Researchers at California University claim that emotional experiences such as awe, wonder, and appreciation of beauty all boost your immune system. They go on to suggest that being outdoors in nature or immersing yourself in art are ways to illicit these emotions. Personally, I experience awe and wonder when I’m able to drink a cup of coffee while putting my children’s shoes on successfully. But that may not boost your immune system anytime soon.
So this weekend, why not…
…visit the open studios at 75 Government Street in Kittery, Maine.
…hike Mount Agamenticus
…listen to the tunes at the 13th Annual Beatles Night in Portland, Maine.
And keep those sniffles at bay.