Monday, March 20, 2006
All Reiki-ed up
I haven't updated this blog in ages. Basically, after moving to my mother's place I got caught up in her depression and have had to build myself up again. I'm back to my usual high-spirited self thanks also to the fact that I've done my Reiki I and II certificates. Reiki is a Japanese system of channeling universal life energy for healing the self and others. So now I'm back to glowing health and enlightened spirituality. Call me Guru.
Monday, November 21, 2005
Creativity break - puzzles
I've been busy packing and decided to take some time off this backbreaking task by working my brain muscles instead of my biceps. It's all in the cause of staving off Alzheimers and promoting creative thinking. I need to forge new neural pathways, to literally get out of the deep ruts in my brain. After all, I wouldn't want to be all brawn and no brain.

And playing is more fun than working anyway.

Aha Puzzles
Saturday, November 19, 2005
The World's Shortest Personality Test
My addiction to personality tests started when I was your average angst-ridden teenager. I had read an astrological profile on Gemini and fell into a deep depression of the teenage kind when I found out that I was supposed to be as superficial as Paris Hilton. Moi, superficial? Impossible! was manic-depressive, deep, soulful, even somewhat morbid. Many decades wiser, I realize that all teenagers have a touch of mental illness.

This fear of shallowness pushed me to get more deeply into astrology (phew, thank goodness there was some Scorpio depth there!). It was also the start of my preoccupation with personality tests. From teen magazine quizzes, to Cosmopolitan, to Keirsey (ENFP for other test buffs), I meandered through my life obsessively ticking boxes. Today I came across this one. I was sceptical, as only one box needed to be ticked. How can ticking one box tell me about my lifepath? And if it can, why have I spent hours ticking 200 boxes at a time? Still, it's a personality test and as such I was compelled to tick.

It turned out to be pretty accurate. I especially like the dignified. This is definitely the new me.

Blogthings - The World's Shortest Personality Test: "
Your Personality Profile

You are dignified, spiritual, and wise.
Always unsatisfied, you constantly try to better yourself.
You are also a seeker of knowledge and often buried in books.

You tend to be philosophical, looking for the big picture in life.
You dream of inner peace for yourself, your friends, and the world.
A good friend, you always give of yourself first.
Friday, November 18, 2005
Creative urge
All my art supplies are packed, ready for my move to Mallorca. I don't know when I'm going to be able to move; it all depends on when some money is freed up. In the meantime, the kids and I are going to be sleeping on the floor at my mum's place. The way things are looking now, I won't be going anywhere for the next couple of months. This is basically why I've started this blog; I desperately need a creative outlet. Yesterday, instead of packing and getting my official stuff sorted out, I had hours of fun fiddling with this template and surfing other people's blogs. Anything to get out of dealing with the mundane details of moving ...

During my "research", I came across this wonderful blog: Creativechick is an extremely talented textile artist, who makes really colourful glittery mixed media wall art. I am very inspired and very frustrated that my art supplies are packed.