The Heart of Health: Embracing Life with Mind and Spirit
by Mary I. Farr
An integrative approach that moves beyond Western medicine to promote health and healing
Embarking on the path to true health requires more than merely staving off illness. So why does today?s Western model of health care neglect the restorative aspects of the human mind and spirit? For many of us who yearn for other dimensions of healing, moving beyond a strictly science-based health care system is the key to achieving a state of whole health. In this inspirational guide, pastoral counselor Mary Farr turns to ancient traditions to show us how to successfully integrate the spiritual, physical, and emotional components of our inner selves to find the essence of true health.
Whether you?re experiencing fatigue from draining encounters at work or in relationships, suffering from an acute, life-threatening disease or a chronic illness, or longing to rejuvenate your sense of well-being, The Heart of Health can help you rethink the way you look at health and healing. Exploring the role of spirituality in medicine, Farr reveals the healing gifts each of us can bring to our lives, and offers an insightful balance of personal vignettes, parables, and down-to-earth guidelines to help you establish the vital sense of well-being that can foster true health. From a conscious mindfulness about the way we live, care for ourselves, and interpret the mysteries surrounding us, The Heart of Health shows how you can forge a path to wellness and gain a deeper understanding of health.