GAME NIGHT! Plan a game night this week…. and see a rise in your mood and a decline in your stress. According to Yale University scientists, low stakes gaming activities… Poker, mah-jong, gin (Yay Kaye and Fred), bingo… will help banish depression and low moods…. Engaging in games with risks triggers activity in the pleasure centers of our brains.

An added plus is…. activating the brain socially and cognitively will lift the number of feel good hormones and lower stress in our bodies.

What a great way to say “I love you” to your friends…. Host a Valentine’s Day Game Night and let the good times roll!! Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!!!

P.S…..Don’t have time to host a party? Then get online… Playing poker online reduces the levels of the stress hormone cortisol by 17% according to a study from McGill University. The required concentration gives our brains a break from negative thoughts….. Talk about a winner!!