Tune in

TRY TH­ESE MIND­FUL­NESS EX­ER­CISES TO TAP INTO YOUR IN­TU­ITION

In the Moment - - Creating -

START SIM­PLE

"It doesn’t take a lot of art sup­plies to start paint­ing," says Betty Franks Krause. "You can be­gin small, like I did, on 4x6in in­dex cards. Make marks on the cards us­ing just black paint and a brush or stick from the yard. Make cir­cles or lines or squig­gly marks with­out judge­ment. Think about how you are feel­ing ver­sus what you are draw­ing. Then start adding other colours that pull you in. We all have our favourites."

NO­TICE YOUR EMO­TIONS

"Mind­ful­ness can help us hear our in­ner voice by mak­ing us more aware of our re­sponses to things," says Jane Clat­wor­thy. "No­tice how the sun­shine feels on your skin, how you feel when you see a cer­tain per­son. When you paint, feel your emo­tional re­sponse to the colour, mark or im­age. Don’t com­pro­mise; if it doesn't feel right, paint over it."

TOSS A COIN

"This is an ex­er­cise to prac­tice tun­ing into your in­tu­ition when faced with a de­ci­sion that you can’t make up your mind about," ex­plains Jane Clat­wor­thy. "Toss a coin then lis­ten to your gut re­ac­tion when the coin lands. You might feel a twinge of angst, or a rip­ple of relief or de­light. That’s your in­tu­ition speak­ing."

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