Feeling SAD? If dark mornings and early nightfall are getting you down, it could be SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), but don’t let the failing light get you down. We have some uplifting ideas, from hot-air balloons and yoga to storytelling and good news stories, to raise your spirits.
It’s hard to feel low when you’re surrounded by mountains. Particularly when those mountains are the location for a feast of storytelling, music, and song. The Slieve Bloom Storytelling Festival takes place from the 9th to the 12th of October in Kinnitty and Cadamstown, Co. Offaly, and in Mountrath, Co. Laois.
What could be more uplifting than art? Especially when it’s free and produced by one of the most exciting artists working right now. For the month of October, Banksy is attempting to host an entire exhibition on the streets of New York City, called “Better Out Than In.” The roaming show is accompanied by an audio guide which can be accessed by dialing a 1-800 number.
Up,up, and away at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta this week. http://www.gadling.com/2013/10/07/albuquerque-balloon-festival-photo/
Discover joyful peace of mind with yoga and mindfulness meditation instruction, outdoor activities, and surprisingly gorgeous vegetarian food at the Burren Yoga Centre.
If meditation doesn’t float your boat, perhaps you will be more impressed with a stay in the “Trendiest Hotel in the World.” Citizen M Hotel, in Bankside, London, was awarded first prize in the World Architecture Festival Hotel & Leisure Category, announced in Singapore October 3. See the other winners – including World Building of the Year here:
How could you not be moved by the story of this Australian woman? Wheelchair-bound after a car accident, Pascale Honore still managed to realise her dream of surfing, with the help of a family friend and a lot of duct tape.
Our blogger of the week is Susan Byron. You’ll see Ireland in a whole new light when you read her insights into the country’s lesser-known attractions. http://www.irelands-hidden-gems.com/