Greetings from the
The Importance of Yawning
Some very interesting information about ways to exercise your brain is found in the book,
How God Changes Your Brain, Breakthrough Finding from a Leading Neuroscientist,
by Andrew Newberg, M.D. and Mark Robert Waldman. One fact that caught my attention is, that numerous
neurochemicals are involved in yawning, including dopamine. Dopamine activates oxytocin production in the brain,
which improves many things, such as relationship bonding between individuals. Even when you fake it, yawning affects
so many things. Experiment and you'll see after faking a yawn eight to twelve times you begin to have a real yawn.
The authors give us 12 Essential Reasons to Yawn:
1. Stimulates alertness and concentration
2. Optimizes brain activity and metabolism
3. Improves cognitive function
4. Increases memory recall
5. Enhances consciousness and introspection
6. Lowers stress
7. Relaxes every part of your body
8. Improves voluntary muscle control
9. Enhances athletic skills
10. Fine-tunes your sense of time
11. Increases empathy and social awareness
12. Enhances pleasure and sensuality
Yawning is a good habit for us all to cultivate. Happy yawning!
By Suzanne E. Harrill
Do you like your life the way it is, or would you like to
change it for the better, at least with the things you have control over -- how
you use your time, your degree of social interaction, your interest in learning
and growing, what you eat, or your degree of physical activity to name a few?
the whole article)
By Jacqueline Shueler
When we are feeling creative, everything just
naturally flows out into a new form. There is no hesitation. At other times, we
are blank; no matter how hard we try, nothing happens. Both of these experiences
are vital parts of the ebb and flow of creativity. We must recognize the end of
formation and the beginning of no form -- of space....
(read the whole story)
By Suzanne E. Harrill
MONTHLY ON LINE AFFIRMATIONS.
Affirmations to support self-esteem and spiritual growth
now available in monthly installments. From Seed Thoughts for
Loving Yourself, Cultivating the Garden of Your Mind Day by
the whole story)