Happiness Happens Month
Don't worry, be happy!
The definition of happiness has been contemplated for ages, and due to its subjective nature many still might wonder, is it possible to get a scientific handle on such a slippery concept? Recent research in neurobiology and positive psychology has us closer than ever to understanding happiness. In this edition of the Positive Pulse we share a functional definition of happiness and so much more!
Research suggest that happiness is related to high optimism, positive appraisals of life meaning, social and relationship satisfaction, and pleasure without disruptive impulses.
Colors & Happiness
Colors can affect mood and happiness more than we think. By changing the color of your bedroom, work environment or even just taking a stroll outside, you can use colors to improve your mood! Colors that are considered to be "happy" are bright colors like yellow, orange, pink and red. Other pastel colors like peach, light pink and lilac can also have an uplifting effect on your mood.
Food & Your Mood
Smells Can Make You Happier
Nature & Happiness
- Watkins Glen State Park -1009 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
- Letchworth State Park - 1 Letchworth State Park Castile, NY 14427
- Black Creek Park - 3835 Union St, North Chili, NY 14514
- Golden Hill State Park - 9691 Lower Lake Rd, Barker, NY 14012
- Sampson State Park - 6040-6144 NY-96A, Romulus, NY 14541
- Darien Lakes State Park - 10475 Harlow Rd, Darien Center, NY 14040
- Mendon Ponds Park - 95 Douglas Rd, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472
- Chimney Bluffs State Park - 7700 Garner Rd, Wolcott, NY 14590
- Eldridge Park - 96 Eldridge Park Dr, Elmira, NY 14901
Newtown Battlefield State Park - 2346 County Rd 60, Elmira, NY 14901
Laughing relaxes your body, boosts your immune system, and releases endorphins, all of which increase your overall happiness! Have a laugh courtesy of Parks and Recreation :
The Little Book of Lykke
Recommended by Smola Consulting Wellness Consultant, Rick Amundson.
Garlic Mushroom Quinoa
- 1 cup quinoa
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pound cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced
- 5 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
- In a large saucepan of 2 cups water, cook quinoa according to package instructions; set aside.
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add mushrooms, garlic and thyme, and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 3-4 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in quinoa until well combined.
- Serve immediately, garnished with Parmesan, if desired.