The Correlation Between The Mind And Body Essay

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The Correlation Between the Mind and Body Love. A four-letter word that is even more confusing than sex, has inspired people to culminate various theories, and attributes to the success of so many unrealistic movies with disappearing vampires and unrequited teenage love affairs. Love is an emotion that is subjective and cannot be restricted to only one definition, additionally; its essential existence cannot be refuted. However, the role that love plays in the relationship between the mind and body is complex and profound as Leslie Bell, a psychoanalyst, underscores in her essay. In “Selections from Hard to Get: Twenty-Something Women and the Paradox of Sexual Freedom” by Bell, modern young women are faced with conflicts between sexual freedom and loving relationships that contribute to the constriction of their thinking processes. In contrast, Barbara Fredrickson author of “Selections from Love 2.0: How Our Supreme Emotion Affects Everything We Feel, Think, Do, and Become” believes that love is “not sexual desire or the blood-ties of kinship” and love is an essential facet that is apart of a biological system (the mind) that biologically improves humans. Although both authors differ in some ideas, both novels contribute to the notion that the mind and body are interconnected through experiences. In fact, there is a significant relationship between the experiences of the mind and the behaviors of the body, in which, the mind perpetuates the experiences of the body. This…

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