There is a connection between what the mind is thinking and what the body experiences.
Studies reveal that physical disease may be the consequence of emotional distress leaving initiatives aimed solely at physical well-being set to fail. In the US 46.6 million people experience mental distress each year exposing them to premature mortality. In contrast those with social and emotional support have better chances at both preventing and recovering from illnesses. Increasingly, health is being defined as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being”. The increase of social disease including misuse of alcohol and drugs, domestic violence, and child abuse all seem to be connected to concepts of well-being. Well-being integrates the mind and the body approaching health more holistically. Many of the organizations we support are helping people to better cope with their environments and their individual circumstances in order experience an overall positive sense of well-being. These resources provide opportunities for physical activity, social connection, and for some, moments of empowering autonomy. There is an absolute connection between what the mind is thinking and what the body experiences!