Are Our Hearts Hardwired to Heal Our Heads?

Are Our Hearts Hardwired to Heal Our Heads?

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By Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW

are our hearts hardwired to heal our heads

“I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process”- Vincent Van Gogh

We are accustomed to thinking of our brains as the arbiter of decisions and higher functioning in our lives. While the brain weighs approximately three pounds and the average heart for a man is 10 ounces and 8 ounces for a woman, the heart often speaks more loudly and effectively than the mind.

Although they are a mass of tissue, fiber, veins and arteries, both organs guide us in rudimentary and executive functioning, higher learning, decision making and healing.

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