Last month, I had the pleasure of talking to my friend Dr Gabor Maté about his new book “The Myth of Normal”. In our conversation, he mentioned that there’s an increasing percentage of adults who are on medications where nearly 70% take some form of prescription medication, and that about 40% take two prescription medications.
That is a shocking statistic, isn’t it?! Even when I saw a doctor just a while ago, I told her that I wasn’t on any medications and she was surprised! She said that almost everyone she sees is on at least one. That absolutely floored me! It’s so sad to think that we seem to be getting sicker and sicker and that we are only being offered something that will cure the pain, but not heal the origin of the wound.
Don't get me wrong: I know that there are some meds that are beneficial, and those meds can give us relief from some of our symptoms. But when it comes down to the real deal of healing, I want more than just curing the aches and pains; I want to back up to the place where my illness started, and that place is in my emotions, often created from some historic marinade that I was brewed in. While many doctors ignore the growing research which supports the reality of the mind-body connection, I’m here to remind everyone of the importance of this relationship to our soul’s purpose here on earth, which is to express itself authentically. When we look after healing our emotional issues instead of just getting rid of physical symptoms, we can be our authentic selves. This is why I talk so much about self-love, and learning to honor yourself first before you spend your life worrying about other people and bending over backward to help everyone else before you help yourself.
Dr. Maté and I are on the exact same page: honor your mind-body connection and don’t ignore your emotions and needs. Love yourself like your life depends on it, because it does!
~ Much Love, Anita ~