Adult Coloring Books? Really?

urlAdult coloring books topped the Amazon.com best-seller lists in 2015 and will likely still be there in 2016 and on. Why are so many adults seeking out mandalas and patterns collected in a book to color?

People want to de-stress. Period. And coloring creates mindfulness, which is a technique that manages thoughts and feelings with focus and relaxation.

With the pace of our world, our minds are constantly going – mostly without our awareness. Stress can come from our environment, but mostly it comes from our mind.

It’s like this: (more…)

What is your gift? Quit keeping it to yourself!

imgresBeing able to strategically place a curse word is a gift. Too many, and they lose their punch. Too few, and an opportunity is missed to create an effective point.

Putting words together to create different sentence structures, like this complex one you’re reading right now, is a talent. It excites me to break up thoughts using hyphens for emphasis – like this. And it’s meaningful for me to use punctuation to create pause. Stop. Just exist. Take it in. Slow down. (Like that.)

If words were those plastic balls that fill pits for little kids to jump in, I’d flop right in and waller all around in those things. (more…)

Yo, VIP – Let’s Kick It! What Vanilla Ice Taught me about Mindfulness

 Alright stop, collaborate and listen.

Half of you are hooked right now. You know what’s next.

Ice is back with my brand new invention.

Come on – you KNOW this.

Something…Grabs ahold of me tightly – flow like a harpoon daily and nightly.

Will it ever stop? Yo. I don’t know!

(What happens if you turn off the lights? That’s right, people born in the mid 70s-90s…) I’ll glow!

To the extreme I rock a mic like a candle, light up the stage and wax a chump like a candle… Dance! Bum rush the speaker that booms… (more…)