My mom recently came to NYC for a visit and we had a blast. NYC undoubtedly boasts some of the top museums in the world but I want to share with you a hidden gem - the Brooklyn Museum! It was at the top of the list for places we wanted to explore and although this was not my first time to the Brooklyn Museum, it never disappoints.
The museum has five stories, an enriching mixture of exhibits, the layout is great and easy to navigate, it feels fresh, vibrant and clean and it's simply a blast to check out!
Some of my fav spots are the
It can be fun to set out each day with the goal of
having an adventure, no matter where you are, and trying to discover how much magic you can see! It's always all around us, everywhere, it's just a matter of us being present and noticing it.
One of the main keys to seeing life as an exciting, wondrous, AWEstruck adventure is using your senses and it begins with simply taking a look around! There are these things called birds flying around in the sky! And speaking of the sky -
Atlantic City, a place I'd never journeyed to but for some reason had been strangely drawn to for the last couple of months. So I went! And it was awesome. I wasn't quite sure what to expect out of AC, I mean, I knew it was a casino kind of town but beyond that... no clue. The drive in began the adventure as the city seemed mystical in a way. You're surrounded by fields and country side in New Jersey, thinking you still must be pretty far away from this bustling casino city but out of nowhere, BAM, you see glimmers of the high-rise casino resorts, sparkling ocean waters, exciting billboards proclaiming the biggest shows, concerts, clubs, death-defying acts, etc... and realize you're there!
The place had a really cool, laid-back vibe and
A brand new research study carried out by Stanford University shows that a sense of awe expands people's perceptions of time, enhances feelings of well-being, and even causes people to behave more altruistically and less materialistically!! The studies' proof of the benefits of awe will come out later this year in Psychological Science!
Here is just a dose of their awesome findings >