Continuing my theme of presence, I wanted to share one more thought as I am gathering my holiday-giving “Game Face” made up of a molar exposing smile. Are you ready to up-level your mindset from mediocrity to merry and your body from stressed to blessed? This year I am giving under the new and inspiring influence of knowing more about the benefits that can come along with choosing presence while giving presents.
Together lets choose to be all in for this most wonderful time of the year and be an all out demonstration for health, harmony, happiness-all enveloped with holiday cheer!
Tis’ the season to be experiencing joy. Research coming out of Harvard confirms that we all feel happier when we give than when we receive. Our brains light up, like bulbs on a holiday tree, in the regions associated with pleasure, connection and trust. It seems that the healthy glow we feel in our hearts when giving may be being modeled from what is beaming in our brains. When you serve with altruism, your brain, body and spirit will experience true elevation from the endorphins released!
Generosity is the gift that keeps on giving in living longer and stronger. When some older folks were observed by researchers at Cal Berkeley for their level of generosity it was discovered that the ones who were the most generous with time thru volunteering were the ones who lived the longest. Volunteering is associated with helping to decrease stress chemicals in the body that can often limit our joy and our lifespan.
Your shining love light is a gift for the whole world to receive. Courageous giving is contagious. This is your time to rise and shine and wake up the world from its self imposed sedation. Our hearts and minds are wired together for wonder. Step up and out from the allegiance to average and show the world what love looks like and be a joy to the world!