Monday, April 23, 2007
Author, ERIC MAISELwill be visiting an interesting group of bloggers this week to speak about his breathing and mindfulness techniques in his new book, Ten Zen Seconds . How this applies to an artful life and to those who practice meditation and more will be addressed. Here's this week's blog tour schedule.
MONDAY, APRIL 23
Culver City, California
Claudia Dose is an artist with a passion for color and spirituality who travels and moves a lot. In her blog, “the flowers of my mind,” she shares her inner and outer worlds as an artist and spiritual being. By using it as a container for her thoughts and progress as well as failures and doubts she is able to leave them behind and put only the most beautiful flowers on her website claudiadose.com
Claudia and Eric will chat about how Ten Zen Second techniques can be used at the beginning of the creative process and throughout the day to ward off negative thinking and how the Ten Zen Second incantations differ from affirmations.
TUESDAY, APRIL 24
HappyNews.com is based in Austin, Texas and is published by Pagewise, Inc. The site was founded in July 2005 by publisher and CEO, Byron Reese, as an alternative to more traditional and negative news sources.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25
DOUGLAS EBY, Developing Talent, Talent Development Resources
Information & inspiration to enhance creative expression
Beverly Hills, California
Douglas Eby, M.A./Psychology, is a researcher and writer on the psychological aspects of exceptional ability, creativity and achievement. His site Talent Development Resources provides information and inspiration to enhance creative expression and personal development.
Doug and Eric will chat about how anxiety, depression and other mental health issues affect the growth and expression of creative talents and how Ten Zen Second techniques can be helpful for dealing with these issues. We’ll also be looking at how mindfulness has been useful for enhancing access to intuition and creative imagination, particularly for highly sensitive people.
THURSDAY, APRIL 26
JANET GRACE RIEHL
Riehl Life: Village Wisdom for the 21st Century
Janet Grace Riehl just can't help booming along in her late-fifties as an author, artist, speaker, musician, performer, and co-producer of an old-fashioned comedy variety review show Comedy on Tilt. Her blog "Riehl Life: Village Wisdom for the 21st Century" creates connections across art forms and cultures and occasionally features the work of her 91-year-old father, Erwin A. Thompson, a rip-snort'n, root'n-toot'n folk treasure.
Janet and Eric will chat about using Ten Zen Second techniques to foster and maintain connection.
FRIDAY, APRIL 27
After years of living in Washington, DC and teaching in museums, Melanie followed her creative path home to Cleveland. On her blog, Dose of Creativity, she muses on all things creative and sprinkles in inspired hints and tips to promote creativity as a tool for personal and professional success.
Melanie and Eric will be chatting about using Ten Zen Second techniques to reduce anxiety during the creative process.
SATURDAY, April 28
Donna Druchunas learned to knit before she could read. After working for 12 years as a technical writer, she decided to combine her interest in knitting with her skill at writing easy-to-follow instructions. She is the author of two books about knitting, The Knitted Rug and Arctic Lace, and has had many articles and patterns published in popular knitting magazines. Her blog features writing about knitting and fiber arts as well as the occasional foray into politics and social justice.
Donna and Eric will be chatting about mindfulness techniques for fiber artists.