“Go to your happy place” a cliche, but a very real experience that I often forget exists until I am there!
At the beach, my nervous system calms. I can nap, read, play, wonder. All 5 senses are excited to be there and my phone is safely tucked away.
Discovered a new happy place, a strawberry festival with fresh donuts too!
Tastes can bring us to happy places no matter where we are-food helps us time travel.
Nurturing relationships impact our happy places, too. My table wasn’t always full of abundance, learning to set boundaries, end relationships, and maintain and strengths connections that matter has been a learning process. Not something we’re taught in school. #lifelonglearner
Happy place cannot be in a video game, social media site. Found some tools to help all of us be present to experience happy places more often. Who knew digital media health resources were available to free us all!
The friend who reached out to me about parenting resources received this manifesto–may her home be a happy place for her young child!
Experiences of trauma can make happy places feel non-existent. Our systems are scanning for threats. Happy places are more complex than they seem. It’s true, I can be miserable in my happy place. Why is that?
Almost missed the views en route to the beach. Don’t forget to look up today! Beauty is everywhere.
Books can transport us to happier places. This passage is from my book of poetry by Danna Faulds titled, Breath of Joy! I share her poetry regularly in writing workshops and have since learned yoga teachers love to quote her too.
The sign of a good day when you are covered in sand! #myhappyplace —what’s the sign of a good day for you? how will you know if today’s good or bad?
Trying a new recipe makes me very happy, too. Unfortunately, this one came out too spicy, but learning that I could make something this tasty is still inspiring!
Off to work, to another place that can be challenging, but at the end of the day, is a happy place that I am grateful to have in my life. Our attitudes, thoughts, beliefs matter. Writing these words helps me start the day in a happier place.
Thanks for being here!