True health begins with your thoughts. Thinking about comfort, strength, flexibility and youthfulness attracts those qualities into your life and body. Dwelling on illness, fear, disease and pain does just the opposite. Your work is to notice and change your thoughts and move them in the direction of health and happiness.— Christiane Northrup
The most revealing Christiane Northrup quotes that are glad to read
Thoughts are an important part of your inner wisdom and they are very powerful.
A thought held long enough and repeated often enough becomes a belief. A belief then becomes your biology.
Your beliefs and thoughts are wired into your biology.
They become your cells, tissues, and organs. There’s no supplement, no diet, no medicine, and no exercise regimen that can compare with the power of your thoughts and beliefs. That’s the very first place you need to look when anything goes wrong with your body.
If you want to have world peace - peace in your family, peace in your town and peace in your own bedroom - you simply begin with whatever creates peace within yourself. This vibration will go out from you in waves, and these waves have a very positive impact on the world.
Age is just a number, and agelessness means not buying into the idea that a number determines everything from your state of health to your attractiveness to your value.
My message is "Getting older is inevitable. Aging and deterioration are optional."
Our inner guidance comes to us through our feelings and body wisdom first -- not through intellectual understanding.
Loving everything about yourself - even the 'unacceptable' - is an act of personal power. It is the beginning of healing.
Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life.
Your surroundings, home, personal care, pets, clothing & body are all reflections of how you see and express yourself. Do these reflect your true self?
A grudge is like a cesspool; forgiveness like a flowing river.
Our inner guidance comes to us through our feelings and body wisdom first - not through intellectual understanding. The intellect works best in service to our intuition, our inner guidance, soul, God or higher power - whichever term we choose for the spiritual energy that animates life.
Celebrate every relationship you've ever had.
For better or worse, your relationships are your best teachers.
When enough women realize that birth is a time of great opportunity to get in touch with their true power, and when they are willing to assume responsibility for this, we will reclaim the power of birth and help move technology where it belongs-in the service of birthing women, not their master.
All over the world today, many girls still get the idea that their bodies are somehow not as good as a boy's body. These girls - who later grow up to be women with girls of their own - get the message that they are weaker in spirit, not worth educating, somehow cursed because of their menstrual cycle, and so forth.
The inability to love and accept yourself and your humanity is at the heart of many illnesses. To be loved and accepted, you must start by loving yourself. If you have traits that you consider unlovable, you must love them anyway... it's a paradox.
Illness is often a sign that you need to make an adjustment in your life path.
No matter what you’re feeling, the only way to get a difficult feeling to go away is simply to love yourself for it. If you think you’re stupid, then love yourself for feeling that way. It’s a paradox, but it works. To heal, you must be the first one to shine the light of compassion on any areas within you that you feel are unacceptable.
Our female bodies are connected with nature just like a garden.
To get to forgiveness, we first have to work through the painful experiences that require it.
Imagine what might happen if women emerged from their labor beds with a renewed sense of the strength and power of their bodies, and of their capacity for ecstasy through giving birth
Understand that you have the ability to get healthy and stay healthy.
What would your life be like if your body were your friend and ally?
Your mind is a dangerous neighbourhood and you shouldn't go in there alone at night
The female body was designed as a source of pleasure, fertility, movement, strength and wellbeing.
If we lived in a culture that valued women's autonomy and in which men and women practiced cooperative birth control, the abortion issue would be moot.
Unlived dreams often show up in your body as disease. Go for the Big Wow. Life is short!
My body and its condition are a barometer that is always trying to tell me which direction to go for my maximum creativity, health and fulfillment. And, because I'm human, I get off track now and again but I can always get back on.
Love is a universal force, like gravity, that holds the solar system together and pours into our hearts as life-force - and gets expressed to us most beautifully by small children and animals.
I want women and girls everywhere to know - deep in their bone marrow - that girls are born special, whole, and perfect, and nothing can alter that.
If women experienced the ecstasy of birth, they would have the high that would get them through the hormonal changes of the next week. Your body and your inner wisdom give you that high.
The secret to thriving is the knowledge that we are never simply victims of our bodies. It’s very reassuring to know that we all have within us the ability to heal from anything and go on to live joy-filled lives.
The more you move toward what makes you feel good, and move away from those things which bring you distress and pain, the healthier you will be.
Self-love is part of your birthright.
I'm excited to be sharing this message to "beautiful girls" everywhere, including those disguised as grandmothers.
Our own body is the best health system we have-if we know how to listen to it.
Because connection with others and our "best self" is the most primal need we have, shame feels absolutely awful.
Nothing happens randomly.
One of the biggest gifts you can give the world is a healed life.
Shame cannot exist in conditions of light, sunshine, and humor.
So the very moment that you share your most shameful moments - and can learn to laugh about them - then the spell is lifted. And you, too, are free.
Mindfulness is the key to everything, and this is especially true when one approaches the cultural portal known as "middle age." This is when people mindlessly believe that it's normal to get diseases and start to fall apart. But the truth is that midlife is the time when people need to wake up and be far more mindful about their everyday habits and thinking patterns.
We have the ability to become far more powerful and happy and healthy than we ever dreamed possible. At any age.
All health begins with how we perceive ourselves and our bodies.
Your emotions are your inner guidance system.
They alone will let you know whether you are living in an environment of biochemical health or in an environment of biochemical distress. Understanding how your thoughts and your emotions affect every single hormone and cell in your body, and knowing how to change them in a way that is health-enhancing, gives you access to the most powerful and empowering health-creating secret on earth.
natural birth is full of magnificent, life-changing wisdom.
Consciousness creates the body. Our bodies are made up of dynamic energy systems that are affected by our diets, relationships, heredity, and culture and the interplay of all these factors and activities... We cannot hope to reclaim our bodily wisdom and inherent ability to create health without first understanding the influence of our society on how we think about and care for our bodies.
Those who think of themselves as healthy are indeed healthy - no matter what is really going on with their bodies.
I have always liked working "upstream" long before health problems hit the body.
Our desires are the way that the healing life force comes through us and replenishes our bodies.
We all have unresolved shame, because it is used as a tool to control behavior.
I want girls to have an imprint of self-love firmly in place at a young age.