Lisa Firestone recently wrote a good article on how to improve your mood instantly. It requires neither drugs nor vengeance. Instead, pay attention and engage with other people.

Sound familiar? Yes, this is more practical endorsement of mindfulness and connection. When we pay attention to what we are actually thinking and doing, we improve our mood. And when we seek out supportive people, we also benefit in numerous ways. (As a footnote to this, it is important to emphasize the need for supportive relationships. Having no relationship with a person is superior to having a toxic one.)

(BTW, who knew that “vengeance” was spelled with an “e” and an “a.” TGFSC.)