The Happiest and Healthiest Beach Towns in America

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News flash: Being near the beach is good for you (says science!). But, according to a report, some beach towns might actually be better for your health than others. Gallup-Sharecare polled more than 337,000 people across the country on their life satisfaction—from physical well-being to the amount of time they spend worrying—and it seems saltwater therapy might actually pay off (plus a margarita every now and then—that helps, too!). Of the top 25 cities with the highest well-being, 10 of them are on the coast. See which beach towns made the cut:

10. Crestview – Fort Walton Beach Destin, Florida 

Beach umbrellas and deck chairs on beach, Destin, Florida, USA

This slice of paradise on the Florida panhandle might have come in at 25 in the overall rankings, but in measures of financial stability and social wellness (meaning there’s lots of love in your life…aww) the area performed exceptionally well.

9. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida

the pier in Fort Myers at dawn, Florida USA

Cruising along down the Gulf coast…

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We’Moon Lunar News

Aromatherapy Information & More

Lunar News—April 13

  • 13th: Moon Sextile Mars
  • 15th: Moon Square Mars
  • 16th: Moon Opposition Venus
    Mercury goes into Aries
  • 17th: Moon Opposition Mercury
    Moon Trine Mars
  • 19th: Sun Opposition Moon means a
    Full Moon in Libra
    Moon moves through:
    Leo / Virgo / Libra

Saturday April 13th: Moon Sextile Mars
Mars is our will to, initiative and ambition. A goos day to work out, take a stand and do something physical. Supportive Moon/Mars aspects give us strength, protectiveness, help us lift rocks, spark passion, establish clear boundaries.
Monday the 15th: Moon Square Mars
Challenging Moon/Mars aspects instigate irritability, willfulness, anger, hurry, a competitive or contrary attitude. Helpful strategies are to exercise, chop wood, take a brisk walk, acknowledge desires or frustrations, and then finesse that argument. Exercise awareness.

Tuesday the 16th: Moon Opposition Venus and Mercury moves into Aries
Venus is about our relationships, love, sense of beauty and empathy…

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Hedonic Adaptation

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Hedonic Adaptation: Why You Are Not Happier

How Hedonic Adaptation Robs You of Happiness—and How to Change That

By Elizabeth Scott, MS

Hedonic adaptation, also known as “the hedonic treadmill,” is a concept studied by positive psychology researchers and others who focus on happiness and well-being that refers to people’s general tendency to return to a set level of happiness despite life’s ups and downs. It is known as “the hedonic treadmill” because of the seeming cot “treading water” experience where we always end up where we started.

Examples of Hedonic Adaptation

There are several different ways that this has been observed, and here are a few interesting examples:

  • People who win the lottery tend to return to roughly their original levels of happiness after the novelty of the win has worn off. (Some even end up less happy because of changes in relationships that can occur.) There is an initial…

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