Every thought and every emotion catalyze and are catalyzed by biochemical, electrochemical changes. One of my mentors, Dr. Jeanne Achterberg taught us that: “No thought, no emotion, is without biochemical, electrochemical activity; and the activity leaves no cell untouched.” When controlling for all potential confounding variables, such as genetics, environmental exposures, and health habits, unhappy people will usually be less healthy than happy people. Happiness is good for your health. Do whatever it takes to improve it—psychotherapy, mindfulness practice, improving relationships, finding meaning and purpose, and personal growth in whatever form appeals to you.
Video: Can Our Thoughts Kill Us?
April 21, 2015 at 9:00 am
- Video: The Importance of Being Open and Vulnerable
- Q & A with Dr. B. – You have written about practice being a way of life—something to practice throughout the day. What are the main practices that encompass this way of life?
- Video: The Wisdom of Coach John Wooden
- Q & A with Dr. B. – Why The Focus On Practices?
- Q & A with Dr. B. – Do the mindfulness practices, especially the MBEP walking practice, ever become more natural?
- Authenticity, Transparency
- Body Centeredness
- Cancer and the Mind
- Chronic Illness and the Mind
- Gratitude and Well-Being
- In Your Own Hands
- Living by Personal Values
- Meaning and Purpose in Health
- Mindfulness Practice
- Practice is Everything
- Practice Living by Choice
- Q&A Ask Dr. B.
- Self-Efficacy and Self-Mastery
- Social Support and Contributing Member of a Community