Here are 3 of my favourite (and easy!) practices that I enjoy on a daily basis.

Perhaps you may find value in practicing them too!

1.  The 5 Senses Practice:

Near the end of the day, I’ll think about one thing from each sense that stood out for me that day, and brought me a little piece of joy:

–  something I smelled

–  something I tasted

–  something I heard

–  something I saw

–  something I felt on my skin (like cozy/soft socks or sweatshirt, warm sun on my body, warm water from the shower on my skin, or a loving hug/touch from someone)

This practice is one I’ve been doing for quite some time.

I feel that it has helped me be even more present, aware and grateful for noticing the smallest of things, regardless of my mood.

2. Gratitude Practice:

I think of 10 things I’m grateful for that day.
Sometimes I fall asleep before getting to 10; but it’s a peaceful and quite comforting way to end the day.
It feels particularly valuable especially on those days that bring some challenges and heartache.

3.  Beauty and Humour Practice:

Notice 1 thing of Beauty or Awe each day.
Could be something in nature, or noticing someone being kind to a stranger, or hearing a piece of music blaring from a vehicle, hearing someone laugh, the cloud formations, a piece of art or artifact that appeals to you as you pass by a shop, a beautiful fabric someone is wearing……anything!
Like the incredible northern lights many of us experienced a few nights ago during the solar flares of the current geomagnetic storm.

Image of the Northern Lights captured from our patio Sylvan Lake, Alberta, Canada May 11, 2024 12:25am

Notice 1 Thing that Made Me Laugh Today.
I love humour.
My heart and every cell in my body feels like it’s giggling with joy when I hear or see something of great comedic value. I feel alive and vibrant. Sometimes I’ll intentionally search for it, like choosing to watch a stand-up comedy special or show; or often it’s just something subtle I come across during the day.

This meme going around on social media was a fun hit of humour the day after everyone was posting their northern lights photos….

I wish I knew who was the original creator this meme so I could give proper credit. If anyone knows, please let me know!

These regular and natural hits of dopamine and oxytocin can do wonders for our physiology and well-being.


Photo captured on a stroll through Stanley Park, Vancouver, Canada April 2024

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