Embodying 18 years of expertise, Rachel Fleischman has been training in several healing arts including; Body-Mind Psychotherapy, neuropsychology, somatic psychology, mindfulness meditation and expressive art therapy.
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Anxiety and depression is one of the most common reasons people come to counselling.
If you suffer with these maladies, your world can feel like you are living in a dark hole. You may not have the energy to find your way out.
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7 Simple Ways to Boost Your Joy Today
Read on to learn how to up your creative genius, improve your immune
system, and ramp up the Bliss in your life.
So many of us marvel at other people’s artistic achievements and
ingenuity. But we fail to to nurture our inner innovator.
Actually, we are all creatives. It occurred to me the other day, how
many of my clients and students are creative geniuses.
I wanted to compile a fun and interesting recipe for spicing up our
creative self. I hope you enjoy these tid-bits as much as I do.
1) Search for Inspiration; It’s Everywhere
Each time I slow down, I see a new miracle; a lovely rose bush on my
street, my neighbor’s dog with his tail up, waiting to be scratched,
a friendly face. Boredom plagues the depressed. I know. I whined about
being bored for years. Now, I see excitement in the aesthetic details
all around me. You will too.
Try This: snap pics on your phone of any new little miracles you see. If you did that every day for a year, you’d have a record of so many moment that pleased you.
Distant thoughts can actually spur creativity.
Dream it and then DRAW it. I tell you this works! I keep a sketch pad
by me in my living room. You needn’t be an artist to scribble your
dreams. Scientific research shows that both drawing and writing your dreams, helps them materialize.
Try This: Carry a small sketchbook with you. Take a moment while waiting for a train, or anywhere, to sketch a plant, a face, your shoe, or anything that inspires you.
3) Get Mindful and Hear Your Song
Each time I use this wonderful Buddhist principle, I SLOW down my
mind-chatter, and get to the heart of what I really care about. We can
hear our songs, only when our minds are quiet, when we
can reflect on what is truly engaging and important. Finding
our song means discovering our fierce and tender heart, where we feel
deeply connected to all that surrounds us.
Try This: take 5 minutes in silence to just focus on the soft rhythm of your breath. extend your exhales. You can do this anywhere, your car, living room.
4) Pray. That’s right, Pray.
Mystics remind us that if we do our part to reach
for our heart’s desire, the universe will meet us halfway.
Try This: Try this simple prayer. Write is down slowly. Say it each morning;
“Divine Spirit, bring to my dream
all necessary support.”
Divine Spirit, move me. Take me this day to my highest good.
Make me aware of all that will guide me toward my heart’s desire.”
5) Savor a Poem
In high school, overwhelmed and unsure of my path, I copied this
poem at put it on my bedroom wall. My deep soul hunger was well-sated
each time I read it. I hope it nourishes you as well…
My Car Slides Along the Road
At first there’s a lizard, cradled
between two rocks,
then the mesa
massed against a strip of sky.
What an embrace
the clay is completing.
My feet shine
from a notch in the floorboard,
and the moon passes as though lifted
into its groove.
I have no choices.
Everything I love is near at hand.
Try This: keep an anthology of poetry by your bed. Read a poem right before going to sleep, and when you first awaken in the morning.
6) Write About Something
Writing a few pages longhand every morning, improves creativity, intuition, and speeds up healing, both physical and emotional.
Try This: carry a tiny notebook with you and try scribbling your impressions, thoughts, and feelings without worrying about having proper grammar. Do this anytime your thoughts feel scrambled. It can offer you clarity.
7) Keep Quotes Around.
We’re like lightbulbs.
If bliss starts growing inside you, it’s like a light; it affects the
environment. ~David Lynch
I have a practice of collecting inspirational quotes. Any time I feel lost, I read my quotes and come back to my true self.
Try This: find 3 favorite quotes that give you energy. Make a collection of your favorites. At the end of the year, pair your favorite quotes with your some of the best images that you’ve collected over the year. What a lovely craft project!!