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Creativity Break

Hi, all! I’m offline for a little while, enjoying a Creativity Break.

  
I hope you’re nurturing your own creativity. 

Be well!

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The Art of Teaching

I’m putting together my summer class proposals for the local community college where I teach. I feel so fortunate, so blessed, so valued when I’m invited to teach. This is what I LOVE!

Speaking of teaching… This week I had a bit of a disappointing educational experience. In this case, I was the student. (Never stop learning!) 

It was the kind of experience that made me think the focus of the lesson was on “don’t make a mistake” rather than “try and see what happens”. Once I put my emotions aside, I looked back on the situation and I realized all over again the importance of things like:

  • The value of patience
  • The power of encouragement
  • The importance of making learning FUN

I believe Albert Einstein said, “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”

That’s my goal: to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. And I hope I don’t forget the elements of patience, encouragement and fun. They matter oh, so very much!

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.  Albert Einstein
So, my thought for today is: don’t be afraid to try something new. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Try. Learn. Repeat. That’s how we succeed, right?

Have you tried something new today?
Creatively yours,

Monica

When I Die

My husband says my craft supplies will be buried with me when I die.

When he told me that, I just laughed and laughed. 

Clearly he underestimates the size of my stash. 

 

I hope all you lovely creative people are enjoying your craft stash this weekend. 

Creatively yours,

Monica 

More Fiber

The doctor said, “You need more fiber.”

Did I buy enough?

I love making healthy choices! 😉
#kumihimo #braidallday #doctorsorders #shoptillyoudrop

Creatively yours,

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New Year’s Appreciations

At the end of summer, I practice self-evaluation and goal-setting. That is when I make my resolutions. I work and live in an academic cycle, I guess.

January 1st, when the year is fresh and new, I like to just be. To appreciate. To love. To be kind. To be gentle with myself and others. To sit (metaphorically) in stillness and not judge or search for faults or weaknesses or missed opportunities. For me, this is the perfect way to open a new year.

Let the awesomeness of 2016 begin! 
 
Creatively yours,

Monica

Go Away

Normally, I’m not this harsh.

I’m out of patience now.

After this, I’m no longer speaking to Winter.

Dear Winter GO AWAY

Who’s with me?

Creatively yours,

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Yoga Humor

Soon, I’ll share my latest projects and tutorials.

Until then, enjoy a little yoga humor…

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Creatively yours,

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