Although there are many Valentine’s Day haters out there, we are going to focus on the positive – the simple idea that Valentine’s Day is a day set aside for people to show feelings of love, affection and friendship.
Patrick Holford says that emotional health is just as important as physical health. “In fact, one of the greatest failings of conventional medicine, and our cultural education, has been the downplaying of the importance of emotions.” Holford says. It is becoming increasingly clear that that no thought occurs without emotion and that emotions, positive or negative, have a massive effect on our health and the way our bodies operate.
The whole basis of our memory, which is how we hold the story of our lives, depends on emotion. Emotions are also the basis of the subtlety of human relationships, and relationships are as important to us as water is to fish. We only develop as human beings through relationships, and it is developing emotional intelligence that allows us to interact healthily with others, so that our needs can be met and to understand the needs of others.
Positive emotions, such as love and joy and the ability to resolve negative emotions is the ninth secret in Patrick Holford’s book, The 10 Secrets of 100% Healthy People, of being 100% healthy.
This is the basis of our present competition –that we need to capture those moments in life that make our hearts and our whole bodies literally happy. So post an image and a short explanation to our Facebook page or twitter page about your best Happy Heart moment and we will choose the winner on Valentine’s Day.