What does health mean to you?
Webster's Dictionary defines health:
a. the condition of being sound in body, mind or spirit; especially freedom from physical disease or pain.
b. the general condition of the body.
Often when we speak of health we refer solely to the physical health of the body. But, health extends beyond the proper - or improper - functioning of the physical body. We dedicate this page and our work to providing information and resources to promote exploration of the mind-body connection.
We hear from women all the time that their personal health and well-being is often rooted in a more spiritual, emotional foundation, and not linked exclusively to their physical health. For those individuals, we invite you to browse this page and let us know what you think.
If you would like to suggest additional resources or links to include on this page, please contact us at Women's Physical and Mental Health
The American Psychological Association Web site provides links to scientific studies on various subjects pertaining to psychology and well-being.
The Center for Mind-Body Medicine is a non-profit educational organization seeking to transform the practice of medicine by combining the precision of modern science with the best of the world’s healing traditions.
Duke University Center for the Study of Religion/Spirituality and Health conducts research on the effects religion or spirituality have on physical and mental health.
The Johns Hopkins Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine develops and studies alternative interventions for cancer and cancer pain.
Harvard University’s Research Matters Web site presents recent research findings, including research on the mind, the body and society.
The C. Everett Koop Institute program on Healing and the Arts explores how arts and humanities can support healing. The institute is affiliated with Dartmouth College.