Broadening our View of Health Care

From “Healing the Whole Person” by Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D, in Shambhala Sun, January 2011:

“Health is more than the absence of disease…(Dr. Christiane) Northrup recommends broadening our view of health care to include the things that create health and joy on a daily basis, whether it’s dancing the tango, reading a good book, or spending fifteen minutes a day in natural sunlight. ‘Begin to think about your health care as a program that you are in control of,’ she says. ‘It includes your thoughts and beliefs and the people you spend time with. It includes turning off the news and getting massages regularly. Just being present with another human, being present in the moment, ramps up your circuitry of health.'”

The whole issue of the magazine is jam-packed with great articles on mindfulness, health and healing.  And they’ve dedicated a web site to their project on the topic here.

2 Responses to Broadening our View of Health Care
  1. admin
    August 2, 2011 | 2:03 pm

    Thanks, Georgia!

  2. Georgia
    August 2, 2011 | 1:55 pm

    Great article. I couldn’t agree more! I started getting massage as a physical relief – but over time have found that massage calms my spirit, relieves stress, forces me to breath deeply (which is good on so many levels) and refreshes mind, body and spirit.

    Your skills are a gift to those of us who need them!

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