Art therapy / Health and Wellness / Inspiration

Take care of what’s between your ears

A genius is a talented person who has an exceptional intellectual or creative power or other natural ability.  It’s those who transcend boundaries such as those of the time and space continuum and provide solutions that extend into the future who we recognize as geniuses. However, if we pause to consider the definition we may recognize … Continue reading

Buddhist Meditation / Fibromyalgia / Health and Wellness / Inspiration / Tonglen

Starting Over: Working Through Pain and Developing Inner Strength

Even when the mere idea of walking around the block makes you want to  crawl back under the covers and never surface again, exercise is essential for people with arthritis and fibromyalgia. Working through stiffness and pain requires accepting responsibility to become your own healer and summoning the courage required to stay the course. When … Continue reading

brain training / Buddhism / Conscious living / Gratitude / Happiness / Health and Wellness / Inspiration

Train Your Brain to Become Happier

Depression has played a major role in my life since I was a child. There have been many times I had to struggle to make the happiness choice minute by minute, hour by hour, and day by day. Granted in some cases of depression therapeutic intervention may be necessary.  But I am unable to take … Continue reading

Conscious living / Emotional healing / Gratitude / Humor / Inspiration / Relationships

An Attitude of Gratitude

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 life is not less stressful than it was before I began this commitment, but my coping skills are improving as I make … Continue reading

Art therapy / Conscious living / Happiness / Imagery / Inspiration

Beyond Fear: Creativity

Choosing to be happy with everything just as it is, without trying to change anything, removes the desire to control and the unhappiness that results when things don’t go the way we want them to.  Making the happiness choice daily, hourly and even moment to moment is employing skillful means for conscious living. However, making … Continue reading

Buddhism / compassion / Inspiration / Psychology / Relationships

Live in Joy, Peace and Love

Compassion without attachment is possible. Therefore, we need to clarify the distinctions between compassion and attachment. True compassion is not just an emotional response but a firm commitment founded on reason. Therefore, a truly compassionate attitude towards others does not change even if they behave negatively. Genuine compassion is based not on our own projections … Continue reading

Making Mandalas: A Magical Process
art / Art therapy / Creative Visualization / Imagery / Inspiration / Meditation / Spirituality

Making Mandalas: A Magical Process

Are you a doodler? Have you ever drawn mandalas ?  I had a very busy week full of medical and laboratory appointments and I spent hours traveling between them. While sitting in waiting rooms I began to doodle and produced several mandalas. My girfriend who was visiting and chauferring me between appointments got into the … Continue reading

Gratitude / Inspiration / Internet Relationships

Joy, Love and Peace

The days of  making homemade Christmas cards and writing Christmas letters on store bought cards to send them off to others by mail are fast disappearing. Statistics are showing that, even more so than other years, Christmas greetings 2010 are increasingly being sent via ecards due to convenience and the instantaneous communication that internet provides. … Continue reading

Imagery / Inspiration / Internet Relationships / Music

Love Dream Musica

New Video – Love Dream Musica – リラクゼーション音楽 Marcome Marcome’s world of ambient New Age music has a special quality that draws me. Her energy speaks of inner strength and optimism. This latest video remix offers a unique mix of serene sound and kinetic, electronic images. Find out more about Marcome, her philosophy, her music … Continue reading

Children / Happiness / Inspiration / Relationships / Wisdom

Childlike wonder and wisdom

Some artists spend their careers trying to recapture the sense of wonder and imagination they had as children.  I was reminded of that this summer while I sketched and watched my friends kids create artwork from flotsam and jetsam on the beach.  Their sand drawings,  sand castles,  driftwood forts, glass and shell and mobiles, and … Continue reading

Easter / Inspiration / Internet Relationships / Spirituality

Easter and Spring Equinox Greetings

Easter is derived from two ancient traditions: Pagan and Judeo-Christian. Easter celebration is definitely traceable all the way back to ancient Babylonian trinitarian paganism, Circa 1500 B.C. Pagans have celebrated death and rebirth themes following the Spring Equinox for millennia. Passover Pasch can be traced to a pre-Israelite pagan ritual practiced by wandering Semitic shepherds. Continue reading

Christmas / Inspiration / Internet Relationships / Relationships / Winter Solstice

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays Happy Holidays! Whichever ones apply: Jewish, Christian, Pagan, secular! People of goodwill are not particular, Perhaps because all people yearn for friends. Year’s end’s a time of darkness, true, but when Has darkness ever darkened one small light? Our pleasures are like candles in the night, Lighting lamps that burn beyond our ken. … Continue reading