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Conscious Living with Wendy Garrett is produced by Empower Radio and featured on empoweradio, iheart, itunes, stitcher and various independent youtube channels. Programs cover a wide range of Mind-Body-Spirit/Alternative Awareness/PSI topics, including: Consciousness, UFO, Metaphysics, Paranormal and Energy Medicine.

Ongoing personal experiences with extraordinary and unexplained seen/unseen phenomena underscore my belief in a world abundant with wonders we haven't yet begun to fathom.

Experiencers, via their unique encounters, give us glimpses and clues to what potentials creation has yet to reveal when we are willing to listen to the call of the muse and curious enough to table our fear and explore the unknown inner and outer limits of being.

And the answers are there, teasing us in quirks, quarks and fantastic anomalies.

My proof
- and that is the whole point of this reality thing being very personal and unique to the individual experiencer - the light beside me goes off for a moment and then comes on again as I am composing this introduction, underscoring the "quirk" factor and the representation of the ever-present, unseen support in this adventure.

Thank you for your interest and for listening. I hope you enjoy the shows! - wendy ... and the nightlights ;)

Friday, May 11, 2007

Laughing and Smiling with Louis Armstrong

One day the joy in being will be seen as the greatest bliss one can achieve. It is an illusion that anything worth having or being is "out there." - wendy

New research on how the brain responds to emotive sounds (Spirituality & Health, May-June 07) confirms laughter is contagious.

Researchers found the brain's response was greater for positive sounds, such as laughing or cheering, than for negative sounds; almost like the brain breaks into an involuntary smile.

So if you really can't get yourself in the mood - find those who are...and you'll catch it!

Laughter can remind you what it is like to just be - It is hard to laugh from a state of detachment. Music can provide a bridge to joy. Three smiles with hats off to Louis Armstrong -

1- Tribute to Louis Armstrong

2- The Groovy Cow Smiling

3- Louis Armstrong mix

Why Louis?

"Armstrong is to music what Einstein is to physics and the Wright Brothers are to travel."
-- "Jazz" documentary producer Ken Burns

"My whole life, my whole soul, my whole spirit is to blow that horn," Louis Armstrong told a doctor a few months before he died in 1971. No, he wouldn't cancel an upcoming date at the Waldorf-Astoria. "The people are waiting for me," he said. "I got to do it, Doc, I got to do it."

He smiled from the inside out.