A Chuckle Each Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Most of us know that exercise is good for your health, mentally and physically. Experts are saying that laughter, too, is good for your well-being. There are many benefits that laughter triggers such as strengthening your immune system, boosting your energy, diminishing pain, and protecting you from the damaging effects of stress.

In fact I just attended a Laughter and Resilience workshop and I have to say that I left with a smile on my face J.
Take a minute and read this short article that can lead to positive changes in your life!  

So if you want to make some positive changes in your life here’s a daily prescription…be aware and mindful, practice positive self talk, be present, exercise, and laughJ at every opportunity. As I heard Dr. Wayne Dyer say at a conference, don’t take yourself so seriously!

Ease into Fall ....

Try this:  the next time you notice negative thoughts and emotions, remember that our mind determines our outcomes. Be aware of your Self Talk, your internal dialogue. Our beliefs shape our reality. Choose thoughts that will support you in enjoying a wonderful August and ease into the Fall.

Here are a few benefits of a positive Mind-set.
•    Improved physical health
•    Feeling good to feel good
•    Increased creativity
•    Overcoming negative emotions more easily
•    Seeing obstacles as stepping stones
•    Turning hardships into challenges
•    Shifting failures into success
•    Increased motivation and energy
•    Internalizing success and growing from it

Happy BirthDay America!

Like many of you, over the holiday I enjoyed the fireworks with my family. It has long been my feeling that for national holidays such as these … everything should be closed. Instead, July Fourth, Memorial Day, and so on end up being retail sales days.

I believe people forget the meaning of the actual day, especially children who have not really learned the meaning of these very special days. So many men and women have died in order to protect our home and I know we all want to properly honor their memory. As more and more people from different lands come to the United States to live, it is of great importance they know the meaning of what they are celebrating and then in turn can teach their families.

While we may have celebrated these holidays it is not too late to celebrate what they stand for and to wish the home of the brave and the land of the free a very Happy Birthday.  If you have not already, initiate a conversation about these important days at dinner tonight! It is a wonderful time to talk about your family values and the values of our country.

So let’s remember what and why we are celebrating and pass it forward.  God Bless America!