C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D.
Those who have been reading my enews for the past several years are well aware of my interest in conscientiousness. Although I have not specifically written about conscientiousness recently, it is always a major factor in my choices of topics. Once again, just to remind you, the major factors of conscientiousness are:
- Achievement striving
- Impulse controlled
Conscientiousness is the single most important personality determinant of health, longevity, and even lifetime income. The health aspect includes EVERYTHING—happiness and overall physical, mental and spiritual wellness as well as, weight, exercise, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, etc. As someone who has been consciously interested in overall health for at least 77 of my 81 years (I do not remember being aware of health before age 4), I still have difficulty understanding why healthy habits are not the number one priority in everyone’s life. Of course we know that about 25% of health is related to genetics, although with increasing epigenetics research, we also are finding ways to influence even those traits!
My personal theory is that the reason that 80% of people are not interested enough in health to adopt healthy habits is low self-esteem and inadequate oxytocin. I now have demonstrated that a huge majority of those with depression and anxiety, which underlie most problems, can improve with Air Bliss. But, of course, they still have to be motivated to use it!
My greatest hope for my book, LIVING BLISS: Major Discoveries Along the Holistic Path is to help spark a national passion for Living Blissfully!
Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D. is the father of holistic medicine. He recommends autogenic focus (the basis of the Biogenics System) as part of your overall commitment to self-health. Register to download your FREE autogenic focus MP3 now.