Tag: smile

  • Meditation Quote 103: “Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

    Meditation Quote 103, Featured Article

    Do you smile enough? I sure don’t, but I try and remind myself to smile more often. Not only is it a positive thing to do, but when we smile a full sincere smile (a Duchenne smile) science has shown that it releases endorphins in our body. Endorphins are responsible for making us feel happy, […]

  • A Sure Way To Let The Sunshine In

    A Sure Way To Let The Sunshine In

    Anyone need a hug today? A couple of months ago, I got really sick. With the change in weather and the kids taking turns with a cold, I finally succumbed to it. I hadn’t been that sick in a long time. I was so sick my ex had to take the kids for a few […]

  • Do You Dread Mondays?

    Do You Dread Mondays?

    Your case of “the Mondays” may hold some nugget of knowledge, a gem of wisdom. At my old job, I used to hate going back to work after a few days off. I’d get up Monday mornings and trudge along, reluctant and recalcitrant. This went on for years. While at work, I was difficult to […]

  • Buddha’s Smile Guided Meditation

    Buddha's Smile Guided Meditation

    This is a wonderful short guided meditation, themed around smiling like the Buddha. It is only 6 and a half minutes long, with clear instructions and a soothing voice. Perfect for those short breaks when you want a quick guided meditation to listen to. The guided meditation ends by advising us to create a habit […]

  • Laugh Your Way To A Good Meditation

    With her big laughter, Carla Reichman has been compared to the laughing Buddha. In a recent article, Kristine Crane at U.S. News reports on how laughter is being used to help with meditation. When Carla Riechman laughs, you hear it. With her big laughter, the former District of Columbia school¬†teacher has been compared to the […]

  • Meditation Quote 82: “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss

    I’m soon gonna go and visit my extended family and old friends, most of whom I haven’t seen in about 9 months or more. Circumstances have made it so that I can not see them more than once or twice per year, which makes me even happier to¬†meet and spend some quality time together. Fast […]