Having This Personality Trait Can Lower Stress
Our everyday journeys are filled with great joy, adversities, laughter and everything in between. “You Should Know” is a 60 second dose of inspiration, advice and tips for everyday living to help lift and inspire your mind, body and spirit — so you can live life better!
In this week's episode, Lucia takes us back through history to celebrate the most famous honest presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Washington's famous quote "I cannot tell a lie... you know I cannot tell a lie" and Abraham Lincoln's nickname "Honest Abe" proves that these honorable presidents never strayed far from the truth! We all know from the lessons these presidents taught us and how honesty is important, but did you know honesty can also improve your health? A recent study found that the more lies we tell, the less mentally well we actually are. Lying also actually leads to more stress, anxiety and even physical symptoms like sore throats and headaches... Why? Cognitive dissonance, or the mental stress that we feel when we have two or more conflicting thoughts at the same time creates stress that takes a toll on our mind, body and spirit.
Sometimes we think lying will save us, but in reality it keeps us from living our best life. One of our founding fathers, Ben Franklin, was right: "honesty is the best policy..." for our life, our health and the world!
Host - Lucia Nazzaro
Camera - Heather Holloway
Editor - Andrew "Oz" Osborne