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Mind-Body Connection

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I’ve never given much thought to the mind-body connection, but after watching the Heal documentary on Netflix, I feel a sense of rebirth; kind of like in I Feel Pretty or Isn’t It Romantic when Renee (Amy Schumer) and Natalie (Rebel Wilson) wake up with a completely changed outlook on their bodies and their beauty, and have a newfound confidence. After watching this documentary I’m thinking and feeling differently about my health, which is particularly empowering because I have a chronic, progressive disease. When you have such a thing it seems like giving in to the fear of the unknown and how it might play out in the future is an instinctual reaction, something I have definitely been struggling with over the past year and a half since I was diagnosed. Thinking about the mind-body connection and how our mental state can have a direct effect (positive or negative) on our physical state is mind-blowing and eye opening to me. Not that I have been feeling depressed or hopeless, but I have definitely been giving in to my disease. This documentary has taught me to take charge of my health and mind and body, and that I can make a positive impact on my body by nurturing my mind. I can’t say that I believe every vignette in the documentary, but I highly recommend it if this topic interests you.

 

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Netflix

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Netflix is not the most healthy way to watch television. I’ve recently become obsessed with a show and cannot stop watching it. The nature of Netflix in that it lets you watch episode after episode until you’ve watched about 100 episodes, I would consider unhealthy – especially if it’s a show that gets you hooked and leaves you hanging at the end of every episode. This kind of obsessive watching that I’ve been doing over the past couple of days has caused me to be very tired and distracted at work because all I can think about is watching the next episode (I’m exaggerating a little. I haven’t watched 100 episodes back-to-back and I haven’t been that obsessive, but nevertheless obsessive to a certain extent). So what is the cure to this obsessive behavior? I wonder if Netflix should put a cap on how many episodes one can watch in a row? Taking into consideration, of course, whether it’s a half hour or hour long episode…or maybe we should just be able to exert some self-control stop and watching on our volition. Yes, that’s probably the better option.