There is, however, a new twist on this and it intrigued me:
Details of the study can be found here (translation: my description of the whole shebang grew far too verbose) but essentially heres the way it all went down:
Given the evidence above
Creating and not eating.
And with the vast proliferation of sweet summer treats in the Tornado’s world—thank you play dates & camp stints—I was quite curious if merely drawing these confections might result in the same mood-elevation.
And so we drew (if by WE you mean HER—-which I do).
And learned, as per my misfit love of salt over sugar, we didn’t quite fit the study’s results.
this made us smile.
this made us grin, too.
After the Tornado sketched we talked, in an informal ‘researchy’ way, about how she felt before and after.
Obviously we do *not* fit the study results (ours pointed to the notion of to draw ANYTHING is to be happier than before you drew)—but that’s not a night-snacking , salt loving , weird foods eating , surprise for our house.