Author, ERIC MAISEL will be visiting interesting bloggers this week to speak about his breathing and mindfulness techniques in his new book, Ten Zen Seconds.
Eric will visit me on the last stop of the tour on Friday, June 1 and will answer a few questions about making meaning and making a living. I hope you'll join us this Friday.
Here's the week's line up. Enjoy!
MONDAY, MAY 28
Donna Druchunas is a freelance technical writer and editor and a knitwear designer. When she's not working, she reviews books about science, religion, and skepticism and mouths off on the Skepchick blog where she is part of a team of thinking women who reject superstition and pseudo-science and prefer to use reason and evidence to understand the world.
Donna and Eric will be chatting about mindfulness for the skeptic: how creativity and mindfulness can be nurtured without appealing to a higher power or a mystical muse.
TUESDAY, MAY 29
Maya Talisman Frost
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Maya Talisman Frost has taught thousands of people how to pay attention. Through her company, Real-World Mindfulness Training, she teaches playful, eyes-wide-open ways to get calm, clear and creative. She trains clients around the world by phone and email and publishes the Friday Mind Massage, a weekly ezine with subscribers in over 100 countries. Maya's techniques for everyday awareness have appeared in numerous publications, ranging from Parents to Penthouse. (http://www.Real-WorldMindfulness.com)
A small-town girl from Oregon, Maya loves exploring different cultures. She lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina with her husband and three of her four daughters. She chats about mindfulness on her blog at www.MassageYourMind.wordpress.com and plays with all things passionate at www.SexySpanishClub.blogspot.com.
Maya and Eric will focus on mindfulness and FUN--using the Ten Zen Seconds method to pop into ?mindfulness mode? and connect to our sense of wonder.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 30
Alyson B. Stanfield
Alyson B. Stanfield is an art-marketing consultant who writes on the business of art for her Art Biz Blog, http://www.artbizblog.com. It is intimately connected with the weekly Art Marketing Action newsletter, available at http://www.artbizcoach.com. Postings range from pricing and promoting your art to working with galleries and cultivating collectors.
Alyson and Eric will focus on mindfulness techniques for visual artists in the studio and in the art office.
THURSDAY, MAY 31
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Isabella Mori is a psychotherapist and writer. Her blog "change therapy" deals with the wide range of experience of our inner lives, from the joyous " 9 ways to feed the spirit to the academic 10 paradoxes of creative people , from the hopeful recovering anorexia to the amusing Inspired by Dr. Suess.
Special interests on the blog are spirituality, the arts, peace, gender issues, as well as body image and eating disorders. Isabella hosts the monthly Carnival of Eating Disorders, a readers' digest of blog posts on topics related to eating disorders.
One of the wonderful attributes of being an artist is that we are interested in so many things. This is much of what fuels our creativity. However, sometimes, these often very widely diverging interests become overwhelming and it feels like we're drowning in ideas. Isabella and I will chat about applying Ten Zen Second techniques to this important issue.
FRIDAY, JUNE 1
Anne Marchand is a full-time artist who creates colorful, energetic abstract paintings with poetic connections to life. Anne's cityscape, public art murals adorn playground walls in Washington, DC. Her blog, PainterlyVisions, showcases talented artists in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Anne comments on life in the arts from her studio in Washington, DC. Her blog is a resource of exhibition opportunities, art reviews, and marketing resources.
Anne and Eric will chat about applying Ten Zen Second techniques to help visual artists focus on the daily creation of artwork.
SATURDAY, JUNE 2 END OF BLOG TOUR