What Helps You be Mindful Into Your Senses and Brings You Joy?

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Do you ever let your inner natural child out? It can be so healing and put you back into that centered happy zone that you deserve to be in. I believe that every adult has a right to be that natural child sometimes. Norman Cousins said he healed his cancer through laughter. It was his natural child coming out with those wonderful belly laughs.

Laughter and letting your inner child out can make a big difference in your relationship too. After all, most couples let their inner child out a lot when they first get together. I think it’s true that the couple that laughs together, stays together. Plus it adds to your love-bank account. The love-bank account is that good will you maintain that softens differences, keeps you in love and helps you through hard times. Find something to laugh at this week and share it with your partner or a friend.

A research study found that as you get older, you worry more and laugh less. So I have made it a point in my life to laugh more and worry less. That’s why I was so pleased and surprised when I saw this video I made. I really got caught up in the excitement and I hope you will have a laugh with me as you watch it.

I love photography, don’t you? A few weeks ago my husband and I went on a trip to Bishop California where my photography group was in search of fall color. It wasn’t as amazing as past years due to the drought, but the Sierra mountain county still takes your breath away.

I didn’t find the incredible scenery I was looking for this year, but instead found something far more fun. In this video I want to share with you, my husband, who chose to be the driver, waited patiently. (He isn’t always, but this time he was so sweet and really out did himself). Later we had a good laugh watching it together and seeing my spontaneous excitement at something I had never seen before. For me this was a true moment of mindfulness. I was truly in the the moment.  What experiences engage you, let you be mindful and really get into your senses?

Wishing you always laughter and joy,

Karen Gless, Ph.D.