The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
TODAY CONTINUING ON THE SERIES; GRATITUDE AND HOW IT CHANGES OUR BRAIN TO BE HAPPIER. PLUS, CONTINUING ON THE BOOK TEN-MINUTE RELAXATION FOR MIND AND BODY.
Happy Friday, the weekend is approaching!
Life is all about being happy and grateful.
Gratitude is one of the most important things in the world.
In the words of John F. Kennedy, “We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.”
However, sometimes it can be difficult to find the perfect words to express that gratitude.
How do you say a proper thank you to someone who helped support you through demanding times or gave you an incredible gift?
Just remember, you can rest assure that no matter how you say thanks whether it be with a heartwarming card or special one-of-a-kind gift, the recipient will be sure to feel the love and recognize your thoughtfulness in return.
Continuing, GRATITUDE AND HOW IT CHANGES OUR BRAIN TO BE HAPPIER.
So, how does gratitude impact the mind and body?
There is a trend in recent studies on human health: Mom’s advice is proving to be the best medicine.
When your mom told you to eat your roughage, go outside and play, stop staring at the TV, and get a good night’s sleep.
She may not have understood the underlying science, but she knew what she was talking about.
Study after study shows that eating fruits and vegetables, spending time outdoors, engaging in free play, getting exercise, avoiding electronics, and getting adequate sleep are critical to avoiding chronic disease.
We now understand how these common-sense lifestyle habits affect us at a cellular level, so we are taking them more seriously.
There is another piece of mom’s advice that is proven to be true: Count your blessings. In other words, be thankful for what you have.
It makes sense that feeling grateful and expressing gratitude would make us happier, and a large body of research supports this.
Studies that track behavior and self-reported lifestyle changes also show how expressing gratitude affects our overall health and well-being, mental health disorders, overcoming traumatic experiences, and sleep.
But sometimes we need physical proof to really believe that something is true.
So, recent studies have asked the question: Does expressing gratitude change our brain and body at a cellular level?
The answer is yes!
In the next post, Dan and I will explore how gratitude changes our brains and our bodies at a cellular level.
Here is the catch: To experience the benefits of expressing gratitude, we need to really mean it.
We cannot just say thank you to be polite or pretend to be grateful because it makes us look good.
We need to genuinely feel grateful.
Our brain knows the difference, and brain scans show it.
NOVEMBER 18th, Dan, and I thought on continuing this segment with the series with some fun; What is it about November that is so significant during this month?
National Princess Day – November 18, 2022
This holiday goes out to all the princesses, especially my daughter and granddaughter.
National Princess Day comes around annually on November 18, so clear your schedule and prepare for a magical day of pampering and fabulousness.
Everyone has a favorite princess (real or fake) and dreams of being treated like one (at least for a day).
A dream is a wish your heart makes, and it is time to make that wish would come true.
The first princess to come to our TV screens was Snow White in 1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Based on the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, this movie was also the first full length traditional animation film as well as the earliest Disney animated feature film.
When Xena: Warrior Princess came out in 1995 and Mulan was released in 1998, they showed everyone that a princess can do more than wear a pretty dress.
These two iconic women let children everywhere know that a princess can also be a strong and adventurous warrior.
New wave princesses like Moana and Frozen’s Elsa show us that you can still be a princess while maintaining your independence.
We all grew up with animated, and live action, princesses guiding us through life.
When thinking of our favorite princesses, our minds instantly go to Disney.
However, when it comes to National Princess Day, Disney had little involvement in its inception.
Nest Family Entertainment, a Texas based entertainment company, teamed up with Rich Animation in 1994 to create the animated film The Swan Princess, a musical adaptation of Swan Lake.
The studio wanted people of every age to have a day to celebrate like royalty, embodying the kindness and grace that we all associated with a princess at the time and thus, National Princess Day was created.
The definition of a princess is constantly changing.
From the 1930s until the 1990s, princesses were meant to be saved by a prince and live happily ever after.
Nowadays, princesses create their own happily ever after, save the prince, and then put the prince squarely in the friend zone.
So basically, embodying a princess on National Princess Day is to embody, what the kids call, the G.O.A.T (greatest of all time).
Time is precious and is priceless, so Dan and I will continue each day to pull from a box of 365 inspirational quotes; one quote and share with you.
THE BIGGEST ADVENTURE YOU CAN TAKE IS TO LIVE THE LIFE OF YOUR DREAMS.
Today Dan and I will be continuing the book, Ten-Minute Relaxation, For Mind and Body by Jennie Harding.
Whenever you are feeling under pressure, ten minutes is all you need to relax totally, using tools that are always with you; your senses.
This book is packed full of wonderfully simple ideas and exercises for using sight, taste, smell, hearing, and touch and that vital sixth sense of intuition to rebalance your energies and bring you back into harmony with the natural world around you.
Identify your favorite sensory relaxation solutions and combat that stress!
Per Dan and my experience this is another component in keeping ourselves healthy, meditation.
By using your five senses, you can learn to relax in just ten minutes.
CHAPTER 2; THE SENSORY JOURNEY; SMELL
SMELL; TIME CYCLES AND RHYTHMS-
10-minute exercise, you can match your essential oils to your moods and the times of the day; start the day with uplifting aromas.
These are oils with aromas that will help you to relax.
Lavender- floral, soft, fresh
Rosewood- sweet, woody, soothing
Ylang Ylang- floral, jasmine-like sensual
Sweet-orange- sweet, soft, citrusy
CONTINUE TOMORROW- last thoughts
The PHRASE TO REMEMBER; Health is Wealth.
We stand by this and continue to do daily; walk, meditation, and Qigong.
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CELEBRATE YOUR LIFE 🎆
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Until Saturday, happiness cannot be travelled to, owned, earned, worn, or consumed.
Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.