Greetings beloved ones,
I hope you are well, healthy, and finding a daily dose of happy! It's so important during these strange and distanced times to stay positive, amidst the chaos.
What is something that makes you smile right now? Just one simple thing? For me, it's seeing the mountains off our back deck. They hold a space for me to relax, exhale, and remember that though these times may feel insurmountable & I may feel small, these times too shall pass and I can draw the powerful mountain energy into my being.
COVID will end, we will get new leadership in our nation, we will be able to gather together in community and hug in person again. We may not know when or how, but these tough times will not last forever. Until then, we must choose our own happy and remember to activate the 43 muscles in our faces. How? Simply smile. Smiling reduces stress, boosts the immune system, and lowers blood pressure. Also, it releases endorphins which are natural pain relievers & serotonin which offers feel-good properties into our being.
Fact: 'More than 30% of us smile more than 20 times a day and less than 14% of us smile less than 5 times a day. Those with the greatest superpowers are actually children, who smile as many as 400 times per day!' We adults have lots to learn from our kiddos!
So what are you waiting for? Find something that makes you smile today, right now. I challenge you to smile, all by yourself as you read this, and then be the reason someone else smiles today, too. Finally, I offer the ultimate challenge: belly laughter (jokes, memes, facetime with your funniest friend... find your way to laugh til the tears roll). If you are feeling like none of that is possible, put a pencil between your teeth for a minute to mimic a smile; you will get many of the same benefits.
Be Happy & SMILE on,
Embody in Grand Rapids:
Peri was going to lead this week, but she is facing some health issues. Please, send her all the healing energy and light you can <3
Wednesday evening virtual gathering w/Embody Leader Dana
Wednesday, July 22, 2020- 3:30pm PT | 6:30pm ET
View on Embody Facebook Page Host a watch party to invite your friends to join you.
Embody LIVE ZOOM Weekly Virtual Practice with Team Teacher Susanne Werblow
When: Wednesday, July 29, 2020- Live Watch Party hosted on Embody's Facebook page
3:30PT | 6:30ET
Meeting ID: 852 4579 3203
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“The EmbodyGR community embraces and supports, says ‘yes you can’ when the noisy inner voice says, ‘no you can’t’ – Kari Wilson, Community Member