Ever since I stumbled upon 2GOOD2B a few years ago, my sister and I have dreamed of opening our own GlOrnY free cafe. However, due to logistics (money, time, the fact that we have ZERO cumulative food service experience), that dream is probably never going to happen. Even so, I continue to have a desire to spread knowledge and help others on their own journeys.
A few months ago I was listening to my “Zen Garden” Pandora station and meditating (and by meditating, I mean coloring) when the idea for this blog came to mind. Not only did I want to share my own limited-ingredient food journey, I also love being able to share my favorite personal and work projects and family adventures. Whether or not it was ultimately a life-changing idea, time will only tell, but I do love having another creative outlet in my life. Either way, I definitely attribute meditation (even of the coloring variety) to a lot of my most creative, peaceful and otherwise purely-me moments. Quite a bit of research and discussion have recently taken place regarding the benefits of coloring as a meditative practice. Some point to mandalas while others attribute coloring in general, which is why I chose the book I am currently using – because in reality, some days I feel like coloring a mandala, other days just an elephant 🙂
Whether you practice traditional meditation or not, I would definitely encourage you to turn off the screens and give meditative coloring with an adult coloring book a try at least a few times to see what kind of effects it could have on your own life. There seems to be a style for every preference and interest – there are even books for when you’re feeling less than calm and peaceful…. And for today, I leave you a sample of my own most recent meditative coloring practice.