101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #56- Eat an Apple a Day


Not only can eating an apple a day keep the doctor away, but new studies show it can also improve your mood as well. A study published in the British Journal of Health Psychology found a strong day-to-day relationship between more positive mood and higher fruit and vegetable consumption, but not other foods. “On days when … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #56- Eat an Apple a Day

101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #48- Create More Happiness Receptors in Your Brain


People who are happy tend to have more happiness receptors (serotonin, among other chemicals) in their brains. Here is a link to a great article about the happiness, motivation, anti-anxiety and anti-depression chemicals we can produce for ourselves. Exercise is one way to increase these receptors and I talk about some ways to get more … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #48- Create More Happiness Receptors in Your Brain

Mental Yoga Week #12: Do Something to Give Back to Your Community


“Why?” you might ask, would doing something to give back to your community improve your mind power. I’ll tell you.  And, it begins with Milton Erickson. Erickson, an uncommon man, is commonly known as the Father of Modern Hypnotherapy.  Erickson had a very unique way of helping his clients deal with depression (one I use … More Mental Yoga Week #12: Do Something to Give Back to Your Community

MyBrainSolutions


Came across this website because I am attending a Health Productivity Conference in which this topic will be discussed:  Improving Brain Productivity to Reduce Depression.  Here is what MyBrainSolutions lists as their benefits: MyBrainSolutions is an interactive brain training site which brings together a brief objective brain assessment, games, videos and trackers designed to: Reduce … More MyBrainSolutions

“Exercise #2 for Increasing Flow: Virtual Walk in the Forest”


The following is an abbreviated version of one of my hypnosis scripts.  Make a recording of it for yourself and practice using it to go into flow.  Feel free to change some of the wording if it doesn’t feel right to you.  Once you’ve done this session for a few weeks, try an actual walk … More “Exercise #2 for Increasing Flow: Virtual Walk in the Forest”

The Science of Happiness: Getting in the Flow of Your Life


Almost 20 years ago, a Hungarian psychology professor, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, published his ground-breaking work, ‘Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience.’  I’ve been a fan of Csikszentmihalyi, (“chick-send-me-high-ee”) ever since that time. According to “flow” theory:   people are most happy when they are in a state of flow— a state of concentration or complete absorption with the activity … More The Science of Happiness: Getting in the Flow of Your Life