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Here’s what brain research says will make you happy:

  • “What am I grateful for?” Just asking -searching helps; you don’t need answers!
  • Label -name negative emotions. Your brain isn’t so bothered  when you name it.
  • Decide. No perfectionist thinking – good enough usually is!
  • Hugs, hugs, hugs.  Research shows getting five hugs a day for four weeks increases happiness big time.

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Everything is interconnected:

  • Gratitude improves sleep.
  • Sleep reduces pain.
  • Reduced pain improves your mood.
  • Improved mood reduces anxiety.
  • Reduced anxiety improves focus and planning.
  • Focus and planning help with decision making.
  • Decision making further reduces anxiety and improves enjoyment.
  • Enjoyment gives you more to be grateful for!
  • Enjoyment also makes it more likely you’ll exercise and be social, which, in turn, will make you happier.
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We’re so often engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that it’s easy to forget our inner value and the happiness that can be felt just being al;ive!

Here are links to a few blogs I’ve written on the subject of happiness ~ enjoy!

Happiness and Gratitude: Research, Thoughts and Inspirational Quotes

 

How to Create an Attitude of Gratitude and Be Happier!

 

 The Happiness Connection

 

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DeStress Tips III by Eileen Lichtenstein, CEO www.balanceandpower.com 

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DeStress Tip: Honor your boundaries and say no~ ow.ly/xgBS5

DeStress Tip: Hold Hope ow.ly/xgBaV fb.me/346z3XGXc

DeStress Tip: Inner strength and being centered are keys to life and business success! ow.ly/xgCsZ fb.me/2d1K8H98k

DeStress Tip: Be fearless!~! ow.ly/xgBmd fb.me/31nXwCSsV

DeStress Tip: Disconnect from technology, from work related stuff for an hour, a half day, weekend, week… fb.me/6TIlRfRqR

DeStress Tip: Stop second guessing! ow.ly/xgAwD fb.me/2OBt465UV

DeStress Tip: See the whole chessboard when u play chess! ie: Don’t lose your temp[er on the road!~… fb.me/455zqB7Nu

DeStress Tip: “Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that… fb.me/2UDm0FAhQ

DeStress Tip: Get in front of a mirror and practice smiling. While working your grin, take a minute to… fb.me/3C1AWxonO

DeStress Tip: Stop negative self talk. Switch the thoughts of negativity to positive mantras, such as “I am a strong woman (man)!”

DeStress Tip: Write down five things that you are proud about and stick the list in your wallet to pull out to… fb.me/3h1nJWuiQ

DeStress Tip: Emotional eating-stress a vicious cycle. You have the power to stop it! ow.ly/xf4Pc fb.me/3sk80z8Oj

DeStress Tip: Listen well instead of reacting in anger. ow.ly/xf4uBfb.me/1b10oe99r

DeStress Tip: Be grateful always!! It’s more important ever on this day of rememberance- ow.ly/xf4Iv fb.me/35VD7TKcc

DeStress Tip: Make your Goals Realistic & Reachable! ow.ly/wXQAXfb.me/3tNCZ4vY1

DeStress Tip: Exercise! Ditching exercise for a more sedentary way of life can have an overall negative effect on… fb.me/3imdJ7YUT

DeStress Tip: Exercise and you will feel better about yourself and the more likely you are to live a healthy… fb.me/3tuGlB7S1

De-Stress Tip: Stop emotional eating! Feel confident, healthy & in control. 🙂ow.ly/wXPWj fb.me/18dYfHsOH

DeStress Tip: If you are able to take a step back and laugh at yourself and the absurdity of life every now and then, things won’t seem…

DeStress Tip: Regardless of the outcome, following through boosts confidence and reassures us that when all is… fb.me/3ILcRMkSn

DeStress Tip: We need the action/practice component for ultimate productivity powerful positive language to become a happy habit!…

DeStress Tip: Making and sticking to a decision is a source of happiness because it gives you a sense of control, of efficacy.

