One of my favorite people I’ve met through social media is Heather Plett of http://sophialeadership.com. She has declared this the year of the mandala. If you don’t know what a mandala is, it’s Sanskrit for “circle” and is used in Hindu and Buddhist religious traditions. Some people draw mandalas, but those with less artistic talent find printable ones to color. The sense of play connects us to a sense of a higher purpose and opens our awareness to our own spirits. When we color mandalas, it opens our minds and hearts to explore the cycle of life and find answers to questions through alternative means.