Friday, August 17, 2012

Goal setting with Aisha Alfa

I was summoned to the St. Charles Retreat Centre yesterday to photograph an event held by Manitoba Schizophrenia Society. After almost two weeks of downtime due to some health issues, the assignment seemed like a much awaited break. I don't consider photography a job because I take too much pleasure in it. But after a 45 minute dose of Aisha Alfa, I think I might have renewed perspective of mixing work and pleasure. In her own cute way, she made me realize that I need to be including the fun aspect in everything I do, especially work. The reason some people don't achieve their full potential is because their heart is not where their goal is. I guess it makes perfect sense.   

Motivation comes from joy, fun success! So celebrate the small steps along the way that progress you on your path to success.

"People rarely succeed unless they are having fun in what they are doing," Dale Carnagie.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

The Manitoba Goddess Festival Celebrating Baba Yaga

A friend invited me to an art show recently where she and a few Winnipeg artists put on a very interesting exhibition celebrating the Slavik folklore witch Baba Yaga. It wasn't your typical art exhibition. We had a tour guide who brought us into the mysterious "fairytale forest" of art while telling us a story. At the end of the tour we were brought to Baba Yaga's attic where each of us sat with her individually while she unraveled the mysteries of our life. The exhibition was a sneak peak of the Manitoba Goddess Festival to be held from Aug 31- Sept 3, 2012 in St. Nobert. Tickets are on sale at their website.

For more info, check out this video by Shaw TV