Quantum Health Newsletter - Nov. 2022 - Issue 1

Can Faking A Smile Make You Happier?

"Fake it till you make it" has become shorthand for people struggling in various aspects of life, with an emphasis on chasing happiness. If you're feeling down, the advice goes, try to smile. Maybe the physical manifestation of feeling good can lift your spirits. It's known as the "facial feedback hypothesis." It's a crude bit of advice, but does it ever work? A new study indicates that the answer is yes.

A paper published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour and led by Nicholas Coles of Stanford recruited 3878 people from different countries and negotiated a little misdirection. To make sure they wouldn't skew the results, none of the participants knew the study was about how an artificial smile might influence their mood: They were given "decoy" instructions, like hand gestures, to obfuscate the real intent of trying to see if a forced smirk worked.

The volunteers smiled when placing a pen between their teeth, mimicking a photo of a smiling actor, or simply being told to smile. Others maintained a neutral expression. They were then given a questionnaire looking into their happiness and anxiety levels, along with a math problem—again, to obscure the true intent of the research.

The result? Happiness appeared to be mildly increased in those smiling or mimicking a smiling actor when compared to those holding a fixed expression. The pen-in-mouth task appeared to produce less of a change, likely because it's a product of a physical object creating a physical change and doesn't involve the same muscles used in smiling.

Coles told The Times of Israel that "the conscious experience of emotion must be at least partially based on bodily sensations."

While smiling might influence mood, how that happens is still open to discussion. It's possible smiling prompts positive emotional feedback from others, which can influence how a person feels. Or, the physiological act of smiling might stimulate biological processes. Either way, smiling even when you don't feel like it could be the boost you need.

QUANTUM HEALTH TIP: Use Clean Sweep to amplify your smile. It has been shown to remove the grumpies from even the most hardened of cynics.

Transforming Your Life with Breath
breathOur breath is a process of alchemy, transforming the air we breathe into the sustenance of our very lives. And when we intentionally manipulate our breath, we can use it as a tool to alchemize other aspects of our experience too. The intention of alchemizing breathwork is not to rid ourselves of a difficult experience. Rather, through the vehicle of the breath we are able to soften and meet ourselves where we are with a more open, aware, and compassionate response. From a centered space, we can become more curious about what our challenging experience is trying to signal to us, rather than fight against it, which typically prolongs the difficult feelings. This is where the true medicine of breathwork lies.

The breathing technique begins by balancing the length of our inhales and exhales sending the message to our system that we are safe. Here we relax the body, calm the mind, and use our focus on the breath to ground into the present moment.

Next, we slowly extend the length of just the exhale. Now we are signaling to the brain through the vagus nerve to turn down the response of our sympathetic nervous system (‘fight or flight') and turn up our parasympathetic nervous system (‘rest and digest'). This aids in our body's and mind's response to difficulties. The longer we extend our exhale, the more our diaphragm and abdomen (but not the chest) are engaged to slow and steady the breath equalizing our respiration cycle into a state of deep relaxation.

With the system in a more balanced and relaxed state, you will begin to feel the alchemy occurring. Often it will feel as if the energy in the body is moving from a scattered pattern to a more channeled direction. Stay here as long as you need, perhaps finding that you are more able to accept and allow whatever arises.

Once we've softened the body, calmed the mind, and created a bit of a distance from the intensity of our experience, we may gain some clarity. In the final breaths, there is one last invitation to alchemize difficult emotions and thoughts using a positive "I AM" affirmation. If you are feeling fearful, try "I AM SAFE". If there is a lot of negative chatter, try "I AM LOVED". And if anxiety has the best of you, try "I AM KNOWING". Here is a step-by-step guide to the Breathwork for Alchemy practice:

