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The MindBodySpirit Connection Logo

by Michela Ossi

MBCS

Our logo is a combination of different cultural symbols that share similar ideals regarding the MindBodySpirit Connection. The familiar central figure is derived from the Roman architect Vitruvius, which was later studied and utilized by the Renaissance artist Leonardo Da Vinci to illustrate the proportions of the human body. During the Renaissance, there was strong interest both in the body's form as well as in the mind's potential for knowledge. This belief came from the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations where the importance to have a sound/healthy body goes hand in hand with having a sound/healthy mind. Our representation of the figure suggests this balance.

This notion is also seen in the Far Eastern symbol yin yang, which depicts the head of our logo figure. This symbol represents the opposing forces that are found in nature, as well as the human spirit. To be whole, the two opposite forces must work together in order for nature and/or the spirit to be in complete harmony/unity.

The clouds seen behind the Vitruvius figure suggest spirit, which is all encompassing. Spirit is a guiding force as we lead our everyday lives. When our mind, body, and spirit are in balance, there is a greater possibility to live a happy and healthy life.

Books Currently Published in The MindBodySpirit Connection Series:

Irritable Bowel Syndrome & the Mind-Body/Brain-Gut Connection
By William B. Salt II, M.D., October, 1997

Fibromyalgia and the MindBodySpirit Connection
By William B. Salt II, M.D., and Edwin H. Season, M.D., March, 2000

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