Monday, September 21, 2009

Bienvenue: The Joy Diet!


Dear friends, I am SO excited to join all of you on this journey through The Joy Diet, the next selection for Jamie Ridler's online book club: The Next Chapter. I missed out on the Wreck This Journal fun (and honestly, it looked REALLY hard!), but am eager to get started on this new journey.

The first chapter is about Nothing, and the exercise is to "do nothing" for at least 15 minutes a day. I've seen other bloggers discuss how hard this will be to do. At first I thought, wow that's easy! I'll just curl up under the duvet and do nothing for 15 minutes to... 3 hours? Haha, unfortunately I don't think naps count. Still I can lay in bed doing Nothing (no, not even sleeping), and I think it will be divine. :)

You should watch Jamie's video. She introduces the concept of "vision cards" in which she creates mini-collages on big index cards. Um, GENIUS!! I love the idea and can't wait to get started (okay, how many times have I said that in this post??).

6 comments:

kaileenelise said...

carolyn, this joy diet journey is going to be very fun! i'm excited that you are joining in and can't wait to see what unfolds for you through the process.

Cathi said...

sounds like a wonderful book, I will definitely check it out!

sherry ♥ lee said...

Happy to be doing nothing with you!! :) I've spent 2 days with my 15 minutes of nothing and this is just the beginning!! Looking forward to exploring this diet of joy with you!

Melita said...

i am so happy to be sharing this adventure with you. i look forward to reading your take on the book :)

shannon said...

i just read through jamie's website and totally fell in love! i've signed up and will be buyin the book tomorrow. can't wait!

Beth Dargis said...

Carolyn, I love how you say doing nothing will be divine. I will take that attitude on my next session of doing nothing.