Gratitude is a Happiness Booster

Gratitude is a Happiness Booster

It has been proven that gratitude increases happiness, so be grateful for all the little things in life. In 1 study, participants were divided into 3 groups and 1 group was instructed to write about things that had happened during the week they were grateful for. The 2nd group wrote about things that had displeased […]

Transform Stressful Thoughts into Healthy Productivity

Transform Stressful Thoughts into Healthy Productivity

Below, some mental health experts share their strategies for shifting our stress, anxieties, worries and concerns into something healthier and more productive. With the fervor of the midterm elections, the barrage of tragic news stories in addition to just, you know, normal life stuff, many of us are feeling more anxious than usual. Though some of us suffer […]

Handling Holiday Stress

Handling Holiday Stress

Handling Holiday Stress Manage Holiday Stress with these Healthy Habits 1.Exercise — A quick high-intensity workout may be the thing to boost your mood and relieve stress. Anandamide is a neurotransmitter and endocannabinoid produced in your brain that temporarily blocks feelings of pain and depression. It’s a derivative of the Sanskrit word “bliss,” and a deficiency is […]

Mindfulness is Becoming Mainstream in the US

Mindfulness is Becoming Mainstream in the US

Mindfulness is Becoming Mainstream in the US Breathing exercises, mindfulness meditation and yoga are making their way into schools where they are sometimes offered as an alternative to detentions and punishments. Yoga and meditation are becoming increasingly mainstream according to a new report issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As […]

Have a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday! November 22, Thanksgiving Day in the USA is an annual reminder to slow down, take stock and express thanks. Ideally, this practice would be daily, as the emotion of gratitude has been scientifically confirmed to impart some extraordinary health benefits. While the word “gratitude” can be interpreted in a number […]

Happy People Are Healthy People

Happy People Are Healthy People

Happy People Are Healthy People The effects of mental well-being may be so strong when it comes to physical health that even children who have a more positive outlook may enjoy better health in adulthood, according to Harvard School of Public Health researcher Laura Kubzansky. Certain attributes appear to be particularly beneficial for preventing or […]

Does Your Happiness Need a ‘Pick Me Up’

Does Your Happiness Need a ‘Pick Me Up’

Does Your Happiness Need a ‘Pick Me Up’ Gratitude  has many physical effects, including lowering blood sugar and blood pressure, improving cognition, reducing inflammation and pain, improving sleep quality and quantity, and improving heart health and immune function Just 1 in 3 Americans reports being “very happy,” and 1 in 4 experience no life enjoyment at […]

Keeping an Attitude of Gratitude Year Round

Keeping an Attitude of Gratitude Year Round

Keeping an Attitude of Gratitude Year Round Aside from making you feel better about your life, feeling and expressing gratitude has been found to have a wide range of beneficial health effects, including, below are the ways being grateful works, as follows: Stimulating your hypothalamus an area of your brain involved in the regulation of […]

The Many Benefits of Being Thankful

The Many Benefits of Being Thankful

The Many Benefits of Being Thankful Gratitude is Good Medicine Gratitude improves Relationships This week Americans gather together with family and friends to give thanks for our bounty, our friendships, and love. However, while it is good to count our blessings on Thanksgiving Day, practicing gratitude throughout the year can have tremendous health benefits. Experts […]

The Key to Health and Happiness is Gratitude

The Key to Health and Happiness is Gratitude

The Key to Health and Happiness is Gratitude There is an ever-growing body of research that confirms that gratitude has a number of very potent health benefits. Dr. P. Murali Doraiswamy, an expert in brain and mind health notes, “If [thankfulness] were a drug, it would be the world’s best-selling product with a health maintenance […]