Secrets of Mind-Body Health

April 4, 2009 by  
Filed under Feeling Positive

Quantum-Self CommunityYou’ve heard the saying, You are what you eat.  But did you know that positive thoughts are just as important to the health of your brain… AND your body too?

Obviously positive thoughts are very important. How we view ourselves, how we perceive the world around us, and how we interact with others have profound effects on  keeping our brain healthy. But it also has a very powerful impact on our overall well-being.

It is widely agreed among the medical profession today that most all disease and negative aging conditions are DIRECTLY tied to stress, and our ability to handle the stress around us. The good news is that this IS  within our control.

No matter what challenges we face, we can choose to  look at the glass as half full, rather than half empty. In fact when you consider the current mess the world economy is in, it becomes even more important to DO something about our mental outlook and stress management.

Why? because when we are stressed our brain focuses down into its older, more primitive centers. Then instead of being able to come up with solutions — we end up trapped in fear and worry cycles that just go on and on. And most of us NEED to come up with some new solutions today.

According to Marilyn Albert, PhD, a neuroscientist at Johns Hopkins University, having a  healthy brain and body requires an ability to adapt to life’s challenges. It also requires that we maintain a degree of control over our lives, and  feel as if we are contributing to our families and to our society.

Her studies showed that two things are important to mind-body health at any age: (1) having stress under control, and (2) and having a solid sense of self worth.

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