I’ve been exploring the difference between vibrancy and saturation in digital abstracts. Vibrant colors are very high on the scale of brightness. They are bright and striking colors that pulse with energy and suggest… Continue reading
Freedom is the ability to pursue living your life within the constraints of society, culture and the law, without depriving others of their opportunities to experience the same.
My program of retaining an attitude of gratitude and enjoying my life every day is going well. I’m living mindfully in the moment and taking small steps to encourage myself to celebrate life. My… Continue reading
Abstract art expresses connection with your subconscious feelings and perceptions; abstract art is the visual result of exploring deep emotions. When you manifest the courage it takes to leave your comfort zone, face… Continue reading
By Tina Gilbertson It doesn’t work. You already know this. You’ve told yourself a hundred times to think about it a different way. Or you’ve tried not to think about it at… Continue reading
College and school teach many things. While primary schools is very much about learning facts and figures, college is more about learning who you are and what you’re passionate about. A lot of… Continue reading
Our ability to enjoy our lives and relationships reflect our habits — habits that reflect our personal history, family and cultural traditions and our entanglements. Family background plays a key role in shaping… Continue reading
There are hundreds of different variations of smiles expressing the full range of human emotion. From Charles Darwin’s facial expressions interpretations to Stanford University’s “Happiness” class — smile scholars have puzzled over the… Continue reading
A new blogging friend, melodiousgarden posed the question: “What is the most beautiful thing you have ever seen?” Something akin to a slide show of memories began to display in my mind’s eye… Continue reading
The death of a loved one is a painful event. The loss of a loved one means the world as we knew it has changed and those changes require that we in turn… Continue reading
Homemade bubblebath is easy to make and I have two seasonal homemade bubblebath recipes to share in this post. The color blue is a mentally-relaxing color that has a pacifying effect and encourages… Continue reading
We are well aware that depressed people have a brain chemical imbalance that requires clinical treatment, yet we all have blue moods. Pacification and distraction form the foundation for making the choice to think… Continue reading
Our hearts all yearn for a better tomorrow, but hope is not simply wishful thinking. Hope is ‘confident expectation in a change in direction’. Sherwin Nuland, is a surgeon, author and inspirational speaker.… Continue reading
These collages are my attempt to communicate with my readers from the inside of the chrysalis I am in. You can make a collage to represent who you are and where you are at. … Continue reading
Gardeners are perennial optimists. In the cold of winter they pour over seed catalogs making plans for a new beginning in spring. Come spring they plant their seeds — seeds that are symbols… Continue reading
Germaine Greer once said: A garden is the best alternative therapy. A garden is a friend you can visit any time. I heartily agree. Humans have a deep need to connect with nature.… Continue reading
Resisting change is innate in the human psyche rooted deeply in our fear and desire to control. Grumpiness is the negative attitude that arises when we are faced with the truth and choose… Continue reading
Affirmations are positive statements you make to yourself to encourage and support yourself on your personal voyage through this life, and you can never get enough of that kind of encouragement.
My paintings are a result of releasing and expressing deep emotions and most are the products of flow experiences. I’m in art therapy painting abstracts with others who also suffer from PTSD. I’m… Continue reading
This summer I shared my experiences as a person with invisible disabilities (fibromylagia, chronic fatigue, multiple food and drug allergies) and how I have learned to take care of myself by overcoming chronic… Continue reading
We begin our lives being spontaneous happy and playful. Challenging circumstances, relationships and events in our lives can cause us to lose that childhood sense of wonder and joyfulness. That loss can result… Continue reading
If you affirm your positive thoughts, you will encourage yourself to focus on the good in your life. However, the opposite is also true. If you affirm self doubt and worry, you will multiply these pessimistic affirmations and become focused on the negativity in your life.