Your Brain Is Not for Thinking

This is my new favorite story about mental health and brain science, and it elegantly summarizes much of the latest thinking about the mind-body connection: "Anxiety does not cause stomach aches; rather, feelings of anxiety and stomach aches are both ways that human brains make sense of physical discomfort. There is no such thing as a purely mental cause, because every mental experience has roots in the physical budgeting of your body. This is one reason physical actions like taking a deep breath, or getting more sleep, can be surprisingly helpful in addressing problems we traditionally view as psychological."


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