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Cheerfulness is seeing the bright side and looking for the good in whatever happens.  It is maintaining a positive attitude of optimism and confidence.  Even when life is challenging, we make the best of it, and trust all will be well.   A cheerful smile can light up everyone’s day.  It nurtures happiness.

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“Cheerfulness, it would appear,
is a matter which depends fully as much on the state
of things within,
as on the state of things without and around us.”
~ Charlotte Brontë

Freedom and adventure - woman happy, Grand Canyon


 Tuesday's Healing Word Humming

Humming is a soothing form of sound medicine, infusing your body with many therapeutic benefits.  Imagine filling your head with the vibration of a calming “humm” for one, two or even 5 minutes.  It’s bliss. Bliss that you can create inside your head and body within seconds.  We also can receive the same benefits from whistling.

Tuesday's Healing Word Humming

The simple act of humming can have similar effects, according to research into what’s known as vibrational medicine, and that various frequencies can produce healing properties.  Along with calming your spirits and your nervous system, it improves your breathing rate and boosts oxygen distribution throughout the body.

Humming may be one of the most natural things a person can do, yet the benefits are surprisingly far reaching.  It produces a positive effect on both heart rate and blood pressure.  Smiling, while humming your favorite tune or the sound “Om,” (pronounced AOM) for two minutes, changes your mindset and emotions.  If you started humming right now, your muscles in the face, jaws, and shoulders would begin to relax.  GO FOR IT!   START HUMMING!

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Tuesday's Healing Word Creativity

The dictionary defines creativity as the  ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful  ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc.  The joy in creativity is in the process not necessarily the outcome.

Tuesday's Healing Word - Creativity

To be Creative

means to be in love with life.

You can be Creative

only if you love life enough

that you want to enhance its beauty,

you want to bring a little more music to it,

a little more poetry to it,

a little more dance to it.

~ Osho

 Passion is one great force that unleashes creativity,

because if you’re passionate about something,

then you’re more willing to take risks.

~Yo-Yo Ma

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 You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.

 ~Maya Angelou

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Tuesday's Healing Words - Inner Guidance

Inner Guidance is your deepest knowing made conscious. As you learn to trust and make use of this faculty, it can become your decision maker.  Inner Guidance is ‘the still, small voice within’ that coaxes us to approach or avoid, depending upon what is in our best interest.

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“Inner guidance is heard like soft music in the night by those who have learned to listen.”

~ Vernon Howard

“The body has its own way of knowing, a knowing that has little to do with logic, and much to do with truth, little to do with control, and much to do with acceptance, little to do with division and analysis, and much to do with union.”

 ~ Marilyn Sewell

“Our inner guidance comes to us through our feelings and body wisdom first — not through intellectual understanding. The intellect works best in service to our intuition, our inner guidance, soul, God or higher power – whichever term we choose for the spiritual energy that animates life.”

 ~ Christiane NorthrupTuesday's Healing Words - Inner Guidance

Tuesday's Healing Word Understanding

Understanding is having clear insight into ideas and feelings.  It is thoughtfully seeking to comprehend the full truth and being mindful of what is most important.  It is having compassion and empathy for others.  I am not sure where this old saying originated, but it is a great one to reflect on when necessary:    “You can’t really UNDERSTAND another person’s experience until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.” 

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The Practice of Understanding:

1.   Reflect on the meaning of ideas.

2.  Have empathy for others.

3.  Be mindful of meaning.

4.  Be a discerning listener.

5.   Be compassionate.

6.  Forgive mistakes.

7.  Value knowledge and  perceptiveness.

“If one is master of one thing and understands

one thing well, one has at the same time,

insight into and understanding of many things.”

~Vincent Van Gogh

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Tuesday's Healing Words-Women's Empowerment

Personal empowerment is about looking at who you are and becoming more aware of yourself as a unique individual,  reflecting personal values, skills and goals. Women united together pursuing personal and spiritual growth, represent the strength of  WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT. 

Quotes from Empowered Women

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“Above all,

be the heroine of your life,

not the victim.” 

~Nora Ephron (1941-2012)


“The most courageous act

is still to think for yourself.


~Coco Chanel (1883-1971)

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“Risk anything!

Care no more for the opinion of others …

Do the hardest thing on earth for you.

Act for yourself. Face the truth.”

~Katherine Mansfield (1988-1923)


“We are volcanoes. When we women

offer our experiences as our truth,

all the maps change.

There are new mountains.

That’s  what I want—to hear

you erupting.  You Mt. St. Helenses

who don’t know the power in you—

If we don’t tell our truth, who will?”

~Ursula K. Le Guin (1929-

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 Tuesday's Healing Word Focus

Definition of Focus:  A center of interest or activity; close or narrow attention; concentration.  This is what Jack Canfield, Co-Author of Chicken Soup For The Soul Series, says about positive focus: “Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals, rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them”.

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Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen Buddist Monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist writes: “It’s very important that we re-learn the art of resting and relaxing. Not only does it help prevent the onset of many illnesses that develop through chronic tension and worrying; it allows us to clear our minds, focus, and find creative solutions to problems”

Tuesday's Healing Word Focus

Focus on the journey,

not the destination.

Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.

~Greg Anderson

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 Tuesday's Healing Word-Rituals (Healthy)

ritual is a ceremony or action performed in a customary way.  It can be  any act or practice regularly repeated in a set precise manner  to improve physical, mental or spiritual health.  Each morning I get up very early prepare my breakfast latte and my ‘Dave’s Killer Bread’ toast and begin my morning reading before my walk.  I don’t think of this as a habit, it is my Healthy Morning Ritual.

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“Rituals of healing have a profound sense of sacred.

When we use them to renew the fabrics of our lives

that become unraveled

by change, chaos, illness, and death,

a sense of balance and harmony emerge that reconnect

our energies and meet our needs of the moment.”

~Barbara Dossey

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 Tuesday's Healing Word Simplify

Since simple things have less parts or complexity, when you simplify, you’re eliminating the clutter and reducing something to its essence.  What does it mean to simplify your life?  Welcome to the path and journey which is filled with order, harmony, joy, understanding, calm, peacefulness, fun, and a beautiful life.  Enjoy the following amazing quotes on simple, simplify, and simplicity:

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“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”Tuesday's Healing Word Simplify

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
~ Leonardo da Vinci

“Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.”
~ Henry David Thoreau, Walden and Other Writings

“There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth.”
~ Leo Tolstoy

“The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go.”
~ Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free


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 “The Simplification of life is one of the steps to INNER PEACE.”~ Peace Pilgrim


Tuesday's Healing Word - Love“What is love to you? 

Simply – love’s a mystery,

unable to be defined,

only to be experienced”.

~ unknown author

Tuesday's Healing Word Love

What do you LOVE?



Tuesday's Healing Word - Love

 Who do you love unconditionally?




Tuesday's Healin Word - Love

Are you doing what you love?

Tuesday's Healing Word Love

This is the perfect week to send healing love out to all!

Tuesday's Healing Word Love