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Gratitude & Mental Well-Being

Effect of gratitude on mental well-being

One study shows that a six-week training in which participants were trained in their awareness of gratitude led to an increase in thankfulness as well as an increase in their sense of well-being.

The effect on well-being was noticeable for up to six months after the training.

Reusable Water Bottles

When it comes to reusable water bottles, I probably have way too many. Living in New York City makes you more cognizant — you’re constantly walking and needing to stay hydrated, yet you don’t want to use a single-use plastic water bottle each time you need a sip.

That’s where my hoard of reusable water bottles comes in. Over the years I’ve received free ones as promotional items, and I’ve hopped on the S’well bottle and the Bkr glass bottle trends, but nothing tops my love for the brand Hydro Flask. Yes, you may think that’s very “VSCO girl” of me, but I’m proud to report I’ve been using Hydro Flask since before the “VSCO girl” movement.

Not only do I love the company’s #RefillForGood initiative that’s educating consumers on replacing single-use plastics like plastic water bottles and to-go containers, but its products do live it up to their claims, too.

There’s dozens of water bottle brands out there to test out, but Hydro Flask is one of my favorites for keeping my water cold all day long.

Because I love to keep my water super cold, one of my pet peeves is when water bottles aren’t wide enough to accommodate standard-size ice cubes. All of Hydro Flask’s bottle sizes are built with either a standard or wide mouth opening, and both can accommodate any size ice cube.