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woman is doing the Whoop exercise. )
Looking through my posts from past years I found a piece on
Mike Dooley from Tut.com 's Whoop exercise. I used to teach
this to my students in Positive Psych and it is a powerful exercise.
I'd forgotten all about it. What could have made me forget a joyous
exercise? Don't do it in public, because it won't really work with a mask
on, and I'm hoping you're wearing a mask around other people to stay safe.
A friend's son (30ish) has got COVID-19, and is quite sick, so it's not over.
Here's the exercise. I just tried it in the kitchen, and it does make
you feel fantastic:
Stand up (if you can), put your arms in the air, whoop
like you just had the best news in your whole life,
cover your face because you're so excited you can't
hold your joy in, whoop again with your hands over
your head, put your hands on your chest, shake your
head because you're so astounded with joy, and say
out loud, "You won't believe what's happened."
As I said I learned this from Mike Dooley at Tut.com
and it is amazing what happens if you try this little
exercise once every so often. Huge things happen,
wonderful things happen -- that's why I'm sharing it
with you. (I got on the Oprah Winfrey show, invited
to show in Florence and in Paris!) My life has absolutely
taken off into a level of joy I couldn't have imagined since
I learned to do this. No. I'm not crazy, I'm the sanest person you
know. And no my life isn't perfect. People in my
family and intimate circle have serious health issues,
I do experience deep sorrow and loss, and even so...
Give it a try.
the super life I have with Steven.