Merry Christmas 2019

Merry Christmas and may your hearts be filled with experiences of Gratitude and Blessings.

I recently watched A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood. I had the most teary eyed moments of any movie I have ever seen. Mr. Rogers was truly passionate about helping children and adults navigate life's array of emotions. It is a wonderful film , put this one on your list to see. 

The Most Powerful Healing Emotion

Dr. Tedd Koren says if it isn’t the most powerful healing emotion it ranks up there with them and that is heartfelt gratitude, also called appreciation and thankfulness.

Feeling and expressing gratitude turns our mental focus to the positive, which compensates for our brain’s natural tendency to focus on threats, worries, and negative aspects of life. As such, gratitude creates positive emotions, like joy, love, and contentment, which research shows can undo the grip of negative emotions like anxiety. Fostering gratitude can also broaden your mind and create positive cycles of thinking and behaving in healthy, positive ways.

Greenberg M. (2015, November 22) How gratitude leads to a happier life. [Blog post]. Retrieved from

One of the most fascinating and practical ways of testing gratitude and its effect on health is done by The HeartMath® Institute where heart rate variability (HRV), the ability of the heart to change its rhythm between beats, is measured. Over 300 independent peer-reviewed studies show that feelings of gratitude, appreciation and thankfulness improve a person’s ability to focus and to sleep as well as decrease anxiety, fatigue and depression.

HeartMath® has an exercise called the Cut-Thru Technique that helps achieve emotional coherence, which improves the efficiency of the immune system. This is how it is done.

  • Be aware of how you feel about an issue at hand.
  • Breathe a positive feeling or attitude.
  • Be objective, as if the issue or problem is someone else’s.
  • Rest peacefully in this neutral state, allowing your heart intelligence new perspectives and possibilities.
  • Soak and relax all resistances and disturbing or perplexing feelings in your heart’s compassion.
  • Ask for guidance, then be patient and receptive. While awaiting an answer from the heart find something or someone to genuinely appreciate.


Reflect on your present blessings, on which every man has many, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. —Charles Dickens (M. Dickens, 1897, p. 45)

Thank you for being a part of my life. I appreciate whole heartedly how you have chosen Network Spinal Analysis to enrich your life and health.

Merry Christmas from all of us!

Marisa, Bernie, Joyce, Cassedi, Mary and Jay