Unbox Yourself: Connect With Nature

People have evolved in such a way that we keep ourselves in little boxes watching little boxes, and our food sometimes comes in little boxes. This makes for a generally unhappy society because humans are not meant to be boxed. Since we originally evolved in nature, it makes sense that spending time in the great [...]

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Yoga: Getting Started

Yoga, as defined by Webster is “a system of exercises for attaining bodily or mental control and well-being.” When capitalized, it is “a Hindu theistic philosophy teaching the suppression of all activity of body, mind, and will in order that the self may realize its distinction from them and attain liberation.” However individual people may [...]

Hugging is Beneficial

If you’re not a “hugger,” you may want to consider becoming one. Hugging is proven to have significant physical and mental benefits, such as increased immune system and self-esteem, and decreased anxiety, stress, and depression. Hugs also increase feelings of intimacy and connection to other people which helps combat loneliness. Reaping the benefits of hugging [...]

What Color is Your Dragon?

If someone says to picture something, you picture it without being able to help yourself. For example, picture a palm tree. Somewhere in your mind you pictured that palm tree somehow. The way we perceive the world is so vastly different from each other that one person’s palm tree could be on a beach, where [...]

Smile at One Another

While I was out earlier today, I noticed that about 9 out of 10 people I encountered seemed angry, upset, or just put off in some way. Very few people looked happy or, at the least, content. I decided to project my happy feelings so they were more noticeable. I smiled and attempted to make [...]

The Circle of Happiness

Your brain WANTS to be happy. According to an article in Psychology Today, your brain actually will reward you for being happy by doing things such as increasing your mental productivity, increasing attentiveness, and essentially leading you to think more happy thoughts. When people are happy, they are more productive. This leads to more happy [...]