Practicing awe with the publication For Awe (updated 8/24/2021)

Photo, K.Barrett, author

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
— Albert Einstein

For Awe

For Awe is a publication providing space for people to read and write about everything that inspires awe.

For true happiness and better physical and mental health, make way for awe. In the vastness of the universe, the opportunities for finding awe are unlimited. Sharing our experiences…


For Awe, the publication, is looking for writers

Image, K.Barrett, author

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
— Albert Einstein

Why contribute to the publication, For Awe?

The feeling of awe improves our health and our connections with people. The benefits of awe increase when we:

  • write the details of our own experiences of feeling awe.
  • read about other people’s experiences of feeling awe.

By reading and writing about feelings of awe we become…


A collection of curiosities and a conundrum

Photo, K.Barrett, author — I haven’t yet found my four-leaf clover!


Credit — K. Barrett (Medium) Vantage Points For Awe (Blog)

When I was just settling into pandemic quarantine I thought it would be a great time to follow the little voice in my head…be a writer and see what happens.

Learn How to Blog

I had been traveling about once a month for the year and a half leading up to quarantine. I had all the photos, adventure notes, and advice I would need to get started. I also had all the time I needed to learn how to blog! And then in a month or so, when I was out and about again, I would be rolling in the content. …


They can greatly contribute to your happiness and productivity

Photo, K.Barrett, author

Does the photo above induce a feeling of awe for you? Photos can inspire feelings of awe, but this scene might not be one for you. It was for me. I am glad I didn’t miss it.

The final twelve miles of my commute were pushing well beyond the forty-minute mark. I was stuck in stand-still traffic.

I had coffee. I was listening to a podcast. I was doing everything I usually do to make the drive-time bearable.

While I was sitting still, I was also checking my email and watching the minutes tick away, hoping I wouldn’t be late…


GiaB writing prompt #2–2 time

Image, Celtenator, Pixabay

Your grandpa fell in the closet. I can’t get him up. You better send your dad.

That is the call that woke me up one night while I was visiting my parents for the holidays a few years ago. It also served as a wake-up call for my life.

What do you want?

It seems like a simple question. But obviously, we need to be more specific. Does it mean what do I want for dinner? What do I want from my career? What do I want my legacy to be? This could go in so many directions.

I recently…


Photo, K.Barrett, author (Smile for Kindness)

PHOTO-A-DAY CHALLENGE

Second Week of September

One of the basic rules of the universe is that nothing is perfect. Perfection simply doesn’t exist…..Without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist.
― Stephen Hawking

Day 1

I took the cover photo of my almost perfectly smiling coffee, then I took the highly anticipated first sip. The smile was much less perfect in the second photo. Funny actually. Perfectly imperfect.

I took this picture to send to my sister-in-law to thanks her for the new mug. She gifted me this mug with a special message: Cultivate Kindness Often.

I think I might actually like the second photo better. …


My unpopular opinion isn’t even based on religion

Image, Popovski, Pixabay

The liberty of man is not safe in the hands of any church. — R.G. Ingersoll

When is the Sabbath?

So, Saturday or Sunday? The popular choice would depend on who you ask. If you ask my husband he is adamant that the Bible supports Saturday as the official Sabbath in God’s eyes. Specifically, from sundown on Friday night to sundown on Saturday.

If we could possibly agree on which day is the “right” day for Sabbath, it would be even harder to agree on where that day should be spent. …

K. Barrett

I’m an educator, mom, wife, daughter, sister, friend, reader, writer, photographer, and health enthusiast, connecting with and helping others through writing.

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