How to Be Happy

I am reposting this article from Thanksgiving because this topic is so important.  So many people use antidepressant medications before learning about the power of our behaviors to create healthy, happy moods.  If you haven’t read this yet, enjoy-if you have, it’s worth the read again.  Ciao!

I was talking with one of my girlfriends yesterday, and she told me that most of her friends use antidepressant or anxiety medications.  I was amazed to hear that one of her friends uses both Cymbalta and Adderall, and is trying to discontinue using her Cymbalta.  Yikes.  We all know someone who uses this type of medication, but how many people really understand how these work and what we can do on our own to create similar changes in mood related neurotransmitters?

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Stress Relief for Small Children

Can you imagine how hard it would be to deal with emotional stress as a young child?  We often forget that kids need stress relief, too.  Now there is a new technique which allows small children to help themselves feel better.  The Shift and Shine Technique, a technique created by the brilliant researchers at the Institute of Heart Math, is a cutting edge approach to coping effectively with stress, improving immune system functioning, emotional balance, cognitive awareness, discernment, and energy levels.  Think about it-most adults don’t really know how to do this very well. Continue reading “Stress Relief for Small Children” »