  1. Begin laying down on your back with your eyes closed or sitting-up softly gazing at a point in front of you.
  2. Count the length of your natural exhale (e.g. count of 4). Match your inhale length to the exhale (e.g. inhale for 4, exhale for 4). Stay here until you notice a shift in the way you are feeling.
  3. Begin to extend only the exhale by 1 or 2 counts (e.g. inhale for 4, exhale for 6). Stay here for at least 2 breaths, longer if needed.
  4. Extend the exhale by another 1 or 2 counts, slowly working your way up to doubling the original count (e.g. inhale for 4, exhale for 8). Allow each exhale to soften you deeper into the body. Imagine a melting sensation. Stay here until you achieve a more centered and relaxed state of being.
  5. In the final breaths, let go of counting but continue to keep the exhales long, slow, and gentle. Repeat your "I AM" affirmation with each exhale, melting the affirmation into the body.
  6. Thank yourself. Breathwork is deeply compassionate self-care.
QUANTUM HEALTH TIP: Take the E-1 Stress Relief Formula before your breathing exercises for a quantum leap in relaxation.

7 Key Acupressure Points for Quick Relief
acupressureAcupressure is from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and is an effective means to alleviate symptoms. Stimulation of these seven pressure points helps improve circulation and promote the body's own self-healing. Gently press, massage or tap each point for 1-2 minutes.
  • Brow center/third eye/point between the eye brows - Relaxes mind, relieves stress, eye strain and headaches; promotes relaxation.
  • Back of right or left hand in upper groove between ring and pinky finger - Releases tension in neck and shoulders; relieves headaches; improves circulation.
  • Valley between thumb and index finger of right or left hand - Relieves headache and neck pain; stress relieving.
  • Right or left inner forearm 2 inches from wrist crease - Relieves nausea and anxiety; great for motion sickness.
  • Outside of right or left shinbone 4 finger lengths from knee cap, where muscle pops out when you flex the foot - Relieves fatigue and promotes overall wellbeing.
  • On top of right or left foot between the first and second toes and down one inch - Relieves stress and irritability; calms digestive issues; rejuvenating effect.
  • On the sole of the right or left foot, between the second and third toes, approximately ? of the way down, base of ball of the foot - Eases fear and anxiety; calming; promotes overall wellbeing; nourishing effect.

QUANTUM HEALTH TIP: After massaging these points, apply the Arnica-MSM Relief Cream to the same areas. It will prolong the gains, and bring further relief.

vibrant living

Walking - EXCERPT: try walking without any destination at all in mind. Just walk. Turn where you turn, and allow the process to unwind you. Observe changes in perceptions, and feel the connectedness to trees, bushes, animals, clouds, sounds and the air itself. Abide fully in the now as you move across the surface of our Mother Earth. Let thoughts come and go like the clouds--hold on to nothing, reach for nothing. FULL TEXT / VIDEO
life energy chronicles

Quality of Life - EXCERPT: Why do we wait to change the little things until they become BIG THINGS? It's really a personal question perhaps related to self-image, deserving-ness, responsibility, victim behaviors, any number of complexes. But I know in my case it really was a matter responsibility. - FULL TEXT / VIDEO

Health & Healing Hack of the Week

My Liquid Fish

my liquid fishThis is a handy and effective little energy mudra that you can do anywhere to address acute conditions, or to create a routine for chronic pains and conditions. Discovered, or received by healer, Jimmy Mack, My Liquid Fish is a finger motion. Begin with the index finger of either hand, hold it on or near the area in need, and then draw a "fish" as you move your finger away from the area to be healed. Energy can be drawn into an area by simply reversing the motion of the finger by starting away from the focus area and drawing the "fish", ending the motion on or near the area of interest. I use this daily, and have noticed it causes a shift where it is applied, and changes the pain or discomfort, in many cases simply taking it away. -- From 25 No Cost Health & Healing Hacks by Boyd Martin)

