A rest in music is an interval of silence. A rest in writing might be a blank page or sheet of paper amid a lot of verbiage. White space. A rest in art can be a spot of grey that gives your eye pause.
Rest is a nap or a good night’s sleep. In some countries where the weather is quite warm, it is common for people to take an afternoon siesta when, during the hottest hours of the day many businesses, churches and museums close so the proprietors can go home…Continue
Admittedly I really don’t like to exercise. Seriously don’t like to exercise. I wish I had been brought up playing sports and working out and discovering the benefits of keeping in shape. However the reality is……my mother thought Little Debbie snack cakes was one of the major food groups. I kid you not. Making cakes and eating ice cream was about all the entertainment our family had. Although in high school I was on the royal Track court (not the queen but her court) and on…Continue
In writing my book on creativity I am including a section on vibrant health through tapping into your creative nature. I am convinced expanding your right brain is a key to better health and vitality.
Interestingly I am also at the menopausal age in life where I am able to devote time and energy into discovering where my own creative nature leads and am finding a new me I didn’t know was there. I am reading a ton of books, articles and quotes that feed into this belief that being…Continue
Three questions keep running through my mind:
1. Who is speaking into my life?
2. Am I really listening?
4. Am I giving valuable output to others?
This morning I listened to a podcast while on the treadmill that was not only inspirational but also sparked the nagging afterthought of “who is speaking into my life?" Interestingly, that is not at all what…
While shopping recently with a good friend she held up a garment for me to check out and I made an off-hand remark about how that would not fit my fat posterior. During the course of the excursion, there were several times I made remarks about myself that were less than kind. At one point my friend pointed out to me, sweetly, that I needed to quit talking so negatively about myself. Harrumph!
I know better than most what negative self-talk does to a person. Dan and I teach…Continue