2.9.19

Be The Best You | For The Love Of Animals

by Christina Rowsell
@RadioChristina

For The Love Of Pets

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They say that a pet has a love that is unconditional. Why wouldn’t anyone want that? Unconditional love is affection without any limitations, or a love without condition. By petting a dog, it can boost your immune system. They say that cat owners can reduce their risk of a heart attack by 30 percent. There’s even benefits to watching fish swim – it lowers your blood pressure.

But our love between our dog, cat, horse, bird hamster, reptile, etc., goes beyond love. This companionship has huge impacts on our lives and health. Even if you don’t have a pet you can reap the benefits by just visiting one. Animals help improve our mental, physical and social health.

One, obvious, benefit is the amount of physical health you can receive when you have a dog or other animal that requires activity. Studies have proven that people who own a dog often have less body fat and are more mobile and get more exercise. With more exercise it often helps your mood as well.  

Having a pet also helps your mood and lowers your blood pressure. Pets often help people relieve stress, reduce the risk of heart disease and alleviate depression. Even if you don’t have a pet or can’t have one for some reason, try to visit a pet or interact with a pet. Sometimes medical conditions or social conditions hold us back from enjoying pets of our own. However there are plenty of other ways to enjoy the benefits of a pet. Visit a pet in a shelter or ask a relative or friend if you can visit them.

The love of an animal truly is unconditional, so benefit your own life by embracing their love! The love of an animal will truly help you be the best you.

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Christina Rowsell - Radio Announcer, Blogger, Photographer, Voice Actor, Mother, Wife... and part time cook (only when she has time - in between driving to the hockey rink, lacrosse and crafting...)

The Brighter Side Blog is all abut Good News, Great Ideas and Amazing People.

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1.9.19

Be The Best You | Self-Validation

by Christina Rowsell
@RadioChristina

Self-Validation


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Are you taking care of your own thoughts and ideas? Self-validation is so important. By validating your own ideas you allow you mind to be who you are meant to be. In the past on The Brighter Side we explored the power of validation where it allows us to accept our feelings, thoughts and experiences. (YYC Xpress Yourself)

Self-validation of your thoughts and emotions can help calm you. When you’re calm, you can effectively manage your thoughts and ideas in a more relaxed way. Self-validation will give you a better understanding of your identity and emotions.

Self-validation is not simple though. You’ll need to be mindful and present to validate your thoughts, ideas and emotions. This will be an internal experience. To be mindful you must find a quiet space where you can be with your thoughts. Being mindful is to be present in the moment. Start with your breath, breathe in and breathe out. Focus on taking that breath and then releasing it. Listen to your breathing and feel your breathing. You are now mindful in the present moment. By being present you are grounding yourself and listening to your inner true self. This is exactly what you need to validate your thoughts, ideas and emotions. You’ll get better at being mindful the more you do it.

So, why do we need to validate our thoughts, ideas and emotions? Suppressing or ignoring them can build up negative consequences. However if you accept them and understand them you will recognize what makes you happy and what doesn’t, therefore giving you the tools to move in a more positive environment. 

After self-validation remember you are in charge of how you want to react to how you are feeling, to what you are thinking and how you want to move forward. If your self-validation puts you in a place of anger or sadness, choose to be present in a calm way to find emotions that can help you move forward in a more positive way. Self-validation is an essential tool you need to understand who you are as a person, and what you need to be the best you.

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Christina Rowsell - Radio Announcer, Blogger, Photographer, Voice Actor, Mother, Wife... and part time cook (only when she has time - in between driving to the hockey rink, lacrosse and crafting...)

The Brighter Side Blog is all abut Good News, Great Ideas and Amazing People.

Twitter @RadioChristina. Instagram https://www.instagram.com/christinarowsell/
Online at www.christinarowsell.com.