Opening of the summer verandah in the restaurant HAPPINESS on the Roof


June 11 at 19:00 in a restaurant in Putkinsky Lane on a sunny snow-white terrace in the open air will bring together close friends and guests of the restaurant to officially open with us the summer sunny days and warm evenings under a clear sky on the veranda in the center of Moscow. A bright mood on our holiday will create the summer cocktail Aperol Spritz, and the sparkling wine Cinzano Prosecco will fill the terrace with notes of adventure!

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The highlight of the summer menu in the restaurants of HAPPINESS will be an easy tonic lemonade Summer breeze, the recipe of which was created in conjunction with the magazine PSYCHOLOGIES. Lemonade, which includes basil, thyme, cucumber, mint and apple fresh, will give a feeling of coolness and cheer up on hot summer days. The drink is available for order from June 5 to August 1 in the restaurants of HAPPINESS in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Amazing cocktails, soul music and beautiful views will be the best decoration of the summer holiday in the restaurant HAPPINESS on the Roof, which will open its doors to everyone who appreciates the taste, communication, friendship, as well as anything unusual, new and sincere!

Details on the site of the restaurant HAPPINESS or on the official pages in social networks: Facebook, Vkontakte.

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The power of imagination against overeating


Imagine a freshly cut slice of lemon. What will you feel? Most people will have a sour taste in their mouths and actively develop saliva, although there is not a single lemon nearby. The same thing happens when we immerse ourselves in an interesting book. In themselves, small black icons on white paper are not capable of capturing us, but they make our imagination work, cause mental images that touch us, create an emotional and physical connection with the book, do not give it away.

This property of the brain is built advertising, including food advertising. The picture can not be eaten, but looking at it, we create a mental image that stimulates physical reactions - increases appetite, and it is difficult for us to resist overeating.

read also How to train yourself to a healthy diet? 5 scientific ways

The flow of food advertising pours on us continuously and from all sides - huge chocolate sweets on street billboards, hot pizza with melting cheese on the screen and so on. Food stylists and food pornographers strengthen our reaction several times, masterfully using in the advertising of food the achievements of the art of cinema and photography: large pictures, color pictures,close-up - all this affects the imagination more than small black and white images.

read also Five ways to get out of the New Year's gluttony

Due to the fact that our brain is forced to constantly process a huge number of images associated with food, it is very difficult to resist temptations. The German psychotherapist, director of the Institute for Nutrition in Hamburg, Kora Besser-Sigmund, proposes a solution - to install a protective filter in her head, which will help to avoid excessive nutritional stimuli *.

Take a beautiful cookbook or a culinary magazine. Select 15-20 most appetizing, in your opinion, pictures. Print them in black and white on the printer. And now compare the received copies and originals in pairs - you can put a copy on the next page of the book near the color picture or, if you took a magazine, decompose pairs of photos into transparent files, so that on one side there was a color and on the other hand black and white.

read also Why I eat it? How to overcome food dependence

1. Sit quietly before your paired pictures and first pick up the colored one.Let the seductive impulse act on you for about 10 seconds. Then quickly replace the color picture with black and white and look at it twice as long, about 20 seconds. Focus on your feelings - you will feel how the temptation coming from the food shown in the picture is gradually coming to naught. Little by little you "cool" your appetite and sober, illusions go away - a pleasant feeling of freedom returns to you. Repeat this exercise for three days for 5 minutes. It is also possible from time to time to sort through magazine cuttings a minute or two.

2. After three days, check whether the training brought the result. Bring a colored picture to your eyes. Close your eyes and mentally turn it into black and white, "expelling" all colors from it. Feel the pleasant feeling of physical liberation from the power of these obsessive images, disappointment in them.

Read also How to build a diet on the LCHF diet? Tips from Sam Klebanov

3. After another three days you can go to training in the real world. Spread your workouts on ... a fridge, a supermarket and a laid table. When you see real food, mentally replace it with a black and white picture, using the power of your imagination, and again feel a sense of liberation.

"Already after a week of training, the brain will master this new way of perceiving food objects and will automatically carry out the procedure of" disappointment "- like a child who, having mastered the multiplication table for a week, starts to give correct answers without any problems," says Kora Besser-Sigmund.

Try differently adjusting the food filter to find out what works best in your case. Look at the pictures with the products through the strong color filters: blue, purple, green, yellow. Mentally reduce the size of the pictures or increase them to fantastic sizes: for example, imagine chocolate truffles the size of a haystack, cakes with a carousel and so on. So in the end you will find something that acts on you as efficiently as possible.

* K. Besser-Sigmund "How to stop bulimia" (Arnebia, 2008).

Read also Tasty food without guilt Text: Ksenia Tatarnikova
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The power of imagination against overeating


Imagine a freshly cut slice of lemon. What will you feel? Most people will have a sour taste in their mouths and actively develop saliva, although there is not a single lemon nearby. The same thing happens when we immerse ourselves in an interesting book. In themselves, small black icons on white paper are not capable of capturing us, but they make our imagination work, cause mental images that touch us, create an emotional and physical connection with the book, do not give it away.

