The Power of Beauty

The Power of Beauty

What's the last thing you saw, heard, or felt that was beautiful?

When I first started A Beautiful Fix, my goal was to celebrate and shine a spotlight on the most beautiful things in the world. I've always believed that beauty has a unique power, but I've recently realized that my love for beautiful things might be more selfish than I initially thought.

Beauty is Energy
In James Redfield's book, The Celestine Prophecy, there's an intriguing idea that when we appreciate something, an energy exchange takes place. Redfield writes, "When you appreciate the beauty and uniqueness of things, you receive energy." While this book is a work of fiction, this concept resonated deeply with me. It put into words why I might be so drawn to beautiful things and why many of us are. There's an energy exchange that fills us up and moves us, sometimes even to tears.

Research supports the idea that beauty has a powerful impact on our well-being. Studies have shown that exposure to beautiful art, nature, and music can reduce stress, enhance mood, and even improve cognitive function. For instance, a study by the University of Sussex found that listening to beautiful music can significantly reduce stress levels and improve overall well-being. Similarly, spending time in nature has been linked to increased happiness and a sense of peace.

For me, seeking out daily 'fixes' of beauty became a way to lift my spirits and feel better. It was more effective than any pill a doctor could prescribe. Beauty truly became my beautiful fix.

Music has always been a significant source of beauty and energy for me. Previously, I shared a Thought Gem featuring the soul-stirring music of Eva Cassidy. Her voice and the emotion she pours into her songs create moments of pure beauty that uplift and inspire me. If you haven't already, I invite you to check it out here.

Recently, I listened to Donny Hathaway's beautiful rendition of "A Song for You." Goosebumps. It's arguably one of the most beautiful songs ever written. Donny's voice is so smooth and moving. Take a moment to treat yourself to this beautiful fix. Try not to get chills.

This Week's Challenge:
Take a few moments each day to appreciate something beautiful. It could be a piece of music, a natural landscape, an act of kindness, or anything else that moves you. Notice how it makes you feel and the energy it gives you.

Stay beautiful,
xoxo Tracy

P.S. Now, I would love to hear from you. What do you find beautiful? Please take a brief moment to shoot me an email at and share something beautiful (song, destination, etc.). Let's celebrate the beauty all around us together.

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