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Thoughts on Happiness

More on Neurotransmitters The feeling of happiness is a chemical reaction in the brain.  Dopamine is a neurotransmitter (chemicals that pass along signals from one neuron to the next) that helps control the brain’s reward and pleasure centres. Serotonin is also a neurotransmitter and is a vital chemical in how different parts of the brain communicate with each other. It …

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Mental health and humour

Mental health and humour go hand in hand. When we nurture a sense of humour and take life less seriously, we can help our mental state enormously. In fact. it would seem that the mental health profession (those in the know) and far more open to ‘playful therapy’, fun and laughter as a way to lighten life’s load and ease …

How Thinking affects brain chemistry

  How Thinking affects brain chemistry   It’s been proven over and over again that just thinking about something causes your brain to release neurotransmitters, chemical messengers that allow it to communicate with parts of itself and your nervous system. Neurotransmitters control virtually all of your body’s functions, from hormones to digestion to feeling happy, sad, or stressed. Studies have …