This property of the brain is built advertising, including food advertising. The picture can not be eaten, but looking at it, we create a mental image that stimulates physical reactions - increases appetite, and it is difficult for us to resist overeating.

read also How to train yourself to a healthy diet? 5 scientific ways

The flow of food advertising pours on us continuously and from all sides - huge chocolate sweets on street billboards, hot pizza with melting cheese on the screen and so on. Food stylists and food pornographers strengthen our reaction several times, skillfully using in the advertising of food the achievements of the art of cinema and photography: large pictures, color pictures,close-up - all this affects the imagination more than small black and white images.

read also Five ways to get out of the New Year's gluttony

Due to the fact that our brain is forced to constantly process a huge number of images associated with food, it is very difficult to resist temptations. The German psychotherapist, director of the Institute for Nutrition in Hamburg, Kora Besser-Sigmund, proposes a solution - to install a protective filter in her head, which will help to avoid excessive nutritional stimuli *.

Take a beautiful cookbook or a culinary magazine. Select 15-20 most appetizing, in your opinion, pictures. Print them in black and white on the printer. And now compare the received copies and originals in pairs - you can put a copy on the next page of the book near the color picture or, if you took a magazine, decompose pairs of photos into transparent files, so that on one side there was a color and on the other hand black and white.

read also Why I eat it? How to overcome food dependence

1. Sit quietly before your paired pictures and first pick up the colored one.Let the seductive impulse act on you for about 10 seconds. Then quickly replace the color picture with black and white and look at it twice as long, about 20 seconds. Focus on your feelings - you will feel how the temptation coming from the food shown in the picture is gradually coming to naught. Little by little you "cool" your appetite and sober, illusions go away - a pleasant feeling of freedom returns to you. Repeat this exercise for three days for 5 minutes. It is also possible from time to time to sort through magazine cuttings a minute or two.

2. After three days, check whether the training brought the result. Bring a colored picture to your eyes. Close your eyes and mentally turn it into black and white, "expelling" all colors from it. Feel the pleasant feeling of physical liberation from the power of these obsessive images, disappointment in them.

Read also How to build a diet on the LCHF diet? Tips from Sam Klebanov

3. After another three days you can go to training in the real world. Spread your workouts on ... a fridge, a supermarket and a laid table. When you see real food, mentally replace it with a black and white picture, using the power of your imagination, and again feel a sense of liberation.

"Already after a week of training, the brain will master this new way of perceiving food objects and will automatically carry out the procedure of" disappointment "- like a child who, having mastered the multiplication table for a week, starts to give correct answers without any problems," says Kora Besser-Sigmund.

Try differently adjusting the food filter to find out what works best in your case. Look at the pictures with the products through the strong color filters: blue, purple, green, yellow. Mentally reduce the size of the pictures or increase them to fantastic sizes: for example, imagine chocolate truffles the size of a haystack, cakes with a carousel and so on. So in the end you will find something that acts on you as efficiently as possible.

* K. Besser-Sigmund "How to stop bulimia" (Arnebia, 2008).

Read also Tasty food without guilt Text: Ksenia Tatarnikova
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The power of imagination against overeating


Imagine a freshly cut slice of lemon. What will you feel? Most people will have a sour taste in their mouths and actively develop saliva, although there is not a single lemon nearby. The same thing happens when we immerse ourselves in an interesting book. In themselves, small black icons on white paper are not capable of capturing us, but they make our imagination work, cause mental images that touch us, create an emotional and physical connection with the book, do not give it away.

This property of the brain is built advertising, including food advertising. The picture can not be eaten, but looking at it, we create a mental image that stimulates physical reactions - increases appetite, and it is difficult for us to resist overeating.

read also How to train yourself to a healthy diet? 5 scientific ways

The flow of food advertising pours on us continuously and from all sides - huge chocolate sweets on street billboards, hot pizza with melting cheese on the screen and so on. Food stylists and food pornographers strengthen our reaction several times, masterfully using in the advertising of food the achievements of the art of cinema and photography: large pictures, color pictures,close-up - all this affects the imagination more than small black and white images.

read also Five ways to get out of the New Year's gluttony

Due to the fact that our brain is forced to constantly process a huge number of images associated with food, it is very difficult to resist temptations. The German psychotherapist, director of the Institute for Nutrition in Hamburg, Kora Besser-Sigmund, proposes a solution - to install a protective filter in her head that will help to avoid excessive nutritional stimuli *.

Take a beautiful cookbook or a culinary magazine. Select 15-20 most appetizing, in your opinion, pictures. Print them in black and white on the printer. And now compare the received copies and originals in pairs - you can put a copy on the next page of the book near the color picture or, if you took a magazine, decompose pairs of photos into transparent files to one side was color, and on the other hand black and white.

read also Why I eat it? How to overcome food dependence

1. Sit quietly before your paired pictures and first pick up the colored one.Let the seductive impulse act on you for about 10 seconds. Then quickly replace the color picture with black and white and look at it twice as long, about 20 seconds. Focus on your feelings - you will feel how the temptation coming from the food shown in the picture is gradually coming to naught. Little by little you "cool" your appetite and sober, illusions go away - a pleasant feeling of freedom returns to you. Repeat this exercise for three days for 5 minutes. It is also possible from time to time to sort through magazine cuttings a minute or two.

2. After three days, check whether the training brought the result. Bring a colored picture to your eyes. Close your eyes and mentally turn it into black and white, "expelling" all colors from it. Feel the pleasant feeling of physical liberation from the power of these obsessive images, disappointment in them.

