While food provides the building blocks we need to fuel ourselves, it is important to realize that all of that is just a piece of the equation. Our mindset has such a powerful impact on our health and the way our body absorbs nutrients, so to not give some attention to our own thoughts would be a big oversight in our journey to better health.
So, I wanted to share a few ideas as you explore your own thinking and how it plays a role in the actions you take and the reality you make for yourself and your health.
Understanding the impact of stress
The following video is extracted from our Goodbye to Dieting Program and provides some good background information about the impact of stress on our health goals – as well as the how our thinking impacts our behaviors and outcomes.
An Introduction to Epigenetics
In this quick 8-minute video, Bruce Lipton, Ph.D., developmental biologist and pioneer in the field of epigenetics introduces the concept of how our cells are controlled by environmental signals and how we have power over our biology and therefore can influence and maintain your health regardless of what has been “passed down” in your family history.
- Here’s the link: http://www.learn.hayhouseu.com/biologyofbelief-video1-yourgenes
An Introduction to Meditation
The benefits of meditation have become pretty common knowledge these days. But, practicing it is a whole other thing. Our friend, Susan Piver, is an expert instructor of meditation and best-selling author. She did a fantastic guided introduction to meditation for us here…specifically focused on developing new habits. Check it out.
The Happiness Advantage
If you haven’t seen this yet…definitely take some time with it. Shawn Achor is the winner of over a dozen distinguished teaching awards at Harvard University, where he delivered lectures on positive psychology in the most popular class at Harvard. He researches and lectures on happiness and human potential. Pretty cool stuff. And, so easy to implement.