By Paddy Kamen, Publisher, BetterBrainBetterLife.com
One: It turns out that music that is considered ‘sad’ can lift your spirits, but only if you also find it beautiful. Research from the Universities of Kent and Limerick tells an interesting story: http://bit.ly/1eh4bel
Two: Research from the University of Westminster showed that even a brief visit to an art gallery lowered cortisol (stress hormone) levels: http://bit.ly/1cBTQxo
Three: I swear that reading the poetry of ee cummings is good for my brain, and certainly heightens my mood. I came across a most interesting excerpt from a book on ee cummings by Susan Cheever recently in Vanity Fair: http://vnty.fr/Lisb9O. I would also refer you to the poems: http://amzn.to/NmhuEC.
“Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.” Saint Augustine