What’s New this week is … a sense of renewed hope, after a time when we’ve all been adjusting to an extremely challenging political and social reality, that we can “show up” for the world by connecting with the things we love as well as by trying to change the things we don’t.
It’s a new year filled with new horizons, and Engaging the Senses Foundation is fully engaged with exciting new projects and new additions to ongoing ones.
In the “brand new” category, we’ll be introducing each of our team members over the next few weeks, so you can get a sense of who we are.
This week, please click on Two Minutes to Bliss, and enjoy an update from our creative director, Sabrina, who has been running her popular blog about mindfulness and poetry for the last five years.
Also new, our Poet’s Corner section, where Alexandra, our Director of Communications (that’s me!) is writing a weekly column devoted to all things poetry.
In the “ongoing” category, we’re thrilled to announce that the final interviews for our poetry/mindfulness documentary Be the Beauty will take place this spring with the remarkable poets Diane di Prima, Joy Harjo, Marie Howe, Jane Hirshfield, Ellen Bass, and Kealoha, the Poet Laureate of Hawai’i, along with experts in mindfulness and neuroplasticity. Then we’ll be deep into edits for our launch in early 2019!
It seems like every waking moment these days asks everything from each of us in terms of dedication and fortitude. So if you’re feeling a little low, or just want to keep your tank full, please take a moment to connect with your sense of playfulness and dip into our Treasure Chest. Here you can find soul food for your senses in the forms of poetry, music, recipes, inspiring quotes, and beautiful images. Here is one of my favorites, a moving performance by cellist Jami Sieber and spoken word artist Kim Rosen, of a poem by Rilke.
I’m looking forward to seeing you here again next week.
Together let’s make 2018 our year to focus on hope, renewal, and transformation!