December 12, 2016 Beth Duncan No comments exist

Words are powerful!  Not only do they have meaning, they can evoke emotions.  It doesn’t matter if the words are said by someone else or if the words are said to and by ourselves. We can change our friends and the company we keep.  But no matter where we go, our own mind is there! …

November 27, 2016 Beth Duncan No comments exist

I am ANGRY!  I feel manipulated.  How is this connected to mind-body one may ask?  Internalizing anger causes depression.  Depression increases hormones released into the body that can hurt, cause other chemical reactions, and interfere with healing throughout the body.  It makes one want to sleep more, to escape painful realities.  It diminishes one’s creativity—thinking…

October 13, 2016 Beth Duncan No comments exist

Change is hard. There are so very many ways to even think about change.  According to Richard Restak, MD in his book: The BRAIN,  “The brain is the only organ in the known universe that seeks to understand itself.”   We humans are creatures of habit.  We do the same things over and over again.  This…

July 27, 2016 Beth Duncan No comments exist

As I have mentioned in other blogs, an old saying goes:  You are what you eat.”  But what I also said before, this has been upgraded to:  You are what your body can digest!  So many times I’ve heard people say that, “I’ve eaten or drank that before and nothing happened, so it must not…

June 21, 2016 Beth Duncan No comments exist

I am now resuming my blogging after taking time off to write a book of poetry to enter it in a contest.  Soon after entering, since I just made the deadline, I found out that my work had not been chosen.  This hurt me so much, and gave validation (support and justification) to my fears,…