Music can make you happy, science says so. According to Discovery News, the feel good neurotransmitter, dopamine, is released when people listen to positive emotional music. In other words, music causes listeners to experience pleasure and happiness. A University of Missouri study further researched this theory and found that positive music can have a measurable
Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay moves at a slower pace and is a much needed sanctuary from the never ending commotion of Buenos Aires, across the river in Argentina.
The air. The air is always different. Buenos Aires air is heavy. It’s a city without a filter. Loud noises. Chaotic sidewalks. And a brilliantly blue sky.
A few months ago, I abandoned Digging to Roam. It wasn’t on purpose. Sometimes, when you think you have a fantastic handle on things, that’s when your grip can slip. Maybe that’s the mistake? To believe that it is possible to have a handle on everything. I only have two hands to hold onto those
I was on my usual grind yesterday. You know the drill: opening up a blank word doc to write an article on the right side of the screen and on the left opening Chrome with the intention of doing research on said article. Despite my good intentions, Facebook takes over the screen and I’m powerless
I have gone through phases where I am into sports, but right now it just isn’t my thing. During the World Cup I wasn’t that invested in the games. If the US was playing at the same time as another game, I’d ask my boyfriend, Alejandro, to switch to the US game. Then I’d end
My last blog post on depression and expats sparked some interesting discussions on LinkedIn. Unfortunately, I accidentally deleted the thread when I got pissed at my non-responding mouse and started clicking it like a madwoman. In my fury of clicks it responded, just to delete a very productive conversation. Thanks technology. I’m going to follow
Finding a way to move forward from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder amplified by an already existing depression and circumstantial anxiety has been more than a little bit of a struggle. For half a day, or even a week, I may feel the energy of the world in such a positive way. I will see the future
Everyone has an inner traveler in them, even if they’ve never ventured far from their hometown. I thought it’d be fun to find out what kind of traveler YOU are!
In the weeks leading up to my journey to the Pacific Northwest, I was experiencing higher than normal levels of anxiety. Trying to chase and catch enough jobs so I would have enough money to pay rent and pay for my trip. I suppose I was feeling a sense of nervousness because I would be