Do you become annoyed when someone tells you to cheer up and smile? Ever think they might be onto something? Science shows that turning that frown upside might actually make you feel better! Your mental state and physical state are inextricably interconnected, also known as the mind-body connection. Your mood is determined by a complex networks of … More A Smile Is A Two-Way Street (with a dip in the middle)
Knowing how you want to feel can help you make good decisions about how you live your life.
Wait, what?!? Haven’t we’ve been taught to believe that emotions fog our decision-making, that “clear-headed” thinking comes from taking emotions out of the equation? Yes, we have and it’s totally wrong. … More At the Heart of Decision-Making Are Emotions
Nuts and seeds are awesome! They make a great quick snack, they satisfy your hunger and provide the energy your body needs. Nuts also help to fuel the brain as fats are important for brain function. They are a great topping and addition to all sorts of other meals and snacks. You can add nuts and seeds to … More Oh Nuts! A Peek into My Cupboard…
Renovating our home opened up my eyes up to the luxuries we have, even in our seemingly modest 850 square foot house. Even as someone who made a career out of informing people of where their electricity and water comes from, I never gave a lot of thought to the physical structure of my home. … More Recognizing Support, Cultivating Gratitude