Read also How to build a diet on the LCHF diet? Tips from Sam Klebanov

3. After another three days you can go to training in the real world. Spread your workouts on ... a fridge, a supermarket and a laid table. When you see real food, mentally replace it with a black and white picture, using the power of your imagination, and again feel a sense of liberation.

"Already after a week of training, the brain will master this new way of perceiving food objects and will automatically carry out the procedure of" disappointment "- like a child who, having mastered the multiplication table for a week, starts to give correct answers without any problems," says Kora Besser-Sigmund.

Try differently adjusting the food filter to find out what works best in your case. Look at the pictures with the products through the strong color filters: blue, purple, green, yellow. Mentally reduce the size of the pictures or increase them to fantastic sizes: for example, imagine chocolate truffles the size of a haystack, cakes with a carousel and so on. So in the end you will find something that acts on you as efficiently as possible.

* K. Besser-Sigmund "How to stop bulimia" (Arnebia, 2008).

Read also Tasty food without guilt Text: Ksenia Tatarnikova
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How to go to a museum changes life for the better


At the entrance to any major museum - be it the Hermitage or the Louvre Museum - we usually grab a map and spend the next two or three hours flying an arrow from one masterpiece to another, scampering through the crowd of connoisseurs to Mona Lisa and fighting valiantly with hunger and fatigue . What if you slow down? Spend a little more time with a picture or sculpture that attracted something, caught our eye, let it not be the famous masterpiece that is accepted to be admired?

Going to the museum, we look forward to pleasure - no one has the desire to storm it like a fortress. However, according to observations of researchers *, visitors spend about one work of art on average 15-30 seconds. The crazy rhythm of life has taught us to believe that this is normal.

"Imagine that you walk along the bookshelves in the library, looking at the roots of books and simultaneously sending to your page in social networks something like" Today I read 100 books! "- leads a visual comparison professor of psychology James O. Paulski (James O Pawelski) from the Center for Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania (USA).- In fact, that's exactly how many people behave in the museum. Before them there is as much art as there are books in the library. But it's impossible to really see the picture, if you just glance at it, passing by. "

Louvre, ParisLouvre, Paris

Of course, there is no single right way to "feel" the museum. One likes to quickly see everything at a time, others want to see and photograph only the world's masterpieces. Professor Pavelski and his colleagues who study the relationship between positive psychology and the humanities offer another way - to slow down.

read alsoArt-therapy and therapy with the arts

Choose one wing in the museum or art gallery and start walking, mentally noting which pictures attract to yourself, and which, on the contrary, repel or do not cause interest. Then go back to the picture that persistently calls to yourself. For example, if you have an hour left, you can wander around the museum for 30 minutes, and then spend the remaining 20-30 minutes near the picture or sculpture, which was remembered more than others. "Twenty minutes these days is like three hours," observes Pavelski."It's an amazing thing - you start to really see what you're looking at."

Exhibition of Contemporary Art in MilanExhibition of Contemporary Art in Milan

Julie Haizlip, professor of pediatrics at the School of Nursing at the University of Virginia (USA), admits that the "slow" trip to the museum turned her whole life. At first she was skeptical - for twenty minutes on one picture ?! - and not a single work of art in the museum of the Barnes Foundation, where she went with Pavelski, did not attract her attention. Then she noticed a beautiful, melancholy-looking woman with red hair, quite like hers. It was a portrait of a prostitute "Montrouge." Red Rose "brush Toulouse-Lautrec.

"I wanted to understand why she had such a stern look at the picture." Minutes flowed, and Professor Hazelip caught herself thinking the woman's story. It seemed to her that she felt trapped and unhappy, but at the same time - determined to find a way out. Behind her shoulder Toulouse-Lautrec wrote a window - as an opportunity for salvation, just turn around.

"In fact, standing in front of the picture, I projected onto it very much of what was happening in my life, and what I kept in myself," says Hayzlip. "In the end, she helped me to know myself and find a way out."An intensive care pediatrician by training, Hayzlip was looking for an opportunity to change jobs, but she did not know for sure what she wanted to do. Three months later, after meeting with a picture in the museum, she changed her job, accepting the offer to become a teacher at a school of nurses at the University of Virginia. "Behind my back was really a window that I did not know about, and which I would never have seen, do not start looking at things differently."

To explain what has happened from a scientific point of view, it is still difficult for researchers, but it is clear that unhurried contemplation in the museum can positively influence our state of health, helping to restore contact with ourselves, to feel refreshed, not exhausted. "The feeling of happiness, the fullness of life, the spiritual uplift that embrace us, when we concentrate on the work of art, is akin to the effect of meditation," Pavelski believes.

read also Donna Tartt "Goldfinch"

The main thing is not to be afraid to look for your way to spend time in the museum, to try new things. For example, you can take your headphones with you and wander around the hall to the accompaniment of your favorite music, so as not to irritate and distract the empty chatter of other visitors.Or preview the catalog of the museum on the Internet in advance and select the departments that match your hobby, interests, whether it be music or horses. "Many for some reason are sure that everyone in the museum is obliged to behave in a certain way," says curator of the educational programs of the Metropolitan Museum in New York Sandra Jackson-Dumont (Sandra Jackson-Dumont). "Nothing of the sort, you can just be yourself."

