Over the past 150 years, we have focused so much time, energy, and effort on understanding the human body. In our quest for more knowledge, we have spent decades studying the physical body. Our understanding of the it, however advanced we believe it is, is still very limited in nature. We have hardly scratched the surface of understanding the relationship between the mind, body, and spirit.
In his book, Mind, Body, Spirit, Dr. Keith Karren explores the relationship between these three critical elements that make up the entire person. I found his book a powerful reminder there is a need to support all levels of someone’s health and well-being. There is a powerful connection between our mental, physical, and spiritual health. Likewise, it is important to take care of all three of these areas as they all co-relate. This text provided valuable connections that link together the mental, physical and spiritual health, and well-being and how we can be mindful of how we can strengthen our entire body.
Parker Wells, Vice President of Care To Stay Home, Santa Ana, CA
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We have two lives. The life we learn with and the life we learn after that. Suffering is what brings us toward happiness.
Bernard Malamud, “The Natural”
Mind Body Spirit Excerpt
If you think a well-toned, properly fueled body is the key to wellness, you’re right. To be more exact, you’re only a third right—because optimum wellness involves not just your body, but a solid balance between your mind, your body, and your spirit.
It all boils down to psycho-neuro-endocrine-immunology. That’s quite a mouthful—and chances are good that you’ve never tried to wrap your tongue around it before right now. Let’s make it simple: it’s a science that shows how your mind, body, and spirit are all linked together and how they help you resist disease and infection. And it might sound like a bunch of hocus-pocus, but some of the nation’s leading researchers and medical experts have put their enthusiastic stamp of approval on it.
Researchers and doctors all over the world have been finding success with mind-body-spirit therapies. It’s pretty exciting: as just one example, they’ve shown how changing up emotions can make a big difference in diabetes and improves things like cholesterol, glucose levels, heart rate, and blood pressure. They’ve also found that meditation dramatically impacts chronic pain, anxiety, and depression, in addition to bringing on positive changes in the brain.
Dr. Keith Karren
Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.
Resilient Journey Excerpt
Everyone alive has a story. Let’s look at yours and how you’re writing it this very minute.
You add to your story every day through the events that contribute new pages, new chapters, and even new characters to the stories that make up your life. Some of your stories are good. Others are funny or surprising or sad. Some might be devastating.
Some stories are brief: you inadvertently step in a mud puddle on your way to an important appointment or you receive a welcome phone call from an old friend. Others seem to drag on forever: you spend years in a successful fight against breast cancer or work for eighteen months to research a ground-breaking dissertation.
Some stories are planned: you set your sights on law school so you can be a prosecuting attorney. Other stories are unplanned: along the way, you discover that your passion really lies in doing legal research for an environmental agency, something that will never take you inside a courtroom.
Some stories are predictable: you carefully engineer all the connecting flights to arrive in Anaheim for a long-anticipated vacation at Disneyland. Other stories are unpredictable: two of your children come down with stomach flu before you’re even able to leave the hotel the next morning.
Resilience is the set of skills, the innate force within your soul that enables you to look those disruptions right in the face. Resilience empowers you to thrive through adversity, challenge, and opportunity. Resilience gives you the grit to grow, become wiser, progress, and increase your coping capacity every time your life gets disrupted.
Simply put, resilience is the part of your story that helps you stay on your feet, no matter what. But it’s more than that. Instead of simply staying upright, you become better. And through it all, you realize that becoming stronger and better is a choice, one you can make over and over, every single day, regardless of what is going on in that story of yours.
There’s a lot to be said for resilience. It’s the very process and experience of being disrupted by change, stressors, challenges, adversity, and opportunities. That disruption— and what you choose to do with it—is good, because in the end it makes you thrive.
Dr. Glenn R. Richardson
We all need resilience to live a fulfilling life. With resilience, you’ll be more prepared to take on challenges, to develop your talents, skills, and abilities so that you can live with more purpose and joy.
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Resilient Health Discovery is a rich guiding resource enabling people to explore and discover innate gifts and strengths that optimize and balance their physical (body), mental (mind), and spiritual (spirit) health. Our books help you to live your life to the fullest. Try one, or try them all. Mind Body Spirit and Resilient Journey are available in soft cover, eBooks, and audiobooks. A Better Tomorrow is coming Spring 2021.
Would you like to live a great adventure that will culminate in the reality of optimum wellness, a deep sense of joy, and a long and satisfying life? Yes, even when life in America seems turned upside down? Do you feel that YOU are in control of you? Well you are and you can use your body, mind, and spirit in positive, health-centered ways to reach that goal. That reality will help you prevent or alter the course of disease and change the very fabric of your thought AND even your physical body
What health challenges are you presently experiencing? Most of us have too much stress and anxiety. Our blood pressure is too high and chronic pain robs us of a quality life. Add to that insomnia, depression, heart problems, low self-esteem—the list goes on. No one wants to live with poor health and an early death, including you, and you don’t have to! Mind Body Spirit shows you how to redesign your life through a mind, body, spirit balance
Rekindle future hope through powerful connections of the mind and body. Successfully manage your stress and develop greater resilience. Experience emotional control, positive perceptions, internal life control, healthy relationships, and spiritual wellness. These all result in a healthy body which leads you to healthier, resilient behavior, and optimal wellness.
You will learn the core principles of well-being. They include a feeling of personal control and empowerment. A sense of meaning and purpose develops. Positive relationships and connectedness occur. A feeling of hope is generated to experience optimal health and wellness. You will envision what you want to have happen in your life! It’s all found in Mind Body Spirit: The Triple Bond of Optimal Wellness, obtained at resilienthealthdiscovery.com.
So why should you listen to Dr. Karren or read his words? As a professor of Health Science at a major university for 39 years, he was awarded his University’s highest teaching honor. He taught, researched, and published in the areas of health and lifestyle management, health behavior change, and Psycho-neuro-endocrine-immunology. His twenty-four books include the classic text Mind/Body Health: The Effects of Attitudes, Emotions and Relationships, now in its’ fourth edition. Dr. Karren hosted the “Psychobiology of Health and Healing” conference for many years, working closely with leaders in the PNEI field. Above all, he is healthy and well and has discovered how to live life to its’ fullest.
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It is the discovery of the path that leads to the fulfillment of one’s potential and helps to experience optimal health. The pathway is through resiliency. Resiliency is the process and experience of being disrupted by stressors, life events, adversity, or challenges and, in the humbling lows of introspective enlightenment, accessing innate self-mastering strengths, using integrative health modalities to which they have resonated.
People become stronger through the disruption. The magnificent energy to thrive is called resilience. It is a force within everyone that drives the person to seek self-actualization, altruism, wisdom, peace, and harmony with a source of spiritual strength.
The resilient journey facilitates the rediscovery of personal resilient qualities, finds purpose and meaning, and teaches powerful skills of self-mastery and health creating relationships. Resilience within the process of resiliency is vital in mastering and thriving through stressors—it is strength-based stress management.
The personal journey of discovering resilient qualities also allows people to form resilient relationships with trust, optimal communication, mutual empowerment, and synergy in families, businesses, and other social situations.