Today is National Encouragement Day!
So.....today I would like for everyone
to truly absorb the SCIENCE behind ENCOURAGEMENT
and find someone out there to
give some to TODAY!
Of all the things we can give another person....
this one is FREE, but has the GREATEST impact!
National ENCOURAGEMENT Day comes deliberately
after the day our country had one of its greatest tragedies.
It is a beautiful reminder of the POWER
of encouragement and caring.
And.... is something we can ALL give
and EXPECT nothing in return.
That is the true meaning of GIVING!
In an excerpt from a 2019 article in PsychCentral by Therese J. Borchard,
she discusses exactly what ENCOURAGEMENT does in the HUMAN BRAIN
citing research from Dr. Andrew Newberg, M.D. and Mark Robert Waldman
where they say,
"By holding a positive and optimistic [word] in your mind,
you stimulate frontal lobe activity.
This area includes specific language centers that connect directly to the motor cortex responsible for moving you into action.
And as our research has shown,
the longer you concentrate on positive words,
the more you begin to affect other areas of the brain.
Functions in the parietal lobe start to change, which changes your perception of yourself and the people you interact with.
A positive view of yourself will bias you
toward seeing the good in others,
whereas a negative self-image
will incline you toward suspicion and doubt.
Over time the structure of your thalamus will also change
in response to your conscious words, thoughts, and feelings, and we believe that the thalamic changes
affect the way in which you perceive reality."
And... if that's not enough to encourage you to START ENCOURAGING....
Watch this and see its effects in ACTION!
WOW... Next time you think that a little encouragement couldn't possibly matter... watch this video again and REMEMBER- IT DOES!
I challenge each of us today.... to find someone out there
and SPEAK words of encouragement into their lives!
BECAUSE.... not only are you changing their life, you are changing their BRAIN!
Staci is a one-of-a-kind mix of JOY and Neuroscience who is teaching people all over the world to BUILD a BETTER BRAIN by using Gratitude to create a BRIGHTER future. She has a Master's Degree in Educational NEUROSCIENCE and 25 years of teaching experience where she developed a reputation for being able to uncover potential in others like no one else could. Let her teach you how to live a HAPPIER Life by using the neuroscience of GRATITUDE to rewire your brain and build a better future!