be active: laugh, laugh and laugh some more for your health’s sake

I know you have heard the old saying that “Laughter is the best medicine” but did you know that it is scientifically true? According to Psychology Today, there is factual evidence that laughter truly is an action that improves health in multiple ways. Laughter reduces pain, discomfort and improves job performance and relationships. This action also helps a person’s blood in multiple ways–reduces blood sugar and helps blood vessel function better. “It acts on the inner lining of blood vessels, called the endothelium, causing vessels to relax and expand, increasing blood flow. In other words, it’s good for your heart and brain, two organs that require the steady flow of oxygen carried in the blood.” Laughter does a whole lot more as well. To read the other health benefits of laughter, please click HERE.

Now, if you need some help laughing, then perhaps, these five videos below can help. If not, there is a whole host of videos on YouTube that can instantly bring you laughter. You can also go to a comedy club, watch a sitcom or funny movie and spend time with friends that you know will always make you laugh at least once.

So if you are going through a tough time or have been stressed out, try to laugh at life’s quirky ways and keep living with a smile. Life would love your laughter and the energy will be more positive around you and around the Universe! You are a powerful being and you simply giggling, chuckling, laughing, cracking up helps the world. Believe it or not. So without further adieu, here are five videos that I personally picked for your amusement and enjoyment:


Baby dancing to Beyonce’s Single Ladies


Around The World in 80 Plates (from Portlandia)


Black Hawk Up (from Key & Peele)


Conan O’Brien Delivers Chinese Food (from Conan Show)


Comedian Bernie Mac talking about the importance of love and laughter on Tavis Smiley

listen & love: flaws and all


Flaws and All
by Beyonce
BDay

I’m a train wreck in the morning
I’m a bitch in the afternoon
Every now and then without warning
I can be really mean towards you

I’m a puzzle yes indeed
Ever complex in every way
And all the pieces aren’t even in the box
And yet, you see the picture clear as day

I don’t know why you love me
And that’s why I love you
You catch me when I fall
Accept me, flaws and all
And that’s why I love you
And that’s why I love you
And that’s why I love. . . mmmm

I neglect you when I’m working
When I need attention I tend to nag
I’m a host of imperfection
And you see past all that

I’m a peasant by some standards
But in your eyes I’m a queen
You see potential in all my flaws
And that’s exactly what I mean

I don’t know why you love me
And that’s why I love you
You catch me when I fall
Accept me, flaws and all
And that’s why I love you
And that’s why I love you
And that’s why I love. . .you

I don’t know why you love me
And that’s why I love you
You catch me when I fall
Accept me flaws and all
And that’s why I love you
And that’s why I love you
And that’s why I love you
You, you, you

(Source)

give: free wallpaper giveaways!

In the spirit of giving, I wish to give YOU something as a thank you for all of your love and support. Hopefully, you are a fan of one of these talented young ladies but if not, that’s okay. I will be giving more giveaways as time goes along. For now, here are free wallpapers of Rihanna, Janet Jackson and Beyonce, made by yours truly. Please feel free to share them and use them.

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be active: let’s move with the first lady and beyonce!

First Lady Michelle Obama has been getting our youth moving with the Let’s Move! campaign. This campaign has been designed to combat the growing trend of childhood obesity. The trend has been affecting children of color  in particular with 40% of African American and Hispanic children overweight. If this trend continues, then it could lead to the first time a generation has lived a shorter period than the previous generation. In hopes to change this potential outcome, the First Lady has been raising awareness on the  facts of childhood obesity, giving  the basics on good health and nutrition through diet and exercise and receiving help from others like the pop star, Beyonce.

In her newly released remix to Get Me Bodied appropriately titled, Move Your Body, Beyonce encourages her young fans to move their bodies and dance. The song is a great way to get young people up and going since so many love Beyonce and it’s fun for all ages! Check out the choreography yourself and move that body!

If you wish to help stop childhood obesity and find out ways YOU can help, click HERE!

learn & love: bring out that sasha fierce

If you want to be confident, but don’t normally act that way, today, just this once, act in the physical world the way you believe a confident person would.

- Dr. Wayne Dyer

Have you ever dream of being the most confident, happiest person alive? Well guess what? You can be that way right now in this moment. How would this person be? How would he or she dress? What would he or she be doing? What characteristics would shine through? How would this person treat others? View the world through the person you wish to be for one day. Let the sidewalk be your personal runway. Need help feeling like a supermodel? Listen to  Beyonce’s Single Ladies and bring out that Sasha Fierce in you. Happy “acting”!