Body and Mind

Part 1 of 7 in the series Who am I?

We are all human, and your brain is interpreting these words, body and mind processing together.

We may think of our bodies and minds as separate systems and believe they function independently. Yet we know that is not the whole story.


Since the body and mind are inextricably connected, every time we have a thought, we set off a cascade of cellular reactions in our nervous system that influence all the molecules in our body. Our cells are constantly observing our thoughts and being changed by them.

A basic emotion such as fear can be described as an abstract feeling or as a tangible molecule of the hormone adrenaline,” writes Dr Deepak Chopra in Ageless Body, Timeless Mind. “Without the feeling there is no hormone; without the hormone there is no feeling … The revolution we call mind-body medicine was based on this simple discovery: wherever thought goes, a chemical goes with it.”

So let’s start there. what are the things that you see as important to be a balanced human?

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