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Studies show that the amygdala and the hippocampus, two brain areas in the limbic system, are known to play a major role in laughter. The limbic system is a primitive part of the brain that regulates emotions . . . and helps us with basic functions necessary for survival.

 Laughter is a signal that lets everyone know that you’re part of the group. Your laughter indicates positive interaction and acceptance.

When you joyfully laugh, it acknowledges the listener by setting an emotional tone for the conversation and further interactions and intentions. (This undoubtedly helped primitive humans survive back in the day.)

Further research proves laughter boosts your immune system. It’s also known to reduce stress and improve memory function.

When was the last time you had a good laugh? Laughter has a huge effect on creating a positive mental attitude and physical well-being. And a positive mental attitude and healthy body are crucial to achieving success! Additionally, EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques, Tapping) has the same positive effects and sends serotonin, a feel-good hormone to the amygdala. 

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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.

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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Yes, the phrase “disconnect to reconnect” has two distinct definitions and perhaps more…

Literally, it has to to with not beeing connected to devices or computer for a period of time daily – or for several days – weeks depending on your circumstances.

Another definition, recently pointed out to me by a coaching client, is to release all toxic people and past negativity-shame from your life to reconnect with your joyful, peaceful inner self-child and be mindful/present in each waking moment.

Wow! Maybe challenging yet definitely doable!!  Need help and an accountability partner to do this?                FREE PHONE CONSULT:  516 623 4353    www.balanceandpower.com 

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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.

FREE Consult: 516 623 4353               www.balanceandpower.com  

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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Here are seven proven ways we can improve our moods and and raise our levels of happiness throughout the day. In addition to helping within the given timeframe, when practiced regularly, each of these has been shown to improve our happiness baseline!  By doing these activities, your spirits will be lifted and you will be in a more positive mindset, so you may reap the benefits in performance, productivity, creativity and focus in addition to more effective communication and relationships!

1. Meditate: You may simply take five minutes each day to watch your breath go in and out.If your mind drifts, slowly bring it back into focus.  Studies show in minutes after meditation we experience feelings of calm and contentment, as well as heightened awareness and empathy.

2.  Find Something to Look Forward To: Often the most enjoyable part of an activity is it’s anticipation as it actually lights up the pleasure centers in your brain!

3.  Commit Concious Acts of Kindness: Try picking one day a week and make a point of committing five acts of kindness.

4. Infuse Positivity Into Your Surroundings:  Fact: Spending 20 minutes outside in good weather boosts mood, broadens thinking and improves working memory. Fact: Placing inspirational pictures and photos of loved ones within view of your computer ensures a hit of positive emotion each time viewed.

5.  Exercise:  Just move! Experience the mind-body endorphin effect, physical mastery and good health.

6. Spend Money (Not on Stuff): Money spent on enjoyable activitiesand on other people boosts happiness.

7.  Learn your “Sgnature Strength” and practice it! www.viasurvey.org Perhaps revisit a talent you haven’t uses in a while :).  Whenever a signature strngth is used we experience a burst of positivity – and when used every day for a week research has demonstrated lasting significant happiness increases and less depression than control groups.

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Hunter Mountain 2Many formulas for success are going around. Decades of experience working with clients and “on” myself have proven over and over again that these are five necessary components of a powerful success formula for optimal happiness and productivity

Research on this topic includes these following components crucial for success:

  1. Access your Intuition
  2. Trust your intuition We are all born with intuition so a challenge may be to learn to access that and trust yourself about it!
  3. Communicate assertively
  4. Listen well
  5. Take action

Personal challenges may arise including negative thinking or simply not trusting “the answers” that come up for you. You may accelerate your learning curve by quieting your mind so that you “hear” or intuit right choices. Develop patience and be aware of not acting “on impulse”.
Practice “saying no” to create positive space for yourself and learn how to communicate assertively (not passively or aggressively). Hone your listening skills – to others as well as yourself! And finally, take action when you know the time is right (your intuition will tell you when:)), and without procrastinating- which is always fear based and ditch perfectionism to accomplish something meaningful and “on target.”

Anyone with the intention to change and succeed, with guidance can successfully SOAR! with Resilience® I can help you create success and accountability with the success challenges outlined above. My telephone consult-strategy mini session is FREE!

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Travel is conducive to gaining perspective! I’ve traveled extensively since my late teens and have always found it’s great to return home and back to the US and now, yes, work- since I enjoy helping people improve their lives, be happier and more successful…and am good at it!  http://www.balanceandpower.com/testimonials.php 

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While traveling sometimes the grass seems greener…yet as Americans most of us  have a lot to be thankful for! Sometimes it’s simply a good mattress and comfortable pillow.

great segue for Thanksgiving :)-

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