Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Why the Beach Makes us Happy

This article was printed a few months ago in Coastal Living.  I've waited for it to come online so I could send people who I knew would appreciate it a link, but I finally gave in and scanned it.  I love that there's actually scientific research about this--now I know what I want to do when I grow up!  (you should be able to click on the pages to enlarge them to read.)


  1. I just read something somewhere else that was talking about this same thing...

    It's foggy over the bay this morning and I was mad that I didn't get to see the ocean like I normally do...getting spoiled:)

  2. Ocean as therapy. What a beautiful concept. The description in the sidebar about the sun coming through doors and windows made me so nostalgic for mornings on Emerald Isle.

  3. So, so interesting. We watched a storm come in over the ocean last night and stood outside on our balcony when it hit. It was incredible... and I thought to myself, 'there is something therapeutic about this...' And I didn't just mean about the rain pelting our faces like hail (causing belly laughs like you wouldn't believe), but I meant about this whole experience we're having. It's been less than a week here and I already wonder how I will ever be able to leave this...