Since I wrote a book about planning for joy, I've received a steady stream of letters from readers with requests for advice about everything from parenting to time management. But a recent letter really caught my attention. In my book, "The Joy Plan," I talk about the multiple hormonal benefits of sex. The reader who wrote to me, however, isn't in a sexual relationship right now. She'd recently been through a painful divorce and wondered how she could still get the benefits of all those good sex hormones while single and not looking to mingle.
What a great question! While sex in a loving relationship can be pretty wonderful, it isn't a requirement for the flow of good-feeling hormones. Give these five things a try to see for yourself.