WHAT'S YOUR PICK THIS WEEKEND?
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HAPPY 2013! Yes indeed – it’s a new year and that is a GOOD THING for many of us. I hope your holidays were merry and bright and that you got to spend some special time bonding with family (or, if needed, getting away from them). In my last edition of GISH PICKS for 2012, I held a contest for people to send me their funny kid photos – so I’m happy to announce the two winners – Sue Needle and Judy Miller. Congrats, mamas! You can see their funny kid photos at the top – what fun! Those lucky ducks got to go to the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center’s “Balloon Blast” on Christmas Day. If you’re jealous, don’t be! I have another ERJCC giveaway – this time, all you have to do is LIKE my GISH PICKS Facebook page and you’ll be eligible to win free tickets to their “Mixed Bag” dance show on Sunday, January 20 at 3pm. On your mark, get set, LIKE!!!
January often stirs up an urge in us to make changes and improve ourselves and I have two great ways for you to do that: yoga and a women’s group. My friend Laura Burns and I will be starting up our ongoing group next week that’s a wonderful community for women to learn, grow, and connect. I’ll be leading FOLLOW YOUR HEART: A TRANSFORMATION CIRCLE FOR WOMEN next Monday, January 7 from 6-8pm at Marti Ewing Yoga Therapy at 1128 W. Pierce in Montrose. Our group is a focused two-hour time just for women where either Laura or I present information on a specific topic in an interactive lively way. New for 2013, before each group starts, Marti will be teaching yoga for one hour – read all about her practice and get the class schedule below! FOLLOW YOUR HEART: A TRANSFORMATION CIRCLE FOR WOMEN will meet on the first Mondays from 6-8pm and third Saturdays from 10am-noon throughout the year and the cost is $10. Yoga will precede next Monday’s group from 4:30-5:30pm and the cost is $12.
Be sure to mark your calendar for Saturday, March 23, 11am-5pm, when I’ll be having a barrel of fun at the Children’s Museum of Houston celebrating the TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF Gish Picks and The Summer Book®: A Guide to Houston Day Camps and Classes for Kids and Teens. The Museum is helping me celebrate in a big way by opening their doors for a good-n-rowdy, DECADE-nt, kid-friendly party so join us for nonstop entertainment from the finest cultural orgs in the city, information for families, and lot of treats and news.
And, finally, I want to bid a sweet farewell to my friend Thia McKann, owner of Houston’s only organic tea supplier, The Path of Tea. The Path of Tea is a special place for many of us and Thia (Texas’ first and only certified Tea Master) will be missed by so many in so many different communities, especially the healing and green communities for which she taught classes and spread the good word of t-e-a. As Thia herself said: “If people are able to better understand what organic tea can do to heal the body and spirit, it can make a huge contribution in our world.” Her shop truly is a place of healing and I recommend you stop by to check it out and grab a spot of tea. If you’d like to attend the celebration of her life, it will be today (Thursday) at 3pm at Unity Church of Christianity. The family asks that you wear bright colors since Thia loved those.
Have a great week, be kind to others, and GO.FIND.FUN.