The Me-Time Mixtape: Three essential hand-curated links and resources on creative self-care. Carve out some me time this week!

#1 Rumi's Poem "The Guest House" Read by Helena Bonham Carter

Does anyone remember 1985's movie, A Room with a View? A teenager at the time, I loved Helena Bonham Carter's prudish, priggish ways as she fought off would-be suiter George Emerson. We all knew how that was going to end, but it was fun to watch poor Lucy succumb to her deep love for George (against all the obstacles and objections she could muster)! 😂

Here's Bonham Carter reading one of my favorite poems by Rumi. She reads "The Guest House" in a beautiful English countryside setting. How can it not be fantastic?

This poem reminds us to hold grace for ourselves as we battle all the unwelcome "guests" who may come into our lives. Let this poem ground us in the possibility that we can handle every guest who comes knocking on our door.

Helena Bonham Carter reads The Guest House by Rumi
Helena Bonham Carter gives a reading of the Jalaluddin Rumi poem, ‘The Guest House’ that appears in Allie Esiri’s anthologies ’A Poem for Every Night of the…

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#2 Wondermind's Loneliness Together Workshop Series

Every Tuesday in May, Wondermind, a mental wellness website, is sponsoring a free workshop series in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month that focuses on handling loneliness. Workshop topics include:

  • How to Find Your People
  • The Not-At-All-Awkward Small Talk Workshop
  • The Introvert's Guide to Going Out

Check it out to explore the antidote to loneliness – coming together!

Lonely Together Workshop Series
Welcome to Lonely Together Workshop Series hosted by Wondermind on Brandlive!

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#3 Building a Consistent Journaling Practice

The International Association for Journal Writing is a treasure trove of resources, courses, books, journal prompts, and blog articles. I ran across this article on building a consistent journal practice and had to send it your way. Use their journal prompts or try my 30-day journal challenge to get consistent with your journaling today.

How to Journal Consistently
How to journal consistently? Discover

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