James R. Doty!!!!

Posted on 15 December 2018

Read only if interested in the heart and mind!!

Okay im going to just quote things from a book called "Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart" by James R. Doty, MD

Basically there is an epidemic of loneliness, anxiety, and depression in the world, particularly in the West because of the loss of spirit and connection with one another. Studies show that 25 percent of Americans have no one that they feel close enough with to share a problem. Isolation and loneliness only puts us at a greater risk for early disease and death than smoking. 

(Dont isolate yourselves kids!!!!)

Authentic social connection has a profound effect on your mental health and even exceeds the value of exercise and ideal body weight on your physical health which makes you feel good. Social connection triggers the same reward centers in your brain that are triggered when people do drugs, or drink alcohol, or eat chocolate. In other words, we get sick alone, and we get well together.

(So what me, Princehooligan, wants whoever reading this to know that pushing people away is not the way to treating yourself better. Just because something bad happened does not mean you push people (your closest friends, your friends, everyone) away. Isolating yourself will only make the issue worse. But do spend time with yourself reflecting. Just don't be passive aggressive or rude when a friend you do not want to speak to tries to talk to you.)

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