“Bad Heart Linked to Depression”

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So stated The Courier Mail last week.

Hmmm

What is a ‘bad heart’ anyway?

What makes a heart go ‘bad’?

Cholesterol?

Adiposity in excess?

Love gone wrong?

Existential crisis?

Being bitter?

Check back in a day or so for a Traditional Chinese Medicine, Care of the Soul, and Tarot-based interpretation of this important issue.

Today, and any other day, if you feel something is amiss with your heart, your mind, your body or emotions, please see an appropriately qualified and experienced health professional.

Margi Macdonald

A note about ownership of today’s image: the Three of Swords from the Tarot.

2 thoughts on ““Bad Heart Linked to Depression”

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  1. Bad heart? No, I prefer to think of my own heart as a brave, courageous little heart that survived what many do not.

    I am a heart attack survivor and a 2008 graduate of the ‘WomenHeart Science & Leadership Symposium for Women With Heart Disease’ at the world-famous Mayo Clinic last fall.

    Please visit ‘Heart Sisters’, my website at http://www.myheartsisters.org – devoted exclusively to the subject of women and heart disease, our #1 killer. I’d be interested in your feedback.

    Many thanks,
    Carolyn Thomas

    1. Hello Carolyn,
      I’m so glad you came by, and left your comment, and link to ‘Heart Sisters’.
      I suspect the situation for Australian women with undiagnosed, under-recognised or under-treated heart disease is similar to that of Canadian women; and sobering, since my days as an RN in a cardio-thoracic surgical unit back in the ’80s, it appears little has changed.
      You might like to visit in another day or so, as I’m hoping to finish and post the extended version of this original post.
      I’m sure there will be a place for ‘Heart Sisters’ in the new piece.
      I love how you describe your own heart. It reminds me of Thomas Moores’ words in his book, ‘Care of the Soul’.
      In the chapter ‘The Body’s Poetics of Illness’ he suggests that when we think only of the heart as a pump and a muscle, “we loose sight of soulful images of the heart as the seat of courage and love”.
      Margi

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