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A to Z Happiness Boosters to try - 26 - Z
Saturday, March 12, 2016      7 comments

Hard to believe that this is the last of the 26 entries! Good Housekeeping April 2015 page 215 "Z" "Zzzzzz/ You may have heard that if you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. And in fact, sleep plays a huge role in your menta... Read more
A to Z Happiness Boosters to try - 25 - Y
Friday, March 11, 2016      7 comments

"Y" "Break for YOUTUBE. Indulge your Grumpy Cat video habit - or whatever it is that tickles your funny bone. Clips that make you roll on the floor laughing can give you a rush of feel=good endorphins and reduce stress hormones, helping you ... Read more
A to Z Happiness Boosters to try - 24 - X
Thursday, March 10, 2016      4 comments

"X-PRESS YOURSELF" "Pick up a pen or a paintbrush and let loose - expressing yourself creatively can reduce fatigue and even depression" Good Housekeeping magazine April 2015 page 115... Read more
A to Z Happiness Boosters to try - 23 - W
Wednesday, March 09, 2016      4 comments

"W" "WINE (Have Some!) Cheers! A Spanish study found that people who drank two to seven glasses of wine a week were less likely to get depressed. More ups health risks, though, so pop that cork back in the bottle." Good Housekeeping Ap... Read more
A to Z Happiness Boosters to try - 22 - V
Tuesday, March 08, 2016      4 comments

"V" "VACATION (Plan One) Mai Tais on the beach may not be in the cards today, but you can still reap their mood-boosting benefits. Research suggests there's joy in anticipating a trip, not just in taking it. So cue up TripAdvisor!" Goo... Read more
A to Z Happiness Boosters to try - 21 - U
Monday, March 07, 2016      3 comments

"U" "UNPLUG at night. Staying constantly tethered to your smartphone can interfere with your relationships and sleep - both of which are key to a contented, unstressed outlook. One simple change that helps: Stop using your phone as an alarm.... Read more
A to Z Happiness Boosters to try -19 + 20 - S,T
Sunday, March 06, 2016      4 comments

Apparently I forgot to post a blog yesterday, so will do two today. Good Housekeeping April 2015 page 15 "S" "Save Up. The clink of coins in a piggy bank is the sound of happiness. 'You reap pleasure from literally seeing savings grow,'... Read more
A to Z Happiness Boosters to try -18 - R
Friday, March 04, 2016      4 comments

TWo massage therapists in the family. Husband has really found relief through massage. So, fully support this one. Good Housekeeping April 2015 page 115 "R" "Rub Down. A massage can send you into a state of mental bliss: Research sho... Read more
A to Z Happiness Boosters to try -17 - Q
Thursday, March 03, 2016      5 comments

Good Housekeeping April 2015 page 115 "Q" "find QUIET TIME. Stressing over a deadline? Put down your project and zone out. "it may seem counterintuitive, but taking your mind off of what you need to focus on can lead you to creative so... Read more
A to Z Happiness Boosters to try -16 - P
Tuesday, March 01, 2016      7 comments

This is fun if you can do it. Good Housekeeping April 2015 page 114 "P" "Pick Up The Tab. Treating a friend to a cappuccino offers a bigger happiness boost than hitting the cafe solo. Spending just $5 on another person can make a... Read more
A to Z Happiness Boosters to try -15 - O
Monday, February 29, 2016      4 comments

OHHH...love this. Good Housekeeping April 2015 "O" "Open An Orange. Olfactory nerves link directly to your brain's limbic system which governs emotion and memory. That may be why certain aromas trigger nostalgic feelings. Some sci... Read more
A to Z Happiness Boosters to try -14 - N
Sunday, February 28, 2016      5 comments

I do this...mostly fruit and nuts...and not because I am hungry necessarily. "N" "Nosh on fruits and veggies. Hungry? Reach for produce! recent research has shown a link between improved mental well-being and eating five or more portio... Read more
A to Z Happiness Boosters to try - 13 - M
Saturday, February 27, 2016      5 comments

This is one of those small things that I try to be sure I do every day. Not only does it make me feel good that this little chore is accomplished, it makes getting into bed at night much more pleasant. Good Housekeeping April 2015 Page 114... Read more
A to Z Happiness Boosters to try - 12
Friday, February 26, 2016      5 comments

This one just shines for me...I love sunshine and definitely thrive on sunny days. Good Housekeeping april 2015 page 114 "L" "Let the Light In. If the sun is shining, go out! In one study, when people increased their exposure to b... Read more
A to Z Happiness Boosters to try - 11
Thursday, February 25, 2016      4 comments

This is a happy one...and would go along with another suggestion for H...HUG! Good Housekeeping April 2015 page 114 "K" "Kiss! Whether it's a smooch or a peck, kissing stirs up positive feelings. 'Neuroscientists think our earlie... Read more

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