British Museum, LondonBritish Museum, London

For example, in recent years, museums have begun to conduct the "Selfi Day" - any visitor can be photographed next to a painting or sculpture and publish a picture in social networks. Most people try to take the pose of the sculpture or the hero of the picture, about which they stand. "Perhaps, to some it will seem a vulgarity and a sign of disrespect," says Jackson-Dumont. - In fact, it's a great way to re-evaluate a work of art in a new way, to pass it through yourself. When blind or partially sightless visitors come to the Metropolitan Museum with us, we suggest that they do the same - so a blind person can better understand the work of art in question. "

Let the next time you go to the museum, you are guided by intuition, instincts and interest. Who knows what discoveries you make for yourself.

* For more details, see http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/12/travel/the-art-of-slowing-down-in-a-museum.html?_r=2

read also "I will take you to the museum" Text: Ksenia Tatarnikova
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How to go to a museum changes life for the better


At the entrance to any major museum - be it the Hermitage or the Louvre Museum - we usually grab a map and spend the next two or three hours flying an arrow from one masterpiece to another, scampering through the crowd of connoisseurs to Mona Lisa and fighting valiantly with hunger and fatigue . What if you slow down? Spend a little more time with a picture or sculpture that attracted something, caught our eye, let it not be the famous masterpiece that is accepted to be admired?

Going to the museum, we look forward to pleasure - no one has the desire to storm it like a fortress. However, according to observations of researchers *, visitors spend about one work of art on average 15-30 seconds. The crazy rhythm of life has taught us to believe that this is normal.

"Imagine that you walk along the bookshelves in the library, looking at the roots of books and simultaneously sending to your page in social networks something like" Today I read 100 books! "- leads a visual comparison professor of psychology James O. Paulski (James O Pawelski) from the Center for Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania (USA).- In fact, that's exactly how many people behave in the museum. Before them there is as much art as there are books in the library. But it's impossible to really see the picture, if you just glance at it, passing by. "

Louvre, ParisLouvre, Paris

Of course, there is no single right way to "feel" the museum. One likes to quickly see everything at a time, others want to see and photograph only the world's masterpieces. Professor Pavelski and his colleagues who study the relationship between positive psychology and the humanities offer another way - to slow down.

read alsoArt-therapy and therapy with the arts

Choose one wing in the museum or art gallery and start walking, mentally noting which pictures attract to yourself, and which, on the contrary, repel or do not cause interest. Then go back to the picture that persistently calls to yourself. For example, if you have an hour left, you can wander around the museum for 30 minutes, and then spend the remaining 20-30 minutes near the picture or sculpture, which was remembered more than others. "Twenty minutes these days is like three hours," observes Pavelski."It's an amazing thing - you start to really see what you're looking at."

Exhibition of Contemporary Art in MilanExhibition of Contemporary Art in Milan

Julie Haizlip, professor of pediatrics at the School of Nursing at the University of Virginia (USA), admits that the "slow" trip to the museum turned her whole life. At first she was skeptical - for twenty minutes on one picture ?! - and not a single work of art in the museum of the Barnes Foundation, where she went with Pavelski, did not attract her attention. Then she noticed a beautiful, melancholy-looking woman with red hair, quite like hers. It was a portrait of a prostitute "Montrouge." Red Rose "brush Toulouse-Lautrec.

"I wanted to understand why she had such a stern look at the picture." Minutes flowed, and Professor Hazelip caught herself thinking the woman's story. It seemed to her that she felt trapped and unhappy, but at the same time - determined to find a way out. Behind her shoulder Toulouse-Lautrec wrote a window - as an opportunity for salvation, just turn around.

"In fact, standing in front of the picture, I projected onto it very much of what was happening in my life, and what I kept in myself," says Hayzlip. "In the end, she helped me to know myself and find a way out."An intensive care pediatrician by training, Hayzlip was looking for an opportunity to change jobs, but she did not know for sure what she wanted to do. Three months later, after meeting with a picture in the museum, she changed her job, accepting the offer to become a teacher at a school of nurses at the University of Virginia. "Behind my back was really a window that I did not know about, and which I would never have seen, do not start looking at things differently."

To explain what has happened from a scientific point of view, it is still difficult for researchers, but it is clear that unhurried contemplation in the museum can positively influence our state of health, helping to restore contact with ourselves, to feel refreshed, not exhausted. "The feeling of happiness, the fullness of life, the spiritual uplift that embrace us, when we concentrate on the work of art, is akin to the effect of meditation," Pavelski believes.

read also Donna Tartt "Goldfinch"

The main thing is not to be afraid to look for your way to spend time in the museum, to try new things. For example, you can take your headphones with you and wander around the hall to the accompaniment of your favorite music, so as not to irritate and distract the empty chatter of other visitors.Or preview the catalog of the museum on the Internet in advance and select the departments that match your hobby, interests, whether it be music or horses. "Many for some reason are sure that everyone in the museum is obliged to behave in a certain way," says curator of the educational programs of the Metropolitan Museum in New York, Sandra Jackson-Dumont (Sandra Jackson-Dumont). "Nothing of the sort, you can just be yourself."

