Friday, April 5, 2019

Our relationships shape our health

Today's Seth reminds of a book by Dr. Gabor Mate: "When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress", a book about the devastating effect on women's health when in toxic, co-dependent relationships.

“Old-time family doctors understood the patient’s sensitivity to family members and to the environment, of course, and they often felt a lively sympathy and understanding that the practitioners of modern medicine often seem to have forgotten.
“I am speaking of a deeper relationship to the environment, however, and of the environment’s symbolic as well as practical aspects in relationship to health and illness.  Your ideas about your own body, your mind, the universe and your part in it, and your relationship to family, friends, and environment are all connected to your state of health, to your sense of well-being, or your feelings of dis-ease.”
(The Way Toward Health,Session March 23, 1984)

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