Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Stretch, Balance, Breathe

Okay, I've decided on another theme to keep me motivated to write on this blog...Wellness Wednesday. I know, this blog is supposed to be about what inspires me artistically, but I believe, wholeheartedly, that you must be well, both mentally and physically, to be creative. The "motto" that I've tried to keep in the back of my mind for a few years now is "Stretch, Balance, Breath". And they all refer to mental and physical health. Stretching our minds and bodies; balancing our daily lives and physical selves; and taking the time to breath with purpose and thought. Those are the things that I try to keep in my thoughts every day. I'm not saying that it happens every day, but reminding myself of them does bring me back into focus on my physical and mental wellness.
A few things that have been a tremendous influence on me are: Rodney Yee yoga, Mariel Hemingway's books; Healthy Living from the Inside Out and Finding My Balance, Jane Brocket's book; The Gentle Art of Domesticity, and Donna Quesada's book; Buddha in the Classroom.
All of these resources, in one way or another, remind me to Stretch, Balance and Breathe.
Balance, original oil painting by Juli Albers-Schuster
I hope you are well on this Wednesday :)

Juli




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