Looking back through all the times throughout history we were thinking about, “What era would you have preferred to grow up in?” The roaring 20’s? The hippie 60’s? After throwing around a lot of pros and cons we all agreed, NOW!
As middle class Americans, we have everything at our finger tips. We are comfortable, we have a huge variety of food available to us, we have clean homes and transportation, we live longer, we have more freedoms, and the world is at our finger tips.
So why are half of Americans on anti-depressants? Neuroscientists who study higher brain function believe that our brains are constantly looking for something to keep them occupied. According to an article in Psychology Today the left side of the prefrontal cortex is more active when people feel happy. In contrast the right side of the prefrontal cortex is more active when people feel sad. Thus, by learning what stimulates the left and calms activity in the right prefrontal cortex we can discourage or train ourselves to reduce stress and be happier. To read more about the article click [here].
Below are a few things that trigger stimulation in your left prefrontal cortex. This Thanksgiving take a few minutes to write down the simple things that make YOU happy!
EXERCISE AND EAT CLEAN FOODS
GIVE TO OTHERS WHO NEED IT
SPEND TIME WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY
TAKE CARE OF YOUR ENVIRONMENT
To watch a beautiful video about gratefulness [click here]. Thank you to our amazing Kaia Krew, thank you to our extraordinary Kaia Girls, and thank you to all our supportive and awesome friends and family. You make us happy!