Part 2 of The Dr Karen Health Show Podcast series on The Mind/Heart Connection.
In this episode, Dr Karen reviews her 4 “M’s” of building resilience and positive psychological health. Can you guess what they are?
Mindfulness, like meditation, is linked to better heart health
Meaningful Social Connections
In this episode I discuss the fact that emotions are “energy in motion” and we have all ranges of emotions throughout the day.. even minute to minute. There are no “good” or “bad” emotions.
Acknowledging Our Emotions
It is important to acknowledge and claim ALL our emotions.. not just the so-called positive ones.
Anger, grief, fear are not “negative” in themselves, in fact they are vital for our survival. we need anger to define boundaries, grief to deal with our losses, and fear to protect us from danger. It is when these feelings are denied so that they cannot be moved through the body and released, that the situations becomes toxic.
The more we deny emotions, the greater the ultimate toxicity. Pent up emotions can be damaging to ourselves and others.
Keep Your Emotions Flowing
When your emotions are moving, the “molecules of emotion” are flowing and you can experience feelings of freedom, joy and hopefulness because you are in a “whole” state.
DID YOU MISS PART 1? LISTEN HERE