GreenishLady

Originally Blogging the Artist's Way. Thoughts, musings, experience of the 12-week course, January to March 2006. And after that?.... Life, creativity, writing. Where does it all meet? Here, perhaps.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Self-Care

In my contract (and in yours, if you're one of the 100 people who have signed on to The Artist's Way), I committed to adequate --- ooops EXCELLENT!--- self-care in the course of the 12 weeks. I've seen someone say they would probably stress themselves out about that as well as tasks and morning pages. I've noticed I am beginning to take care of myself a little better. The post-Christmas lethargy and continuation of the eating-fest finally came to a halt. I got to the gym twice this week. I've been in bed before midnight a couple of nights. But it's much more than the physical. I found this article really useful for gaining perspective on the issue, all-round, and it gave me more understanding of just how important the whole lot is.

6 Comments:

At 23/1/06 3:00 pm, Blogger Laura said...

That is a very interesting article.

I left a note up on my post about divinity - I'm sorry, but I really can't answer you. I was a child, and it was a puffy white chewy candy, and I loved it. I never learned to make it or paid much attention to how it was made. (I'm not that fond of cooking; I like the results, but I'm not that fond of doing it.)

The best I could suggest is a Google search on "divinity recipe" which turned up quite a few hits - but I have no idea if they're like what I was used to (or what Mom meant it to turn out like).

 
At 23/1/06 3:52 pm, Blogger Kara said...

Now that I've rested and slept with a clear head I went and read that article. I've never thought of self care in terms of a baseline. I like that concept. Also I've noticed with the AW I don't want to get stuck on dwelling on the woundedness - it seems more helpful at this point in my life to get in touch with the wonderfulness. So this article was pointing to that in contacting our enchanted child. Thanks for sharing that article and the soul collage.

P.S. I left you instructions on my blog in my comments to your question about inserting links.

 
At 23/1/06 4:08 pm, Blogger GreenishLady said...

Thanks Kara, So easy when you know how. I can get to Blogger help. It didn't just make sense to me. I think I didn't recognise the icon.

 
At 24/1/06 7:36 am, Blogger Knitting Painter Woman said...

Kara's note about divinity caught my attention.... I think the Joy of cooking has a recipe... It is pretty easy once you get the hang of it AND have a candy thermometer. Be sure you have either a strong arm or great mixer because it takes lots of beating... Oh, and don't try to make it if it is humid... (the candy comes out like GLUE when it is humid!)

My grandmother could make it in her sleep.... It was only slightly more substantial than merengue puffs.. but had nuts AND chocolate chips in it. YUM.

 
At 24/1/06 7:37 am, Blogger Knitting Painter Woman said...

Kara's note about divinity caught my attention.... I think the Joy of cooking has a recipe... It is pretty easy once you get the hang of it AND have a candy thermometer. Be sure you have either a strong arm or great mixer because it takes lots of beating... Oh, and don't try to make it if it is humid... (the candy comes out like GLUE when it is humid!)

My grandmother could make it in her sleep.... It was only slightly more substantial than merengue puffs.. but had nuts AND chocolate chips in it. YUM.

 
At 24/1/06 7:43 am, Blogger Wenda said...

This is exactly what I needed to read tonight and I am so glad I have found your blog, though I can't say for sure how that happened. ;)

 

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