(TR#346) Emotional Health Food

WHAT IF…watching a movie can make you feel better? RESEARCH SAYS: I love watching a powerful and emotional movie. It’s cathartic to lose myself to the story and characters. It turns out that it’s healthy. In a recent study people who watched emotionally–charged movies reported better moods after they watched the film. That was true […]

(TR#344) Fuel Your Energy

WHAT IF…you’re getting eight hours of sleep but you’re still tired? RESEARCH SAYS: There could be other causes to your tiredness besides lack of sleep. Here are some suggestions to combat the weariness: Drink water. Even mild dehydration can slow your mental gears and make you feel woozy. Eat a bit of protein and complex […]

(TR#343) Does Your Cellphone Make Your Children Unhappy?

WHAT IF….constantly checking your cellphone makes your kids miss what’s more important? RESEARCH SAYS: DisneyWorld executives were wondering what most captured the attention of toddlers and infants at their theme park and hotels in Orlando, Florida. So they hired researcher Kare Anderson and a cultural anthropologist to observe them as they passed by all the […]

(TR#319) Laugh If You Want to Live!

WHAT IF…nothing feels better than a really good, boisterous, genuine laugh? RESEARCH SAYS: I love to laugh…and who doesn’t?! Laughter has physical, mental and social benefits. It boosts your immunity, lowers stress hormones, decreases pain, relaxes your muscles, and prevents heart disease. It also improves your mood, eases anxiety and fear, and enhances your resilience. […]

(TR#316) Writing Makes You Wise

WHAT IF…writing in a journal makes you wise? RESEARCH SAYS: My grandmother was an avid journal writer. And boy do I love her journals! She has long since passed away but through her journals I still stay connected to her. But journaling isn’t just for your posterity. It’s also for you. Journaling has proven to […]