Being Thankful Can Improve Your Health
Did you know that gratitude can help save your life?
"Yes, it's true," proclaims stress relief Expert Lauren E. Miller. When you practice random acts of kindness and gratitude on a daily basis you get physiological benefits:
· increased immune system
· improved cognitive performance
· increased energy
· lower heart rate
· balanced cortisol (hydrocortisone) levels, which result in less internal stress
· more likely to live a longer and a more satisfied life
· laughter and inner joy resulting in decreased stress hormones
· lower blood pressure
· diminished pain
"When the cloud of depression appeared in the midst of my 16 chemo treatments, double mastectomy, 12 surgeries, an additional year of chemo and 6 weeks of daily radiation while going through a divorce, I remember experimenting with different stress relief techniques I had been teaching and learning about for over 20 years to see which one was the quickest at removing the dark clouds. Gratitude won me over every time. You cannot be depressed and grateful at the same time. Talk about a destructive cloud in life to remove. Whenever I shifted my focus from the 'stressful situation' of the divorce, chemo, radiation, and surgery to all that I was grateful for--down to my very heartbeat--the darkness lifted instantly. Try it. The next time you're feeling down and out, do a random act of kindness for yourself or someone around you," shares Miller, Founder of Stress Solutions University (http://www.stresssolutionsuniversity.com/).
To celebrate the launch of Stress Solutions University Lauren is offering 9 free stress relief coaching videos (2-3 minutes long) to help you take back your ability to maintain inner peace. Go to: http://www.StressSolutionsUbonus.com. More information about Lauren can be found at http://www.laurenEmiller.com.