I’m a proponent of practicing exquisite self care, and frankly I can’t think of a better time than now to be pulling out all the stops. I have lots of things in my toolbox, including surrounding myself with flowers, using flower essences and essential oils, a strong meditation practice, and a vibrant creative practice. And of course, I always like to keep my eyes open for what brings a spark of joy or delight.
To that end, I’ve collected a few links of things to share that hopefully will bring you some moments of respite, and perhaps needed distraction when you find yourself caught in spiraling anxiety.
- Some of you may be aware that I recently created a limited edition zine “Snakes & Ladders” in which I mused about this time of pandemic. Imagine my surprise and utter delight to find that someone else is creating Snakes and Ladders – “a weekly(ish) look at some of the ups and downs of art and culture.” Take a peek at a current issue “Sounds of Tranquility” which includes a number of links to explore. Seems like perfect timing to me – don’t we all need doses of tranquility?
- I’m fascinated by The Amazing Life of Sand.
- Spiral Coral – utterly gorgeous. If nature doesn’t leave you gobsmacked by its magnificence, I simply don’t understand you.
- Apparently still on the beachy/watery theme, check out this short clip about flamingos. And tell me what’s not to like about pink birds with black legs?
- I’m greatly fascinated by hands and apparently I’m not the only one.
- Earlier this year I created a 100-Day-Project of sending out love letters. It was one of the most satisfying things on all sorts of levels. And I think it’s time to pick up the practice again. I’m pretty sure we could all use extra doses of love, no? And mail from unexpected places is pretty cool, too.
- Here’s a poignant little film about these times and How to be at home.
- And let’s end with a painted rainbow. Life may not be all rainbows and unicorns, but I’ll certainly take as many as I can get.
If you’ve got a charming, uplifting, cheery, or interesting thing to share, or even just a simple hello, you know I’d love to hear. And in case you’re the one needing to hear, know I’m sending love and good wishes your way.