As the wheel of the year swirls to meet the birth of 2011, I am feeling joyful and expectant. I am revved up for making it a great one. I have, once again taken up Jamie Ridlers invitation to stir the pot of manifestation and cast a WISH for transformation in my life. What do I wish to RENEW?
This is the year for such questions!
Two things that inspire me are…
- Working on myself (my favorite art project)
- Collaborating with others (another favorite creative endeavor).
As I stepped into 2011, I knew I wanted to up my wellness quotient, so I created a Wheel of Wellness graphic inspired by a number of wellness wheels I have been fascinated with over the last several years. I am hoping it will lead the way to improved wellness.
The Wheel of Wellness seems to have inspired many of the Creatives that find their way to The Art of Collecting Yourself, so I decided to create a Celebration of Wellness. And what better way to celebrate on-line than to host a Blog Party!
The Celebration of Wellness Blog Party
So, join me for a blogging series that can take us collectively around the wheel of wellness. But because this is a site that is about creativity and raging self-expression, I am going to throw in a twist. I want to invite you to explore each spoke of the wheel in a creative way. Creativity may look different to each of us.
Here is a Creativity Mandala that I developed for an Expressive Arts Workshop I led in Portland, Oregon for the Association for Creativity in Counseling in September 2010. It might help you explore new means of self-expression.
The party starts February 14th…for the love of SELF and CREATIVITY!
The Celebration of Wellness Blog Party will be a nine month spiral around the wheel of wellness. Nine months to RENEW our sense of wellness. Nine months to birth a HOLISTIC outlook on life and a more positive connection with the way we are meant to live.
We will check in regularly to support one another’s self-exploration and growth. We will take a month with each arm of the Wheel of Wellness, a month for Ourselves, and a month to reflect…NINE months. Weekly opportunities for self-exploration will be offered, as well as, monthly Creative Projects for the area of study. You may even opt to take a month off. This is an organic group that will stretch to meet the needs of those who show up. The journey itself will be a place to practice WELLNESS & CREATIVITY.
The best part of this adventure will be getting to create the journey together, witnessing and sharing at our own level of comfort and expertise.
If you are game, slip a note into the comments saying you want to join the party. More details will follow shortly.
If you aren’t game, feel free to leave a note in the comments, I love hearing from the wishcasters. You inspire me.
I especially want to thank Jamie Ridler and the Creatives of Wishcasting Wednesday. By showing up to MYSELF weekly, I’ve dreamed this into being.