Cleaning up your environment can improve your mood

Litter robs us of a positive feeling nature or a clean environment provides us. Litter affects not only mother earth, but our mental health, our animals and wildlife, the economy, businesses, tourism, and crime. We have all heard that we must pick up litter, recycle and keep our environment clean. Walking down a street or…

a Happier you with Yuzu

Yuzu is a citrus fruit of East Asian origin and has traditionally been used to promote psychosomatic (mind-body) health. Yuzu produces a distinctive aroma of citrus and floral that promote calmness, reduces stress, and uplifts your mood. The scientific Journal of Alternative and Complementary medicine reported on the results of a research study exploring the…

Lavender love will boost your mood!

Lavandula (known as lavender) is native to the Mediterranean region, the Arabian Peninsula, and Russia but is grown throughout the world. Lavender flowers are known to represent calmness, purity, and grace. The purple flowers have a multitude of uses and benefits due to their composition, unique beauty, and lovely floral scent. Lavender comes from the…

Rosemary and its mood-enhancing benefits!

Rosemary is classified as a herb and is also known as Rosmarinus officinalis L. Rosemary is native to the Mediterranean and cultivated around the world. Rosemary is recognized for its healing properties and can uplift you instantly. Rosemary is used in a variety of ways and the entire plant can be used from the roots, stems,…

Nature makes us feel happy!

I love being in nature. I find it to be the most wondrous, pleasant, and exhilarating experience in which one is able to connect with the deeper essence of self. Being out in nature is hugely uplifting to your mood which then permeates the body. As a psychologist I often find myself pondering the effect…

A daily dose of sunlight or vitamin D can make you happier

The sun is one of the most important elements that sustain us and our planet. Without the sun, you would not be able to survive on this planet. The sun is responsible for generating our weather patterns and warming our seas. The sun provides energy for plants to grow and each new sunrise helps us…

Use bergamot to smell your way to a happier you…

Scent is very powerful and is often undervalued when it comes to improving your mood. Your senses serve a function: what you smell, hear, see, touch and taste can help you to interpret and make sense of what is going on around you in the world. Your senses send messages through receptor cells to your brain,…