Showing appreciation for others benefits your brain.

Make Love to the Mind: How Appreciation Benefits Your Brain

Do you know what happens when you compliment someone?  Whether it’s a stranger, lover, friend, or foe, the effect is the same – a shot of dopamine straight to the brain.  Here’s the science behind it: appreciation triggers the hypothalamus, which is the part of the brain responsible for producing dopamine. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter … Continue reading Make Love to the Mind: How Appreciation Benefits Your Brain

Sleep is one of the most important elements to your mental health and wellness.

Sleeping Beauty: Too Much, Too Little, and the Ugliness of Naps

💤 I love a good nap – in a chair, on the couch or in a bed, it doesn’t matter – either way, they’re glorious.  In the moment…but after a solid snooze, it’s a different story.  Afterwards, you’re left with that zombified feeling. 🧟 You know what I’m talking about: when you’re a total space … Continue reading Sleeping Beauty: Too Much, Too Little, and the Ugliness of Naps