The golden spice and your mood

Turmeric is considered the ‘golden spice of life’. Regular use of turmeric has been proven to improve mood as well as memory and attention. So, how does a turmeric latte sounds right about now? Turmeric grows in tropical and subtropical regions around the world. Turmeric is part of the ginger family and is considered a…

Vitamin B12 & your mood

Vitamin B12 plays an important role in your mood. We need to feed our bodies to survive, yet we seldom think about the function of the foods we select. Are we getting the nutrition we need for our bodies and minds to function? Are we intentional in getting enough protein? Or balancing out carbohydrates with…

Drug use do affect your mood

In general, individuals start experimenting with drugs out of curiosity or peer pressure. Some individuals start to misuse drugs to perform better (to increase their focus or concentration) or even to feel better. Most people believe they can control their use. But drugs can quickly take over your life. While many people have been educated…

Are ‘should’ and ‘must’ statements affecting your happiness?

According to McKay and Fanning (2016), “Reality hardly matters”. It’s rather the belief of reality that shapes our world. The way we think about events, and the judgments we ascribe, as a result, determines our reaction towards it and towards ourselves. One important cognitive distortion (or ‘thinking error’) that will be discussed in this article…

Does ‘all-or-nothing thinking’ steal your happiness?

Do you often struggle with the duality of life? How can one feel brave and scared at the same time? Or fragile and strong? Life is beautiful and really really hard at times. All-or-nothing thinking is an unhelpful thinking style (a ‘cognitive distortion’ in psych lingo) that traps us by experiencing, engaging, and interacting with…

Your mindset affects your mood

The way you think about the world influences the way you act in this world. The way you think about others influences the way you treat others. The way you think about yourself influences your reality every second of every day. Being happy is – to a certain extent – a mindset. It is a…