WHAT'S YOUR PICK THIS WEEKEND?
Greetings and welcome to GISH PICKS: A GUIDE TO CULTURAL ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILIES, a free weekly e-newsletter/blog I created as a service to the Houston community in 2003. Please enjoy and please share. My business grows by word-of-mouth from people like YOU! In fact, here’s an easy way to spread the word in Facebook land: please LIKE my GISH PICKS Facebook page this week and you’ll be eligible to win FOUR HOURS of free childcare any upcoming Friday or Saturday night (7-11pm) at Discover Gymnastics. On your mark, get set, LIKE!
I am SOOO inspired this week! I happened to be perusing the news (ok, it was FACEBOOK but it sure seems like “news” to me…) when I happened across my friend Kate Askew’s post about her nephew, Charlie Askew, who is a top contender for “American Idol.” Now, I may be the last person on the planet to say this, but I have never watched AI. I don’t know why not – I maybe it’s because I don’t watch a lot of TV and somehow never got around to catching that show. But when I clicked on the video of Charlie below, I was mesmerized. Not only because the kid has the voice of an angel, but also because he’s a goofy, sincere, teenager. He’s someone that can give hope to those who don’t fit the mold, who follow their own drumbeat, who aren’t our culture’s standard of “cute” or “handsome” – who “glorify weirdness” as Charlie says. Another Charlie-ism? “Count on it – I can’t be anyone but myself.” May all of our children say that!
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The Texas Yoga Conference is namaste-ing its way into Houston this weekend. Tune in tomorrow morning (Thursday, February 28) from 9:30-10am and listen to my conversation with Jennyoga owner and co-founder of the Conference, Jennifer Buergermeister, on my KPFT 90.1FM show “Only Connect: Exploring People and Places that Make Houston Great.” And if you’re a woman looking to transform your life and connect with like-minded souls, join me at Marti Ewing Yoga Therapy next Monday, March 4, 6-8pm for Follow Your Heart: A Transformation Circle for Women. The topic will be “Jealousy vs. Creativity: What the Heck is Holding You Back?” and I promise it’ll be inspiring. And the mike will be turned on me and my friend Mary Wilson of Live Beautifully on Teresa Maron’s Gems of Wisdom radio show today from 2-3pm (the show will be archived if you can’t catch it live). Since it’s the month of love, we’ll be talking about loving yourself, living a beautiful life, and heart-centered social media.
Have a great week, be kind to each other, and GO.FIND.FUN.