happysongs At a class hosted by Axistence Athletics, we learned about the effects of cortisol (aka the stress hormone). As mentioned in Prevention magazine, one way to reduce your cortisol levels by up to 66% is music.  The following are ten songs that help me when I’m have a stressful day. They don’t all work on me in every situation. Some are more calming, some are to hype me up, some bring back good memories. Without further ado, here are my ten favorite HAPPY songs!


And We Danced – Macklemore and Ryan Lewis


Knee Deep – Zac Brown Band 


It’s a Great Day to Be Alive – Travis Tritt


House of Gold/We Don’t Believe What’s On TV – Twenty One Pilots


Jump Around – House of Pain


All I Do is Win – DJ Khaled


Fireball – Pitbull


Larry’s Romp – Itchy-O


The Walker – Fitz and the Tantrums


Best Day of My Life – American Authors