101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #69– Play More


Step 69 is the one I am currently focused on: Play More. Play is important for many reasons, not the least of which it releases serotonin into your body, your very own internally-produced, feel-good drug. There are lots of ways to get more Play time into your life. The route I chose currently is dancing. … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #69– Play More

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

101 Ways to Be Really Happy –Step 7: Happy Body, Happy Mind


It’s true. It’s hard to be happy when your body is not. And artificially created happiness, i.e. pharmaceuticals, may take the edge off, but they won’t create happiness. In fact, the serotonin replacement SSRIs will actually cause the brain to reduce it’s number of serotonin receptors in the brain, over time. When that happens, serotonin, … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy –Step 7: Happy Body, Happy Mind