How has your weekend been so far?

Mine’s been busy, in a good way, with family visiting. I also had the opportunity to get some dancing in, which is my favourite thing. It’s Mother’s Day too, so I’m excited to both lavish attention on my own mother and be loved up by my daughter.

I came across these links and really enjoyed them. It’s video-heavy this time, but definitely worthwhile viewing.

Susan Cain, who wrote the book Quiet: The Power of Introverts (of which I am one), gives an eloquent and heart-felt TED talk about letting introverts be themselves, rather than believing that there is anything wrong with their ways of being (which I so appreciate)! I particularly love her comment about her family reading together in the evening – experiencing the animal warmth of their bodies together in space, while they ran wild in their heads.

This article opens up the nature vs. nurture debate to include a third option. It helps to explain, from an epigenetic perspective, how multigenerational trauma is real and can affect our DNA, even if it happened 2 or 3 generations back. Incredibly fascinating!

This young one-woman-band covers all sorts of famous songs, beautifully. Soulfully. So lusciously. I loved watching her dance grooves as she gets right into her creative process.

I so enjoyed this 11 minute video profiling Canadian artist Harold Klunder. A softspoken man, he speaks of being an intuitive painter, about distractions, and of not being too precious about what you create. You can skip the program intro by starting at 0:45.

I hope you enjoy them. Let me know what you think!

Until next time,

Janelle