In the beginning there was food

So, food might seem a strange topic to start with for a happiness project, for one eating doesn’t really make me directly happier, but eating has always been something I struggle with, while some tend to stress or emotional eating, I lose my appetite when I get stressed. At the moment I am super proud … Continue reading In the beginning there was food

2019- My Happiness Project

“I've decided to be happy because it's good for my health.”- Voltaire As 2019 is upon us, many start thinking about the New Year’s resolutions they would like to make. Gretchen Rubin’s Happiness Project gave me the idea to dedicate each month of the next year to an area of my life and to try … Continue reading 2019- My Happiness Project

Shinrin-yoku: a different way to relax over the holidays

I don’t know about you but I find the Christmas holidays extremely stressful and have since I was 11 years old, but then again, I was a fairly strange kid. I just feel there is a lot of pressure for everyone to be cheerful and grateful and to get along. My family doesn’t really do … Continue reading Shinrin-yoku: a different way to relax over the holidays

Digital Detox: 24 hours offline

digital detox, noun “a period of time during which a person refrains from using electronic devices such as smartphones or computers, regarded as an opportunity to reduce stress or focus on social interaction in the physical world.” -www.dictionary.com   In a world where people look at their phone an average of 30 times a day, … Continue reading Digital Detox: 24 hours offline

The science behind gratitude: depression and relationships

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” —William Arthur Ward In some of my previous posts I looked at the effect of gratitude on sleep, physical health and well-being. These are just a few of the many benefits that have been ascribed to practicing gratitude. Here is … Continue reading The science behind gratitude: depression and relationships

The science behind gratitude: physical health

“Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.” —Zig Ziglar Today is all about the effects of gratitude on our physical health as November, my month of gratitude, draws to an end. The problem … Continue reading The science behind gratitude: physical health

The science behind gratitude: well-being

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson   During the last weeks of the gratitude challenge I have been doing, I never stopped … Continue reading The science behind gratitude: well-being