|By PR Newswire||
|November 1, 2010 08:10 AM EDT||
DENVER, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific studies reveal a strong link between gratitude and random acts of kindness and overall good health, including stress reduction, inner peace and happiness. That evidence is supported by examples from the life of stress relief expert Lauren E. Miller, a breast cancer survivor and author of "Release the Stress around Breast Cancer... with Methods and Mantras for the Mastectomies of Life."
"I experienced 16 chemos, 12 surgeries, 1 year of herceptin infusions, 6 weeks of daily radiation and a divorce all under 2 years," said Miller. "Many times I would lay in bed in fetal position and start to verbalize everything that I was grateful for in my life. I learned that I cannot be depressed and grateful at the same time. As soon as I shift my focus from the pain to being thankful for all that is working out in my life (for example, I can see, hear, love, laugh, communicate, connect) along with random acts of kindness (such as phone calls, letters, cards, a smile, working with the homeless), peace returns within my heart and the physical discomfort dissipates.
"Having a grateful spirit in the midst of any life challenge creates a lighthearted response to the events before you. This is an instant stress reliever. You are then able to connect to your God-given inner voice of inspiration, which speaks to the importance of an attitude of gratitude, along with a spirit of love and kindness to those around you," she said.
"When you are grateful and practicing random acts of kindness in your life, you end up feeling safe and connected to that which is good and true in this world and the result is inner calm, clarity of thinking and a heart full of love."
According to scientific studies, some of the physiological benefits to this experience include:
- Increased immune system
- Improved Cognitive Performance
- Increase in energy
- Lower heart rate
- Balanced cortisol levels which result in less internal stress
- More likely to live a longer and more satisfied life
- Laughter and inner joy resulting in decreased stress hormones; lower blood pressure; diminished pain
Knowing this, Lauren recommends filling every day of the year with thanksgiving and kindness.
About Lauren Miller
Lauren has received national recognition in Redbook and Ladies Home Journal along with the International Journal of Healing and Care. She has shared stress relief tips on local and national TV. With 10 years of proven experience and 18 years of intensive extended education in the areas of anxiety relief and stress reduction, Lauren works with men and women worldwide empowering them with techniques and skills to live life without stress, using one-on-one coaching, teleseminars, seminars and workshops. Lauren has spoken at the Hay House, "I Can Do It Event," and has shared the stage with Peggy McColl and Bob Proctor. She is releasing her third book, "Release the Stress around Breast Cancer... with Methods and Mantras for the Mastectomies of Life"; this book was written during her own journey through stage three breast cancer. The first book in the series is entitled: "Release the Stress...5 Minutes to Stress Relief around the Craze of Life at Work and at Home." Her first book is an Amazon Best Seller and Indie Book Award Winner: "Hearing His Whisper...a Journey through Cancer and Divorce."
Miller publishes a free e-newsletter that offers quick and easy stress relief tips. To get the newsletter, go to http://www.laurenemiller.com and look for the request form in the upper right hand corner.
To book Lauren for an interview, please contact: Jennifer Geronimo at 415-444-0401 or [email protected]. For more information on Lauren, please visit her website at: http://www.laurenemiller.com. Follow Lauren on Twitter: http://twitter.com/laurenemiller7
Contact: Jennifer Geronimo 415-444-0401 [email protected]
SOURCE Lauren E. Miller