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From time to time, I take a fresh look at Why I Write. In my holistic/energy healing practice, I got tired of explaining the same principles to so many clients, so I began writing a column, which appeared in a Mensa publication for years. In 2008, those pieces of sharing, augmented, became a book. That book, Discover the Secret Energized You, is still available (see below). It still shares how to actually trade in your stress for energy. Everything I said then about research, such as about the benefits of coffee, has been proven out in more and larger studies. And in the case of coffee, more benefits have been found.
Then along came social media, and in 2009, I took a class. I started sharing approaches for feeling great, through different social media platforms. By 2011, I had established a blog, writing under the theme of “Upbeat Living”. I urged people to live in an upbeat way, to feel their best and enjoy their lives more. It’s true: living on the upbeat of life shifts your body chemistry, your brain, and your overall health. This principle has also been proven out by more and more studies. Such a deal!
Somehow, I became aware of the @Ultimate Blog Challenge, and that year, I took a deep breath and signed up. In my awareness, I was committing to writing an article every day, for a month, to raise people’s awareness of the ease and power of living in an upbeat, holistic way. In my awareness, I was posting in order to drive up my Search Engine Optimization and increase my skills at writing and making inspirational posters for the articles. I never dreamed I would make a number of delightful friends through the UBC! Bonus!
Recently, I got to meet a favorite writer friend in person, when she was in my area for a conference. We hit it off with ease. We have similar sensibilities and really cracked each other up a few times! Florence Callender is an amazing spirit, grace-filled, warm and wise. She is an educator and an expert in assisting children with dyslexia. I love to read her articles. I learn more about my own learning style/s every time I read Florence’s material. And yes, she gives programs on FaceBook Live. Look for her.
I always look forward to “listening” to my blogger friends, finding out what moves them this week, and seeing their pictures. I’ve gone virtually to Lily Leung’s kitchen in Canada and made bread with her. I’ve gone virtually around the world to see wildlife and wildscapes with Doug Jarvie. I’ve gone virtually to Martha DeMeo’s garden and virtually watched her toddler relative plant and garden. I’ve gone virtually to digital media classes with Paul Taubman. I’ve seen gorgeous wildflower photos and paintings shared by Alice Gerard. I’ve gone virtually to Savannah and had virtual tea with Jeanine Byers. I’ve learned so much from my friends in the UBC.
Now I know I’m not just writing for my work and mission, but also for friendship and fun. And fun puts you squarely in Upbeat Living! Do you like to write? Do you ever just write for fun?
And that’s both me and you, Healthy Happy and Loving Lifesm!
Kebba Buckley Button is a stress management expert, holistic healer, and award-winning author who celebrates life. She has a longtime natural healing practice and is an ordained minister. Among her books are: Discover The Secret Energized You (http://tinyurl.com/b44v3br), Inspirations for Peace Within: Quotes and Images to Uplift and Inspire, and Sacred Meditation: Embracing the Divine. The books are available on Amazon and through Kebba’s office. They are also available in Scottsdale, Arizona, at the Franciscan Renewal Center bookstore and at the bookstore at St. Barnabas on the Desert Episcopal Church. Or simply email us to order: email@example.com . Thank you!