A Creativity Club is Better than a Book Club?
Don’t get me wrong. I love book clubs. In fact I like any wholesome activity that creates real "live-body" social connection. My past blogs Friendship:Our Mothers Were Right but They Didn't See This Coming. and MIT Professor Warns re: Impact of Social Media speak to why.
But I'm enjoying the Creativity & Camaraderie Club I began seven years ago better than any book club I've ever belonged to. It's my creativity club that gives us all permission and support to make time to explore our own passions, curiosity, and interests. Let me share some information from the first chapter of The Creativity & Camaraderie Club Handbook I have just published:
If Asked, I Bet They Would Confess....
I bet if you polled book club members they would confess that at least 50% of the benefit they enjoy from a book club is the structured way it offers them a reason to get together socially. There are actually physical and psychological benefits to gathering regularly with others. A Creativity & Camaraderie Club is simply another way to do that, but it is a way that encourages more fun and wholehearted engagement in your own life. So many people are suffering from serious play deprivation these days. Are you? (Read about the Six Signs of Play Deprivation here.)
Maybe your book club would like to read the Handbook! It has been such an honor, and so much fun to witness my fellow club members' experiments and enthusiasm these past years. We celebrate a very broad and generous definition of creativity in many arenas of wholehearted living. I wrote the handbook because so many people were asking how we structured a successful group. I offer it to you and hope you enjoy it as much as we do! (You can catch a glimpse of just some of the acts of wholehearted living our group has committed on the Pinterest Board here.
Does this idea appeal to you? What would stop you from inviting more fun into your life?
(The book addresses many questions and concerns.)
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