Social Media Medicine Expert Dr. Veronica Anderson Features Guest Blogger On Holiday Kindness and Happiness

Dr. Veronica Anderson, host of Wellness for the REAL World, says this guest blog by Elizabeth Manuel will help you keep your inner Grinch from stealing Christmas!

NEW YORK, NY – December 26, 2011Dr. Veronica Anderson, social media medicine expert and Host of health and wellness web radio talk show, Wellness for the REAL World, recently welcomed guest blogger and happiness expert Elizabeth Manuel, to tackle the subject family disagreements during the holiday season.  Manuel’s piece, titled “Give Yourself The Gift Of Kindness This Holiday,” focuses on giving yourself permission to be happy, and allowing your children to be happy by avoiding family arguments and feuds this holiday season.

Elizabeth Manuel writes, “Giving yourself permission to be happy is real love, and it is only when you truly love yourself that you can express your love to others. It is not a betrayal of your self to enjoy life without acceptance from every family member. Be prepared with a few of your favorite things. Make this a holiday to remember. Do that which gives you bliss: Draw, sing, dance, have a bath, watch movies, journal, go for a walk, blast your favorite music. The days can be yours to savor and enjoy as a precious gift to yourself. If you normally plan your time around your family, now you can choose some indulgent time for yourself. If you have favorite foods, stock up. If you have a favorite movie, rent it. Be proactive and decide ahead of time to relish the opportunities as they appear. ”

“Practicing kindness for a few minutes every day helps to train your brain to suppress anger and fear by allowing blood to flow into your frontal lobes. Stress and anger put your body on constant alert and flood your system with adrenaline and cortisol, which reduces your body’s capacity to repair and care for itself. If it stays on high alert it further increases anger, fear, and distrust. ,” continued Ms. Manuel.

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As Canada’s leading happiness expert, Elizabeth Manuel has worked throughout Canada with educators, entrepreneurs, seniors, and people from all walks of life. Today, Elizabeth is the founder of MetaMind Consulting. She shares practical tools, solid research and mood boosting techniques, by bringing smiles, contentment and prosperity into the lives of others. Elizabeth can be reached at (780) 445.9299 or [email protected].
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About Wellness for the REAL World:

Learn about wellness for your mind, body and spirit on Dr. Veronica Anderson’s weekly broadcasted radio interview program. Each weekly radio show showcases current issues with timely guest interviews. Dr. Veronica draws from her education and experiences to unpack complicated medical details, analyze health reports and share her thoughts on today’s issues with her listeners in three recurring categories: Food of the Week, Fits You To A “Tea”, and The Veronica Report, a thumbs-up or thumbs-down on Corporate America and how they are watching out for our wellbeing.

About Dr. Veronica Anderson:

Dr. Veronica has become known by many for her intellectual and passionate commentary on today’s most popular and debated health perspectives. In addition to her regular radio talk show, Veronica’s upbeat and outspoken perspectives on healthy living have been featured on TV talk shows including Our World with Neil Cavuto (Fox News Channel), and Live with Adam Carolla (syndicated). In addition, radio hosts coast to coast have seen their lines light up as listeners clamor to hear more of Veronica’s straight-forward, pull-no-punches philosophy. She also serves as Host and Guide for Medicine Woman, Modern World, a healthy living travel adventure series for the web.

Determined to become a doctor at age four, Dr. Veronica completed pre-med at Princeton University, received her MD with honors after internship and residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and New York’s Mt. Sinai Medical Center, where she received a fellowship in glaucoma. She has practiced at Robert Wood Johnson, Philadelphia’s Wills Eye Hospital, and is also a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Veronica Anderson holds a black belt in taekwondo and has completed two marathons.

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