Some New Approaches to Healing the Mind Body Connection

Life is not perfect and we all have those days that have torn a heart ot two.  Days where some tears are shed and those are a part of life.  The old expression ” you always have your health.”, may not apply to you as well but there are many blessings yet to come.

Chronic pain and fatigue plagues many of the new friends I have met, all of which are dealing with some condition(s) that is/are deemed chronic or degenerative in nature.  There are many options in the treatment of these conditions that do not require the use of medications or painful procedures.

We are living in blessed times, the possibilities are endless but attitude is one area we can change.  With any illness, one’s mental outlook on life must remain positive and upbeat. Reading inspirational books or using a daily reader, such as my soon to be published ” Little Bursts Of Inspiration” for person’s with chronic conditions that include pain and fatigue such as Fibromyalgia, IBS, and person’s dealing with cancer can allow us to view things differently..   Listening to relaxing music.

A wide variety of treatments are available for healing such as: herbal preparations, reiki, reflexology, & psychotherapy to deal with life changes and situational factors many of us now face.

One can never underestimate stress as a factor in exacerbating pain or fatigue.  What the mind thinks can greatly influence one’s level of pain and fatigue.  I recall having a day in which the pain in my knee was brutal and laughing at something my dog Molly did and how that release made the pain subside.  My body had been tense most of the day and I was not aware how tense it was until I laid down to try and sleep.

The following excerpts were taken from “Desiderata” by Max Ehrmann (c) 1927

Go placidly amidst the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly;

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Be yourself.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful.

Strive to be happy. [1]    — Max Ehrmann, 1927

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