British Museum, LondonBritish Museum, London

For example, in recent years, museums have begun to conduct the "Selfi Day" - any visitor can be photographed next to a painting or sculpture and publish a picture in social networks. Most people try to take the pose of the sculpture or the hero of the picture, about which they stand. "Perhaps, to some it will seem a vulgarity and a sign of disrespect," says Jackson-Dumont. - In fact, it's a great way to re-evaluate a work of art in a new way, to pass it through yourself. When blind or partially sightless visitors come to the Metropolitan Museum with us, we suggest that they do the same - so a blind person can better understand the work of art in question. "

Let the next time you go to the museum, you are guided by intuition, instincts and interest. Who knows what discoveries you make for yourself.

* For more details, see http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/12/travel/the-art-of-slowing-down-in-a-museum.html?_r=2

read also "I will take you to the museum" Text: Ksenia Tatarnikova
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How to go to a museum changes life for the better


At the entrance to any major museum - be it the Hermitage or the Louvre Museum - we usually grab a map and spend the next two or three hours flying an arrow from one masterpiece to another, scampering through the crowd of connoisseurs to Mona Lisa and fighting valiantly with hunger and fatigue . What if you slow down? Spend a little more time with a picture or sculpture that attracted something, caught our eye, let it not be the famous masterpiece that is accepted to be admired?

Going to the museum, we look forward to pleasure - no one has the desire to storm it like a fortress. However, according to observations of researchers *, visitors spend about one work of art on average 15-30 seconds. The crazy rhythm of life has taught us to believe that this is normal.

"Imagine that you walk along the bookshelves in the library, looking at the roots of books and simultaneously sending to your page in social networks something like" Today I read 100 books! "- leads a visual comparison professor of psychology James O. Paulski (James O Pawelski) from the Center for Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania (USA).- In fact, that's exactly how many people behave in the museum. Before them there is as much art as there are books in the library. But it's impossible to really see the picture, if you just glance at it, passing by. "

Louvre, ParisLouvre, Paris

Of course, there is no single right way to "feel" the museum. One likes to quickly see everything at a time, others want to see and photograph only the world's masterpieces. Professor Pavelski and his colleagues who study the relationship between positive psychology and the humanities offer another way - to slow down.

read alsoArt-therapy and therapy with the arts

Choose one wing in the museum or art gallery and start walking, mentally noting which pictures attract to yourself, and which, on the contrary, repel or do not cause interest. Then go back to the picture that persistently calls to yourself. For example, if you have an hour left, you can wander around the museum for 30 minutes, and then spend the remaining 20-30 minutes near the picture or sculpture, which was remembered more than others. "Twenty minutes these days is like three hours," observes Pavelski."It's an amazing thing - you start to really see what you're looking at."

Exhibition of Contemporary Art in MilanExhibition of Contemporary Art in Milan

Julie Haizlip, professor of pediatrics at the School of Nursing at the University of Virginia (USA), admits that the "slow" trip to the museum turned her whole life. At first she was skeptical - for twenty minutes on one picture ?! - and not a single work of art in the museum of the Barnes Foundation, where she went with Pavelski, did not attract her attention. Then she noticed a beautiful, melancholy-looking woman with red hair, quite like hers. It was a portrait of a prostitute "Montrouge." Red Rose "brush Toulouse-Lautrec.

"I wanted to understand why she had such a stern look at the picture." Minutes flowed, and Professor Hazelip caught herself thinking the woman's story. It seemed to her that she felt trapped and unhappy, but at the same time - determined to find a way out. Behind her shoulder Toulouse-Lautrec wrote a window - as an opportunity for salvation, just turn around.

"In fact, standing in front of the picture, I projected onto it very much of what was happening in my life, and what I kept in myself," says Hayzlip. "In the end, she helped me to know myself and find a way out."An intensive care pediatrician by training, Hayzlip was looking for an opportunity to change her job, but she did not know for sure what she wanted to do. Three months later, after meeting with a picture in the museum, she changed her job, accepting the offer to become a teacher at a school of nurses at the University of Virginia. "Behind my back, there really was a window that I did not know about, and which I would never have seen, do not start looking at things differently."

To explain what has happened from a scientific point of view, it is still difficult for researchers, but it is clear that unhurried contemplation in the museum can positively influence our state of health, helping to restore communication with ourselves, to feel refreshed, not exhausted. "The feeling of happiness, the fullness of life, the spiritual uplift that embrace us, when we concentrate on the work of art, is akin to the effect of meditation," Pavelski believes.

read also Donna Tartt "Goldfinch"

The main thing is not to be afraid to look for your way to spend time in the museum, to try new things. For example, you can take your headphones with you and wander around the hall to the accompaniment of your favorite music, so as not to irritate and distract the empty chatter of other visitors.Or preview the catalog of the museum on the Internet in advance and select the departments that match your hobby, interests, whether it be music or horses. "Many for some reason are sure that everyone in the museum is obliged to behave in a certain way," says curator of the educational programs of the Metropolitan Museum in New York, Sandra Jackson-Dumont (Sandra Jackson-Dumont). "Nothing of the sort, you can just be yourself."

