Tag Archives: happy

Five Foods for a Good Mood

22 Nov

We’ve all been in a slump. Typically, a bad diet goes hand-in-hand with the blues. So-called “comfort foods” can actually keep us in a rotten mood longer. I have pulled together five different foods that are proven to make you happy before the turkey comes out next week!

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1. Eggs

Eggs are a great way to start your day in more ways than one. They energize you with omega-3, zinc, vitamin B and protein. Plus, eggs can be very helpful in dieting.

 

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2. Honey

Honey does wonders for the brain by keeping it emotionally healthy. It contains kaempferol and quercetin, and both help prevent depression. This sweet treat can be used instead of sugar, which decreases the mood.

 

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3. Cherry Tomatoes

Cherry tomatoes contain a special antioxidant called lycopene. It generally protects the brain and lungs. If you have allergies, these little guys can help you breathe easier. Cherry tomatoes are a win-win: healthy body, healthy mind!

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4. Apples

You already know the saying… so I won’t say it again. But apples contain quercetin, which is also found in honey. Not only do apples help prevent depression, they also block substances that cause allergy symptoms.

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5. Greek Yogurt

Greek Yogurt is packed with calcium and vitamin D. The probiotics within this diary treat can help boost your mood and your immune system.

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To Write Love on Her Arms– My favorite and most personal non-profit organization

19 Nov

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For those of you who may or may not of heard of it, To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) is a non-profit organization that helps young people deal with depression, anxiety, suicide and other mental illnesses. They work to inspire, encourage, inform and directly help those suffering from mental illness. The vision is hope for every person to live a happy life.

As a teen, I feel into a deep depression for years. I had never felt so much darkness around me. Everyday was a struggle to go to school, socialize and smile. I hated everything around me. I heard about TWLOHA on MySpace and was interested. They worked along side some of my favorite bands and gave me some hope for brighter days.

Today, I am a positive person with goals, dreams and will-power. I would even go as far as to say I’m strong. If you are ever feeling hopeless, I suggest you check the organization out. There are chapters all across the United States and some are popping up overseas. Hold on and keep smiling.

Happiness is a choice we make. No one can be consistently positive, but why not make the choice that makes you feel better rather than the one that drags you down?” — Miranda Kerr

18 Nov

Keeping Your Head Up

12 Nov

When something bad happens to us, sometimes we tend to dwell on it forever. It eats away at our souls and brings our spirits way down. Although it is acceptable to have a pity party every once in awhile, living in self created misery does not solve any problems.

The best way to get over a situation, whether it be a break-up, death or loss of job, is to move on and think positively. 

Try to distract yourself and better yourself at the same time. Maybe spend some extra time learning something new, or trying to find a new job. You’ll keep your mind off the pain and get ahead in life as well. 

Smiling is a great way to show the world you’re okay. It’s also a sign of strength.

All I’m saying is, don’t get down on life. I am trying to take my own advice here as I go through a break-up from a two year relationship. I smile though, because I know the world has something else it wants to offer me. So look ahead, not back.

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Live like an arrow

5 Nov

My Favorite “Feel-Good” Sitcoms

15 Oct

 

Let’s face it, TV allows us to escape from reality. If you’re having a rough day, it’s simple to flip on the television and watch our favorite characters go through the trials and tribulations of life instead of us. In some cases, we actually get some good ideas or words of advice from an episode or two.

Sitcoms are easily my favorite types of television programs. Sure, I love gritty dramas like Breaking Bad as well, but they usually leave me feeling dark and on edge. Sitcoms and comedies are typically lighthearted with a moral at the end. It’s a win-win. Below I have listed several of my favorites, which I hope you can enjoy too. 

1. Scrubs

2. Parks and Recreations

3. Workaholics

4. New Girl

5. The Office

 

Family Forever

30 Sep

I love my family. I absolutely adore them. Yet, for many years, I thought about them less and less. I was too excited to get out on my own and be my own person. I didn’t need anyone else, I was completely independent.

My mother and grandparents came to visit me yesterday, and it struck a very deep chord within me that I didn’t even know existed. Being surrounded in so much love and admiration, I didn’t want it to stop. I wanted to suck in those feelings forever and never let them escape.

Your family is the most important force in your life. I understand that many people may not have been blessed with a loving family. But in reality, your family is the people who make you feel at home. Never let those people escape you, and cherish them while you can. Life is too short to be alone.