18 Feb 2011

Listen-to-Your-Heart Week.

Photo credit: Seyed Mostafa Zamani

Earlier today, I read an article about the book 'The Heart Speaks' by cardiologist Mimi Guarneri. It deals with the effect of our emotional state on our heart's health. Coming from a family in which heart disease is quite common, heart health is a big topic for me.

More and more scientific discoveries confirm what we instinctively already know and feel: anger, anxiety, grief and stress aren't good for us. Negative feelings trigger stress hormones that cause changes in our heart rhythm. They create a chaotic pattern that has a negative effect on our entire body.

In a similar way, positive emotions such as love and appreciation can make our heartbeat more stable and regular, which helps other organs function better.

So, for many reasons, I pronounce this my 'Listen-to-my-heart week'. For the next 7 days, I am going to take extra care of my heart, in its entirety.

I plan to concentrate on all that is good and positive in my life. There is so much to be grateful for! I will focus on hope, serenity, beauty and abundance. I pledge to love, laugh, treasure and enjoy. I promise to create, build, share and... write.

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  1. As we are from the same family, I guess I would better follow your plan. So (hopefully) no worries for me in the next few days! ;-)

  2. I'm with you!!
    Thanks for posting this!


  3. Hi Lauren,

    great! Looks like I'll be in good company :-)

  4. Bit late for signing up, but oddly enough we were on the same page in February. Where are you now?

  5. @alison: right here, still creating, building, sharing and writing. :-)


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