Sunday, September 20, 2009

The Joy Diet: A Journey To My Happy & Creative Self

As usual my twin sister Sharon of Gemini Visions is always on the cutting edge of the blogging, twittering and facebook world. She mentioned to me about a blogger book club that is going to reading The Joy Diet by Martha Beck. At first, I said to myself, "you know I do not have the time to read something like this and keep up with the postings." Then I simply went to the The Next Chapter The Joy Diet Book Club blogger website by Jamie Ridler, a certified professional co-active coach and was totally hooked in.

You see the actual begin date was this past Friday. However, in my usual late way, I just read about it in detail today and thus am starting today. I did not have the book so just clicked on my trusty Amazon link and ordered it. I will be getting it by Tuesday so I can too join in on the fun and learning.

The first chapter in the book is called Nothing. So which will be a REAL challenge for me, I will dedicate myself for this first week to occupying time doing NOTHING. What will that be? I will post this experience on Friday.

Here is how it works. We begin each chapter each week and post on the following Friday. Here is the schedule:

Sept 18: Welcome & start your week of Nothing

Sept 25: Post about nothing & start your week of Truth

Oct 2: post about Truth & start your week of Desire

Oct 9: post about Desire & start your week of Creativity

Oct 16: post about Creativity & start your week of Risk

Oct 23: post about Risk & start your week of Treats

Oct 30: post about Treats & start your week of Play (how cool is it Treats is almost on Halloween!)

Nov 6: post about Play & start your week of Laughter

Nov 13: post about Laughter & start your week of Connection

Nov 20: post about Connection & Start your week of Feasting

Nov 27: post about feasting & celebrate!

Sounds like fun and it will give me the opportunity to be able to focus on doing what I can to keep my brain active and creative!

If you would like to join in check out the blog here and sign up!

Check in on Friday on how I was able to successfully implement the art of "Nothing" this week.


sherry ♥ lee said...

I firmly believe in "better late than never" and seriously you are not late at all! :) Glad to be with you on this Joy Diet...the challenge of doing nothing 15 minutes per day is a great beginning!

Helen said...

Nice to meet you, and welcome to the world of book blogging. I'm a newbie to it myself. Happy travels!

Karen D said...

looking forward to journeying through "The Joy Diet" with you and our fellow dieters.

Sankofa Doll Artistry said...

Thanks everyone! I look forward to participating with you as well!

becky n said...

This book club is the kick I finally used to get my blog going. I'm really looking forward to this adventure - and at first was also thinking - don't have time. But I do. It's just a matter of prioritizing a few things.

Love your dolls - they are so wonderful. l

Look foward to sharing this journey.