Have you ever wondered why emotions effect our health?
As I grow I’ve begun to be mindful of the thoughts and beliefs that have held me back from expressing my true authenticity. As I become aware of the thoughts I feel the emotion attached to each one… I’ve realized how much of my life has been spent in the “flight or fight” mode.
I’ve found a calmer place lately and relish in the pure knowing that I’m only in control of me, my thoughts, my words, and my actions. No one else… not the world, my children, and especially my husband 😉
This release and realization has lead me to articles like this one. I must inspire other Hippie Moms within our community to discover this place for themselves and find their sense of stillness and calm.
How Our Emotions
Affect Our Health
In each moment of every day, a conversation is taking place inside us that’s one of the most vital we will ever find ourselves engaged in. It’s the silent, often subconscious, and never-ending conversation of emotion-based signals between the heart and the brain. The reason this conversation is so important is that the quality of the emotional signal the heart sends to the brain determines what kind of chemicals are released into our bodies. When we feel what we would typically call negative emotions (for instance, anger,hate, jealousy, and rage), the heart sends a signal to the brain that mirrors our feelings. Such emotions are irregular and chaotic, and this is precisely what the signals they send to the brain look like.
If you can envision a chart of the ups and downs for the stock market on a wild and volatile day, you’ll have an idea of the kind of signals we create in our hearts in times of such emotions. The human body interprets this kind of signal as stress, and sets into motion mechanisms to help us respond appropriately.
I know understand fully why emotions can affect our health. It’s always been so transparent, but I was too much in my head to really understand their gravity in my life.
What’s going on in your head? Do you understand why your emotions affect your health? Please inspire us!
Live Hippily… and know you are innately peace.