You’re the surprise inside

“People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds,   it is something one creates.” ~Thomas Szasz 1973   On Relaxation Island today, heat, pressure and intensity can create very unexpected beautiful changes. A metaphor for life itself, let yourself work through the changes. Trust your heart’s direction – things will work out. A wiser more fun version of yourself may emerge.   Quote: …

Inspiration to triumph

“The best will come to those who persist in following their heart’s calling.”   -Mary Wolken 2015 From a very young age, we have had glimpses of things and experiences that inspire us to wonder, but few have known how to connect the dots from our wonder to  life of happiness, service and success. Want to live your dreams? Fill out the form to your right today. Thanks to  Dr. Fábio Augusto and Facebook.com for this video.

Secret to Peace and Happiness

“Peace begins with a smile” -Mother Teresa Smiling is contagious even if you are looking at yourself in the mirror and forcing the edges of your mouth upward. Try it when you feel low. Smiling moves your biochemistry, and helps your body function better. Smiling improves your health, decreases your stress level, and creates an “attraction factor” for more good things to happen. Smiling is fun and helps others feel good too. Thanks to Youtube.com and …

Really? Smiling does this?

“Smile and the world smiles with you. Cry and you cry alone.” – Stanley Gordon West A real genuine smile spreads endorphins by releasing the body’s feel good hormones, endorphins, natural pain killers, and serotonin. Together these three make us feel good, because it engages our heart, mind and the body’s facial muscles. A Real Smile encourages cooperation and comradery. A real smile, a Duchenne smile, encourages others to help each other and unwinds overwhelm and …

Do it better-without words?

Join Mary for “Communication –  beyond words” Wednesday March 18, 2015  free class Mary Wolken PhD Time: 5 to 7 PM  PST To successfully navigate the challenges of communicating with others compassionately, we need to become better and better at being comfortable with oue own internal communicator. This is for you if you are a human, a doctor, mom, Indian chief, teacher, therapist, grandma or policeman if you want to:  read the signs of potential trouble …