Since the start of the pandemic people have found creative ways to connect to their community through the power of song — from Italians singing on their balconies to the global spasm of Youtube vocalists. Why? Because music is medicine, and its power — and many benefits — come from something called resonance.
You haven’t been imagining things — it HAS gotten harder to learn, change, and adapt as you’ve aged. But it IS possible to supercharge your adaptability and learn new things faster thanks to magic of something called neuroplasticity.
Not only does constantly striving to achieve things potentially up our cortisol levels and mess up our microbiome, it creates neuropathways that are not conducive to a mindful existence. In other words, the more we focus on doing things, the more our mind rewires around that, which makes us harder to be mindful — which, in case you’ve not been following along, ain’t so great.
So how do we mindfully go the other direction? By getting more rest.
So what is gratitude?
Cicero, in Roman culture, named gratitude the “mother” of all human feelings.
In woo-woo talk, it’s that tingly, fuzzy, feel-good sensation inside our minds, and maybe even hearts. It’s validation. It’s instant happiness.
And it is. When we express gratitude, it acts as a catalyst for our brain to release dopamine and serotonin – neurotransmitters responsible for happiness.
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