All posts for the month September, 2013
Here we are again! Time to feel good!
Ever heard of the expression: A smile goes a long way?
Well, that’s true!
Let me bore you for a moment with some scientific blabbering…
Most of us have almost forgotten how to laugh. On an average day, an adult barely laughs five times, whereas a child who has no tension, laughs 150 times.
Hmmm, those are some sad numbers, we have to work on that!
So, what do smiling and laughing do for you?
- Laughter dissolves distressing emotions. You can’t feel anxious, angry, or sad when you’re laughing.
- Laughter helps you relax and recharge. It reduces stress and increases energy, enabling you to stay focused and accomplish more.
- Humor shifts perspective, allowing you to see situations in a more realistic, less threatening light. A humorous perspective creates psychological distance, which can help you avoid feeling overwhelmed.
- Laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.
- Laughter boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease.
- Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.
Okay…so to be clear: Smiling and laughing make us FEEL GOOD! That will be our goal for this week: smile and laugh as much as you can and share this with others!
Enjoy the quotes!
Lots of Love,
Sorry! Lol, but it is the title of the song!
I love this song, it does a amazing job describing my character. 🙂
Note: The lyrics always stay the property of the band or artist who wrote them. All the credit goes to them.
My poetry is written in Black, the Lyrics are written in Blue.
Part of the lyrics of ‘Bitch’ by Meredith Brooks
I hate the world today
You’re so good to me
I know but I can’t change
Tried to tell you but you look at me like maybe I’m an angel underneath
Innocent and sweet
Yesterday I cried
You must have been relieved to see the softer side
I can understand how you’d be so confused,
I don’t envy you
I’m a little bit of everything all rolled into one
I’m a bitch
I’m a lover
I’m a child
I’m a mother
I’m a sinner
I’m a saint
I do not feel ashamed
I’m your hell
I’m your dream
I’m nothing in between
You know you wouldn’t want it any other way
So take me as I am
This may mean you’ll have to be a stronger man
Rest assured that when I start to make you nervous
And I’m going to extremes
Tomorrow I will change and today won’t mean a thing
I’m a bitch
I’m a tease
I’m a Goddess on my knees
When you hurt
When you suffer
I’m your angel undercover
I’ve been numb
Can’t say I’m not alive
You know I wouldn’t want it any other way
To listen to the song, Click HERE.
Lots of love,
Another one in Dutch! ( yes, I am learning!) 🙂
To read the translation, scroll down.
Can you See
The colors of life?
Sometimes black and gray
But often intertwined in a rainbow
Can you Hear
The music in your ears?
Sometimes sad or angry
But you can also hear lovely melodies
Can you Feel
The power that’s flowing through you?
Sometimes desperate and crippling
But often joy, almost untamable
See, Hear and Feel
Life is worth it
That’s what I mean…
Please, be aware of this.
When It Is Not Mental Illness
The Fourth House
By – Sheri de Grom
An estimate by the National Institute of Mental Health states, “One of every four homes in the United States is affected by a serious mental illness.” The five major categories of mental illness are: anxiety disorders, mood disorders—including depression and bipolar disorder—schizophrenia, dementia and eating disorders.
I hadn’t thought much about this statistic until I was driving home from work one evening and started counting the number of houses I passed. In a short drive of no more than thirty minutes I passed seventeen homes where someone with one of the five above- mentioned diseases lived.
“One out of four” struck me harder as I pulled into our driveway and recognized we were a number four.
I’m beginning this feature series, “The Fourth House,” to bring you the story of how my husband, Tom, and…
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And……we are back to feel good about ourselves again! (Really love to do this post every week!) 🙂
Today we are going to focus on the way we think. How we think about ourselves, about others, about life in general and things that happen to us.
There is not a soul on this planet who walks through life without anything happening ever. Every single one of us fights their own battles.
A great part of how we feel comes with the way we think and take on the things that happen to us. Some things we can do something about, other things just blow up in our face if we are just looking the other way for a moment. That’s life, you can’t control it.
But you can control the way you think about things.
Of course you can get smacked down for a while. That’s perfectly normal. I guess everyone has a point that they think: ‘Why me?’ I know I had, multiple times actually.
For example, when the doctors told me I had to battle a THIRD cronical condition, I was like: ‘What? You can’t be serious? Two weren’t enough already?.’
Yes, we all have those moments.
It’s okay, we can be sad for a moment. Life isn’t always a walk in the park. But after that first moment, we have to stand up again, dust ourselves off, straighten our backs and THINK POSITIVE!
Positive thoughts will help us through the toughest times. Even if you hit rock-bottom (and yes, I did that as well) the bright side is that it can’t get any worse.
So, this week we are going to get rid of all those negative thoughts and start to think positive! We will have HOPE that things will get better as long as we are fighting for it!
We are the warriors, the hero’s in our own life story and we will not give up!
Here’s to a better tomorrow for all of us!
Enjoy the quotes!
Lots of Love,