Dr Oz: Goldie Hawn 10 Mindful Minutes Review
Hollywood legend Goldie Hawn joined Dr Oz to share her Depression Cure and talk about how she found the path back to happiness after years of struggle. Since she believes that being happy is a journey, not a destination, she shared some of Goldie’s Golden Rules from her book, 10 Mindful Minutes: Giving Our Children–and Ourselves–the Social and Emotional Skills to Reduce Stress and Anxiety for Healthier, Happy Lives. (I have a stress tip: don’t try saying this title out loud or you’ll run out of breath.) Check out Goldie’s Golden Rules, including Brain Breaks and the Jellybean Test.
Dr Oz: 10 Mindful Minutes
Goldie said that just 10 minutes a day is all you need to start turning your life around. She suggested finding those few minutes each day to slow down, de-stress, and become intensely self-aware.
Goldie’s Golden Rules: Brain Breaks
One of Goldie’s Golden Rules is Brain Breaks. You have to let your mind rest now and then, because you are physically incapable of maintaining focus for extended periods. Dr Oz showed images of a stressed brain and highlighted areas that had shorted out.
Kids whoa who are stressed don’t learn, and adults with too much stress can’t do their best work. For comparison, Dr Oz showed a relaxed brain, in which the Cerebellum grew as an effect of meditation and relaxation.
Goldie’s Golden Rules: Jellybean Test
The second of Goldie’s Golden Rules requires you to slow down and focus. In today’s multichannel universe, we have endless options and are overwhelmed by choice. The Jellybean Test is especially great for kids who have trouble with focus.
To do the Jellybean Test, have the kid (or adult) close their eyes and take the jellybean. Ask them to focus on how the jellybean feels in their hands (such as smooth or small).
Then ask them to put the Jellybean in their mouth and take note of its consistency, then chewing it and finally swallowing. Goldie Hawn said if all of us ate this way, we would eat less as a country and appreciate our food much more.
Goldie’s Golden Rules: Kindness Is Key
Goldie said that Kindness promotes well being and connection with others. She suggested thinking of it as an action, not just an idea. Dr Oz did a kindness for his audience by giving them each a copy of Goldie Hawn’s 10 Mindful Minutes.