Practicing: Reiki, in a whole new way. If you follow me on Instagram, you'll know I just returned home from a 3-day mega-healing intensive class to get my certification as a Reiki Master-Teacher! I'm now able to instruct others and give attunements to this ancient yet evolving artform. We learned advanced techniques, two new symbols, and how to incorporate crystals into the practice. The more I discover about Reiki, the more it blows me away. This love-energy is so powerful - truly life-changing. I can't wait to share more of this gift with you - stay tuned, friends.
Reading: Art, Inc. by Lisa Congdon. If you remember from my last Life In Five post, I had just completed her Creative Live class. I was so impressed by her work, I had to check out her new book. It's about everything you'd want to know about the business of art and all the different revenue streams one can pursue, with insider tips and interviews from other artists. It's giving me the confidence I need to push forward in this field.
Relaxing: in a hammock for exercise! This is real, I promise. I've been doing Anti-gravity yoga through ClassPass - a form of aerial yoga where you're cocooned in a supportive silk hammock as the instructor guides you through a series of poses hanging 3 feet above the ground. The benefits are similar to the after-effects of sensory deprivation tanks - giving you a feeling of euphoria due to weightlessness. And it lasts all day!
Binge-watching: a ridiculous amount of television shows. Maybe it's the cold weather, but I love hunkering down underneath the covers at night with my iPad, getting lost in a show. I just finished this season's Walking Dead (sniff) and now I'm working on: Parenthood, How To Get Away With Murder, Nashville, American Horror Story, About A Boy - what else? Oh yeah, Scandal. A good mix of heartwarming, heartpounding, creepy, funny and guilty pleasure stories.
Anticipating: a Swiss Christmas. Every year, my family chooses a new worldly cuisine to cook and consume for Christmas dinner. This year, we decided on Switzerland, since my parents will be traveling there in 2015 to explore our roots. Do you have any fun Swiss recipe ideas? There's always fondue, but we do that often and we're looking to get creative, with dishes like Rösti or Älplermagronen or vegetarian Zurchergeschnetzeltes
What have you been up to lately?