What Makes Us Happy?

Good Health Gut

Our gut is the key to a healthy balanced lifestyle. It affects our emotional state and whether we are happy. It isn’t enough to just eat healthy but rather to make sure what we are eating doesn’t disagree with our personal biochemistry. It is important to maintain a diet rich in whole foods. This means cutting out processed foods, sugar, refined flour and cooking more real food. Fermented food, bone broths and plenty of vegetables feed our gut bacteria and give us a healthy gut biome along with good digestion.

Learn To Say No

Sometimes we feel out of sync because we are too overbooked. We don’t know how to say “no” to an engagement because we don’t want to disappoint someone. We must know our limits and ask ourselves do we need to do this? When it is just too much we must simply say no.

Being Grateful

Gratitude is a key factor in happiness. When we stop to feel grateful for even the small things in our lives at that moment we aren’t thinking of all our stress. There are so many things to be grateful for if we just stop and take time to look around and discover them.

For extra information please click here to watch Leia’s talk on Gratitude.


Reducing Stress

Diaphragm breathing for one minute a day calms and relaxes the body and switches off the flight or fight mechanism. This practice tells your body that it can relax and everything is ok.

Watch a video of Leia teaching the correct breathing technique.

If we want to be happy and feel healthy it is important to move every day. We must do movements that restore flexibility and give us strength. Movement ideas are weights, yoga, Pilates, tai chi, walking, swimming, simple stretching but there are many more.

Get enough sleep. For a more restorative sleep it is ideal to turn off all screens 2 hours before going to sleep and avoid all green or red lights remaining on during our sleep.

Make health a priority and get educated on how to make the best of your body and your life. This is a good formula for real happiness.


Inspired by the article by Dr. Libby Weaver
“Ten ways to boost your health” from the Well and Good section of the Dominion post,