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Heart Resources

The Power of VulnerabilityThe Power of Vulnerability (video)

Brené Brown studies human connection-- our ability to empathize, belong, and love. Her studies focus on vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame.

Heart's Electromagnetic FieldHeart's Electromagnetic Field (info)

"The heart’s electromagnetic field--by far the most powerful rhythmic field produced by the human body--not only envelops every cell of the body but also extends out in all directions into the space around us. The cardiac field can be measured several feet away from the body by sensitive devices."

So, what you feel in your heart may also be felt by those around you. Your heart also has the ability to create balance and harmony in your "body's mental, emotional, and physical systems." You can test this with the exercise below.

In addition, research suggests that "the heart’s field is an important carrier of information"
and it is theorized that the heart's brain may actually communicate with our head's brain first and not vice versa!

Source: heartmath.org, 6/5/12)

The Quick Coherence Technique (tool)

Why  Using this tool "at the onset of less intense negative emotions can keep them from escalating into something worse..." 

What  "Coherence is an optimal state characterized by smooth, or balanced heart rhythms and the harmonious function of the body’s mental, emotional and physical systems" (heartmath.org, 6/21/12)

How   3 simple steps, takes less than 1 minute:

Step 1: Heart Focus

Step 2: Heart Breathing

Step 3: Heart Feeling

Listening to ShameListening to Shame (video)

"Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior."

Brené Brown, whose earlier talk on vulnerability became a viral hit, explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on. Her own humor, humanity and vulnerability shine through every word." 

Positive AffirmationsPositive Affirmations (tool)

Why  To release old negative thoughts and beliefs
What  Positive statements or messages

How   Write an affirmation on a post-it note and display it where you will see it everyday for at least one month or say affirmations out loud

When facing difficulties

~ Only good experiences lie before me

~ I love Life, and Life loves me

~ All is well, and so am I

For prosperity

~ I gratefully accept all the good I have in my life now

~ Life always provides for my needs

~ Abundance flows into my life in surprising ways every day

For healing

~ I love myself unconditionally right now

~ Every day in every way I am growing healthier and healthier

~ I am safe and I am loved

(Louise Hay, Cheryl Richardson, You Can Create an Exceptional Life, pp. 153-154, 160-161)

      Ask and Receive

Ask & Receive (tool)

Why  Use "this simple process to ask for changes in every part of your life" 

It is an "exciting new health discovery that uses the power of your unlimited being to allow you to ask for what you want in your life and have it"

How   Repeat the statements below, fill in the blank with what you want or an affirmation.
  • "There is a part of my being that already knows        (e.g., how to feel good)       ."
  • "That part of my being is willing to inform the rest of me now."
  • "It is doing so now with grace and ease."
  • “My mind, body and spirit are receiving the information.”
  • "Information transfer is now complete."


  • "Higher States of our consciousness always have the answers. They always have a bigger picture - a higher perspective
  • We do not always have access to this information
  • Ask and Receive gives us a way to directly get higher states knowledge.
  • Ask & Receive uses the power of the word.
  • Trauma creates limiting beliefs that continue to run our lives.
    • In Ask & Receive we unhook past traumas from current reality."

 Source: askandreceive.org, 10/04/13

      How to Meditate

How to Meditate (info)

Why  Reduces stress, can increase happiness, and much more! 

Meditation is the practice of mental stillness. 

How   Visit this link, which describes how to meditate for beginners

 Source: www.counterculturist.net, 08/19/16

"You are in this world to be happy,
to live a fulfilled life,
to live successfully,
to have deep inner peace
and love for your life,
and for yourself,
in anything that you choose to"

~ Joseph Clough