Monday, January 19, 2015

Monday Awakenings - MLK - Faith

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

Always an inspiring day, thinking of MLK and reading his quotes. Take a moment of silence today and breathe in everything he was about....we can all make the world a better place.

Have faith and climb whatever mountain is in front of you! Have a great week!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Starting the Day Right - Wellness Wednesday

Today's breakfast. :-) 

I can't say enough about how this has changed my life. By starting the day with a well balanced meal, it keeps me full longer, gives me energy not just for my body but my brain and an overall sense of feeling good. We've all heard it a million times but so many of us ignore it. What you put in your body does matter. It's the difference of feeling sluggish, depressed and hyper to feeling well, happy and content. Especially on days that you will be exercising, it's so important to give your body the protein and energy it needs. Treat your body just as you would treat your car! Giving it gas, oil, etc to run. :-)

A tip that helps me when deciding what to make or add to make my breakfast, is to remember color. Add color to your plate with vegetables and fruit to make a wonderful, wellness Wednesday meal!

This is part of my Fitness/Health Journey that I started due to being diagnosed with Dystonia. You can find all these type of posts by clicking the tab at the top of my blog or by clicking HERE. This has been an ongoing journey since 2007 and my hopes are to share inspiration and more posts in 2015.

Here's to wellness!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

IWSG - Lost in the Shuffle

Do you ever feel lost in the shuffle? Just another blank face in a huge crowd, all trying to move the same direction. At times, not even sure if it's your direction or if you just got caught up in a line so your moving with it instead of against it. 

I tend to feel this way at the end of each year. Things get so busy that I get distracted from what I really want to be doing and where I really want to be focusing. The extrovert part of me loves the craziness and fun of December but the introvert in me craves January....a quiet time to reflect, reset and get back to me. 

I read this article yesterday in the New York Times. It's a reminder to nourish your brain, just like you would your body. I think this is the biggest challenge for everyone, especially these days when life is moving so fast. I struggle with it and finding enough creative time for my writing and photography. As 2015 rolls on, it's my goal to keep it a get back to not get lost in the shuffle. 

Wishing all of you enough creative time to feed your soul & finish your WIP for 2015! 

This post is part of the Insecure Writer's Support Group. You can find out more or sign up HERE. There also is a Facebook page, you can find it by clicking HERE. Thank you to our fearless leader, Alex Cavanaugh!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Jonah and the Whale - A Review

Dowling Studio, Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, MN

The Guthrie Theater presents 7th House Theater production of Jonah and the Whale: A New Musical book by Tyler Mills, music and lyrics by David Darrow and Blake Thomas, directed by Emily King and Tyler Michaels, created by the Ensemble. 

Captivating & Truly Entertaining! 

We all lose our ground some times. It's hard trying to walk a straight line when hard times come and all we want to do is run, in any direction, in every direction. 

7th House re-imagines the familiar Old Testament story of Jonah and the Whale and molds it into a modern musical, told through an original score of bluegrass/folk music. This story of loss, life and finding faith is so inspiring and brought to another level through the music. Much of the story is told on the Mississippi River which the space of the Dowling Studio could not be more appropriate as the views of the river are incredible. Such perfect timing for this tale during the holidays and the start of a new year....that life moves forward and against all odds, through the hard times, we will survive. 

This musical features thirteen incredible local performers. Photos by Heidi Bohnenkamp. 

The story of 7th House Theater is also so inspiring and worth checking out. Five twenty-somethings creating a theater out of nothing and following their dreams. You can read their story in this Mpls/St.Paul Magazine article by clicking HERE.

Guthrie Theater
818 South Second Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415