Inspire Your Heart With Art

Creativity is genius. “Creativity is intelligence having fun,” as the great Albert Einstein is believed to have been quoted. January 31st is dedicated to inspiring your heart with art or if you have been feeling tired and uninspired lately, perk up with these inspirational ideas.

Movie lovers out there! Get inspired today by curling up on the couch with that award-winning movie you’ve meant to watch and haven’t quite made the time for yet. Better yet, are there  any film festivals in town? You can catch a matinee or plan an all-out date night with a buzz-worthy Sundance movie. Movies can inspire us toward unleashing bottled up emotions, to carve a new path, or to just have a good laugh or cry which is oh so therapeutic.

Another good way to celebrate inspiring some art in our heart today? With actual art, duh! You know – paintings, sculptures, art galleries. Whether you visit a gallery or bring out some paintbrushes and wine at home, admiring art can be extremely reflective or simply refreshing for our souls. We long to express ourselves and sometimes our 9-5 jobs and mundane routines prevent personal expression from bubbling out. It’s time to uncork your corky side and have some fun today with your thoughts and creativity. DIY, here you come!

For the book fan, consider joining an existing book club or sending out a group text and starting your own with your close friends, coworkers, or family. There are many forums you can find on apps like MeetUp or online communities with people who share your same taste in thrillers, romance, or satires. Check out the book recommendations to get started below!

If none of the previous activities spoke to you or feel like your cup of tea, I have something I think all dietitians can get a little inspired by, food! Whip up a new recipe, try that new restaurant you’ve been eyeing, or settle in with some exciting cooking tv shows. You never know how trying new foods or recipes can inspire you and in turn inspire your clients. What you become passionate about will speak volumes more to those around you.

Let food become art to you when you can, and let that art inspire you to bring that passion back into your everyday life.

What are some #BookClubGoals that can get you started? Check out these 2017 favorites.

For Nutrition, by EatRight:
1. Making Nutrition Your Business by Ann Silver
2. Launching Your Career In Nutrition and Dietetics by Kyle Shadix, Milton Stokes, and Catherine Cioff

For Fiction, according to Huffington Post:
1. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
2. A Separation by Katie Kitamura
3. All Grown Up, Jami Attenberg
4. Goodbye, Vitamin, Rachel Khong

For Non-Fiction, according to Barnes and Noble:
1. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir by Sherman Alexie
2. The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore
3. Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant
4. Theft by Finding: Diaries 1977 – 2002, by David Sedaris

For Self Improvement, according to Business Insider:
1. The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin
2. Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done by Jon Acuff
3. The Code of Trust by Robin Dreeke
4. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

For Nutrition, according to NutritionWonk:
1. First Bite by Bee Wilson
2. Dietland by Sarai Walker
3. If Our Bodies Could Talk by James Hamblin

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