Sound Health



According to Napoleon Hill, sound health is one of the 17 keys to success outlined in his book Keys to Success: The 17 Principles of Personal Achievement.

The health of your mind and body cannot be separated. Anything that affects the soundness of your mind will affect your body, and anything that affects your body will touch your mind.

Sound Health Index

Mind Body Connection
Rhythms of Life
Fear and Anxiety
Releasing Negative Emotions Through EFT
Positive Mental Attitude
Eating Habits
Exercise
Relaxation
Sex and Sublimation
Effective Mind Body Stimulants
Top 10 Quotes on Health
Top 10 Quotes on Fear
Top 10 Quotes on Postive Mental Attitude
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Mind Body Connection

Dr. David Simon, co-founder of the Chopra Center, explains the mind body connection. He describes how certain experiences or emotions affect the body and the immune system.

Dr. David Simon, author of "Free to Love, Free to Heal: Heal your Body by Healing your Emotions." Dr. Simon states that not feeling loved is frequently associated with heart attacks. Dr. David Simon highly recommends meditation to bring the mind/body into balance.

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Rhythms of Life

When you consider the waves of the ocean, the passing of the seasons, the waxing and waning of the moon, you will see that nature moves in rhythms.

Is your life rhythmical? Are you following work with play, mental effort with physical effort, eating with fasting, and seriousness with humor? Keeping balance in your life is one of the keys to health and happiness.

There is a lot of truth to:
"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." ~ Proverb

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Fear and Anxiety

Two of the greatest destructive forces in the human mind are fear and anxiety. They kill enthusiasm, destroy faith, blind vision, blunt creative effort, and dispel peace of mind - all qualities for a positive mental attitude and sound mental health.

Below are the 6 basic fears:

1. Fear of Poverty
2. Fear of Criticism
3. Fear of Ill Health
4. Fear of Loss of Love of Someone
5. Fear of Old Age
6. Fear of Death

One way to deal with these fears is to develop a plan to eliminate these fears. Coaching sessions or EFT has been found to be helpful.

Top 10 Quotes on Fear

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Releasing Negative Emotions Through EFT

This video highlights the impacts of negative emotions on our health and how EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) can help.

EFT is emotional version of acupuncture (without the needles). EFT involves tapping on points within the individuals’ energy meridians to balance out emotions.

EFT clears the roots that are holding the negative emotions in our bodies...emotions that are blocking our energy from flowing, thus freeing us physically as well as emotionally. This video even shows how our blood reacts to our emotions, with before and after pictures of the blood after an EFT session.

EFT is easy to learn.

Below is a link about Research Studies on the Effectiveness of EFT:

http://eftuniverse.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=18

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Positive Mental Attitude

Probably the single most important quality for sound mental health is a positive mental attitude.

The best way to remove fear from your mind is to replace it with PMA.

Émile Coué, a French psychologist, gave us a very simple but practical formula for building PMA and maintaining a health consciousness:

"Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better." ~ Émile Coué, a French psychologist

Repeat this sentence to yourself many times a day until your subconscious picks it up and accepts it, and begins to carry it out in the form of good health.

Top 10 Quotes on Postive Mental Attitude

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Eating Habits

The purpose of food is to supply the body with the things it needs to maintain itself in good repair. Your eating habits must be guided by this goal.

Your doctor or nutritionist can be helpful in educating yourself of the basics of healthy balanced diet. There are also many good resources online for your review.

Never eat while angry, frightened, or worried. Eating in response to stress can lead to becoming overweight. Better to learn stress reduction techniques instead.

Here are some great quotes to motivate you on your diet.

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Exercise

Ideally your relaxation and play will include exercise.

Exercise is great for maintaining a healthy body, but is also good clearing away mental sluggishness.

Here are some great quotes to motivate you to exercise.

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Relaxation

Relaxation is key to sound health. Short periods of relation throughout the day can break tension and give your subconscious a chance to work.

