Ailments of the mind are often perceived differently than ailments of the body, yet modern science now understands how connected they are. Physical issues seem more acceptable to talk about, but as mental health awareness gains ground, we are more able to discuss issues of mind and emotions like we do those of the body. There is more awareness than ever on the connection between mind and body, and on the importance of comprehensive wellness. When you harness the power of mind and body on your life goals, whether those be goals for your career, your relationship life, your parenting or how you feel about yourself, you can achieve success more easily.
Most of you have probably heard that engaging in new activities in older age helps keep the brain functioning optimally. That’s because the stimulation of new ideas and activities promotes neural growth and the maintenance of active circuits. The same is true throughout life, however, not just in older age. To the extent that we allow different ideas and habits to enter into our lives and embrace them, we challenge our minds to grow more flexible and resilient — expanding our capacity for life experience and maturing in the process.
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