5 Ways Being Near the Ocean Can Heal Us

For many of us, the ocean is a place we turn to for healing, peacefulness and clarity. The tides attract us and beckon us to sit by the shore, to plan vacations around sailing, diving and sunbathing and to breathe in the mineral air that soothes us. Taking in the sunshine and watching the waves crash against the shore feeds our senses and creative lives, enhancing mindfulness. We may not realize there are benefits beyond absorbing vitamin D or feeling buoyant in the water. The ocean can be a place where our minds, bodies and spirits can take a...

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