Wednesday, February 2, 2011
strolling, Santa Barbara style
There's nothing like walking on the beach for elevating the spirit. Strolling along the sand and listening to the soothing mantra of the waves washes away the ego and brings one home to a deeper, truer sense of self.
Science tells us that it's the negative ions generated by the molecules of moving water that are found in fresh air and in nature as well, and that negative ions increase serotonin and have healing effects on the body.
When the late J. Paul Getty, one of the world's riches men, was asked what made him happy, he replied, "Walking on the beach."