This year is commonly being thrown under the bus as one of the worst in history. No doubt many families agree that this past year has shown them new meanings of loss and devastation that they never would have imagined. Even so, many of us do have a handful of blessings, and learning experiences to be grateful for in spite of the pantheon of political, pandemic, and other stressors we’ve been through in the past 12 months.
For example, even though it has been possible to video chat with people around the world for years, this is the first year we’ve had a family gathering for Christmas with my brother’s family on the other side of the country, but it was an obvious idea to contact them since we were doing the online thing with our families even nearby.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALs4al-Kc2c Adam Ruins Work: No doubt the quick shift to work from home for millions of people has shown the slow to change workplace managers that they can save on brick and mortar expenses and still get the same or better productivity from their employees working from home on their own equipment.
I won’t say I’ve profited from the pandemic, even if I wasn’t already losing interest in it, social distancing has made Cuddle Party an obvious dead end for foreseeable times, but I’m grateful for the pause I’ve been afforded to reevaluate my plan. I’ve made a lot of progress plowing through the accretion of forgettable possessions that I’ve accumulated in my home over the years, really evaluating the work I want to do, and I created some decent video content. Please check out my seven chakra series on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzS1W6ohB9kWCxC9kvKvSnlV7RXIaK1hz
In this past month, I have done a lot of refresher training and learning new software tools. You can see the results of my newly developed skills in the upcoming 2021 Paint Yoga video series. I plan to premiere a short video every Saturday Morning at 7:00 AM. I’ve already uploaded the episode for January 2nd, and I’m currently working on January 9.
Here are the ideas I plan to explore in the next year:
Jan 2 - What is Teaching Ithaca Wellness?
Jan 9 - Introducing textbooks, Goddess Matangi
Jan 16 - Dreams and moon phases
Jan 23 - Seasonal Affective influences and relief
Jan 30 - Modern science vs. sacred practice
Feb 6 - Leadership
Feb 13 - Consent
Feb 20 - Least effort, Noble truths, Socratic filter
Feb 27 - Goddess Ardhanari Complete union of opposites
Mar 6 - Goddess Kali, Suffrage
Mar 13 - St. Patrick
Mar 20 - Equinox
Mar 27 - pilgrimage
Apr 3 - Easter eggs
Apr 10 - Growth and personal evolution
Apr 17 - the water cycle and our interconnected biome
Apr 24 - Zodiac around the world
May 1 - May day Garden planting traditions and timing
May 8 - Mothers, Goddesses Tara
May 15 - Rainbows
May 22 - World subtle body systems
May 29 - What it means to memorialize
June 5 - Why do we call the end of a person’s education a commencement?
June 12 - The meaning of friendship through our life stages
June 19 - Juneteenth
June 26 - Solstice Midsummer
July 3 - Independence - interdependent ecosystems
July 10 - Pilgrimage cont. Vacations and traditions
July 17 - Natural diversity
June 24 - Figure proportions and body plans
June 31 - Naming and drawing/journaling productively about emotions
Aug 7 - Yoga anatomy of muscles and internal kinetics
Aug 14 - AVP community
Aug 21 - Eightfold path
Aug 28 - Conduct / Yamas Niyamas and commandments
Sept 4 - Back to school
Sept 11 - 911 (obviously)
Sept 18 - sharing stories about trauma and grounding
Sept 25 - Library wheel of fortune story about our one experience
Oct 2 - Colonization
Oct 9 - Privilege and entitlement
Oct 16 - How to be a good ally
Oct 23 - What is your character?
Oct 30 - Being yourself - the costumes we wear everyday
Nov 6 - How to remain at peace
Nov 13 - Daylight savings SAD
Nov 20 - Gratitude
Nov 27 - Holiday survival
Dec 4 - Generosity
Dec 11 - Yule
Dec 18 - Death and rebirth
Dec 25 - Capstone Christmas episode.
Please subscribe with notifications on YouTube so you won’t miss a single Saturday morning premier. I will do my best to be online available to answer your comments for the first showing of the weekly video as they premiere.
Even though it takes a lot of time each week to produce the content for YouTube, I will still be available for individual coaching sessions, so please reach out if you want to work together. I’m looking forward to a fantastic 2021 I hope you are too!