Relaxation can be different things for different people. Here are some ideas that many finds helpful:

1. Meditation
2. Exercise
3. Kite Flying
4. Gardening
5. Reading
6. Cross Word Puzzle

Relaxation is not a waste of time - It helps to keep your mind in top condition.

Here is a great 6 minute relaxation video. Great for de-stressing when you are pressed for time.

Here's another very good 1 hour Zen Garden relaxation video. Great just before bed for a great nights sleep!

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Sex and Sublimation

To work for your greatest good, sex and sublimation (channeling sexual desires to the attainment of your definite major purpose) need to be alternated in a rhythmical pattern, just as work and play do.

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Effective Mind-Body Stimulants

At any given time your mind-body may need a boost. Here are some ideas:

1. Sexual expression or sublimated sexual drive keys up the mind so that it works rapidly and well, with real inspiration.
2. Love.
3. Fanning your burning obsession for your major definite purpose is a strong stimulant.
4. Work is a wonderful opportunity for creative expression. Hopefully you are engage in work that is in line with your major definite purpose and utilizes your gifts and talents.
5. Exercise.
6. A little play lets your subconscious go to work.
7. Music has great mood modulating effects. Depending on the type of music you select, it can make you enthusiastic or calm you down.
8. Spend times with friends. Laugh and share your life experiences.
9. Spend time with your children. They are often a great source of inspiration.
10. Spend time with your mastermind alliance to boost your enthusiasm and commitment to your definite major aim.
11. Autosuggestion implants the ideas you want in your mind. It is best to plant these suggestions just before going to bed to give your subconscious time to work on while you are sleeping.
12. Faith and religion can boost your spirits.

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Top 10 Quotes on Health

I’ve 10 of my favorite quotes on health which will highlight:

• the importance of health
• the mind-body connection
• the need to reduce the stress in our lives
• motivation for diets/exercise programs
• your responsibility for your own health

The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a state depend.
~ Benjamin Disraeli

Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.
~ Jim Rohn

Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open.
~ B.K.S. Iyengar

By cleansing your body on a regular basis and eliminating as many toxins as possible from your environment, your body can begin to heal itself, prevent disease, and become stronger and more resilient than you ever dreamed possible!
~ Dr. Edward Group III

To avoid sickness eat less; to prolong life worry less.
~ Chu Hui Weng

My own prescription for health is less paperwork and more running barefoot through the grass.
~ Terri Guillemets

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.
~ Hippocrates

He who takes medicine and neglects to diet wastes the skill of his doctors.
~ Chinese Proverb

Those who think they have no time for exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.
~ Edward Stanley

Our bodies are our gardens – our wills are our gardeners.
~ William Shakespeare

More quotes on health
Motivational Quotes for Dieters
Quotes to Motivate you to Exercise

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Top 10 Quotes on Fear

I’ve 10 of my favorite quotes on fear which will highlight:

• how to conquer fear
• what holy scriptures say about fear
• insights about fear
• fear and faith

When desire dies, fear is born.
~ Baltasar Gracian

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
~ Bible - Psalm 23:4 (NIV)

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
~ Bible – 2 Timothy 1:7 (KJB)

Fears are educated into us, and can, if we wish, be educated out.
~ Karl Augustus Menninger

Who sees all beings in his own self, and his own self in all beings, loses all fear.
~ Isa Upanishad, Hindu Scripture

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
~ Dale Carnegie

Do the thing we fear, and death of fear is certain.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.
~ Mary Manin Morrissey

The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear.
~ Brian Tracy

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

More Quotes on Fear

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Top 10 Quotes on Positive Mental Attitude

Your attitude, not your aptitude, determines your altitude.
~ Zig Ziglar

Everything in our lives is either a blessing, or a blessing in disguise.
~ Joel Fotinos

I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
~ Mahatma Gandhi

If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
~ Mary Engelbreit

The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.
~ Mark Twain

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it.
~ C.C. Scott

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.
~ Napoleon Hill

Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better.
~ Émile Coué, a French psychologist

The person who sends out positive thoughts activates the world around him positively and draws back to himself positive results.
~ Norman Vincent Peale

More Quotes on Positive Mental Attitude

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