Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
~ George Bernard Shaw
Imagine being stretched out on a yoga mat in pigeon pose. If you can hold this pose, then it might suggest that you are flexible, but physical flexibility does not translate to mental flexibility. Mental flexibility is the “ability to shift a course of thought or action according to the changing demands of a situation.” To test your tolerance for change, ask yourself the following questions. Continue reading
If this was the first day of your life and it was entirely up to you to decide what thoughts would fill your mind, what would those thoughts be? So much of what we spend our time thinking about and how we perceive the world around us is based on what we’ve been taught by others–parents, teachers, peers–and what we’ve learned through our own experiences.
But what if we could start with a blank slate and see things as new again or see them without the filter of the past? Would we make different choices? Would we be more uplifted by everyday experiences or continue to see the segments of each day as tasks to be ticked off? Continue reading
Google defines think tank as “a body of experts providing advice and ideas on specific political or economic problems.” Usually these think tanks are government or university-sponsored scholars, but at Drink Wine and Giggle, think tanks are girlfriends. And, as girlfriends, we all know that when we get together to discuss issues, we are solving the world’s problems. Our girlfriends offer different perspectives on social concerns and raise some very valid points. If only the “experts” would listen to us. Continue reading
Do you ever wish that you could just flick a switch or turn a dial and suddenly you’d be creative? Unfortunately none of us come with a switch or a dial, but there are techniques that can stimulate the elements of creativity that will inspire new ideas.
What is That? is the activity you do with your girlfriends to prime your mind for creativity. Before you begin, spike your creative juices with red wine, known for its imagination-inducing levels of antioxidants and of course, a wee bit of alcohol. We recommend cabernet sauvignon or pinot noir paired with “brain food” such as walnuts, almonds, dark chocolate and berries. Now you’re ready to play What Is That? Continue reading
Summer is right around the corner. It’s a special time of year that we dream about all winter long. Summertime has a way of making us feel carefree and alive. It’s a happy time when we’re outdoors more often, breathing in the smell of freshly cut grass and the sweet perfume of flowers. It’s a time when we feel the warm sunshine on our skin and everything looks colorful and alive! Continue reading