Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Choose Happiness to Naturally Heal Skin & Body

"Whoever is happy will make others happy, too.  He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery." - Anne Frank

Choosing to feel happy and grateful about the many good things we can see in our daily lives releases many different brain chemicals that generate a profound sense of well-being in our minds and bodies.  Happiness is also truly contagious!  Folks who always appear to be "up" and bubbly are fun to be with and really create happiness in others around them.

What a great avocation- to choose to create happiness in ourselves and the lives of others!  It certainly is easier if we can remember that we are never truly left alone to solve any problem that comes up in our day.  Reminding ourselves of this can reduce the anxiety we sometimes feel that blocks happiness.  We can choose to remember that "Spirit" is always with us, always available, and can help us to relax and decide on the best course of action for any situation we encounter in our day.  With this knowledge, we can choose to go about our day feeling happy, rather than stressed, angry or depressed.

If we make feeling good, happy & up a regular daily practice, it will have a pronounced positive effect on our mental, emotional, spiritual and phycial health.  Many scientific studies have shown the inherent connection between feeling "good" or happy and improved physical health.  It seems that a "happy" mind and body are a healthy body and mind, too.  Feeling happy every day is a great way to heal your skin, too, because this powerful emotion also releases chemicals in the brain that work to heal the skin and other organs, too.

Try spending some time powerfully focusing on feeling happy and on what you are grateful for every day.   Research shows that just 10  minutes daily of this kind of mental practice can substantially lower blood pressure, boost mental focus and clarity and even boost the immune system.  Try this for a week or two, and notice how much better you will feel and how much more energy you will have.