The Mind plays an amazing role in our overall health and wellness. Yet, its significance in our daily health routine is often underestimated, poorly understood, and poorly defined in a majority of the Western approaches to Wellness. For all of the focus that has been directed to living a healthier life the attention often ignores the power that of the mind in achieving optimal overall health and wellness. On a conscious or thinking level, our mental state consistently dictates the actions we take with friends, family, loved ones, and our own self.
Some Eastern philosophical approaches more directly embrace and integrate the mind into overall health. But even this, unfortunately, doesn’t always cover all of the aspects of good mental health. What about our relationships, our own self perception and how happy we are (or are not) at any given moment? The mind plays a significant role that consistently impacts our health, wellness and productivity by bringing us a clarity of vision about our true self and who we really are.
We also have very practical concerns on our mind everyday that can range from our finances to our employment situation. And these concerns provide direct mental stress that we can physically feel. And, the normal pressures of everyday life can also have a very pronounced impact on how we manage our own time which then results in specific choices and pathways we then pursue. A simple example of this is skipping lunch or eating fast food–all in the name of having more time to get things done. These very conscious and mental choices directly impact our own health and wellness and can have far-reaching and additive effects over time.
It is the mission of be to help you, our reader, see these connections to and from the mind and the role real mental health plays in your overall wellness. We will also provide helpful strategies and present approaches from experts in their field that can potentially help you live a healthier life. Stay tuned as we bring you captivating interviews and articles that help you achieve your most optimal health and wellness.