A Celebration of Creativity and Wellness
By Jill Badonsky, MEd | Updated December 24, 2018
"It is a happy talent to know how to play." —Ralph Waldo Emerson
We continue the creativity and wellness theme of using creativity to shape a healthier, longer life and to live healthier in order to free more creative energy. Body Blissmas asks, "Would you eat healthier if it were more fun, pleasurable and delicious?"
As you sharpen your skills for any creative endeavor, those skills of resourcefulness, ingenuity, and making-things-up-as-we-go-along can apply to many other aspects of your life. Consider consciously applying creative thinking to any area of your life that you can and notice how you create a more enjoyable, liberated and adventurous existence. You can infuse any process with your passion creativity.
The Body Blissmas Creativity Coaching Club provides recipes that not only adhere to the Schwarzbein Principle, a nutrition program that has helped millions lose weight, unleash energy and defy obese-related illnesses, but also are delicious, creative and fun. When creative fun is an element of any venture, the child-like spirit within us, which can either be resistant or exuberant perks up and wants to play. Making anything more fun catalyzes participation and follow-through plus it's fun. Why do we make our goals so not-fun when we have creative minds that can tweet things into more enticement?
"The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground." —G K Chesterton
This just in: You can make earth a playground. You have the technology — the creative center of your brain.
So yesterday I took Potato Leek Soup, a recipe from my unhealthy, fatty French cooking class years ago and I made it healthy. I almost ate the entire pot. I could not believe it tasted so creamy and delicious. But it was the creative foreplay beforehand of revising the recipe so it was not only healthy but also fun, sensual, quirky, and well a little silly, which made preparing it irresistible.
"People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing." —Dale Carnegie
Phew! I need some soup.
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Jill Badonsky is a creativity coaching pioneer, inspirational humorist, artist, and founder of the Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching™ model. ...