This week, whilst looking online on Youtube, I discovered a very interesting interview of the late Olivia Newton-John alongside her husband, John Easterling.
It is an interview that occurred in August 2020. During the interview, they both share and talk about the power and role of mindset when it comes to one's health and well-being; particularly when dealing with challenging and hard health journeys.
It was an incredibly interesting interview to watch. I am glad it was something that turned up on my personal Youtube newsfeed recommendation list this past week.
Olivia Newton-John sadly recently passed away at the age of 73. This 2020 interview video was about her and her personal challenging health journey with cancer, and how she and her family have chosen to deal with it.
Olivia Newton-John was clearly a person that approached the challenging trials life sent her health-wise, in a very admirable and inspiring way. She chose to journey through those very trials in a way that possibly few people automatically choose.... she chose to stay upbeat and positive, no matter what, as best she could.
Mindset is a very powerful force.
The greatest battle we each personally experience in life is clearly in the mind. Our thoughts totally matter.
I remember reading Joyce Meyer's book, "The Battlefield of the Mind" many years ago. It is a book that is worth having a copy of and it is worth reading again, every so often, to give your thought life and mindset a bit of an occasional self audit. It is a book I personally recommend reading.
What you think, what mindset you uphold and hold fast to, truly affects your day to day experience. Your mindset, be it positive or negative, fixed or open, most definitely does affect your health both in the short term and the long term.
The human body is truly both a mysterious and wonderful thing. What goes on within the mind also affects and even manifests in the body. We need to be very mindful of our mind and what is is minding!
What you think can affect you mood wise. What you think can affect you chemically. What you think can determine your overall well-being and health. We need to keep checking what is going on with our thinking and therefore the level of calm and peace we are experiencing, both literally and figuratively.
Worry and concern, anxiety and stress seed as thoughts. They originate and begin within the mind. They go on to literally trigger our focus shifting to fight or flight mechanisms, and those thoughts soon manifest as actual literal chemicals and hormones travelling through our physical body. When those chemicals and hormones become highly concentrated, when they become a source of literal bodily imbalance, they become very unhelpful. They become very detrimental and even toxic on the literal health and well-being front.
Our mindset is incredibly significant and incredibly important on the health and well-being front. We really cannot ignore the connection that exists between our mind, as well as our emotions, and our actual literal physical well-being. One's mindset, one's thought life, is a very powerful force.
I found watching this interview today very worthwhile. It was a source of encouragement, inspiration and most thought provoking information. Here is the link to the video if you would like to watch it also: John Easterling & Olivia Newton-John Interview, August 2020.
Your mindset. It is a powerful force. It clearly makes a difference what you think and therefore what you tell your body...... because as is shared in the interview, your body is always listening to your mind and thoughts.
Olivia Newton-John has left a legacy, about the relationship between mindset and well-being, that I personally have learnt so much from this past week. May she truly rest in peace.