Forbes | Eat, Smoke, Meditate:| Why Your Brain Cares How You Cope| Alice G. Walton Nails it!|


The world of neuroscience fascinates me!

Click on the link below to get a glimpse of why it matters whether you mask your pain or face it head on.

Stand in your field of awareness, greet whatever it is with an open heart and open mind, whether you like it or not, in a non-reactive, non-judgmental way to the best of your ability, accept it and then let it go.

Start a practice of smiling today. Even when you don’t feel happy and feel like smiling, and especially then. There are over 300 muscles in your face. If you smile you relax the muscles. There are over 300 reasons to smile right there. In addition there are many other benefits to smiling.  If you half smile your way through activities that you usually find stressful or anxiety producing smiling will make them much easier. Also while you’re doing the activity or task at hand take mini breaks and just follow the breath for 3 breaths still half smiling. I find this very beneficial. Remember the object is not how you breathe, but just following the breath in a non-judgmental, non-reactive way and feeling the sensation of the breath.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2011/09/21/eat-smoke-meditate-why-your-brain-cares-how-you-cope/

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