Domestic Diversions

Add a little Awe to your life: How to find better health and more happiness

Parade Magazine focuses on the link between the wonder of Awe and the resulting health and happiness. Psychologist Dacher Keltner refers to Awe as a transcendent feeling “of something vast or beyond human scale.” You feel connected and “see things in new ways.”

So how to add the spice of Awe to your life today? Paula Spencer Scott suggests (excerpt):
Drop the devices and gaze at the clouds or stars.
Visit a local, state or national park.
Take an Awe Walk in your neighborhood, noticing things as if for the first time.
Describe to a friend or write about a time you once felt awe.
Visit a museum or planetarium.
Get up early to watch the sunrise.
Play amazing music.

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