Come on Get Happy

You might be looking at this wondering what the heck they have to do with each other, well, they are all wonderful ways to release endorphins. Endorphins are the hormones responsible for making us feel happy. So give it a go, try any or all of these things and feel the difference in your mind/body/day.

1. Laughter: Read a funny book, watch a funny movie or just plain smile.

2. UltraViolet Light: Get outside, or if it's dreary lay in a tanning bed, only 5 minutes can make a huge impact on your body. Don't forget protection with sunscreen and shades though.

3. Spicy foods: Love them or hate them, it works!

4. Exercise: Running, lifting, yoga, doesn't matter. Get your body moving.

5. Sex: yeah, you probably knew that one already.

6. Chocolate: As if you needed another reason to eat chocolate.

7. Aromatherapy: Lavender and vanilla trigger endorphins, also an oil diffuser can really aid in meditation, another way to get those endorphins flowing.

8. Alcohol: Yup, endorphins and relaxation but only in moderation. If you drink too much it actually turns into a depressant, not what you want, so try to keep it at a glass or two. 

Love Yourself #heartyourself

The world is made up of powerful, gorgeous women and we know it. We love all of you so much and just want to share how special each and everyone are. You don't have to be wearing our jewelry, fancy shoes or even makeup to really love yourself. Tell us why you heart yourself and tag us on Instagram using #heartyourself ! We want to focus on you this October, help us share what makes you special and beautiful and why you heart yourself. 

 

 

Shine On

smile

It's true. When you are in a good mood you pass your good mood on to others.  Good thoughts will make you smile and smiling makes your entire face light up (what's the song? You're never fully dressed with out a smile?) According to  Psychology Today smiling will make you prettier :

 

"You’re actually better looking when you smile – and I’m not just trying to butter you up. When you smile, people treat you differently. You’re viewed as attractive, reliable, relaxed and sincere. A study published in the journal Neuropsychologia reported that seeing an attractive smiling face activates your orbitofrontal cortex, the region in your brain that process sensory rewards. This suggests that when you view a person smiling, you actually feel rewarded."

 

See? It's science. So start your Tuesday with an arsenal of good thoughts, if you've had a rough Monday maybe sit down to make a list of things to be happy about. Carry the thoughts throughout the week and not only will you become more attractive but you will pass on your cheerfulness because happiness is contagious, so shine on!

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