Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Daily Dose of Wonder

I have a creativity coach which I regularly consult with.  She is positive and upbeat each day.  Her words inspire me to be my best, artistic self.

Jill Badonsky is my creativity consultant.  The words and advice I receive are through her book, The Awe-Manac: A Daily Dose of Wonder.  This playful guide is reminiscent of the Old Farmer's Almanac, but with a more-fun-than-practical approach.  Rather than predicting the weather, Ms. Badonsky proposes a "toast of the day"; celebrating little delights that we may normally take for granted.  She does not offer much instruction on farming.  However she does feed the soul with her "daily soul vitamins" - quotes that she anticipates will ignite your heart energy.  The Old Farmer's Almanac may suggest daily commonsensical activities such as washing windows.  The Awe-Manac might propose an amusing exercise like drawing on your windows.  Famous birthdays and holidays (a few of which are made up) are also observed.  (Did you know that January 22 is Cat Appreciation Day or that February 8th is Think Like A Kid Day??) Jill Badonsky's creative prompts are entertaining and designed to stimulate the artistic mind.  Pick up your own copy of the book and prepare to laugh, smile, and be reminded not to take life too seriously.

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