I just arrived home from an amazing massage by Laraine at Om Holistic Health Center. The facility is in an understated small building tucked away between A & B Malibu Plumbing and Malibu Country Kitchen on Pacific Coast Highway. When you walk in the door you immediately feel the serene ambiance and hear the soft tranquil music playing. After an hour massage with Laraine I feel transformed, relaxed and renewed. My skin, soft from the all natural almond oil she uses. Next time I’m going to book a two hour massage! I highly recommend OM and currently they have a GREAT DEAL GOING ON, two massages & a chiropractic visit for $69.99/month. Click on the photo below to view their website for other discounts.
It’s impossible to go an entire year without navigating through some challenges — but despite any setbacks, many are approaching 2014 with an optimistic outlook. Almost 50 percent of Americans believe their fortunes will improve in the new year. Is 2014 going to be the year of positivity?
According to some experts, happiness is a choice that we can make — not something that is entirely influenced by external circumstances. By simply deciding to be happy, we can adopt and live out a more positive life. So instead of making resolutions to accomplish specific things (be honest: is that gym membership going to be the onlything that will make you happy next year?), setting a goal to make 2014 your most positive year yet is more attainable than you think.
Below find eight ways to practice more positivity in 2014. Then tell us in the comments, what are some positive habits you’re planning to adopt in the new year?
Research proves that going outside helps reduce stress, increases your levels of serotonin and elevates your mood.
Little kids can have the best outlooks on life.
Pet ownership has been proven to boost happiness and banish stress. Thanks, Fido!
Facebook, texting, Twitter, Snap Chat… we’re bombarded with information daily — and not all of it is good. Studies have shown that spending time on social media can actually make us feel lonely and bad about ourselves. Turn off that computer and let yourself be happy.
Gratitude can help you focus on the positive aspects in your life. Send a thank you note to someone you care about, just because. You’ll feel happier for it.
Aside from their unconventional health benefits, good books can put your mind in another place — perhaps, even, a positive place.
Ever notice how when you’re grooving to your favorite tune or screaming lyrics as you drive down the road, your mood elevates? Turns out that’s no coincidence. Studies have shown that singing and dancing can be an instant, positive mood booster.