I want to wish all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving. This year when you are around friends and family, I would like to encourage you to remember that it is not how others need to act or change in order for us to remain happy, appreciative, and joyful. Your emotions are under your direct control, in spite of your circumstances.
The book: "The Coherent Heart," by Rollin McCraty, Ph.D. et. al. reveals the importance of controlling our emotions. It says, "When certain positive emotional states, such as appreciation, compassion, or love, are INTENTIONALLY (my emphasis) maintained, coherent heart rhythm patterns can be sustained for longer periods, which also leads to increased synchronization and entrainment between multiple body systems. By contrast, our research has shown that negative emotions such as frustration, anger, anxiety, and worry lead to heart rhythm patterns that appear incoherent- highly variable and erratic. Overall, this means that there is less synchronization in the reciprocal action of the parasympathetic and sympathetic branches of the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS). This desychronization in the ANS, if sustained, taxes the nervous system and bodily organs, impeding efficient flow of information (between the body and mind)."
All of this to say, we all must consciously and purposely choose to truly decide to be thankful, appreciative, compassionate, and walk in love this Thanksgiving...and it will improve the function of every organ, gland, and system of your body...or...you can choose to feel that you can choose to operate on the negative side and get something other than health to every organ, gland, and system of your body.
I am thankful for each of you and the ability to share health tidbits with you here. I pray you have only joyful interactions this Thanksgiving!