Japan recently moved up my list of interesting travel destinations. Previously, I associated the country primarily with advanced consumer electronics, skyscrapers, crowds, stressed-out school children, and sushi. But, last month I visited Tokyo and Kyoto with my partner, and we had at least thirteen Aha! moments in five days: 1. Tokyo is quiet and uglier than… Continue reading Aha! experiences in Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan
In the part of the world where I live, environmental sustainability and healthy living are trendy. Many people talk about both, share stories on Facebook and Twitter about environmental crooks and heroes, exchange tips and recipes with quinoa, coconut sugar, acai berries and other exotic ingredients. Environmentally, I feel guilty when I drive my diesel… Continue reading True healthy environmentalists stay home, dig potatoes, and pick berries!
A study by the Danish art museum Trapholt conducted over the past year among 77 ordinary people suggests that art experiences have a positive effect on our well-being. Participants were asked to analyze their lives by means of the museum’s paintings and designs. They put together paintings and chair designs of their own choice relating… Continue reading Study by Danish Art Museum on Relationship Between Art and Well-being