Happiness & Relaxation

Happiness & Relaxation

The sensation of energy expands with increasing relaxation. ~ Ilchi Lee

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I think today’s post falls into the category of duh philosophy.  You know it’s like when people tell you exercise is good for you, duh.  But we all need time to decompress, I think we all get this from the vantage point of taking vacations, although I think many of us take vacations that stress us out more than our non-vacation lives.  A bit of advice, if your vacation includes multiple schedules and destinations, if you’re concerned about how things will work or if they will time out, then your vacation is liable to make you more stressed than relaxed.

However what I’m talking about today is more of the daily relaxation.  We all need to find that few minutes or bit of time each day to relax.  Some people meditate in the morning or at night, others go to the gym or for a run.  Some people find fifteen minutes a day just to sit somewhere quiet or take a walk away from work or home.  Heck, take a ten minute walk to the store and get a piece of chocolate everyday, whatever will give you peace and a little bit of a break.  I see lots of articles about how having a drink or two each day is good for you, in my opinion it’s not the drink, it’s that the people who do that take a little bit of time to relax each day, we should follow their example with or without the alcohol.

For me, photography is one of the ways I relax, shooting pictures and even the organizing and sharing them is very relaxing for me.  Photography is usually a big part of any time off I take and this past couple of weeks was no exception.  So, in hopes of giving you a reason to take a couple of minutes to relax and hopefully raise a smile or two, here are a few shots from  an arts festival in the Nevada desert, enjoy and have a happy day my friends             ~ Rev Kane

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About revmichaelkane

Reverend Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His most recent book about hiking and happiness is Appalachian Trail Happiness available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon
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2 Responses to Happiness & Relaxation

  1. Angie says:

    I totally agree and I love your pics. I miss living in the Sierra’s and seeing all the Burners on Labor Day weekend.

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