Find Your Inner Smile, Week One

If you experienced anxiety or depression in the past week, you’re not alone! In the UK, it is estimated that 1 in 6 people in the past week experienced a common mental health problem like mixed anxiety and depression. In 2013, there were 8.2 million cases of anxiety in the UK. Women were almost twice […]

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Here’s what you need to eat, to feel happy!

If you don’t have the right amount of serotonin in your system, it’s biochemically impossible for you to feel happy. But how do you give your body the tools it needs to make the right amount of serotonin? In order to make serotonin, your body needs L-tryptophan – an essential amino acid (one of the […]

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How knowing the difference between pleasure and happiness could change your life, today!

Did you know that there’s a difference between pleasure and happiness? It’s true. They are, biochemcially speaking, two totally different sensations, caused by two different neurotransmitters. Not only are they different – but they’re mutually exclusive. You have to choose. You can’t have both. Here’s how it works: Pleasure is created by something called dopamine. […]

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Here’s the fastest way to make yourself feel better – right now!

Here’s how we pick ourselves up when we’re feeling low, on the farm: GET OUTSIDE. There is now solid scientific evidence supporting “eco-therapy,” or the practice of re-connecting with nature to make yourself feel better. The Japanese practice of forest bathing is proven to lower heart rate and blood pressure, reduce stress hormone production, boost […]

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What kind of exercise is best for your gut and your brain?

We humans evolved as a species that walks, runs, climbs trees and hills, and uses a variety of muscles all the time. Now we’ve grown a bit too fond of elevators, escalators, cars and dishwashers! So we tend to use our muscles less than ever. Every muscle of the body needs to be used frequently, […]

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How to find calm when you’re feeling crazy

Introducing emotion recognition! Here in the West, we have a strange relationship with our emotions. We particularly try to avoid negative emotions: in fact, we’ll do just about anything to not feel those – drink, take drugs, shop, watch TV, gamble. Addiction is largely fueled by this desire to avoid our negative emotions. So here’s […]

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