DeStress Tip: Laugh More!: A small child typically laughs more than four hundred times a day, and an adult-… fb.me/2SuM58kiI

DeStress Tip: Acting in an outgoing, talkative, adventurous or assertive way makes people- even introverts-feel… fb.me/3ShSe4ZAe

DeStress Tip: Happier people are more interested in social problems. They do more volunteer work and contribute. fb.me/1tKKZilEF

DeStress Tip: Did you know that the brain is stimulated by surprise?ow.ly/wHgMO fb.me/2BGHJEHj9

DeStress Tip:  8 Tips for Feeling Happier wp.me/poyvn-PN

DeStress Tip: Self-love is the one most important thing to create your best life. ow.ly/wHgyM fb.me/2nJvGczED

DeStress Tip: Focus is a skill you can develop. Do you know you can rewire negative patterns??
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DeStress Tip: 10 Tips to Stop Self-Sabotage fb.me/1iORMVSRd

DeStress Tip: Transition = Opportunities ow.ly/ws5oa

DeStress Tip: Perfectionism is the enemy of creativity and productivity. You don’t even have to be creating… fb.me/6LtLacATj

De-Stress Tip: “Progress always involves risk. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.” – Bob… fb.me/6TjurOU0a

DeStress Tip: A great appreciation of nature and our connection to it enhances our spirit and helps to connect us… fb.me/3rBKOuWdn

DeStress Tip: Meditating can help develop the art of patience.

DeStress Tip: Patience means allowing things to unfold at their own speed rather than jumping in with your… fb.me/1bz1T3ZuL

DeStress Tip: Take time to access what you have in front of you, take a break and re-evaluate. ow.ly/wdrSX

DeStress Tip:  Stop Smoking with EFT! ow.ly/wdt0u

DeStress Tip: Studies show that expressing anger only aggravates it.

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 I was going through some papers from Mom’s drawer at her nursing home- and found a very yellowed letter recognizing Dad’s handwriting.  I proceeded to read, wiping tears, on this Memorial Day Weekend. He was 21 years old when he wrote this from Okinawa, one of the bloodiest battle sites of WW II. In memorium:

 

“”Medic, over here”!  I grab my aid bag.

Making my way to one who died today.

The flies find him before I do, glutting on the blood seeping from lacerated flesh. How easily a man’s life may be severed.

How futile my attempt to restore. I can’t stay, there is another who I may help.

So I cover the dead flesh from the indecency of the flies

But death never is decent…

Time that seems like forever but is only an hour

Brings a drill to the ___carnage, the writers call it.

Like in the movies we sat and watched in another life,

Only here they didn’t die quietly, murmuring the name of a woman

Here they did cursing and blackening the name of the God that permitted this.

No heroes here, heroes are myths of man’s stupid

This is real. These men had no wish to be heroes.

 

Eventually, nights bring some cessation of noise and death

It can’t blanket the puking acrid smell of cordite

The stink of rotting flesh.

No dream of home now, dreams can’t exist in the presence of Death.

 

Tomorrow, tomorrow brings only the hope of “will I get mine tomorrow”

Maybe I’ll be another med for the flies,

I wonder- but not for long

Sleep brings a temporary opiate

     Only Dying is Permanent!…”

We are soo grateful he survived severe injuries, thrived and went on to raise a family with Mom! and to be there for his grandchildren.

Dad died of chronic leukemia after being named a “medical miracle” multiple times.  RIP

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These are tried & true “tips” with links related to blogs and/or photos.  Enjoy!

  • Surround yourself with positive thinkers and shun those who are excessively negative. It’s a… fb.me/6uUkPgkYk
  • Look back at your actions and see what you can do to improve your performances instead of… fb.me/21jdLyihn
  • Are you part of 80% of people who procrastinate from time to time?
    Or of the other 20% who procrastinate ALL… fb.me/2UQmUCTI7
  • Tapping reduces stress from everyday issues that may cause you to turn to food to soothe anxious… fb.me/1ieTzPCmZ
  • Get out of your comfort zone and feel invigorated!fb.me/1fq18Yyqx
  • Good relationships correlate with happiness and productivity. ow.ly/u9Pl8fb.me/2Hsdx5lJr
  • EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) is a magnificant tool to overcome fear. ow.ly/u9P4i
  • Be kind and helpful. People appreciating you will make you feel better about yourself.
  • Believe in the power of animal therapy – lots of smiles 🙂fb.me/2rpzV7z1V
  • Proven methods for enhancing happiness are nurturing relationships, writing in a gratitude… fb.me/2T3zeV7OS
  • Practice relaxation and/or meditation on a regular basis ow.ly/i/4LsfD ow.ly/i/4LsgE
  • (Emotional Freedom Techniques, tapping) can help remove blocks, release frustrations and… fb.me/6nWk5KUVu
  • You can change your definition of happiness- maybe want less or differently 🙂 ow.ly/u8IXv fb.me/3s9p8zTy9
  • Helping others may be the most direct route to happiness.ow.ly/u8sxt
  • Balance is about developing a relationship with ourselves,expectations for daily… fb.me/11y57B9K2
  • Cultivate patience and tolerance for those less talented, passionate or knowledgeable. ow.ly/ubC5X
  • Take yourself a bit less seriously 🙂
  • Write your goal in positive language. The more positive instructions you give yourself, the more positive results you get!
  • Lifestyles and stress levels can be changed with impressive results! FREE consult ow.ly/ubwlK
  • Harmony vs. Work/Life Balance ow.ly/uQkzC  read my article here! fb.me/2qkDXugRNProtective white light energy around you so inappropriate negativity directed at you bounces… fb.me/2GazA5zqx
  • List all of your positive traits and characteristics and review often! ow.ly/u9NO1 fb.me/6tAdECoBG

