Joy and Fun- Ideas to Carpe Diem!
  1. Pets

  2. Music

  3. Laughter

  4. Nature

  5. Hobbies

  6. Creativity

  7. Play time

1) Pets

  • A Plea for the Animals: The Moral, Philosophical, and Evolutionary Imperative to Treat All Beings with Compassion / M. Ricard / Published 2016

  • Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul: Stories About Pets as Teachers, Healers, Heroes and Friends (Chicken Soup for the Soul) / J. Canfield / Published 2012

  • Happy Puppy Handbook: Your Definitive Guide to Puppy Care and Early Training / P. Mattinson / Published 2014

  • How Dogs Love Us: A Neuroscientist and His Adopted Dog Decode the Canine Brain / G. Berns / Published 2013

  • https://greeningz.com/stories/story-deaf-dog-hero-fb/

  • Little Kids First Big Book of Pets (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books) / C. Hughes / Published 2019

2) Music

  • 88+ Ways Music Can Change Your Life - 2nd Edition: Inspirational Music Stories & Quotes from Around the World / V. James, J. Pierdomenico , et al. / Published 2016

  • Effects of Meditation versus Music Listening on Perceived Stress, Mood, Sleep, and Quality of Life in Adults with Early Memory Loss: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial / K. E. Innes et al. / Published 2016

  • The Transformational Power of Sound and Music: A Handbook for Sound Healers and Musicians / F. Rahn & T. McCrary / Published 2018

  • This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession / D. J. Levitin / Published 2007

  • Waking the Spirit: A Musician's Journey Healing Body, Mind, and Soul / A. Schulman / Published 2017

  • cammomusic.com

  • Youtube.com Look for: i1qQOGCyRbY Elephant music

  • Youtube.com Look for: s_hlvRNgGOQ Grease An Twarp

  • Youtube.com Look for: v=mRCp8Gg4wmo Gym teachers uptown funk

  • Youtube.com Look for: v=vd38lhfJQwk Guitar master jam

  • Youtube.com v=DWrMeBR8W-c American soldier toby keith

  • Youtube.com/watch?v=-6nlRn5RKIQ star spangeled

3) Laughter

  • Chang, C., Tsai, G., & Hsieh, C. J. (2013). Psychological, immunological and physiological effects of a Laughing Qigong Program (LQP) on adolescents. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 21(6), 660-668.

  • Laughter Therapy: How to Laugh About Everything in Your Life That Isn't Really Funny / A. Goodheart / Published 2006

  • Laughter Totally is the Best Medicine (Laughter Medicine) / Reader's Digest / Published 2018

  • The healing power of humor: Techniques for getting through loss, setbacks, upsets, disappointments, difficulties, trials, tribulations, and all that not-so-funny stuff / A. Klein / Published 1989

  • Folks, This Ain't Normal: A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World / J. Salatin / Published 2012

  • How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals / S. Montgomery / Published 2018

4) Nature

  • https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/gps-geocaching.html.

  • Bird Songs: 250 North American Birds in Song / L. Beletsky / Published 2006

  • butterfly.ucdavis.edu/

  • If Trees Could Talk: Life Lessons from the Wisdom of the Woods / H. Worton  / Published 2019

  • Into Nature: A Creative Field Guide and Journal—Unplug and Reconnect with What Matters / A. Totten & A. Frey / Published 2018

  • Nature's Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation that Starts in Your Yard / D. W. Tallamy / Published 2020

  • Reasons to be happy at the beach / S. Gringas / Published 2003

  • The Hidden Life of Trees / P. Wohlleben / Published 2015

  • The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World / A. Wulf / Published 2016

  • The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs: Use Outdoor Clues to Find Your Way, Predict the Weather, Locate Water, Track Animals―and Other Forgotten Skills (Natural Navigation) / T. Gooley  / Published 2015

  • The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative / F. Williams / Published 2018

  • The Secret Wisdom of Nature: Trees, Animals, and the Extraordinary Balance of All Living Things -― Stories from Science and Observation (The Mysteries of Nature Trilogy) / P. Wohlleben & J. Billinghurst / Published 2019

  • The Sense of Wonder / R. Carson / Published 2011

  • The Wonders of Nature / B. Hoare / Published 2019

  • White, M. P. et al. (2019). Spending at least 120 minutes a week in nature is associated with good health and wellbeing. Scientific Reports, 9(1).

  • Wonders of Nature (Little Golden Book) / J. W. Watson / Published 2010

  • www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/10/frightening-number-of-plant-extinctions-found-in-global-survey

  • Nature declining at 'unprecedented' rate, UN study warns / Irish Examiner, Press Association / Published 2019

  • Piles of poop, litter on trails, trampled wildflowers. In the social-media era, Washington’s public lands are being trashed. What can be done? / T. Wood / Published 2019

5) Hobbies

6) Creativity

  • 250 Brief, Creative & Practical Art Therapy Techniques: A Guide for Clinicians and Clients / S. I. Buchalter / Published 2017

  • Art therapy: Hands-on approaches to assessment, diagnosis and treatment / E. G. Horovitz / Published 2019

  • Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration Hardcover / E. Catmull & A. Wallace / Published 2014

  • The Poets' Corner: The One-and-Only Poetry Book for the Whole Family / J. Lithgow  / Published 2007

  • How to Draw without Talent / D. Gregory / Published 2019

7) Play time

  • bestlifeonline.com

  • https://www.bupa.com/ Look for: research reveals the art of a long and happy life

  • today.com/health/survey-reveals-50-things-make-us-feel-great-t15286

  • Youtube.com v=AbylW2cKvZM Silent drill- jets game