I would like to make an argument for just separating the whole mind-body thing. See because when I try to work on getting one better, the other one just throws a wrench in the works and things slide.
I am tired of being dependent on physical health in order to work on my mental health. I am tired of being mildly ill-- just a cold really-- and having that side-track my plans to improve my overall health. Tired of the lack of exercise and healthful eating putting strain on my mental health.
If it were possible to just focus on one thing without having everything unravel... If only things were not so inextricably tangled.
Unrelated Seasonal Rant (of Crabby Old Non-theist Quaker)t:
Dear Strangers: please do not ask my children if the Easter Bunny or Santa Claus or Thor or Superman or Glenda the Good Witch or the Great Pumpkin is going to visit them to bring them presents.
First off, why do you care? You are strangers. You have never seen us before. You will likely never see us again.
Second off, why do you assume that we are follwers of the Norse Gods or worshippers of Kal-el? Doesn't this seem a bit presumptuous.
And even if we do worship the deity that you presume we do... what makes you think that we observe the tradition of having mystical creatures invade our houses at night while the children are asleep? It is creepy.
Family and friends, you are excused from this rant. I have already explained to my children that a belief in Easter Bunnies is important to some of their relatives and they just need to nod and smile and not say anything to hurt people's feelings.
I will try to remind myself of this too and not trod on other people's traditions as I would not have them trample over mine.
Quaker, teacher, parent,