The mind body connection is incredibly important in every function of life. Stress is a primary cause of every disease. When a person undergoes stress they are unable to put their primary focus towards being healthy. Every one of us has witnessed an occasion where a stressful life experience preempted an illness or disease process. Every person should try to study and groom his/her self psychologically in order to best prepare against illness. A person can easily be compared to a tree in relation to this manner. The primary ingredients to wellness are that of a healthy mind, body and soul. Each segment of wellness overlaps each other and the most pivotal component is that of the mind. There are many cases where a supreme athlete has allowed him/herself to become extremely stressed and therefor to get extremely ill. No matter how healthy an individual appears, they are only as healthy as his/her psyche allows. A person must never lose sight of this fact. A tree cannot grow or flourish if its roots are damaged or diseased. No matter how healthy a person appears to be; true health has a great deal to do with the mind. A person cannot attain a high standard of wellness if he/she has not given ample consideration to his/her conscious. The many different aspects of life are like branches and the ability of them to flourish and become robust is in direct relation to the original root structure. A sound root structure allows the tree to absorb water and minerals. A person of a sound state of mind can absorb the helpful criticisms of a therapist or doctor as he/she ventures on the path towards recovery/wellness. Communication is extremely important for those that pushing forward to attain a goal. There is a great deal of encouragement to be obtained from others who have ventured through on a similar path. I am very interested to hear any responses that you may have and I thank you very much for reading.