mindful everyday - The Things I Changed to Find Happiness
I wrote a novel. It’s fiction. I made it all up. It’s quite a long process, writing novels, and it sort of consumed me. Every moment that my mind was at rest, and certainly often when it was not, my brain was actively thinking about the story. No matter when or where I would think about the characters I made up and dream up the many interactions they would live through. I would imagine the words they would say, how they might react and how they would feel. What was amazing about all of this was that it pushed me to be mindful of myself. I got to thinking about what I would say, how I would react and how I would feel if I was met with the same challenges. Through this and talking with people who have read my book, and others that have lived through grief, I realized that The Memory Keepers is meant to help people. It inspires you to look at the world through a different lens. It encourages you to CHOOSE contentment. To find ways of acceptance in times of pain and worry. Embracing calm when life feels crazy.
Join me in my adventure as I share some of the things I changed that led me to happiness.
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The birch tree stands out in a forest. Its bark is delicate and was, once upon a time, used as paper to communicate. Albeit fragile and thin, the bark is transformed into a canoe when supported by a framework, transporting people to new places. I love how these symbols connect to my art and my story, linking nature's intricacies and vibrancy with solitude, community, communication, connection, vulnerability, and strength. Enjoy~ nina