British Museum, LondonBritish Museum, London

For example, in recent years, museums have begun to conduct the "Selfi Day" - any visitor can be photographed next to a painting or sculpture and publish a picture in social networks. Most people try to take the pose of the sculpture or the hero of the picture, about which they stand. "Perhaps, to some it will seem a vulgarity and a sign of disrespect," says Jackson-Dumont. - In fact, it's a great way to re-evaluate a work of art in a new way, to pass it through yourself. When blind or partially sightless visitors come to the Metropolitan Museum with us, we suggest that they do the same - so a blind person can better understand the work of art in question. "

Let the next time you go to the museum, you are guided by intuition, instincts and interest. Who knows what discoveries you make for yourself.

* For more details, see http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/12/travel/the-art-of-slowing-down-in-a-museum.html?_r=2

read also "I will take you to the museum" Text: Ksenia Tatarnikova
Подробнее

How to go to a museum changes life for the better


At the entrance to any major museum - be it the Hermitage or the Louvre Museum - we usually grab a map and spend the next two or three hours flying an arrow from one masterpiece to another, scampering through the crowd of connoisseurs to Mona Lisa and fighting valiantly with hunger and fatigue . What if you slow down? Spend a little more time with a picture or sculpture that attracted something, caught our eye, let it not be the famous masterpiece that is accepted to be admired?

Going to the museum, we look forward to pleasure - no one has the desire to storm it like a fortress. However, according to observations of researchers *, visitors spend about one work of art on average 15-30 seconds. The crazy rhythm of life has taught us to believe that this is normal.

"Imagine that you walk along the bookshelves in the library, looking at the roots of books and simultaneously sending to your page in social networks something like" Today I read 100 books! "- leads a visual comparison professor of psychology James O. Paulski (James O Pawelski) from the Center for Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania (USA).- In fact, that's exactly how many people behave in the museum. Before them there is as much art as there are books in the library. But it's impossible to really see the picture, if you just glance at it, passing by. "

Louvre, ParisLouvre, Paris

Of course, there is no single right way to "feel" the museum. One likes to quickly see everything at a time, others want to see and photograph only the world's masterpieces. Professor Pavelski and his colleagues who study the relationship between positive psychology and the humanities offer another way - to slow down.

read alsoArt-therapy and therapy with the arts

Choose one wing in the museum or art gallery and start walking, mentally noting which pictures attract to yourself, and which, on the contrary, repel or do not cause interest. Then go back to the picture that persistently calls to yourself. For example, if you have an hour left, you can wander around the museum for 30 minutes, and then spend the remaining 20-30 minutes near the picture or sculpture, which was remembered more than others. "Twenty minutes these days is like three hours," observes Pavelski."It's an amazing thing - you start to really see what you're looking at."

Exhibition of Contemporary Art in MilanExhibition of Contemporary Art in Milan

Julie Haizlip, professor of pediatrics at the School of Nursing at the University of Virginia (USA), admits that the "slow" trip to the museum turned her whole life. At first she was skeptical - for twenty minutes on one picture ?! - and not a single work of art in the museum of the Barnes Foundation, where she went with Pavelski, did not attract her attention. Then she noticed a beautiful, melancholy-looking woman with red hair, quite like hers. It was a portrait of a prostitute "Montrouge." Red Rose "brush Toulouse-Lautrec.

"I wanted to understand why she had such a stern look at the picture." Minutes flowed, and Professor Hazelip caught herself thinking the woman's story. It seemed to her that she felt trapped and unhappy, but at the same time - determined to find a way out. Behind her shoulder Toulouse-Lautrec wrote a window - as an opportunity for salvation, just turn around.

"In fact, standing in front of the picture, I projected onto it very much of what was happening in my life, and what I kept in myself," says Hayzlip. "In the end, she helped me to know myself and find a way out."An intensive care pediatrician by training, Hayzlip was looking for an opportunity to change jobs, but she did not know for sure what she wanted to do. Three months later, after meeting with a picture in the museum, she changed her job, accepting the offer to become a teacher at a school of nurses at the University of Virginia. "Behind my back was really a window that I did not know about, and which I would never have seen, do not start looking at things differently."

To explain what has happened from a scientific point of view, it is still difficult for researchers, but it is clear that unhurried contemplation in the museum can positively influence our state of health, helping to restore communication with ourselves, to feel refreshed, not exhausted. "The feeling of happiness, the fullness of life, the spiritual uplift that embrace us, when we concentrate on the work of art, is akin to the effect of meditation," Pavelski believes.

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The main thing is not to be afraid to look for your way to spend time in the museum, to try new things. For example, you can take your headphones with you and wander around the hall to the accompaniment of your favorite music, so as not to irritate and distract the empty chatter of other visitors.Or preview the catalog of the museum on the Internet in advance and select the departments that match your hobby, interests, whether it be music or horses. "Many for some reason are sure that everyone in the museum is obliged to behave in a certain way," says curator of the educational programs of the Metropolitan Museum in New York Sandra Jackson-Dumont (Sandra Jackson-Dumont). "Nothing of the sort, you can just be yourself."

British Museum, LondonBritish Museum, London

For example, in recent years, museums have begun to conduct the "Selfi Day" - any visitor can be photographed next to a painting or sculpture and publish a picture in social networks. Most people try to take the pose of the sculpture or the hero of the picture, about which they stand. "Perhaps, to some it will seem a vulgarity and a sign of disrespect," says Jackson-Dumont. - In fact, it's a great way to re-evaluate a work of art in a new way, to pass it through yourself. When blind or partially sightless visitors come to the Metropolitan Museum with us, we suggest that they do the same - so a blind person can better understand the work of art in question. "

Let the next time you go to the museum, you are guided by intuition, instincts and interest. Who knows what discoveries you make for yourself.

