Smile to relax and relieve your pain

The best way to flex your muscles is to smile. It triggers these feel good chemicals in the body. Endorphins help to lift your spirits and relieve stress/pain. The “Duchenne smile (picture at the right ) helps reduce pain signals from the brain to the body and simultaneously let a warm happy feeling wash over you. This smile flexes the muscles at the sides of the mouth and contraction of the muscles at the corner of …

Heart Light© glow

The home of inspiration and light   Imaginal cell lie dormant inside a caterpillar’s body, becoming activated within the chrysalis to allow a butterfly to ultimately emerge. Like seeds of pure potential encoded into the caterpillar’s DNA, imaginal cells are the ingredients of metamorphosis. When the caterpillar emerges it carries nothing of its caterpillar DNA with it. Where are the imaginal cells in humans? The seat of our imaginal cells the heart of our ultimate gifts and …

Laugh – animals antics

It feels so good to unwind and laugh at the ridiculous things some pets do. Gotta love it. Some wise person once said “Laughter is good for the soul.”  It raises the feel good hormones in the body and works like a breath of fresh air quickly resetting your energy, open your heart and increasing our gratitude for the little things in life. Laughter strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, diminish pain, and protect you …

Smile time on R I

I love dogs and their antics . The love they share so freely with us is unconditional. They are here to help and help us smile through the stressful times.   When we smile our brain releases endorphins -feel good hormones.  Endorphins are the body’s way to get a natural high and relax. So take a few minutes today to share a smile from Relaxation Island© with yourself and maybe with someone you don’t even know. …

Dance through China

Let’s move it on Relaxation Island today. The music has such a good beat. Get up and shake and stretch your body to the beat. Don’t forget to breathe deeply while you do it to it! You might want to look at the video once and then get into the music. When we focus on staying in sync with the music our body and brain can move the oxygen around so our focus, energy and life …