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!
It’s a busy week! Kids can see owls up close and personal this Sunday at the Heritage Society and, ahoy, mateys, it’s that time ‘o the year again: it’s the 10th annual “National Talk Like a Pirate Day”. Tell your kids to shiver their timbers and start talking Pirate-ese! Speaking of pirates, head over to pirate Jean Lafitte’s former stomping grounds, Galveston Island, for the annual “Adopt-a-Beach Clean-Up Day” this Saturday, September 22. The weather should be glorious and you’ll be doing good all day long.
Congrats to new GISH PICKS Facebook page LIKE-er Magen Pastor, who won a free copy of the cd I co-produced with family recording artist Leah White, OUR ROOTS ARE STRONG. This week’s goody is in honor of International Peace Day: the first GISH PICKS LIKE-er will get a free massage (guaranteed to increase your personal peace!) courtesy Liz Keels, LMT. Good luck!
My friend and super cool mama and hometown girl Brené Brown has just released her new book, Daring Greatly, and is criss-crossing the country spreading the word that vulnerability and imperfection are IN. “Raising children who are hopeful and who have the courage to be vulnerable means stepping back and letting them experience disappointment, deal with conflict, learn how to assert themselves, and have the opportunity to fail. If we’re always following our children into the arena, hushing the critics, and assuring their victory, they’ll never learn that they have the ability to dare greatly on their own,” she writes. Halleluiah! Thank you, Brené for those wise words. If you want first-hand help with letting children dare greatly on their own, join me and several others this weekend for a day-long workshop about moving beyond child-focused living.
I have a lot of projects I’m involved with in the next several months so I hope you’ll join me somewhere along the way. On Thursday, October 4, 7-9pm, I’m hosting an opening of my “Mod Mandalas: The Chakra Series” show at 14 Pews – I’ll have healthy treats and chakra-inspired happenings. The show will close on Sunday, November 11, 1-5pm, with mandala yoga led by Simplicity Love at 1:30pm (check out her kid yoga “Flash Mob”!. We’ll end the afternoon with a screening of the fab new film “I Am” by Tom Shadyac (“Nutty Professor”, “Ace Ventura”, “Bruce Almighty”) which asks the questions “What’s wrong with the world?” and “What can we do about it?” It’s inspiring and funny and will absolutely make your day. Tickets are $10/adults, kids 12 and under free. Women artists are the focus of the Interfaith Ministries one-night-only show of women’s art on Thursday, October 18 called “Heart Anthology”. And if you need some extra help in your personal life, join me for “What’s Your Purpose?” or “Transitions and Transformations” next month at Body Mind & Soul.
Have a great week and GO.FIND.FUN.