Author, ERIC MAISEL will be visiting an interesting group of bloggers this week to speak about his breathing and mindfulness techniques in his new book, Ten Zen Seconds . This week, Eric Maisel will address how this applies to the time element underlying Ten Zen Seconds, how writers can unclutter their minds, how mindfulness can help with both the business aspects and creative process of the artist, and centering, relationships among balance, energy, intention, and meditation for the everyday person. Here's this week's blog tour schedule. Enjoy!
May 7th - 12th
MONDAY, MAY 7
Quinn McDonald is a certified creativity coach. She designs and leads training programs on writing, giving presentations, and holding productive meetings. She is also a writer, speaker and artist. Her work has been published in Somerset Studio Magazine; The Crafts Report; Crafts Business Magazine; Sunshine Artist; Cloth, Paper, Scissors; Bead & Button, BeadWork, and American Heritage. She is a member of the Soul Food Cafe (http:// dailywriting.net) a community blog of writers and visual artists.
Quinn would like us to focus on the time element underlying Ten Zen Seconds--how can ten seconds be important enough to care about and why might they be especially important to any artist?
TUESDAY, MAY 8
Christchurch, New Zealand
Walter is currently engaged (in addition to his otherwise busy life) in a Thousand Sketches project: he plans to do a thousand sketches on a Tablet PC in one year’s time. Check out his efforts at his blog.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 9
Shannon Grissom is a painter, author and television host who gives folks the opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at her life and the creative process. Shannon Grissom started the blog “Monkey Made of Sockies” as a way to share her new monkey paintings. The blog is now evolving into a quirky examination of the seriously silly subject of sock monkeys.
Shannon and Eric will chat about mindfulness techniques for the everyday person: how to help “the poet trapped in the accountant's cubicle.”
THURSDAY, MAY 10
Sandy Lender is the author of the new fantasy novel Choices Meant for Gods released from ArcheBooks Publishing March 20. Her 15-year career in journalism has been enhanced by a few years wearing a public relations officer's hat so she brings an interesting marketing perspective to her efforts promoting her first book and to the blog tour concept. Sandy also uses her years of experience to teach writing, grammar, vocabulary, and promotion tips at The Dragon between author and artist interviews.
Sandy and Eric will chat about how writers can unclutter their minds and solve problems that hinder their creative efforts and block them from fulfilling their purpose.
FRIDAY, MAY 11
Marcia Mauskopf is an acclaimed wedding and event photographer as well as magazine writer, poet, bead artist and musician. Her wedding images have been published in major Bridal Magazines across the United States. Her goal is to document the moments of each day with grace and beauty and she believes in capturing real moments in real time, as well as creating art for the home. As a woman she believe she shares a special sensitivity with brides, knowing how the moods and emotions of the day need to be savored...as an artist, she uses a wide variety of techniques to capture those moments, interpreting them in a way that brings the emotions flooding back again and again.
Marcia and Eric will be focusing on how mindfulness can help with both the business aspects and creative process of the artist.
SATURDAY, MAY 12
Phylameana lila Désy
Phylameana is certified in Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki and The Science of Intuition from the Holos Institutes of Health. She is a clairvoyant, intuitive counselor, flower essence consultant, and soul owner of Spiral Visions (spiralvisions.com). Her lifework includes writing, web-publishing, and healing work and she is the author of "The Everything Reiki Book: Channel Your Positive Energy to Reduce Stress, Promote Healing, and Enhance Your Quality of Life."
Phylameana and Eric will chat about centering, the Chakras, and relationships among balance, energy, intention, and meditation.
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