San Miguel de Allende Draws Creative Visionaries From Around the World

San Miguel de Allende Draws Creative Visionaries From Around the World

Some call it an energy vortex… “You need to go behind the closed doors, peek inside the court-yards in San Miguel de Allende,” said Bertha González Nieves, the co-founder of Casa Dragones, a luxury, small-batch tequila company she started with media veteran Bob Pittman in Y 2008. “Here, everything goes back deep.” Ms. González was […]

Laughter is Good Medicine

Laughter is Good Medicine

Anthropological research suggests laughter and humor are genetically built-in, and that humor, historically, has functioned as “a social glue.” The critical laughter trigger for most people is not necessarily a joke or funny movie, but rather another person Many studies support the notion that optimism has a beneficial influence on your health. The Big Q: What […]

Beat Stress, Improve Health in 5 Mins

Beat Stress, Improve Health in 5 Mins

In today’s world is hard to escape stress of modern living. Beyond affecting mood, it can damage one’s health, from lost sleep and stress-eating to weight gain and heart disease. Fortunately, there are easy steps to take to counter all of the negatives. A simple solution is a 20-min daily break to practice relaxation in […]

Some Secrets of ‘Very Happy’ People

Some Secrets of ‘Very Happy’ People

We all agree that being happy is a desirable goal, but its not always simple to achieve. “The emotion we call happiness is more of a bottom-up or inside-out experience than Top-down or Outside-in,” Heidi Hanna, PhD., executive director of the American Institute of Stress. “We need to connect with the basic things that really […]

Smiling Really Does Boost Your Mood

Smiling Really Does Boost Your Mood

Turn that frown upside down and make people around you feel a bit happier. “Conventional wisdom tells us that we can feel a little happier if we simply smile. Or that we can get ourselves in a more serious mood if we scowl,” said lead researcher Nicholas Coles, a graduate student in social psychology at […]