Saturday, June 18, 2011

Feeling a little stressed? Here are some lovely links just for you!


How can you pamper yourself a little today?

Do you know Michael Nobbs, artist/author who suffers with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?  He knows an awful lot about stress and it's effect on our systems.  He has quite a lot to say about treating yourself in a way that will allow for maximum creativity and joy in life and a minimum of stress.  I love his blog and all of his eZines or eBooks.  "The importance of pampering ourselves" is a must read for anyone who feels even a little bit stressed.

Here's one of his eBooks (excellent!).
Our creativity needs to be sustainable.  Simple concept and so true.

And then there's this great Meditation/Entertainment site, no spirituality involved, no angels or religious affiliation, just great guided imagery.  Do you have 3 minutes and a whole lot of stress?  Try their free 3 minute video.  It's guaranteed to work.  Amazing and fun.  There are other free things to try out on their website as well.  Do take a look.  What do you have to loose?  Maybe some stress!

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Never give up...

"Never Give Up" collage by Lani with help from FlyPaper Textures.C

Creativity coach Eric Maisel wrote in one of his newsletters, "I have... seen even serious depression lift after only one creativity coaching session. This happens because a client has renewed hope, a renewed sense of purpose, a clearer picture of what next steps to take in her creative life, and a renewed sense that she matters and must act as if she matters."

But I think it's more than just a coaching session.  I believe that creativity is all about love and sharing what ever gifts you have with others.

Over at 14 Secrets we just finished a month of prompts that were very inspiring and sweet. This was to help us work with our feelings over the loss of a friend, Deb Gilchrist, to channel them into something that will be of benefit to ourselves and others. I put all the prompts into an eZine so if you are interested in a month of art prompts, I'd be happy to send you the zine. Just drop me a line at lanipuppetmaker at mac dot com.

“Love is the spirit that motivates the artist's journey.” - Eric Maisel

"Don't worry. Be happy. Make efforts." - Meher Baba

For a little more on this topic, check the 14 Secrets blog.