We all have an inner art critic… and an inner artist… When you’re feeling a bit lost, distracted or stressed, try one of these fun art activities (click for the link) to get you re-set and charged again… you just may be surprised with your results….Be open to paint, paper, pencils, funny lines and shapes, clay, and any material that interests you, and get to your masterpiece!
As a child I can recall watching a few episodes of Bob Ross and his “happy little trees” – I didn’t get it then, but I think it sunk in, and some 25+ yrs later – viola’ .. YES, trees do make us happy!
I too support the belief that simply spending some time , every day, outdoors , does wonders for our bodies and minds. The creative brains at “Happify” made this infographic to show us the connection between smiles and trees (and a few shrubs, grass and maybe some flowers and a few birds… 🙂 )
I recently had a great privilege to see Thich Nhat Hanh in person in NY – he and his “students” (monks and nuns from Blue Cliff Monastery and Plum Village) accompanied him – they were truly amazing, inspirational and the perfect (if there is such a thing) definition of “mindful”.
Some of my favorite images from Thich Nhat Hanh (his calligraphy):