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Is Happiness What It’s All About?

Posted by on Sep 19, 2016 in Positivity | Comments Off on Is Happiness What It’s All About?

Is Happiness What It’s All About?

I used to be convinced that what I wanted was happiness. Pure happiness. I remember the day clearly when I decided that I would, in fact, become happy no matter what it would take. This was over seven years ago now.   I was very depressed at that time – and it was indeed a turning point to have this realization. To me, happiness meant the opposite of what I was. Happy was what I wanted to be.   I worked towards my goals of improving my mood naturally. And I succeeded – there were many things going on in my brain and body...

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One Free Way to Boost Your Mood Instantly

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in Positivity | Comments Off on One Free Way to Boost Your Mood Instantly

One Free Way to Boost Your Mood Instantly

A few years ago I came across a specific psychology research termed “positive psychology.” I sought it out online. I then found a book on the subject and started reading. I’ll never forget how every chapter was an “a-ha!” moment. As I first came to realize (with horror) that all my life I had been a negative thinker, my heart began to expand with the idea that I could change my way of thinking, and so change my life. It was a powerful (and often frustrating) year as I began to practice changing my thought...

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Happy For No Reason

Posted by on May 9, 2016 in Positivity | Comments Off on Happy For No Reason

Happy For No Reason

Can a person ever really attain happiness?   I’ve pondered this quite a lot. I think I have a conclusion, and it’s probably based on many ideas I’ve read in books or heard mentioned in lectures of countless teachers. That’s what happens when you overload on self-enrichment material, you start to think the ideas are your own ;) However, they are not mine – so bare with me as I may quote from names long forgotten.   We tend to think of happiness as something outside of ourselves; a positive side effect to...

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2 Alternative Practices to Antidepressants

Posted by on Apr 18, 2016 in Positivity | Comments Off on 2 Alternative Practices to Antidepressants

2 Alternative Practices to Antidepressants

I am a believer in antidepressants. I believe in them for people who have no hope left and nowhere else to go. I believe in them for people who have severe chemical imbalances that are not easily fixed through other means. I believe in them for schizophrenics. I believe in them for people who believe in them, and who have found them to be the only thing that helps them.   Antidepressants did not work for me and the truth is that they don’t work for a lot of people. They can also harbor very negative side effects and they can be...

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Do You Have A WHY?

Posted by on Apr 11, 2016 in Positivity | Comments Off on Do You Have A WHY?

Do You Have A WHY?

Hello there! I’ve been away from my blog for a couple of months. It’s been good to take a break so I could catch up on the rest of life. Who am I kidding, do we ever catch up?! Sometimes it seems as though there’s a new adventure around every turn, whether exciting or challenging. Although it didn’t use to be this way. My life used to feel very mundane and repetitive. But then again, I wonder if it has really changed all that much, or if it is my perspective that has changed.   Anyway, I cracked open one of my...

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Step #7 for a Happier Brain

Posted by on Feb 7, 2016 in Positivity | Comments Off on Step #7 for a Happier Brain

Step #7 for a Happier Brain

In this series we have been going through some steps you can take to boost your mood naturally. So far I have focused on nutrition. There’s so much to share in this area (I could probably post 100 different steps on nutrition alone) but I don’t want to take away from the importance of another aspect; training your mind towards positive thinking. (I’ll actually have a full-blown 21-day course that focuses just on healthy eating coming out soon, more on that later.)   There once was a king who had a child, his first-born...

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Step #6 for a Happier Brain

Posted by on Jan 11, 2016 in Positivity | Comments Off on Step #6 for a Happier Brain

Step #6 for a Happier Brain

Most diet fads are not worth the struggle, in my opinion. Mostly because they don’t work for everyone. Not everyone will lose weight on a no carb diet, and not everyone will thrive on a vegan diet. And yes, I’ll say it – not everyone feels great on a paleo diet either. That’s why I don’t promote diets. I promote the eating of healthy foods. Eating healthy is a habit, which means you do it daily because… it’s just what you do. A diet is temporary. It’s restrictive. It is hard to maintain. In contrast,...

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Step #5 for a Happier Brain

Posted by on Jan 10, 2016 in Positivity | Comments Off on Step #5 for a Happier Brain

Step #5 for a Happier Brain

Vitamins + Minerals   It’s well known that certain vitamins and minerals are needed in abundance to keep our brains working correctly and maintaining mental health. You can open Google, type in “vitamins for depression,” and discover pages of advice on what individual vitamins and minerals support a happy brain. For some people, depression is simply a matter of malnutrition. If your body doesn’t have the micronutrients needed to build neurotransmitters such as serotonin, guess what, you’ll be lacking...

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Step #4 for a Happier Brain

Posted by on Dec 21, 2015 in Positivity | Comments Off on Step #4 for a Happier Brain

Step #4 for a Happier Brain

So by now, you’ve been drinking more water (in place of other liquids), and you’ve been practicing cooking at home, especially with vegetables. Hopefully you’re also learning a ton and enjoying the process (and if you’re hating it, don’t worry – it will get easier).   Remember to go easy on yourself too. We’re not going for perfection. :)   This week, I’m sharing a tip that I have a deep personal relationship with – it was something that I had to learn the hard way:  ...

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Step #3 for a Happier Brain

Posted by on Dec 14, 2015 in Positivity | Comments Off on Step #3 for a Happier Brain

Step #3 for a Happier Brain

Increase Vegetable Intake   No two people are alike and no two people have the same food preferences. That being said, I have found that it is always possible to add vegetables into one’s diet, and they come with the most benefits of any change one could make.   If “I don’t like them” is your attitude toward vegetables, then it’s possible you haven’t experimented with them enough. Sure, our parents may have turned us off with steamed brussels sprouts and plain cooked spinach, maybe green beans...

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