The 3 Most Inspiring Things I’ve learned this week. (Week 2)

1. Gratitude increases dopamine and serotonin levels in the brain. These are key neurotransmitters that give us feelings of contentment. If we are grateful more often, the happiness-producing neural pathways strengthen and grow just as exercise strengthens the body. This process makes it easier for us to experience positive emotions including interest, excitement, joy and pride! “Good attracts Good!”

 

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3.  Power of words: In a 1996 study, students were asked to form sentences out of words they were provided. One group was provided random words, and the other group was provided words such as forgetful, old, wrinkled, bald and gray. Both groups were secretly monitored and timed coming in and leaving the room. The students with the “old” words were noted as having a decrease in walking speed and were slower than the “random word” group. The suggestion of old age, just the merest idea processed on an unconscious level, led to a reflexive response that had them display the physical behavior of the elderly! “What words are you feeding your mind?”

 

“Thank you God for continued learning, and an abundance of teachers in my life!”

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