She Blinded Me With Science!

So, I know we've talked about how gratitude can make you a happier person, but did you know there's SCIENCE behind it too?!?!

Two things that increase your mood/happiness scientifically are the neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin. Being grateful activates the brain stem region that produces dopamine. It also forces you to focus on the positive things in your life and the act of doing so increases your production of serotonin! BAM! SCIENCE!

Now go be grateful! It's like taking your vitamins! It's good for you! :)

I read all of this in a TIME magazine article my sweet hubby posted on FB not long ago. It's a pretty lengthy article, but please read it if you have time. If not, no worries, I'll be dissecting it and summarizing the four things that can make you happy in some upcoming blogs. ;)

Also, if you've never heard "She Blinded Me With Science" by Thomas Dolby. You need to right now. It'll be your groove for the day. 

Let's talk fashion! Pretty much everything here is Forever 21! Inexpensive finds perfect for this southern fall weather. Links below!

Jogger pants: Forever 21

Blazer: Forever 21(They're out of the black online, but here's the eggplant version. Would be so pretty for fall!)

Shoes: Forever 21

Shirt: Forever 21

Crossbody: Le Tote (Click HERE for $25 off your first tote).

Bracelets: Anthropologie

Sunnies: 5 Below (It's this store around town where everything is $5 and under, bomb!)