Zen Tip Tuesday
In January 2019 I kicked off a little idea I had on the blog called Zen Tip Tuesday – a new guest post series that I too contributed a few posts to whenever an appropriate idea came to me. Contributed posts were affectionately labelled ‘Gems of Zen’. It was fabulously prolific to start with. I had posts lined up for every week for the initial 12 month timeline and beyond. Mid 2020 I decided to take a break from it as contributions had slowed right down. It was never closed but I didn’t actively pursue contributors or contribute myself.
It’s Back Baby!
After the past year the world has had, and is continuing to have, a series like this is more appropriate than ever. So, I’ve decided to kick start it again! Of course we already have thirty-four (34) Gems of Zen in the treasure chest to read if you haven’t already or to revisit if you’ve read before.
I’ve decided though to scrap the Zen Tip Tuesday label and rename it by it’s affectionate term of ‘Gems of Zen’. So the hashtag #ZTT (Zen Tip Tuesday) is no longer and instead we have #WOTMGOZ (Write of the Middle Gem of Zen), and these posts can be published on any day (not just Tuesdays). I don’t expect the contributions will be as prolific as when this series first started (though I’d love them to be!) so this won’t be a weekly series. It will most likely be sporadic but if ever I have a good steady stream of contributors, I will not post them anymore frequently than weekly. If it turns out I don’t get any contributors (boo hoo), I will contribute a post now and then myself.
One other thing – we will take off where we left off – so the next Gem of Zen will be #35!
So what is Gems of Zen all about?
Life is wonderful but let’s face it – life can be tough. Some people are thrown more curve balls than others but ultimately none of us get through life without challenges. There’s all manner of things that we could be faced with during our lifetimes: stress, anxiety, grief, frustrations, worry, sadness, illness, pain, trauma, a COVID-19 pandemic, and more.
I think most of us would like to be able to handle these challenges that life throws at us better and most of us would like to feel more peaceful, relaxed and calm. Agree?
Zen may mean different things to different people, but here for the purposes of this Gems of Zen series, it means to feel peaceful, relaxed, and calm. It means feeling a sense of balance of body, mind and spirit.
I wanted to throw open my blog to people from across the world in order to hear from a wide variety of people with various areas of expertise, experiences and perspectives on ways and means to achieve a sense of zen.
Read more About Gems of Zen here.
I would love you to be part of my Gems of Zen series. Here’s how!
Who wants to contribute the 35th Gem of Zen?
It’s a simple matter of emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your post idea.
Sadly, due to an influx of emails from disingenuous people, this note (below) has been necessary. A couple of these people slipped through the cracks in the past because my soft heart has allowed them to contribute to this series (you can pick them). It never felt right. This will not ever happen again.
Please note that I will only accept genuine posts on appropriate topics from people who are opening their hearts and sharing from experience and/or expertise. I will not accept posts from people or organisations just wanting to plant a link on my blog to increase their domain authority ranking and/or to increase sales of their product or service.
To Wrap Up
- Zen Tip Tuesday is now exclusively renamed Gems of Zen
- Gems of Zen is OPEN awaiting new gems baby!
- The new hashtag to use when sharing any of these Gems of Zen posts is #WOTMGOZ
- The next Gem of Zen will be #35. Will it be you or you or you or me?
- If you’ve been thinking about contributing in the past and still haven’t, maybe now is the time?
- If you’ve contributed before but have another post idea, then I’d love to hear from you!
- Don’t overthink it! It’s basically just sharing anything that you do that helps you to feel peaceful or calm or relaxed or happy!
- Read these links for more info and tips:
So hit me with your gems of zen! I’d love to see the treasure chest overflowing with open hearted contributions to share amongst us all!
Ciao for now,
This post is linked up with Denyse Whelan Blogs for #LifeThisWeek