Depression is an experience of depletion. You’re worn down, hollowed out, devoid of enthusiasm or vitality. Your senses are dull, perhaps to the point of taking in very little around you. Research has noted that our moods are affected the most by what we take in through our senses. What we smell, hear, see, feel, and taste are processed neurobiologically, but emotionally as well.
Did you know that you can instantly change your neurochemistry but just feeding your 5 senses? Here are some quick tips to help you improve your mood.
Your five senses are powerful tools for enhancing well-being.
Learn how to feed them well!
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Dr. Deborah Serani is an award-winning author. Her new book "Depression and Your Child: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers" launches in September 2013.