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There’s Something about Life (it’s short, promise!)

Brain Food for Action

Cheerio

I just read an article by Deepak Chopra about inspiring your brain.  It’s nothing we aren’t already aware of, so may it serve as a reminder to keep our minds out of the gutter and to offer it much-needed inspiration and “health:”

“Take care of stress.  Avoid dulling routine. Do something creative every day.  Read poetry, spiritual material or anything else that makes you feel uplifted.  Take time to be in nature.  Bond with another person who is heartwarming.  Pay attention to being happy.  Make sure you take time every day by yourself to relax, meditate and self-reflect.  Deal with negative emotions like anger and anxiety.  Focus on activity that makes you feel fulfilled.  Give of yourself.  Follow a personal vision.  Attach yourself to a cause that is bigger than you are.  Take the risk to love and be loved.”

You can read the full article by clicking >here<

About the pic:  the cup runneth over..  once I poured the milk, my cereal said “cheerio!” ..

Maxin’ it out

I’m not a Sunday church-goer or devoted Bible-reader, but this daily email spoke to me:

You don’t say..

“… evolutionary psychologists Leda Cosmides and John Tooby say that happiness comes from ‘encountering unexpected positive events.'”

Click here to Wiki it and read more

‘nuf said

Love (in lotion)

“Even more important than the warmth and affection we receive, is the warmth and affection we give. It is by giving warmth and affection, by having a genuine sense of concern for others, in other words through compassion, that we gain the conditions for genuine happiness. More important than being loved, therefore, is to love.”

-Dalai Lama

Onward & Upward

When in doubt:
add a pinch more salt; slow down; be nice; help; smile; pray; leap; love; leave a little extra; turn it up; be silent; believe; laugh out loud; breathe….  whatever you do, always do it with honesty, integrity and dedication -no matter how small or insignificant you may think your action is.

“The first beneficiary of compassion is always oneself. When compassion, or warmheartedness, arises in us and our focus shifts away from our own narrow self-interest, it is as if we open an inner door. It reduces fear, boosts confidence and brings us inner strength. By reducing distrust, it opens us to others and brings us a sense of connection to others, and sense of purpose and meaning in life.”  –Dalai Lama

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