For this week’s photo challenge I am using an actual cover I used for a short story. A free copy of it is available on through a link on my site. The story was written as part of my studies in a Professional Writing course I completed recently.
The story has some elements from real life and my time in the North West (Fitzroy Crossing) but it is mostly a piece of fiction. The photo was taken in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.
The photos below are from 1985 and 2011. I scanned them and saved them on my computer. I thought it would be great to see them in a gallery and WordPress came to mind. They may not be of much interest outside the family so I hope other readers will allow me to indulge in these photos of my three sons. Thanks to my lads for their permission to post them 🙂
Andrew, Rob and Joel
AJ and Rachelle’s wedding
AJ and Rachelle’s wedding
I was having trouble finding a photo to meet this week’s WordPress photo challenge – until I went to take my vitamins (fish oil) this morning and saw them refracting back at me 🙂
I recently discovered an interesting book titled Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. It was first published in 1990 by Harper and Row.
Here is a description of the book I copied from Amazon.com (where I purchased the book).
Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s famous investigations of “optimal experience” have revealed that what makes an experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called flow. During flow, people typically experience deep enjoyment, creativity, and a total involvement with life. In this new edition of his groundbreaking classic work, Csikszentmihalyi demonstrates the ways this positive state can be controlled, not just left to chance. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience teaches how, by ordering the information that enters our consciousness, we can discover true happiness and greatly improve the quality of our lives.
I am finding it easy to read and a refreshing change from much of the (wonderful) literature about mindfulness. Sometimes words like mindfulness become so over used that they lose their sense of meaning. The writer talks about giving our attention to whatever is before us.
Although I haven’t finished reading it yet, I feel comfortable in recommending it to readers interested in experiencing more flow in their day-to-day lives.
It sounds like I was paid to review this book, but I promise I haven’t! It was just a link in an article I was reading online and before I knew what I was doing, I ordered a kindle edition as well as a hard copy 🙂
After going through my archives I came up with these few photos to reflect this week’s theme 🙂
Gnomesville SW WA
No. 1 Fleet St London
The Scottish heritage
Our local drive-in