Have you ever wondered what wonder can do for you? Imagine for a moment you are standing at the edge of the ocean or a vast canyon. Or perhaps you are looking up at a skyscraper, or the moon and constellations in the night sky. That feeling of being small comes from a sense of awe and wonder and has big positive health benefits for our physical and emotional wellness.
A recent Medscape article defined awe as a positive emotion felt in the presence of something bigger than oneself that cannot be immediately understood. Awe leads us to change our perception, our frame of reference. It helps us see ourselves as part of something bigger. It helps us feel humbled and want to engage with and connect with others.
The beauty of awe and wonder is how easy it is. All you need is a slight shift in perspective. And what better time than spring to see the world anew? Wonder comes naturally to kids; their worlds haven’t been adultified. Have you ever seen a baby pet a dog or cat? But even if you’ve got adulting coming out of your ears, you can reap the benefits of wonder and Read MoreRead More