The Phoenix Project Blog is a potpourri of content including: Down the Rabbit Hole (topics or issues I am fascinated with), Craft as Therapy, Mental Health Issues, Writing Toolkit, Blast From My Writing Past, Internet Observations and Surviving Life Online, "Just Sharing" Life Events, Morale Boosters, Musical Interludes, ROW80 updates and ...whatever else comes to … Continue reading What’s This Blog All About?
You have to see this video, it's amazing! Now for my ROW80 check in… It's not been a very productive week regarding writing, however, I have done masses and masses of family history tracing, as I am trying to pull together whatever information I can regarding my birth family. That has literally swallowed my week, … Continue reading Time Bending to Boost Creative Exploration & ROW80 Update
This is taking doodling on the back of envelopes to a whole new level. Zentangle puts the zen in the tangle, unwinding your stress, as your brain focusses on gentle, repetitive movements. There are many, many types of patterns you can put into a zentangle doodle. I have found a lot on Pinterest. Your best … Continue reading Zentangle Doodling for Stress Relief: Two Approaches To Try
Down the Rabbit Hole is a series on fun, quirky and thought-provoking things I find online that are worth sharing. As the Phoenix Blog is starting to focus on mental health and anxiety reduction this month, today I am sharing intriguing Youtube video trends that are being utlised worldwide to help people relax and let … Continue reading Down the Rabbit Hole: Odd Ways to Relax
I once found myself wondering why people who love dragons and have dragon shirts, and statues, and photos and all the things, are rarely seen with Komodo dragon merchandise. I mean Komodos are huge, they have amazing multi-coloured skin, poisonous spit and like any dragon of old, they eat people. Then I realised that maybe … Continue reading Smashing Your Safe Mythological Distance: Dragons and ROW80
February is colour and doodle month on The Phoenix Project. Each Friday a video will be shared on a new aspect of using basic art skills to reduce life and technology-induced stresses. This week's video will introduce you to the reasons colouring books for adults are so popular, and their actual mental and physical health … Continue reading Colour & Doodle for Mental Health: The Physical & Emotional Benefits
"From cyberbullying to social networking, each year Safer Internet Day aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues and chooses a topic reflecting current concerns to... create a better internet." Even though it started in Europe, there are over 100 SID committees all over the world. I landed at the Australian web site, which has up … Continue reading Safer Internet Day 2019 : Do You Share Too Much About Your Kids?
Hi everyone, this week I realised that I have unconsciously chosen the safe path and made this a writing-only blog again, which is not what I wanted to do. So now that my crazy January is over and my husband is recovering very well, I am switching off auto pilot, and have started to work … Continue reading Taking A Look at Creative Health and ROW 80 Update