Thursday, December 31, 2009

Help To Regain Joy After Loss ~ Tips 13 - 15

Here are the last three tips to help you regain joy in your life - Tips 13-15; Written by Dr. Lissa Rankin, from the website:

13. Take a gratitude walk. Get outside, walk around, and think about what makes you feel grateful. Count your small blessings. Maybe you’re grateful for the purple lupine or the cottonwood that makes the air feel alive. Perhaps you’re grateful you no longer have to sort your loved one’s laundry. Maybe, by losing someone you love, you’re free to follow your own dreams, after being a caretaker. Look for the opportunity hidden in your loss, and don’t judge yourself.

14. Try Laughter Yoga. Yes, such a thing really exists. We know that laughter is good for us, but who feels like laughing when you’re feeling terribly sad? Laughter yoga is a combination of yoga breathing exercises (pranayama), childlike playfulness, and laughter. It’s based on the notion that your body can’t tell the difference between real laughter and fake laughter. In other words, fake it ‘til you make it. Chances are, you’ll feel so silly, genuine laughter will follow.

15. Remember, pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. Choose Joy instead
On behalf of all of us at The Journey from Mourning to Joy we wish for each of you who finds your way to us ~ we wish you health, happiness, peace and joy in the New Year and remember we are always here for you as together we continue on this journey.

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