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Emotional WHealth

Believe Positive Intent, and Build WHealth
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Your first response has a profound effect on the outcome of every social interaction. The assumptions you hold about others’ intentions play a special role in this. If you assume positive intention, you ensure the best possible future.

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The Power of Gratitude
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Do you want 10 minutes of happiness (and health)? Sit quietly with a pen and paper and write down all the ways you can say “Thank You”. Remember how people have thanked you, and how you have thanked them. Remember everything about the experience – the sight, sound, touch, smell and (if appropriate) the taste. I guarantee you very happy memories, and a profoundly uplifting experience. read more

The Power of Imagination: Can You Play?
The Power of Imagination: Can You Play? 1024 682 BodyWHealth

What did you play at when you were growing up? A doctor, a nurse, an astronaut, a soldier, a teacher, a dolphin trainer? In playing these imaginary games, you were planting some of the most important seeds of your life. Here is the reason why you should free your imagination to empower your life. read more

The Power of Laughter: A Healthy Contagion
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Close your eyes and picture a happy gathering. Visualize the faces of friends and family. Close your eyes tighter, squeezing out all other senses except sound. Hear the noises of happiness. I’ll be very surprised if laughter wasn’t there, possibly the dominant memory. For good reason. This explicit social expression drives health and happiness. read more

The Power of Touch: a Bidirectional Gift
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Do you cry in airports? I do. If you look around you in both arrival and departure terminals, you will see touching displays of emotion. Researchers have documented almost twice as much physical contact between people in airports as in shopping malls. Touch not only conveys emotion more powerfully, but also drives health and happiness. read more

Preventing Burn-Out; Avoid the Cliff
Preventing Burn-Out; Avoid the Cliff 1024 682 BodyWHealth

Are you feeling tired, jaded, stale, fatigued or burnt out? These are all common terms used to describe the physical and emotional consequences of overwork. Competitive athletes experience the same outcome when they overtrain. How can you prevent and, if necessary, recover from this depressing state? read more

To Live, We Need (To) Love!
To Live, We Need (To) Love! 1024 384 BodyWHealth

Loneliness is not only a sad place; it’s a bad place. Research has shown that lonely people die prematurely. The magnitude of the risk is considerable. It’s as bad as smoking! Loneliness impairs the immune system, triggers inflammation and disrupts sleep. read more