Awe in a Square Mile: The Idea

Seek out experiences that give you goosebumps.

Such is the advice of Dacher Keltner, one of the foremost theorists and scholars of awe, who believes that this is a long-overlooked emotion. He suggests that “what the science of awe is suggesting is that opportunities for awe surround us, and their benefits are profound.”

At that moment, Awe in a Square Mile was born. A simple idea to search for the ‘goosebumps’ in my local environment - in my life - and I would share what I found, alongside the benefits.

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Ruth Wilson