Friday, September 18, 2009

The Next Chapter... The Joy Diet

The Joy Diet
Martha Beck

I have participated in the Next Chapter Series with Jamie Ridler Studios since January. The first series was 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women and over the summer was Wreck this Journal. When this third series was announced,The Joy Diet, we had plenty of time to acquire the book. I figured that I had plenty of time to get the book after school started. I had it written on my to do list. I even went into Barnes and Noble, but they did not have it in stock. So I had it on my list to order it instead. Well low and behold today came and I do not have my copy yet!

I watched Jamie’s welcome video and since this is the intro week (thankfully – I think she is getting to know some of us and our habits) we are just supposed to introduce ourselves and think about 2 things. Her first suggestion was to notice joy in our lives. The second was to create vision cards, Jamie likes to make little vision cards and suggested we make cards for ourselves each week. One of my goals today was to paint so I thought “well no time like the present to incorporate everything!”

I do not know much about the book that we will be reading and I guess therefore do not have any expectations. I do try to notice Joy everyday and I can thank cancer for that one.

So here is my vision card for the first week of this series:


10 comments:

sherry ♥ lee said...

Beautiful painting Mary Beth! And you still have time to get the book!

Discovering the joy every day -- I do this automatically. You said you have cancer to thank for that -- again, I echo you. Me too.

Nice to meet you while we are on this journey...another soul sister on the cancer journey and the joy diet!!

judiPatootie said...

HI !!! nice to join you in the JOY DIET journey!! Your vision board says it all!!

Jackie said...

Like your joy card and I look forward to following you on the joy diet!

Beverley Baird said...

Joy just jumps out!
What a great vision of what is to come!
I am looking forward to this journey.

Jenni said...

gorgeous! what did you make it on that has the textures coming through? or, embossed somehow? and the different lettering conveys the message powerfully. love it!

my sister-in-law is a breast cancer survivor with 4 kids. the image for "mothers with cancer" captured me. thanks for introducing me to this group of moms. I'll pass it along.

I'm so glad The Joy Diet introduced us. :)

Sharmila said...

hi Mary Beth, I felt connected to your page; it seems we are walking a parallel healing journey ;) I also bumped into Jamie and am jumping on board with this new book! I have yet to get it! I might just order it tonight since you said Barnes&Noble may not have it! They probably won't, and it might be faster to order! :) I look forward to walking this joy journey with you ;)
~Jen/Sharmila
p.s. for my Joy card I didn't have one but I have a visual imagery binder and often use insert pages and collage magazine and fashion photos which express where i'm at on my journey! I did this for JOY! :) you are welcome to stop by my site any time as well! ;)

Pamela Sweet said...

I'm so excited about taking this joyful journey with you. I love Jamie's idea for the vision cards.

I look forward to finding out how "nothing" went for you this week. :)

Grammy said...

Just stopped by to say Hi! I look forward to our new adventure into Joy. Have a great week.

Karen D said...

looking forward to journeying through "The Joy Diet" with you and our fellow dieters.
beautiful vision card.

The Other Laura said...

Lovely vision card. Looking forward to the JOYful journey!

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