According to Robert A. Emmons, professor of psychology at UC Davis, California, and a leading scientific expert on the science of gratitude, the practice of gratitude can improve your physical and psychological health, lower blood pressure, improve immune function and heart health, enhance empathy, reduce aggression, help you sleep better, improve your self-esteem, and increase your mental strength.
So it turns out that saying “thank you” is more than good manners—it’s good medicine. Perhaps next time you are feeling stressed or challenged, you can refocus your mind on something that you feel grateful for. Just thinking about what you appreciate stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, which calms the body, and decreases cortisol levels.
With this in mind, I invite you to explore some of theICWIB! art activities and videos for FREE, because they are also a fun and simple way to activate your parasympathetic nervous system and your conscious, problem-solving mind.
In a recent interview, said, “Freedom is the ability to create without the limitation of generational programming. The I Create What I Believe! (ICWIB!) Program is a gateway and a pathway into a new and better future because it allows children to fully express themselves and to not be limited by the beliefs that have been passed down from generation to generation. This program also frees up children’s minds and allows their creative nature to create a better world for all of us, which is what we need right now!”