The mind-body connection is the pulse of Finishing the Race sprinkled with truth from the Word of God. It is absolutely a beautiful thing to see science prove that spiritual principles are true. Dr. Caroline Leaf does just that!
Dr. Caroline Leaf, cognitive neuroscientist, lectures and writes about the power of our thought life and how it affects our behavior and our health even at cellular levels—while she graciously integrates the Word of God.
A friend told me that Dr. Leaf was recently a guest on Kenneth Copeland, so I watched her interviews on the Internet. Dr. Leaf’s intriguing knowledge is still available to view on www.kcm.org—just type Dr. Caroline Leaf in the search box.
In Dr. Leaf’s Introduction she writes, “The verdict of science is in: the mind-body connection is real. No longer can we relegate those so-called psychosomatic disorders to the dark corners of the mind.
Behavior starts with a thought. Thoughts stimulate emotions which then result in attitude and finally produce behavior. This symphony of electrochemical reactions in the body affects the way we think and feel physically. Therefore, toxic thoughts produce toxic emotions, which produce toxic attitudes, resulting in toxic behavior.
The good news? These toxic thoughts, emotions, and attitudes are controllable! And that means your physical and emotional well-being are controllable, too.
You can learn how to control your thought life and consequently your emotions, attitudes and behavior, ultimately leading to feeling and living better.”¹
I believe the spiritual truth that you will know the truth and the truth will set you free. Truth is freedom, which is why I wrote Finishing the Race: Dieting Obsessions, Self-Criticism, and Insecurity Eat My Dust! Finishing the Race helps you take ownership of healthier thoughts, while gently infusing healthier habits, which equals a healthy mind, body, and spirit.
The process of filling our minds with healthy thoughts fashions a well-balanced woman. With healthy thought processes, come healthy coinciding actions. I found when I took ownership of logic and truth, this dispelled my irrational thoughts and behaviors. As a result: inner contentment and outer success. ²
We do have the power to be healthy of mind, body, and spirit. Who Switched Off My Brain? Controlling Toxic Thoughts and Emotions is a great read. I highly recommend this book. If you missed the interviews, you can still watch Dr. Leaf share the amazing truth about the mind-brain-body connection on www.kcm.org.
² Finishing the Race: Dieting Obsessions, Self-Criticism, and Insecurity Eat My Dust! Chapter 2