Gratitude, The Antidepressant

“Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions.” Zig Ziglar Dopamine and serotonin – 2 out of the 4 neurochemicals in the brain – are a winning combo. In fact, their combined strength can rival that of a prescribed antidepressant! How do we tap into these ‘reward’ and ‘mood booster’ chemicals? The answer is simple;Continue reading “Gratitude, The Antidepressant”

Socialization – The Ultimate Therapy

It was during one of my socially anxious periods that I began to withdraw from the company of others. I isolated to the tipping point of my mental health, but it wasn’t until I sought the friendship of others that I truly began to break free of self-placed restrictions and negative thought patterns. For me,Continue reading “Socialization – The Ultimate Therapy”

6 Reasons to Ditch Modern Dating Culture

With all of the modern day technology steamrolling every social connection into an online format, relationships and dating have become nothing more than a smokescreen to our hashtag personas.  Gone are the days of front porch cuddles, double straw malts, and lingering kisses goodnight at the door.  Those of us who dare to cast aContinue reading “6 Reasons to Ditch Modern Dating Culture”

The Science Of Kindness

If you’ve ever volunteered your time, given a hand-up to someone going through a rough patch, or simply taken the time to compliment a coworker, you may have experienced a kindness high. This high is so powerful, it has similar effects to a mild dose of morphine! So what’s the science? Research has proven thatContinue reading “The Science Of Kindness”

The Ever-Elusive Flexible Mindset

Do you have emotional overreactions when life doesn’t go as planned? Is your self-talk defeating more often than not? You might have stumbled upon something called the fixed mindset. This particular way of thinking leads us to the false belief that we can’t change ourselves or our circumstances. A fixed mindset might be comprised ofContinue reading “The Ever-Elusive Flexible Mindset”

Soul Food

You’ve undoubtedly heard the phrase, “You are what you eat.” Most of us agree with the sentiment, and some of us put into practice healthy eating habits. But it’s not just our stomachs that need a well-balanced diet – our minds do too. Muhammad Ali – the world’s undefeated, legendary boxing champion – spoke toContinue reading “Soul Food”