Sparking Inspiration on a Rainy Day

Spring is here! This time of transition is never an easy one. Unpredictable weather, coupled with the effects of spring fever, can make for an interesting season. As I reflect on winter's darkness, I turn my thoughts to lessons learned in the coldest of seasons. While the rain pours down outside, I wanted to share some of the things that warm my heart.

 

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When rainy days make the world seem grey and cold, it's more important than ever to nurture your spark, and protect that hopeful little flame from the storm. In the coming weeks, I'll be sharing a few of my favorite ways to cheer up a rainy day...

 

Color Me Happy! 

I'm inspired and intrigued by the many gorgeous coloring books being published for adults. Proponents claim that coloring can help us unwind, relax, and enter a more creative state of mind. First used as a relaxation technique for adults by Carl Jung in the early 20th century, the benefits of coloring have been shown to include increased creativity and well-being.

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Coloring also stimulates areas of the brain that are related to motor skills and the senses. I recently read a cool Huffington Post article, "Coloring Isn't Just for Kids," about the adult coloring phenomenon that's taken the world by storm. Check it out!

 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/13/coloring-for-stress_n_5975832.html

It is my hope that these words and images will brighten your day. Together, we can create something amazing!

Coloring Your Day With Joy,

Molly J. Anderson

Program Director