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!
Whew! My head is spinning with the frenzy of activities I hear about and experience. It’s that time of year when I can count on 1) traffic to increase around the Galleria and 2) busy-ness to rule my days and nights. To combat the overwhelmed feeling I’m having, I’ve decided to try to practice “mindful living” in a more conscious way, inspired by the examples of wise ones such as Thich Nhat Hanh, Pema Chodron, and Jon Kabat-Zinn. It seems to be working: my anxiety level has decreased! If you’re looking for some guidance in leading a more productive and less anxious life, I recommend a couple of workshops that are coming to Pearland this weekend: for the kids, there is the Youth Leadership Workshop this Saturday, November 17, 9am-3pm and for adults, an Inner Transformation Workshop this Sunday, November 18, 9am-3pm. Here’s another suggestion for letting loose and enjoying life: join the Ecstatic Dance Community on Sunday mornings from 10am-noon and let it go, let it flow. And if you’d like to join my “Enjoy Life” online-only party on Facebook, we’d love to have you! Attendees don’t meet up anywhere, we simply hop on the event page and chronicle how we are enjoying life. It’s a great reminder to do just that.
I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be bringing back my special WONDERFUL ME “playshop” for kids 8 years old and up. Drop off the children while you shop in Highland Village and the kids and I embark on a voyage of self-exploration through art, discussions, and fun. It’s only $40 and your child will go home with a beautiful self-portrait incorporating a photo of them taken by me and a better understanding of who they are and what they are passionate about. Register today with Body Mind & Soul; the playshop is Saturday, December 8 from 10am-noon.
If you can believe it, I’m gearing up to create the next edition of THE SUMMER BOOK: A GUIDE TO HOUSTON DAY CAMPS AND CLASSES FOR KIDS AND TEENS! I’m also getting ready to promote winter camps for kids and a holiday gift guide for families. If you have anything you’d like to promote relevant to those projects, please contact me via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 713.492.1173.
Congrats to new GISH PICKS like-er Melanie Biggar Scalley, who won the copy of the movie I AM, a film whose message emphasizes compassion over competition. This week’s winner will get two free passes to Planet Funk Academy, which offers a lively Saturday morning’s kids’ Hip Hop class as well as a slew of other funky dance ed. To win these passes, head to Facebook land, find GISH PICKS, and hit LIKE. I’ll pick a winner from my new fans so good luck! (P.S. While you’re in Facebook land, please like my page for THE SUMMER BOOK: A GUIDE TO HOUSTON DAY CAMPS AND CLASSES FOR KIDS AND TEENS. Many thanks!).
Have a great week, be kind to others, and GO.FIND.FUN.