Why We Should All Be Gazing At More Sunsets…See Why Here!

The Serenity Of A Spectacular Sunset…

Here’s video of a gorgeous sunset in Malibu California, where the Pacific Ocean softly rolls up to the beach…the title of this story is actually the exact headline from The Washington Post….because not only is a gorgeous sunset fun to watch, it’s good for us as well!

I took this shot when I was in Cabo San Lucas Mexico…gorgeous and serene….and apparently, some new research says it’s what we all need more of!

Remember when I shared this photo of a sunrise over Los Angeles?

Just looking at this made me healthier!

As The Washington Post just reported:

People find sunrises and sunsets to be the most beautiful and awe-inspiring weather, according to a study published this year from a pair of British researchers. People liked them more than storms, rainbows, clear blue skies or nightscapes .

With that in mind, remember when I shared this sunrise over Los Angeles?

My wife was leaving for work and called to tell me to film this and I’m glad I did! It was a spectacular way to start the day – but here’s how we ended one as well:

What a sunset!

Yes, Malibu offers an amazing vantage point as the sun setting over the Pacific just seems to slowly melt away – see more video of that LA sunrise and Malibu sunset here:

More from The Washington Post:

“Research has shown that spending time in nature under clear blue skies can boost your mental health, but the new research suggests perhaps looking at a sunset or sunrise can be an extra boost for your emotional state. That even includes sunsets on paintings or screen savers, too.”

I completely understand how these images can inspire and soothe…the article goes on to note:

“Awe has typically been a difficult emotion to evoke, said lead author Alex Smalley, but feelings of awe can improve mood, increase positive emotions and decrease stress. Smalley’s research has shown that people can “experience these bumps in awe and aesthetic appraisal and beauty” when looking at a sunset or sunrise.”

Here’s one of the most spectacular sunsets we’ve ever experienced:

That’s my wife Alex toasting a Santorini sunset – truly spectacular…in fact, here’s what it looks like when you are on the water in sailboat:

What was also spectacular was watching people pose for photos with this backdrop:

See more of our magical adventure here:

These images have a powerful impact on our psyche. The Post story goes on to report:

“We have, as Western populations, become very disconnected from the natural world,” said Smalley, a doctoral candidate at the University of Exeter in England. “When you see something vast and overwhelming or something that produces this feeling of awe, your own problems can feel diminished and so you don’t worry so much about them.”

So true!

As I said earlier, I saw a spectacular sunset in Cabo, and it was while a lone fisherman wasn’t ready to give up for the day:

It turns out he wasn’t the only aggressive fisherman that day – look who hitched a ride on a fishing boat in the harbor!

It’s just part of the magical adventure that is Cabo – from a hitch-hiking sea lion to ravenous fish!

See more videos here:

The Washington Post always has terrific stories like this one – see the entire article here:


I have featured sunsets on my site for years, like this one:

Yes, it was captured through a “Dirty Martini!”

See more of my “life thru liquid” series here:

If you enjoy these posts, why not subscribe and never miss out? It’s easy, and there are NO ads of any kind, just stuff I like to share…click on the main page and “follow” me on the upper right…


If you like this story, please share with friends on social media – thanks!

Categories: Art, Books / Media, Exotic Travel, nature, Pop Culture, Travel, Travel Adventures, Travel Memoir

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

8 replies

  1. What beautiful sunsets! I love just sitting still and watching the sun set. Very therapeutic.


  2. HI John, the colours of some of these sunsets are quite remarkable. I love the pink and yellow sunsets.


  3. You have seen some amazing sunsets indeed, John. My personal favourites were at Luxor, Egypt. Watching the sun set over the River Nile from our hotel room balcony, looking like a scene from 3,000 years earlier.
    I wasn’t up early enough to see the sunrises. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.


  4. John, there is nothing better for the soul than watching a sunrise or sunset. I’m a huge sunset fan, and they fill me with invisible sparkles. The sunset with Alex toasting must have left you with a remarkable feeling. Thank you, Mother Nature.


  5. Twice a day and yet we often miss them! Every spot on earth has them and the variations are wonderful.


  6. Absolutely! I always enjoy the best ones when vacationing on the coast, but I try to catch them at home too, when I can!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Nothing like a good sunset. In Maui, we pulled the car over just so we could watch a fabulous sunset.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

New Classic Recipe


Rust Belt Girl

reading and writing the Rust Belt with Rebecca Moon Ruark

Take It Easy

Retired, not expired: words from the after(work)life. And music. Lots of music!

Hey, Traveler

Sharing travel tips, ideas, and anecdotes with fellow wanderers, dreamers, doers, and lovers of life

Stevie Turner

Realist, writer, reader, reviewer and rocker.

Cornwall in Colours

inspired by the colours of the land, sea and sky of Cornwall

Bonjour From Brittany

Celebrating what makes Brittany unique

Let's Go To The Movies

Film and Theatre Lover!

SoraNews24 -Japan News-

Bringing you yesterday's news from Japan and Asia, today.

Bite! Eat! Repeat!

52 Cookbooks. 52 Recipes. A Tasty 2022!

A Teacher's Reflections

Thirty Years of Wonder

Tanooki Homemade Cafe

Yummy Homemade Food Recipes to Make You Smile:)

In Saner Thought

"It is the duty of every man, as far as his ability extends, to detect and expose delusion and error"..Thomas Paine

Pete Springer

Passionate Teacher and Future Children's Author


Follow us as we follow the road


Travel Through Ireland and Europe

Diary of A Movie Maniac

A Personal Journey Through Cinema & Television

Geeking Out about It

BlerdWatching Waaay Too Much TV


Tea, Tours and Escapades

Robbie's inspiration

Ideas on writing and baking

You can always start now

journaling to see some answers

Realweegiemidget Reviews Films TV Books and more

You can take the girl out of Glasgow. Entertainment Reviews from a Wee Scottish Wife and Stepmum living in Finland.

I have my glasses on....

A trip through life with fingers crossed and eternal optimism.

Through the Shattered Lens

Where mainstream meets grindhouse, exploitation, otaku and gamers

Laura's Books and Blogs

Writing tips, giveaways, reviews, essays, and more!

Drew's Movie Reviews

Movie reviews from your average dude

But I Smile Anyway...

Musings and memories, words and wisdom... of a working family woman

Movie Reviews 101

Daily Movie Reviews

Cindy Bruchman

Photography. Observations. Adventures. Let's talk.

Invisibly Me

Live A Visible Life Whatever Your Health

Retired? No one told me!

Tonight I Dream. Tomorrow I Do!


The musings of a Londoner, now living in Norfolk

Cats and Trails and Garden Tales

Musings on cats, travel, gardens and life

Tranquil Dreams

Watching, Reading, Cooking & Travelling

An Historian About Town

History in the Making

Susie Lindau's Wild Ride

Adventures and Misadventures in Boulder, Colorado

It Rains... You Get Wet

Still more lazy thoughts from this one...

Admit One Film Addict

Psychotropic Cinema and more

emmakwall (explains it all)

Film & soundtrack reviews, good humour and lists


Burgers, Books, Music, Movies, Offbeat Adventures & Pop Culture!


Movie reviews and anything else that comes to mind

%d bloggers like this: