I love this article because it discusses the human-animal bond and its impact on mental health, physical health, and well being. This article shows how the bond is reciprocal. Human touch and bonding can benefit the growth and health of animals and vice versa. And it is not just cats and dogs--Chickens too!
This article highlights the story of Karen Cripps and discoveries with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Many of the interventions include listening to her body, especially when it screams at you to get your attention. There is also discussion about complementary healing approaches, Reiki, supplements, neurolinguistic programming, hynotherapy, relaxation, diet, and positive affirmations---truly an integrative approach.
Article written by Lissa Rankin on 24 April 2012 Psychology Today Read more: Source Article
I have experienced the benefits of dancing for sure! This article highlights why dancing makes us feel so good, boosts mood, decreases depression, strengthens the immune system, and lowers stress. People have been dancing for years. To read the article, click the link below.
When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What's going on? Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians' brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout.
Written by Cassandra Sheppard December 11, 2016 on www.upliftconnect.com
Singing Together Brings Heartbeats Into Harmony
The neuroscience of singing shows that when we sing our neurotransmitters connect in new and different ways. It fires up the right temporal lobe of our brain, releasing endorphins that make us smarter, healthier, happier and more creative. When we sing with other people this effect is amplified.
The science is in. Singing is really, really good for you and the most recent research suggests that group singing is the most exhilarating and transformative of all.