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We were delighted to be invited to deliver the keynote at the annual Angels on Earth fundraiser in honor of Chapman Cancer Wellness. The theme was “Happiness Heals.” The good news is that we can actually increase our happiness levels through simple practices. And increasing our happiness improves immune system functioning. A few simple strategies to get healthier and happier include meditation, exercise, and gratitude practices. To your health and well-being! A friend just …sent us this link covering the event from a local newspaper – Marietta Daily Journal. We would love to speak at your next event!
How much does fear inform your life? Your choices? Ways of being in the world? In mindfulness we know that much of what we fear never actually happens. But it feels so real when we are imagining it. So as a part of your self-care today, pay attention to any fear based thinking you engage. Ask yourself if the story you are telling is true. Just because we think something doesn’t make …it so! Give yourself permission to let go of the stressful worried thoughts. And bring yourself into this present moment. Just one deep inhale and one long slow exhale can help you enter the now more fully. And if there is actually something we do need to attend to, we will be much more skillful if we are calm, relaxed and clear-headed. Fear holds us back from stepping into our full potential and enjoying life fully! You deserve to experience both! Set an intention today to release the heavy energy of fear with confidence that you will have better ability to navigate what arises from a mindful grounded place.
“A few nice words can help a person a lot more than you think.” We all can use encouragement and support from one another. Positive psychology tells us that practicing kindness and gratitude are top forms of a type of happiness called eudamonia. Research shows that cultivating eudamonia improves our immune system functioning and increases our happiness levels. We recently gave a keynote speak at a fundraiser on this topic and we were delighted to see how this topic resonated …with the audience. We are still getting responses from that group…we all want to be happy and healthy. The good news is that we can achieve this with some simple strategies! Here are a few from positive psychology research:
1 Practice connecting with others throughout the day with small kindnesses like a smile or friendly word.
2 Take time each morning to send a note to someone letting them know you appreciate them.
3 Reach out to old friends you haven’t connected with in awhile and focus on making new ones.
Let us know how this goes for you! TO YOUR HAPPINESS & HEALTH!