Body and Soul


Someone once said, “It’s not what a quotation says to you that matters, but what you think it says.” Quotations are typically very brief and do not have much more than a dozen words, therefore a certain amount of interpretation MUST occur in the reader’s mind.

This “soul/body” quotation is not found in any published writings by C.S. Lewis. Why it became associated with him appears unclear, but what is interesting is that people are clearly divided on its meaning. Are we souls in a body? Are mind and body linked? We know feelings are felt in the body and thoughts trigger feelings.
The mind-body connection is the link between a person’s thoughts, attitudes and behaviours and their physical health.

While scientists have long understood that our emotions can affect our bodies, we’re just now beginning to understand how emotions influence health and longevity. Now more than ever, we appreciate the importance of a holistic approach to care that includes mind, body, and spirit.

How do you look after your body and soul?

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