“Make love, not war.”
Remember that one? I was around when it was a popular saying.
Do these sound familiar:
- Fighting the flu
- Battling cancer
- Struggling with pain?
“Moving away from images of war or seeing our bodies as a battlefield can open up a new narrative for health.” This from Health Writer Anna Bowness-Park in The Vancouver Sun, discussing reframing how we talk about – and think about – health.
Bowness-Park shares a wonderful story of a woman who was “fighting” chronic back pain and found that the “back pain diminished and ultimately vanished” after she learned to feel loved.
Here’s a wonderful article that will get you thinking about having the upper hand when it comes to health: Owning our Health: The search for a new narrative on health.