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Mind & Spirit - Daily Read

What the Experience of Awe Does for Us

“Awe gives you an existential shock. You realize that you are hardwired to be a little selfish, but you are also dependent on something bigger than yourself... Robert Leahy, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist...sees awe as a cousin to appreciation and gratitude, and links these to the experiences often found in places of worship, where architecture, music, and prayer conspire to draw attendees outside of themselves..."[Read Article]

The Healing Power of Beauty: Surprising Psychological Benefits

What do the experience of beauty and positive mental health have in common? Everything! Whether found in nature, art or people, the ability to experience beauty provides significant therapeutic qualities. In this seminar based on doctoral-level research, Dr. Margaret Laracy discusses how attentiveness to beauty can benefit both the client and the therapist in a variety of ways.