SCIENCE OF WELL-BEING
Your body and mind are one!
First, an explanation:
When you have a worrying, anxious mind, your body is anxious too. Your mind and body affect each other, moment by moment. Your body experiences your emotions, but it influences your emotions too.
This dynamic interplay between mind and body is a crucial new understanding of modern psychology. We now realize that being aware of your body can help you to rebalance your emotional life -- even help you to overcome the psychological legacy of trauma!
And science shows the …
Does 'greenness' support better health?
Some years ago, a woman told me the secret of how she healed her depression. She said she'd improved her mood by caring for her houseplants! I remember her saying “I love my plants. They inspire me. They want to live!”
Her doctor had wanted to prescribe antidepressant medication, but somehow this lady had discovered her own unique path to healing — caring for her plants. Eventually I lost touch with her, but as far as I know, she never did require medication. She had become an indoor garden…
Your body prefers a regular pattern of sleep!
Do you realize how much your body appreciates routine?
The body seems to prefer that we be regular in our daily activities -- that we do the same activities, at the same time, every day.
Here's important new research that shows the health risks associated with being irregular, especially the risks of sleep irregularity.
This 2023 study was published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.  Scientists found that people’s heart health is undermined if they have the habit of an …
Here’s a new study with evidence that food additives contribute to cognitive decline!
This could be an important message for you, depending on your dietary habits.
It’s a large, well-designed study just published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Researchers followed the cognitive health of more than 10,000 Brazilian public servants for 6 to 10 years. Their average age was 51 years at the outset. Over half were women.
When participants joined the study, they first gave d…