February 2022 Newsletter
Happy Second Anniversary Channel Islands Rehab!
It has been a true gift to help so many with their road to recovery during the 2 short years we have been here. We look forward to many, many more years of the special bond we have developed and being your trusted friend as we help guide and support you on your journey.
Positivity and Happiness
Achieving happiness is an elusive goal for many, but understanding what scientists call subjective well-being is crucial. Subjective well-being is a concept that reflects the extent to which a person believes or feels that his or her life is going well. What it takes to achieve that varies from person to person, but there are common denominators, including personal fulfillment and positivity in one’s life.
A growing body of research suggests that the cumulative experiences of positive emotions and positive experiences, are the essential building blocks for flourishing and feeling happy, feeling fulfilled and satisfied with your life. Positivity is more than just the opposite of negativity. It also includes a range of positive emotions, including: appreciation, awe, hope, inspiration, joy, optimism, open mindedness and serenity.
In addition, positivity tends to bring out a person’s best qualities. Overtime, positivity can even have a beneficial long-term impact on your personal character and relationships, as well as enhancing the way you engage with the world. “Positivity fundamentally changes the way we see the world, what we say, and what we do,” says Barbara Fredrickson, PhD, A professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and author of Positivity: Discover the Upward Spiral That Will Change Your Life.
Stress Cures that Work Better than Medications
Brenda Kearns – Women’s World 10.04.2021
Experts say these simple strategies help you channel happy calm and are proven to work even faster and more effectively than many medications.
It’s easier than ever to manage your stress and experience more calmness in your life using aromatherapy. Aromatherapy, like lavender, calms the adrenal glands, eases stress anxiety and depression. Aromatherapy also boosts feelings of relaxation, improves your sleep and helps improve the quality of life for people with long-term health problems.
A study in bioscience suggests that looking for birds as you wander through green spaces erases tension and a glum mood in as little as 30 minutes antidepressants take up to six weeks to provide relief. Birdwatching can cut the risk of depression and anxiety by 70% if you make it a weekly habit. The cheerful side of birds and the distinct sounds and aromas of green spaces activate the brain nerves that help us feel content.
Indulge in a Warm Bath
A daily 20 minute bath helps you stay 45% calmer and happier, and lessens chronic stress and anxiety twice as effectively as meds like Paxil can, a French scientist says. It creates a spike in core temperature that resets your biological clock, prodding your brain to release mood steadying hormones, dopamine and oxytocin, during the day and sleep deepening melatonin at night.