Laughter My joy flows through smiles and laughter. Laughter has many healing properties. It boosts the immune system, lowers stress hormones, and can even decrease pain. My body relaxes and my mood lifts as I laugh, adding zest and joy to my life. Even thinking about the giggles of children and the wonder that brings…
Relax I am calm, peaceful, and relaxed. Is there something in my life that is making me feel tense? Am I in conflict with someone? It is easy to become so focused on such situations that it can be a challenge to let go. At times like these, it is important to find ways to…
Relax I am relaxed and rejuvenated! A time of rest each day is essential to my health and well-being. For physical rejuvenation, I remember to practice the simple act of taking deep, conscious breaths throughout the day. With each breath, I envision every cell of my body being filled with love. For mental restoration, I…
Breathe I breathe and feel my oneness with God and with life. Breathing is an automated process, yet conscious breathing—placing attention and intention to center myself—allows me to focus my energy. I breathe in as I silently count to three. I pause for the count of one and then exhale for another count of three….
“Breathe” Feeling anxious, sad, stressed… Slow deep breaths: Ah, washes all away! Amira “Respira” Sientes ansiedad, tristeza, estres … Respiraciones lentas y profundas: Ah, todo se lo lleva y limpia! Amira
Happy are you if you can appreciate a smile and forget a frown;
you will walk on the sunny side of the street.
Letting Go As you read this, take a deep breath and, as you exhale, allow all the tension to leave your body.
When April scatters charms of primrose gold , Among the copper leaves in thickets old,
And singing skylarks from the meadows rise, To twinkle like black stars in sunny skies;
What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare.
May the sound of this bell penetrate deep into the cosmos
Even in the darkest spots living beings are able to hear it clearly
So that all suffering in them ceases, understanding comes to their heart
“Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.”
Come, rest awhile, and let us idly stray
In glimmering valleys, cool and far away.