"Laughter is an Instant Vacation"
“Laughter is an Instant Vacation”--- Milton Berle. It’s also great medicine! Laughter decreases stress, boosts immunity, and burns 1.3 calories a minute. So connect with a friend, neighbor or crazy family member today….. and laugh.
Get Outside for a Happiness Boost
Looking for a simple way to reduce stress and feel happier? Get outside! Research has shown a strong connection between time spent in nature (especially the woods) and reduced stress, anxiety, and improved moods. According to Harvard researchers, "When people are depressed or under high levels of stress, they experience a continuous loop of negative thoughts," and the brain finds greenery, natural sounds and even outdoor silence to be soothing. Can't get outside? MRIs show that listening to nature sounds can have a similar effect.
Tea contains beneficial flavanoids, antioxidants that studies have shown decrease the free radicals linked to cancer and heart disease. The less processed the tea, the better. Thus, white tea is considered to have the strongest anti-cancer properties. Green tea is also less processed than traditional black teas, and has the added benefit of containing :a calming amino acid--- L-theanine, Other popular teas, such as black tea and oolong are also beneficial, and all contain less caffeine than coffee, So, in the words of Bigelow Teas, a local Connecticut company, #teaproudly!
We've all heard "you are what you eat" . So what are the most important foods to eat when you're trying to stay healthy? Instead of reaching for that third cookie, try these nutritionist-recommended foods instead. Each contributes different vitamins and minerals that your body needs to fight-off illness.:
About the Author
While developing and marketing products in the Beauty industry I naturally became interested in things associated with beauty, both inside and out. As I learned about nutrition, exercise, meditation, yoga, toxin-free skincare, mindfulness, clean eating... (and the list goes on) it became clear how important they all are not only to beauty, but to a healthy, balanced, happy life. Volumes of information scattered across so many platforms felt overwhelming, and hard to use. Thus I decided to bring it all together in one place so it could be acted-on collectively. This idea became Collective Wellness. It is both an ever-growing collection of wellness information and a collective of people---a community that is learning, growing and sharing the wellness journey together. I hope you join us. Welcome to Collective Wellness!