Don’t let life get you down!
Surround yourself with beauty. Pierro Ferucci is an Italian psychologist who writes about the healing power of beauty in his work with emotionally wounded people. In his book, Beauty And The Soul, he writes, “The more we can perceive beauty in our surroundings, and also inside us, the more we will feel at home and glad to exist.” He points to a Swedish study of 12,000 people which indicated that “those who go more often to the theater, movies, to concerts and exhibitions, have a greater chance of longevity.” Patients who have access to beautiful scenery outside their hospital windows heal faster. When the beauty of nature is brought into urban environments stress and agitation decreases. Beauty not only increases the will to live, but the joy in living.