Each week I bring you three tools, tips, articles, recipes or other resources that I find useful or interesting on the journey to wellness. Feel free to suggest your own helpful hints and tips by leaving a comment (see Comment link above).
Here are this week’s three:
The first Craftsy class I took was a sewing course a couple of years ago. The online instructor guided me every step of the way in making a particular garment (printable pattern included in the price). I’ve taken a couple of other Craftsy classes online that helped me with particular sewing techniques, but I recently discovered that Craftsy features other kinds of “crafts” — you don’t have to be a girly girl or a homemaker to enjoy them. There’s a category that includes drawing, painting and photography, and another that features woodworking.
As a premium through another blog, I earned a free Craftsy class called “Basics of Digital Photography” and was so happy to finally start learning (with a knowledgeable teacher, not just my camera’s user manual) what all the buttons and menus mean on my digital SLR.
Craftsy’s prices range from “$14.99 and under” (some are FREE) to $39.99. You go at your own pace (pause, rewind, replay), and once you purchase a course, you have lifetime access.
If you’d like to learn a new skill, consider starting with a Craftsy course.
Check it out: Craftsy
I get a daily email from Seth Godin. He’s known as a marketing genius, but he’s so much more than that. He’s a critical thinker and is not afraid to challenge the status quo. In this post, he talks about the various kinds of laziness that hold us back and cause damage.
Check it out: The other kinds of laziness
I’ve added a new category this week: Being Human. I almost called it Race Relations, but that term is too narrow, just as is the idea that our race or skin color should define who we are in the world or set boundaries on what we can and should do. God doesn’t see skin color when He looks at us; He sees individuals created in His image who are flawed and in need of grace every day.
Here are two examples where color is invisible — a video (less than 3 minutes) from a major corporation …
Check it out: See without labels
… and a conversation from some local friends’ children:
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