stress reducer 677a: witnessing thoughts and feelings

Chronic maladaptive stress is a factor contributing to disease states affecting mind and body, to the dimming of what Oriental Medicine calls our spirit light. Our spirit light dimmed, we are proportionally disconnected from our truth. Disconnected from our truth, the mind becomes confused. The warm, loving heart grows cold and hard. The peaceful, settled … Continue reading stress reducer 677a: witnessing thoughts and feelings

health improver 377b: lungs

In my last blog post I hoped to get us thinking more about the ever-present connection between mind and body, citing the results of a study that linked chronic hostility--a form of stress--with poorer lung function. Being mindful of this reality is of immediate practical value, and helps us to work more intelligently with regard … Continue reading health improver 377b: lungs

health improver 377a: lungs

Persistent anger harms our physical health in ways we may not recognize. A 2006 study published in the British journal Thorax found a connection between the tendency toward hostile attitudes and a decline in lung function. From the study: Higher levels of hostility were associated with both lower levels of pulmonary function at baseline and … Continue reading health improver 377a: lungs