“Transforming Your Life through Positive Emotional Self-Care”

"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions." - Dalai Lama XIV

As a health and wellness expert, I’ve come to understand the importance of cultivating an internal emotional environment that reflects the life we want to live. Our emotions have a significant impact on our overall well-being, and by creating an emotional state that aligns with our desires, we can manifest positive experiences and outcomes.

Research has shown that our emotions can impact our physical health, immune function, and even the way we perceive the world around us. For example, a study published in the journal Health Psychology found that individuals who reported experiencing more positive emotions had lower levels of inflammation in their bodies, which is linked to a range of health conditions including heart disease and cancer.

Cultivating a positive emotional environment isn’t about ignoring or suppressing negative emotions. Instead, it’s about learning to process and manage those emotions in a healthy way while also nurturing positive emotions like joy, gratitude, and love.

One way to cultivate a positive emotional environment is by practicing gratitude. Taking time each day to reflect on what we’re grateful for can shift our perspective and help us focus on the positive aspects of our lives. Other practices like meditation, journaling, and spending time in nature can also help us cultivate a positive emotional state.

It’s important to remember that cultivating a positive emotional environment is a process, and it won’t happen overnight. It takes time, patience, and dedication to create lasting change. But by taking small steps each day to nurture our emotional well-being, we can create a more joyful and fulfilling life for ourselves and those around us.


Kiecolt-Glaser, J. K., et al. (2010). Negative emotions and inflammation: is there any link? Brain, behavior, and immunity, 24(5), 580-592.

Pic: sometimes just a smile is all you need to have a great day!

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About the author
Tad Inoue is an IFBB Professional League judge, Nutritionist and Professional Diet Coach for many clients and athletes worldwide. Tad has been in the bodybuilding and fitness industry for over 32 years and his clients include professional athletes, top amateur atheletes and all other competitors in figure, bikini, men and women's physique and bodybuilding, as well as individuals interested in optimal health. Tad was a National competitor in the NPC for over 30 years and now focuses his passion, knowledge and experience on helping and instructing others in fitness, wellness and athletic competition. His education includes philosophy, theology, nutrition, biochemistry as well as dietetics. He specializes in contest preparation for Figure, Bikini, men and women's Phyisque, Bodybuilding and fat loss for optimal health. Tad is also a speaker on mindfulness, motivation and joyful positive living.