Letter from Publisher
“What’s on your mind really does affect your heart,” states Michael Miller, MD, author of Heal Your Heart. “Our hearts require emotional health in order to maintain cardiovascular health.” What more ideal month than February to be extra mindful of our emotions. It has been documented how the brain and the heart form an interwoven feedback loop and what affects one, ditto the other. Unconditional love can heal, as is so well expressed in this month’s article, The Heart-Mind Connection by Ronica O’Hara.
“Intimately connecting with a loved one is one of life’s most precious gifts,” shares Marlaina Donato in her article on Sex and Intimacy as a Healing Force. Experts in the field share that many men have no idea what they’re missing because they’ve never had an emotionally intimate relationship without the negative influence of porn. “When people open their view of what sex is, it can become an act of worship.”
Oftentimes, parenting is done on autopilot, from kneejerk reaction rather than from a centered state of balance. Teaching children via our own proper behavior rather than words is the way to Help Kids Discover Positive Behavior. Author Sandra Yeyati points out the monkey-see, monkey-do approach and how Parents as Role Models can help develop healthy emotional intelligence in children, including how to manage anger, live ethically, and dissipate anxiety.
As always, with an open heart and an open mind, I hope you enjoy reading on!