I have just returned from a three day weekend in Las Vegas where I was teaching an art and writing workshop at Selah - an art salon in the Fremont district. I had a marvelous time with the six participants who joined the class and loved working with the women who own and operate Selah. If you're ever in the Las Vegas area looking for something creative and uplifting, please check out their workshop calendar! Here are some photos from our class, where everyone created a self portrait:
After my last post, where I was feeling defeated and generally lost at sea, I received a few poignant emails from friends and readers. One in particular offered a beautiful message. I don't think she'll mind if I post it here, because it will benefit you just as much as it benefited me.
I love this idea of allowing the river to help propel you in the direction of your goal rather than risking a full capsize by steering directly in the direction of you goal. My life right now is such that I cannot give 100 percent of my attention to weight loss. This, however, doesn't mean that I can't make healthy choices as I move towards my goal.
I am juicing. I am walking. I am resting well. I am creating art. I am writing. I am working. I am mothering my children. I am cooking at home. I am traveling. And I am following three or four other dreams as well. Through all of this, my weight is holding steady. I am going to let the river help propel me forward. Like my brilliant friend wrote above - "there is another way" than steadfast focus on weight loss.
The "I Did It" List
taught an art and writing workshop
painted a self portrait
sold some artwork
visited with dear friends who I haven't seen in years
went on a date with my mother and shared a bottle of wine
drank green juice most mornings
cut down on my coffee intake
ate some lovely fresh food
drank lots of water
took a long walk
took my son to swim lessons
had a casting meeting with an artistic director of a theater
answered some important emails
got a raise with one of my freelance writing jobs
helped someone else's baby fall asleep
hugged a bunch of people