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On this Thanksgiving Eve in the US and first night Hannukah for my family and many of you, I’ve compiled several of my blogs on the topic of “gratitude”.  As you will see, and may alreadyn know, gratitude is a necessary component of happiness.  Enjoy!

Gratitude is important to happiness.  Studies show that consistently grateful people are happier and more satisfied with their lives; they even feel more physically healthy and spend more time exercising. It’s impossible to feel stressed or angry in the same moment that you feel grateful! Gratitude fosters forbearance- it’s harder to feel disappointed with someone when […]

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Are you ready to live a life full of joy?  Transform your, relationships, finances, health, body, career… Join Us in this one of a kind event to Get Your Gratitude on & Infuse your life with Happiness When: Friday December 7, 2012 at 2pm (EST) More Info: http://youtu.be/dVD9AM2iKy0 What can you expect? Three interviews a week with […]

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There is an abundance of research on happiness and gratitude.. I’ve made a personal study of it and here are some of my favorite facts  on happiness and gratitude.  Enjoy!: Happy people generally are more forgiving, helpful, and charitable, having better self-control, and are more tolerant of frustration than unhappy people. A 30 percent increase […]

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On the Hebrew Calender, in the Jewish religion, Yom Kippur, a day of atonement and fasting concludes the week starting with Rosh Hashanah , the Jewish New Year.  It is a week of prayer and celebration, introspection, forgiveness and gratitude the last day of a week of introspection, forgiveness and gratitude concluding with  fasting and […]

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“..The Whale… If you read a recent front page story of the San Francisco Chronicle, you would have read about a female humpback whale who had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines. She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She […]

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Happy people generally are more forgiving, helpful, and charitable, having better self-control, and are more tolerant of frustration than unhappy people.

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“Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.”  – Brian Tracy Gratitude has been getting a lot of press in self-help/development curriculums because it is essential to acknowledge personal gratefuluness in several […]

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Certain strengths are most closely linked to happiness. They include gratitude, hope, vitality, curiosity, and love. These strengths are so important that they’re worth cultivating and help you weather the ups and downs of life and also build resilience for times of greater difficulty.

 Specifically in a down economy it’s important to stay with the grateful piece. Gratitude is a thankful appreciation for what you have—from a roof over your head to good health to people who care about you. When you acknowledge the goodness in your life, you begin to recognize that the source of that goodness lies at least partially outside yourself. In this way, gratitude helps you connect to something larger than your individual experience — whether to other people, nature, or a higher power.

 Do you know that people who are grateful cannot be depressed! Here are a few things to do to harness gratefulness and to stay centered , another necessary ingredient for being happy:

● Set aside a few minutes every day and think about five large or small things you’re

grateful for. Write them down if you like. Be specific and remember what each thing

means to you. Review them before going to sleep and on awakening.

● Take “grateful walks” in nature, noticing all the wonders. Create a grateful mantra

for yourself to repeat as you walk-breathe. ie: inhale love 4 steps, exhale self doubt

4 steps. Inhale confidence, exhale fear.  

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● Throughout the day take short breaks, conduct internal traffic control: check in how

are you doing emotionally-physically and stretch and or do relaxation breathing.  Exercise.

● Create positive visualizations for SMART goals: specific, measurable, attainable,

realistic, timely.

● Learn EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) to help combat negativity, gain

confidence and attain goals.

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