We often think of the mind and body as being separate, and care for them individually. However, we now understand that they are intimately intertwined.

This mind-body connection can have a significant impact on our overall well-being. Our body’s chemistry and physiology can impact our mood and thoughts which can, in turn, impact our well-being. Research has found evidence to support this very phenomenon. Chronic stress can impact our health; however, we know that relaxation and mindfulness can also slow down our heart rate and stress response. Talk therapy focused on how we think can also significantly alter the way our brain works. So, remember to prioritize both your physical and mental well-being.

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Sherri Sharp, PhD
Psychologist, Behavioral Health