Episode 53 – A Very Moody Episode

If you’re the type of person who finds it hard to shake off a bad mood, this episode may be one for you. This week, you’ll find some great tips on how to do just that, with the help of an article written by a life coach and psychologist. Then, some rejection letters that were sent to now famous people, are quite funny and uplifting too. Finally, the positive benefits of kittens, puppies, and Beyoncé.

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Show Notes:

The basis for this week’s episode is an article by Dr. Danielle Dowling, entitled: 35 Tricks to Climb Out of a Bad Mood.

Here is a theory about why chocolate helps you feel better if you’re feeling down.

You’ve heard of Waylon Jennings… Now, how about the Wailin’ Jennys?

Here’s a great way to explore music using a music map: Every Noise At Once

Looking to boost your mood by helping someone? Consider kiva.org or kickstarter.com

You can get some fun results by paying someone $5 to do a random task for you on fiverr.com.

Here’s a unique way to boost your mood: colour your hair using hair chalk.

Another idea: go to a thrift shop and pop some tags

Looking for some good quality chocolate? This craft chocolate by Dick Taylor is some of the finest that will ever pass your lips.

The next time you’re feeling rejected, read through this list of rejection letters that were sent to some famous people, whose work is still highly prized to this day.

If you want to know why Gertrude Stein’s manuscript, The Making of Americans, was rejected by a publisher, just read this brief excerpt and it will become humorously clear…

Finally, after all of this, if your mood still needs improving, go check out this flow chart on HuffPo, and watch some kittens, puppies, and Beyoncé.


Music beds courtesy of Music Alley from Mevio and the Free Music Archive. Thanks to artists: ZeroV, Duane Carter Band, Gepel.