In Wonder Craver Blog

The Wonder Effect

The purpose of this site, the essential reason that I’m here, is for me to introduce more wonder into my life. To prolong the wonder effect. To revel in it.

Truth be told, I’m a self-proclaimed wonder addict.

I do understand though that life isn’t always full of wonder. It can sometimes be straight up crap. But I want to focus more on the good feels. Not to ignore the shit. It serves a purpose too. But I choose to choose wonder more often than not.  I’ve gotten in a bit of a rut feeling sorry for myself as late. I seem to be enduring an epic mid-life crisis that never seems to end so I’m hoping a steady dose of wonder will be the exact antidote I need to kick my crisis to the curb. And even if it doesn’t I don’t think my quest to bask in wonder will be in vain.

The one obvious way I intend to keep the wonder train going is this website. To write about my wonderings and also to post quotes. Short and sweet posts of what make me wonder and what I wonder at. Little reminders of wonderful things and perhaps even new ideas I’ve come across that strike a chord.

But I do have other things I do in my life to keep the wonder effect alive.

Random wonder inducing activities include:

–reading anything by Hafiz.

–staring up at the stars. And I live in Vancouver where it’s cloudy A LOT so I covet whenever I can actually see Orion’s Belt.

–travel. I’ve been prone to many a self arranged pilgrimages in my day. And I’m so good at them!!!

–workshops and talks by people I admire. Like Dr. Joe Dispenza, Gregg Braden, and Wayne Dyer. Goose bump giving!

–listening to Ella Fitzgerald on a Saturday morning.

–holding a baby.

Nothing out of the ordinary here. All pretty white bread stuff but it works so I’ll stick with it.

Now I get that I can’t always create the wonder and just have to be prepared for it. Be open to receiving it. And sometimes the best hits of wonder come this way. In the sunset that takes your breath away. In a Halls wrapper that you find on a hike that gives you inspiration when you least expected. Basically things that you couldn’t possibly have caused but that you can’t possibly forget.

How would you conjure more wonder in your life? Do you have any go-to’s? And how do you stay open to receiving a wonder wave?

Feel free to leave your response in the comments below.


  • Sandra
    February 26, 2018 at 11:29 am

    You inspire wonder in me. A visit with you to the standing stones makes me wonder what the energy is that you can feel when you touch them…memories? Souls? History? I see a standing stone and always think of you and then wonder….what energy to people leave behind? You certainly always leave positive stardust wherever you go!!!!

    • aliholly
      February 26, 2018 at 12:04 pm

      Aww thanks for your beautiful words, Sandra!!! And for leaving my very first comment on the site 😉 We need a date to visit them standing stones soon! We’d need to get some tree cuddling and beer drinking in too please xoxoxo

  • Sannyjer
    December 7, 2018 at 5:10 am

    Make a more new posts please 🙂

    • aliholly
      December 11, 2018 at 6:42 am

      Aww, thanks so much for the message!!! I don’t know how 2018 has treated you but for me it has been a doozy and not always in a good way 😉 It has taken me a while to feel like myself again and I am finally starting to work on new posts. It’s nice to know that someone is out there actually reading them. Big love xo