Nov 23, 2018Mood

Pets Provide Big Mood Boost

If you have been looking for a reason to add a pet to your family, know that “Peanuts” creator Charles Schulz wasn’t wrong when he said, “Happiness is a warm puppy.” Experts say that petting a dog can almost instantly reduce blood pressure or relieve an elevated pulse. These symptoms are associated with stress and […]

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Nov 19, 2018Mood

Can Using Portable Diffusers Help My Mood?

Aromatherapy has ancient origins, but the word was first used in 1928 by French chemist Rene Maurice Gattefosse to describe the therapeutic benefits of lavender essential oil, which healed a burn on the scientist’s hand without scarring.1 Experts believe that calming essential oils are effective at easing stress because aromatherapy activates smell receptors, which then […]

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Nov 17, 2018Mood

Color Me Happy

In music, the color blue has always been associated with sadness, which is why Lyle Lovett’s mournful “I’ve Got the Blues” is a trek through a dark, unrequited love story, and Willie Nelson’s “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” is also a mournful love song. The blues, born in the Deep South during the era […]

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Nov 09, 2018Mood

Why are Some People More Prone to Mood Swings than Others?

Mood swings can be frustrating, not only for those who have them, but also for those around them. Mood swings can be as volatile as an active volcano. Calming someone with mood swings can be equally challenging. Andy Griffith’s once played someone whose moods shifted on a dime. “Lonesome Rhodes had wild mood swings. He’d […]

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Nov 06, 2018Mood

Does My Mood Affect My Pets?

All pet owners know that their fur babies experience emotions. Otherwise, how do people explain the optimistic exuberance of a dog running full-tilt in an attempt to catch a bird that he has no chance of ever reaching? That’s why our moods have a genuine impact on our pets. Pet instinctively understand when people need […]

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Oct 30, 2018Mood

Improve Your Relationships by Improving Your Mood

According to estimates, more than 20 million people in the United States suffer from mood disorders, which can have a serious impact on the health of relationships.1  Additionally, even individuals who do not have mood disorders may find themselves in a bad mood from time to time, which can also affect relationships. Relationships can be […]

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Oct 17, 2018Mood

Mood: The Good, the Bad, and the Changing

“There are good and bad times, but our mood changes more than our fortune,” said Thomas Carlyle, a Scottish philosopher who was considered one of the most influential social commentators of his era. Carlyle was right: moods can change, sometimes swiftly, from bright and sunny to dark and blue just like the colors of a […]

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Oct 08, 2018Mood

4 Facts About Happiness And How To Achieve It

What is your one biggest hope to gain out of life? The average person, when asked this question, may give a variety of answers, but what those answers often boil down to is that the person wants to achieve happiness. But what exactly is happiness? Until someone understands what it is and how to achieve […]

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