* For more details, see http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/12/travel/the-art-of-slowing-down-in-a-museum.html?_r=2

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At the entrance to any major museum - be it the Hermitage or the Louvre Museum - we usually grab a map and spend the next two or three hours flying an arrow from one masterpiece to another, scampering through the crowd of connoisseurs to Mona Lisa and fighting valiantly with hunger and fatigue . What if you slow down? Spend a little more time with a picture or sculpture that attracted something, caught our eye, let it not be the famous masterpiece that is accepted to be admired?

Going to the museum, we look forward to pleasure - no one has the desire to storm it like a fortress. However, according to observations of researchers *, visitors spend about one work of art on average 15-30 seconds. The crazy rhythm of life has taught us to believe that this is normal.

"Imagine that you walk along the bookshelves in the library, looking at the roots of books and simultaneously sending to your page in social networks something like" Today I read 100 books! "- leads a visual comparison professor of psychology James O. Paulski (James O Pawelski) from the Center for Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania (USA).- In fact, that's exactly how many people behave in the museum. Before them there is as much art as there are books in the library. But it's impossible to really see the picture, if you just glance at it, passing by. "

Louvre, ParisLouvre, Paris

Of course, there is no single right way to "feel" the museum. One likes to quickly see everything at a time, others want to see and photograph only the world's masterpieces. Professor Pavelski and his colleagues who study the relationship between positive psychology and the humanities offer another way - to slow down.

read alsoArt-therapy and therapy with the arts

Choose one wing in the museum or art gallery and start walking, mentally noting which pictures attract to yourself, and which, on the contrary, repel or do not cause interest. Then go back to the picture that persistently calls to yourself. For example, if you have an hour left, you can wander around the museum for 30 minutes, and then spend the remaining 20-30 minutes near the picture or sculpture, which was remembered more than others. "Twenty minutes these days is like three hours," observes Pavelski."It's an amazing thing - you start to really see what you're looking at."

Exhibition of Contemporary Art in MilanExhibition of Contemporary Art in Milan

Julie Haizlip, professor of pediatrics at the School of Nursing at the University of Virginia (USA), admits that the "slow" trip to the museum turned her whole life. At first she was skeptical - for twenty minutes on one picture ?! - and not a single work of art in the museum of the Barnes Foundation, where she went with Pavelski, did not attract her attention. Then she noticed a beautiful, melancholy-looking woman with red hair, quite like hers. It was a portrait of a prostitute "Montrouge." Red Rose "brush Toulouse-Lautrec.

"I wanted to understand why she had such a stern look at the picture." Minutes flowed, and Professor Hazelip caught herself thinking the woman's story. It seemed to her that she felt trapped and unhappy, but at the same time - determined to find a way out. Behind her shoulder Toulouse-Lautrec wrote a window - as an opportunity for salvation, just turn around.

"In fact, standing in front of the picture, I projected onto it very much of what was happening in my life, and what I kept in myself," says Hayzlip. "In the end, she helped me to know myself and find a way out."An intensive care pediatrician by training, Hayzlip was looking for an opportunity to change jobs, but she did not know for sure what she wanted to do. Three months later, after meeting with a picture in the museum, she changed her job, accepting the offer to become a teacher at a school of nurses at the University of Virginia. "Behind my back, there really was a window that I did not know about, and which I would never have seen, do not start looking at things differently."

To explain what has happened from a scientific point of view, it is still difficult for researchers, but it is clear that unhurried contemplation in the museum can positively influence our state of health, helping to restore contact with ourselves, to feel refreshed, not exhausted. "The feeling of happiness, the fullness of life, the spiritual uplift that embrace us, when we concentrate on the work of art, is akin to the effect of meditation," Pavelski believes.

read also Donna Tartt "Goldfinch"

The main thing is not to be afraid to look for your way to spend time in the museum, to try new things. For example, you can take your headphones with you and wander around the hall to the accompaniment of your favorite music, so as not to irritate and distract the empty chatter of other visitors.Or preview the catalog of the museum on the Internet in advance and select the departments that match your hobby, interests, whether it be music or horses. "Many for some reason are sure that everyone in the museum is obliged to behave in a certain way," says curator of the educational programs of the Metropolitan Museum in New York, Sandra Jackson-Dumont (Sandra Jackson-Dumont). "Nothing of the sort, you can just be yourself."

British Museum, LondonBritish Museum, London

For example, in recent years, museums have begun to conduct the "Selfi Day" - any visitor can be photographed next to a painting or sculpture and publish a picture in social networks. Most people try to take the pose of the sculpture or the hero of the picture, about which they stand. "Perhaps, to some it will seem a vulgarity and a sign of disrespect," says Jackson-Dumont. - In fact, it's a great way to re-evaluate a work of art in a new way, to pass it through yourself. When blind or partially sightless visitors come to the Metropolitan Museum with us, we suggest that they do the same - so a blind person can better understand the work of art in question. "

Let the next time you go to the museum, you are guided by intuition, instincts and interest. Who knows what discoveries you make for yourself.

