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!
Are you feeling harried and frazzled? Does Sandra Boynton’s “Busy Busy Busy” song speak to you just a little too much? Well, my friend, even though we’re creeping into fall, I recommend you SLOW DOWN before it gets too crazy – in fact, see if you can make quiet living a habit. Enjoy your kids! Take a break! “Life is too short to be busy” writer Tim Kreider tells us in his New York times blog and I tend to agree with his assessment. We rush here and there, barely taking time to assimilate what we’re doing and to really enjoy it. So stop reading this for a moment and take a few minutes to just BE. Now don’t you feel better?!
Fall has indeed kicked into gear and there is a lot coming down the cultural pipeline. First of all, “Girls Only: The Secret Comedy of Women” opens tomorrow night and I am so excited. It’s a hilarious show about two women who found their middle school diaries and decided to make a show about it. I’m giving away TEN PAIRS of passes to the show (good anytime) for the first ten people who like my GISH PICKS Facebook page today. Bring a girlfriend and LOL. Early registration for a conference called “Child Focus in the Family and Institutions” ends on September 10 so if you’re interested in ways to allay anxious parenting and to improve family/school relations, this is for you. And next weekend, the Montrose Counseling Center is hosting “Taking Back Our Schools,” a conference about creating safety for LGBTQ youth and reducing bullying in schools. Speaking of schools, check out Parents for Public Schools Houston – it’s a great way to get involved in making changes in our classrooms. And for education outside the classroom, click below for classes on parent/child acting and French.
Mark your calendars now and plan to attend an exhibition of my re-purposed hubcap art, MOD MANDALAS: THE CHAKRA SERIES, which opens on Thursday, October 4, 7-9pm (families welcome!). It’s a show I created in response to a personal need for balance and introspection so I hope you’ll be inspired by my message. The exhibit will be up through November 18 and all art is for sale. To get a sneak peek of my work, click here.
Have a great week and GO.FIND.FUN.