Difficult

When I was much younger and things didn’t magically fall into place I would push harder, try to endure, and stay on task. Sometimes it worked, and sometimes it didn’t. Then later in life when I experience a very serious head injury everything changed. All of a sudden, I was no longer able to override…

Champion

Video from KarmaTube This inspiring video reminded me of the impact a good and devoted teacher can have on child’s life. Rita Pierson, a teacher with more than 40 years of experience, talks about the value and importance of human connection (relationships) in a kid’s education. She believes that if most kids grew up not…

Quiet or Silent

As far back as I can remember I have been fascinated by stillness. Stillness is different than the absence of noise. In stillness there exists a richness where you can delve into the fabric and meaning of the moment or life. Everything I do or create is an extension of that stillness and my desire…

Supportive

Video from KarmaTube This short animation video speaks clearly and poetically to what so many of us have or continue to go through these days with quarantines, lock-downs and stay-at-home orders. It tells us to “Lean into loneliness—and know you’re not alone in it.” It also reminds us that we are all connected and with…

Blur

Recently on my morning walk I found myself exploring a playground and reminiscing about the playgrounds I used to play on when I was younger. I can still remember spinning around and around on the merry-go-round and squealing with joy, as my world became a dizzy blur. The older children would periodically jump off and…

Postcards From the Womb

This short animated video illustrates how the neurological development of our brain is impacted by the messages we received while we are growing in our mother’s womb. Science also now shows us that our perceptions of the outer environment have an enormous influence on the expression of our genetic code, biological responses, mental health, and…