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I was born in Boston so the ocean was close by..

I'm a hundred miles away from the sea. My vacation, with my Sweetie was a week on Cape Cod.

That was a great ocean fix.

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Are a wonderful relaxer! And volunteering not only offers others a piece of you, you benefit by knowing you're making others happy too!

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Awesome! Your creativity or only takes you away to a different realm, you also have the pride and joy of knowing you are doing something useful. Way to go!

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I am fortunate to have a room full of creative supplies. It is a sewing room, art room, lots of yarn, lots of paper, paints, inks, etc. I take a break in there several times a day for 10-30 minutes and sit at my workspace and create something, or maybe journal a bit.  I can spend an entire day sewing a project or creating a piece of jewelry.  I've also created several small to-go creative packets so I can play while sitting in a Dr. office, or just catching a good Netflix binge on the sofa.  It is my meditation.

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I also like to look outside at the garden, watching the early-and-late working bumblebees fly from the native plants. One particularly wonderful experience is to get out of the car and find that the butterflies have flown up in a group around my head as I walk into the house. Instant smile.

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If the stress of the day starts getting to me I stop and do some stort moves of an exercise program called Tai Chi. Calms you down as well as lifts you up. And you can do these anywhere.

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I take the fifth on this question!

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When I need a lift, I like to go to the garden center, seeing and smelling flowers really give me a boost. I also feel great volunteering to help someone else.

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One of the main things that boosts my happiness is walking along the beach. I can commune with nature, breathe the fresh tang of salty air, and if I'm really lucky, a school of dolphins will swim by or sea birds will flock overhead. It reminds me of how vast the universe is and minimizes any problems or fears I may be experiencing. The roar of the waves releases any anxiety I am feeling, offering inexplicable joy. 

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Take a ride on my bicycle. When I don't really feel like it, I tell myself I'll just do 2 or 3 miles but when I get started I feel so good that I often do 20 to 30. It gives me a boost for the entire remainder of the day.

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