Is your tribe aging you?

Did you catch Oprah’s interview of Dr. Christiane Northrup’s on Super Soul Sunday?  If you didn’t, you’re missing out!  Click on video below (or click on this link to catch it here). 

The topic is: Ageless Living.

Dr. Northrup Super Soul Sunday Oprah

Both men and women will benefit. I so recommend sharing it with your teens too!

If I could sum it up, getting older and aging are more about our beliefs, who and what has shaped our thinking, and less about our genes.

 

As Dr. Northrup says:

Getting older is inevitable, aging is optional“.

In many conversations I’ve had with people, the majority believe that sickness, frailty and disease are inevitable as we get older.

 

But does it have to be that way?

 

Cultural beliefs and tribes influence every single area of our life — not just around getting older.

I’ve been exploring a few writing projects, and one of the books I’m reading: If You Want to Write by Brenda Ueland, coincidentally (or not) highlights the same topic: how our tribe can hold us back.

 

In less than 10 pages into her book, Brenda wants her readers to be aware of the people with whom they surround themselves. Teachers, critics, parents and even friends can totally prevent one from tapping into her creativity and desire to express herself.

 

These perhaps, well intended influences are what diminishes imagination as people “grow up”, and teaches us to “colour within the lines”. In other words, the message is: stay small to stay safe.

 

This may seem trite and obvious, but the effects of their influence run deep, and affect us at a subconscious level.

 

So it bears repeating: our health, well-being, and longevity is less about our genetic makeup, than it is about our culture, beliefs and who we surround ourselves with. Our tribes have a HUGE influence on our overall happiness and vitality.

 

If you’re curious about learning more about this topic, Dr. Mario Martinez’s audio course: The Mind Body Code: How the Mind Wounds and Heals the Body (my Amazon affiliate link), offers great resources and insights on cultural portals, as well as Dr. Northrup’s newest book, Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality and Well-Being (my Amazon affiliate link).

 

To thinking differently and celebrating supportive tribes,

Michelle xx

 

 

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