* For more details, see http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/12/travel/the-art-of-slowing-down-in-a-museum.html?_r=2

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Secret benefits of excess weight


Regulars gyms, fitness trainers, diet lovers, we lose weight all the time ... And sometimes we do not even guess that we are walking in a circle, following the closed scenario: I want to lose weight - I find the means for this - I lose weight - I reach or do not reach the desired one - I dial again weight - disappointed, upset - I want to lose weight ... It turns out that our unconscious goal - does not lose weight once and for all, and continue to lose weight, stretching this process to infinity.

Chronically losing weight

We consciously set ourselves completely different goals: sexually dress, like men (or husband), tie close and deep relationships, make a career. All this is hampered by our extra weight, which we strive to eliminate. The media support us in this: successful heroines rarely appear before us in the form of fat women. And now, sometimes at the cost of great efforts and sacrifices, the weight decreases! There are no more obstacles, the road is open. And suddenly the arrow on the scales again begins to deviate treacherously to the right. Farewell, attire, attitudes and promotion.

And often this is not the first time. What's wrong with us?

"It's not the same thing to dream about something and be ready to fulfill your dream," remarks Gestalt therapist, expert in overweight psycho-correction Maria Pakshina. - Many women are not internally ready for the development of the situation. Perhaps they do not know how to build deep relationships, perhaps they are intimidated by intimacy, difficulties that have begun, and maybe they just thought of the first part of the plan, and somehow forgot about the second part. " And our body rushes to the rescue, it tells us the way out of the situation - to hide, as in childhood, with our head under the saving blanket. In adulthood, the role of the blanket is played by a fatty layer in which one can hide, hide from prying eyes, and wait out troubles.

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Protective layer

Not in vain, fat is called a "protective layer" - it protects us from what we fear. From prying eyes, from sexual intimacy, from a dangerous external world. "In light cases, this can be an extra five kilos, with which a woman fights forever and who invariably return back," observes Maria Pakshina. "In more serious cases, heavy weight, solid armor, guarding a vulnerable heart."Those who suffer from chronic obesity often experienced a childhood trauma associated with sexual harassment or violence. Understand the underlying causes of excess weight, stir up painful experiences - this many may seem frightening. And it may seem that it is better to feel the eternal discontent with your fat and yourself than to revise relationships with relatives, admit to yourself in forbidden feelings (for example, in anger at parents or in shame) with which it is unclear how to cope. In most cases, this choice is made unconsciously.

Gaining weight can also be a simple excuse for yourself: it's easier to tell yourself that I do not meet with anyone, because a complete and such a person does not like me, rather than asking questions: why do I renounce the relationship? What am I afraid of? What am I trying to protect myself from?

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To finally lose weight, it is useful to understand what his secret benefits are. To do this, answer yourself to a few questions - better write answers and answer each question separately, in order, without getting ahead, warns Maria Pakshina.

Do such an exercise - imagine that you have reached the weight that you dream about. Imagine this as clearly as possible: you woke up in your bed tomorrow morning, get up on the scales - yes, it happened. The problem of excess weight is gone once and for all. You have no fear that you will gain weight again, you are completely sure that the new physical form will now always be with you. What will change in your life?

What are you doing on this day? What is his routine? What is different from your usual day?How is your morning? How is it different from the usual morning? What are you doing differently?What's new you hear? (Maybe, compliments about your new appearance?) What's new you see? (Maybe you notice the interested views of passing men?) How do you feel? How do you respond to these manifestations in each case? (What words do you say, what gestures you make, how your facial expressions change, what feelings are behind it - joy, embarrassment, euphoria, fear of exposure, shame, satisfaction ....)What do you do next, with which people do you meet? Will there be new people and what are they? What do they expect from you? What are you willing to give them (from their expectations), how do you interact with them, what feelings does it cause?How will your new look and new self-perception affect relationships with loved ones? How do they react? What do you feel about it?What new challenges will you face? What new tasks have appeared in your life? Do you want to study them? What problems arose? Do you know how to solve them?

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Prepare for change

Those who do this exercise, usually usually see only the positive side of the changes. But continuing to work with the imagination, we can find that we are concerned about the possible disapproval of relatives (you became "too good" for your family); that we are afraid to attract attention at work, on the street; that we do not know how to respond to compliments and in general they are more embarrassed than pleased; or we are not ready to solve those tasks that could be postponed, until the weight problem is solved (for example, a search for a new job, love or recognition).

"If you have done the exercise and found that you are protected by excess weight - for example, from the attention of men, which you do not yet know how to respond, - this is an excitement to rejoice,- Maria Pakshina comments. "Because it means your weight will go away as soon as you solve the underlying problem."

Sometimes we manage to find the answers to all the questions ourselves, sometimes the help of a professional is useful. And also, to make it easier for us to accept the coming changes in life, we can hold a small rehearsal. After all, each of us can remember popular and beautiful people who are overweight. But how often do we talk about ourselves? I'll lose weight, then I'll take care of myself, I'll dress beautifully, I'll think about changing jobs, I'll find a lesson to my liking, I'll go to dances ... But even the most five people that I've discarded will not even notice. But they will notice the shine in their eyes, a light hike, a beautiful hairstyle, well-groomed nails, new clothes, which we allowed ourselves, because we lost weight. So let's allow ourselves this now!

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