As we spend time planning for our 2015 Adventure Season, with a bit of down time inside this winter, our thought and actions turn introspective. At Dirty Girl Adventures, we hope to plan events and activities with a mindful purpose towards meeting our needs and the needs of others. It’s true everyone is different. However, we believe that there are certain themes that work (in one way or another) to help everyone grow and be strong in body and spirit.
One of the themes we are focusing on this year is creativity. Humans are creative beings. We express ourselves through our creativity! We dance, sing, cook, write, take pictures, rebuild an antique trunk, refinish an old canoe,
scrapbook, decorate, paint, garden or landscape, put together model trains, make soap or get unique tattoos . . . The ways to be creative are as varied as each of us. Our creativity is an expression of our originality.
Expressing the creativity inside of us can help us stay mindful of how unique and valuable we each are. The way you express your creativity is yours alone, not to be compared to another. Creativity is important; it is part of being human.
Dirty Girl Adventures has mindfully planned the Custom Collage Workshop to help you release your inner creativity! The collage activity has helped us express our creativity in many ways. We believe in the power of words, and using positive “self talk” is integral in maintaining and developing a positive self-image. We believe in the practice of using words to strengthen heart and soul. In our society, words are often used in negative ways. Most people have negative thoughts, self-doubt, and negative self-talk about themselves or life in general. These worries and anxieties can get out of hand, and words are a tool to regain control.
Your collage is an opportunity to place positive words into your view everyday. When you display your artwork, you will see the words everyday, and each day, the art and the words on it, will help you focus on the positive, integrating positive self-talk into your thoughts and days. Whether it is through the collage project or through some other creative process, we encourage you to surround yourself with positive self-talk and unleash the power of your own creativity!
The second theme that we believe is integral in our lives, is the power we get from connecting to nature. We could quote pages of research that tell us humans who connect with nature feel less depressed, less stressed and less anxious (we have experienced this phenomenon), but we all know spending time in nature rejuvenates, refreshes and refocuses most humans. You might like to hike, run, bike, kayak, swim, walk, picnic, sit, lounge, camp, even hunt, but the bottom line is that getting outside brings power back to our being.
You might choose to go outside alone or with others, to complete a task or to revel in the beauty of nature, either way you will feel rejuvenated. It takes some time to catch the feeling – sometimes when we are stressed, depressed, angry or anxious we just go – moving through the woods or along the lake. At first, it is just our habit to go, but gradually, the feeling of relief and rejuvenation slips in and the tense feeling starts to release, the clouded thought processes begin to clear. It is the power of connecting with nature. Find the way that works for you, we believe that you will find several! We have also found that feeling connected to others who feel connected to nature is a pretty good feeling too!
Dirty Girl Adventures strives to provide opportunities for creativity and connectivity! Come on an adventure with us this season, or join the Dirty Girl Club, we are working hard to create excellent opportunities for you!
Peace and Love,
Denise aka The Dirty Mutha and Jenn aka Wild Rose
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