Happy Foods?

Grapes, Grape, Vine, Red Grapes

Many people would agree that food makes them happy – but are you aware there’s actual science behind it? Some foods can truly boost your mood, and I wish to share some of those with you. It’s important to remember that our gut is our next brain so if we take good care of it by eating a wholesome diet we’ll feel a lot better overall. It’s estimated that 90 percent of our serotonin production is in our digestive tract so let us get to feeling happy.

Here are some of my favorite mood-boosting foods…

You might have felt like chocolate made you happier, but it’s been scientifically proven too. It’s been proven that eating dark chocolate daily lowers your levels of stress hormones and for that reason makes you happier. This is not a free pass to eat unlimited amounts of chocolate, but a small piece will not hurt – in fact, it might actually help!

All of the nutrients, minerals and vitamins which come from a lifestyle full of vegetables and fruits permits you to release neurotransmitters that make you happy. Therefore, integrating this rainbow of food in your life is fantastic for your mood and health.

The omega 3’s which come from fatty fish such as wild salmon and lettuce provides your body with the nutrients it must feel less stressed, more relaxed and joyful. An additional benefit of omega 3 is its strong anti inflammatory properties. If it makes it possible to reduce pain that is an additional incentive to enhance your mood.

Saffron. Perhaps you have heard of saffron before? Conducted research showed that just a small bit of saffron per day makes serotonin more available to the mind. Saffron has also been proven to help alleviate PMS symptoms.

Together with eating mood-boosting foods, you could also make an attempt to work out on a regular basis for more mood boosting benefits. The endorphins that are released during exercise have a strong effect that will last the entire day and put you up for success. Another terrific practice to enhance your mood is by maintaining a daily gratitude journal. Every day write down at least 3 things you’re thankful for and actually think deeply about them.

Enjoy your food, make healthy choices and you’ll be happy!

If you are battling your disposition, please seek medical care from a licensed medical practitioner. These tips should not take the place of medical aid.

Hoarder Houses

Shelf, Old, Stock, Container, Industry

When I first saw the TV series’Hoarders’, I wondered how they found each of those homes.

After buying homes for years, I realize that hoarder homes are everywhere. Shocking!

The above photo is from one of the hoarder homes we bought. of dolls. They were in EVERY room on both floors with just a path to walk through. And boxes. And all the accessories. I never walked through that home alone. Chucky?

But so many people have homes stuffed with things. Sometimes they are forced out – this girl was transferred into a retirement community with her kids. Sometimes I guess they are just done? We’ve had multiple homes where it resembles the sellers have gone out to run an errand – all of their furniture and clothing still there – dresser, kitchen and bath cabinets full – closets full – fridge full – private items still left lying around. Maybe they just packed a bag and left? I guess when you are done, you are done.

How can you, the purchaser, get rid of all of the stuff? That can wind up being a massive expense.

1 house we bought had 62 tires indoors. What?!

I have tried lots of stuff to avoid hauling it all to the dump (think cost ). I have tried”moving” sales, selling to sellers at flea markets (“for just $X amount you can have everything”), salvation army, any donation pick-up resources, Craigslist.

1 time, I had a home with a variety of bigger items left. Tons of old, worn furniture but surely still usable. I put pictures on the site Craigslist and said,”FREE. I left the house open and moved back by after 1pm.

Naturally, we also have spent $thousands in the ditch draining homes. We ask sellers what they intend to leave (and hope they are honest) then lower our offer by approximate costs to wash the house.

We have also kept some amazing finds left behind – I have a wonderful and gorgeous piano. 1 seller texted after move-out he’d left his bike in the garage along with the signed name on the kitchen counter. After my husband had some fun on it… we offered it for tens of thousands. Why didn’t the owner sell it rather than leaving it for us? Who knows – I gave up believing for the sellers years back.

What hoarder homes have you become? What fabulous finds have you gotten with buy?