Recently, I returned from vacationing (hiking) in southern Utah. A beautiful and spiritual place. While in the Bryce Canyon National Park Lodge, I stumbled on a book called, “Listening With Your Heart: Lessons from Native America.” Part of me said, “don’t buy it, you’ve got way too many books living in your home already.” But another part said, “This book is calling out to you, bring it home.”
It offers sayings, chants and suggestions to improve your health. Honestly, just being in the wilderness improved my health. I slowed down. I revved up my creativity. I used my body. I met new people. I witness the darkest sky I’ve ever seen. I listened to the birds. I fed my body with delicious food. I opened my eyes to new possibilities. I hiked about 3 miles up a river to a slot canyon that required all my muscular and staying in the moment strengths. (See pic of me sloshing up ahead. Lots of slippy rapids with rocks to traverse, often up to my upper thighs. This part was pretty calm and not too rocky.) (more…)
I just finished Creative Mind: Tapping the Power Within. Am on a creativity reading bender to say the least. Am reading everything even tangentially related to that topic.
My favorite chapter was titled: Be Expectant. Best lines: “Don’t sit around waiting for trouble. Have nothing to do with it!” and “One who has learned to trust will not be surprised even when he finds things coming from the most unexpected sources.” (more…)
I didn’t realize how much time had passed since my last post! Am life-deep in trying to get a creativity (off) center up and running in my town. I’m meeting so many people! Everywhere I go I just walk up to folks and ask if they want to be involved in some way with the project, beginning with getting on my email list. Almost everyone says yes! Was going to post info about my trip to the Mark Twain Museum in Hartford, but will do that perhaps next week.
I’ve also been enthralled with the 29 Days Of Giving Challenge I started on September 15th. It’s been remarkable to say the least. Every day I need to find someone or something to be thankful for and find a way to show that. I openly compliment people more. I drop off little gifts. I show gratitude to unexpected things like the gorgeous maple tree in my yard or my legs for being strong enough to take me around the neighborhood. (more…)