010 Dates: Topics:
September 12 Peace – On the second season premiere of Better Living called Peace: Walk with courageous Bostonians who are fighting to take back city streets from violence. If you have always dreamed of opening up your own restaurant, we’ll stop by an exciting Boston company that is offering entrepreneurs the space and the means to make that dream a reality. Plus we’ll visit three Boston based spa care treatment options, and witness the healing power of sailing.

Online Videos
> Segment One: Courageous Bostonians segment
> Segment Two: Crop Circle Kitchen segment
> Segment Three: Spa care treatment segment
> Segment Four: Healing power of sailing segment

 March 4 Edge – On this installment of Better Living called Edge: Find out what the great minds at MIT are working on, and how their cutting edge work might effect the way you live in the near future. He looks like a rebel biker - but he is one of Boston's most cutting edge hair stylists who may be destined for his own reality TV show. Plus, is a personal health care coach right for you? One diabetic sufferer says his coach saved his life.

Online Video
> Better Living Edge: MIT Segment

2009 Dates: Topics:
 December 10 Preempted for Better Living with Liz Walker: A free program uses the ancient art of acupuncture to help veterans with stress disorders. Meet the woman who will lead Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, witness the guiding boats of Boston Harbor, and visits with the ghosts of Boston’s most amazing cemetery. To end, Liz discovers what is old and new in her new Jamaica Plain neighborhood.
Septemeber 17 Liz Walker is looking into the concept of transparency. She begins with an exclusive interview with Massachusetts First Lady Diane Patrick. Liz also visits Bostonís Institute of Contemporary Art, known for its stunning glass walls and its cutting edge exhibitions. And she'll focus on the issue of transparency in the healthcare industry - discovering what hospitals and doctors are doing to reduce the number of medical accidents.
June 4 The Art of Coping, Liz Walker introduces us to New Englanders who are rethinking, retooling and re-establishing their lives in the "new" economy. We'll see how a laid-off single mother of two, and a breast cancer survivor, uses the power of positive thinking in her job search. Liz also has tips on how to not let stress get the best of you from a renowned medical specialist. Plus she goes inside the art studio of designer Sigrid Olsen, who is reinventing herself after the loss of her fashion line.

Show Excerpt
>Better Living The Art of Coping excerpt

   
Better Living video forums
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September 24 > Better Living forum on Honest Talk About Medical Mistakes
   

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