Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Maat E's Mental Health Message

Remember to Breathe and Remember to Smile. 

Two of the most powerful acts we can  do for ourselves during the course of a day are to breathe and to smile. 

Research tells us that smiling can improve your mood. Studies also show that people who genuinely smile, even when they don't feel like it, are less stressed than those who do not. 

We also know that breathing detoxifies and releases toxins. It also releases tension, relaxes the body and promotes clarity of thinking. Research even shows that breathing helps ease pain and improves our immune system. 

If the facts are not proof enough try practicing to breathe on your own. Throughout the day recite the phrase remember to breathe and remember to smile. Then follow through with action every chance you get. 


Dr. Ma'at E. L. Lewis

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