Creative Women

What does JOY mean in “Hormone-language”?

As Kim Henst said, serotonin is one of the most important hormones responsible for our happiness. The one that makes us feel joyfully connected. As serotonin is 90% produced in our intestines, I can’t emphasize enough the importance of what we eat- and how much of it.

Easier said than done, right? How do we make it happen? 

Since my childhood I was “blessed” with overcompensating with and being psychologically dependent on food. The good news is- I learned how to get rid of it! Eating little portions and reducing sugar are very honestly the things that changed my life! They all changed my reaction to things and how successful I am in life. Sounds incredible? 

Curious about the recipe?

I learned that I regularly have to provide for myself all that joy I hoped to get from food, in other ways.

I started searching fr activities that make me happy, relaxed and connected. I discovered that the most powerful activities are dancing, creativity, yoga, breathing techniques, and walking in nature. Surprisingly, I can use those much more efficiently to treat my nervousness, restlessness, or anxiety than food ever could. How is that possible?

Several empirical research studies prove that dancing helps immensely with producing serotonin in our bodies. It is the most efficient tool in the long term against depression and stress. If you engage regularly in one of those practices that make you smile, you’ll effortlessly and naturally pick up healthy habits. You’ll radiate happiness and attract the same around you!

Henriett Brezinski


International Creative Women

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