Quantum Healer of the Week

Egan Sanders

Egan SandersEgan Sanders is a transformation coach, intuitive counselor and spiritual development teacher who is passionate about helping others live joyfully and actualize their potential. He was born with intuitive abilities and has always been able to empathically experience the thoughts, images, and feelings of other people. This allows Egan to tune into and deeply understand a person and create a space for rapid emotional healing, clearing and positive change. He has taught throughout the United States and internationally, founded two holistic associations and organized numerous holistic events. Egan's articles about personal and spiritual growth have appeared in several publications and he has also authored two books. Egan is the developer of the Worry Whisperer Method™ and creator of Attract It! The Law of Attraction Game. With his fun, energetic, insightful style, Egan is an inspiring and yet down to earth guide for people wanting to understand themselves, grow personally and spiritually, and move forward in life. As an accomplished teacher, coach and counselor, he is also a great resource for advanced souls looking to reach their next level of spiritual evolution. -- WEBSITE

Company & Product News

Clean SweepThe Clean Sweep Concntrate makes 32 oz. @ $39. Compare to 4 8 oz. bottles @ $86. Get further savings by ordering TWO, getting FREE SHIPPING! Simply mix the concentrate with purified water and fill any spray bottle. Clean Sweep Spray cleans any kind of negative energy. Tangible energetic emanations linger in the environment from all kinds of sources, including distress and suffering, illness, depression, anxiety, trauma, difficult relationships, and negative thinking--as well as from electrical devices, such televisions, computers, cell phones, microwave ovens and wi-fi. Clean Sweep has an almost immediate effect on the human nervous system. It relieves emotional tension, and creates a sense of well-being and security. It can help to calm and relax aggressive people by soothing negative thoughts and tendencies. Clean Sweep Concentrate

Virtual Hydrogen

digital hydrogenBreakthrough Quantum Support for Physical Well-Being and Longevity
The smallest molecule in the world, molecular hydrogen, is also known to be one of the most potent antioxidants in the world as well. Hydrogen has it beginnings in the very origins of existence itself and is considered by many scientists to be the original molecular gas out of which life itself emerged. In recent years, molecular hydrogen has been extensively studied for its numerous positive effects on health, longevity, inflammation, sports recovery, detoxification pathways, brain health and gut health. Supports healthy internal gut fermentation and gut health. MORE BENEFITS: Performs like an adaptogen in the body, Creates balance within the body, Strong anti-inflammatory properties, Naturally detoxifies the body, Activates the same beneficial metabolic pathways normally activated through daily exercise (i.e., molecular hydrogen is an exercise mimetic), Enhances and protects mitochondrial function, Supports memory, Increases physical endurance, Promotes better nutrient absorption in the body, promotes better hydration, Improves joint mobility, Promotes blood circulation. MORE INFO

NEW! Water Alive!
Water AliveMany different research studies have demonstrated that magnetically treated water altered its physical properties and that this was due to "changed dimensions of water clusters" that led to an increase in conductivity, pH, dielectric constant and in vaporization enthalpy, but a decrease in density and surface tension. According to Dr. G. Pollack, structured water is the 4th phase of water beyond liquid, solid and vapor. This kind of structured water is naturally formed and can be found in mountain springs, glacier melts, water falls or water from unpolluted sources. It is also found inside the cells of fruits and vegetables. It has less viscosity and surface tension resulting in better penetration of cell walls and causing enhancement of hydration and bio-availability. Vital Force Technology has collected energy patterns of the world's best waterfalls and created a new formula called Water Alive.

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Trinity Gem Elixir for the Month

 Dendritic Agate
"Stone of Plenitude"

dendritic agateSpiritually: Opens and aligns the chakras enabling them to integrate higher consciousness. Brings abundance and fullness to all areas of life.

Emotionally: Encourages centeredness in times of strife or confusion.

Mentally: Brings stability, patience and perseverance.

Physically: Assists conditions caused by chakra imbalances. Addresses skeletal disorders and aligns the skeleton. Help the nervous system. This crystal has a particularly strong connection with the plant kingdom, and so amplifies the effect of herbs. MORE INFO / ORDER

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