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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Giraffe Mind- a new form of Mind Less Ness

Giraffe Mind
I am amazed that it has been since May that  I have written a post. I have felt ambivalent about writing one certainly. While I love to do it, I also realize that everyone is doing one these days and they are amping up the quality, advertising, complexity etc. It is all a bit intimidating and why bother.
There are already too many things to read and much too much to remember..........

However, I can offer originality with my thoughts, feelings  and paintings.
As I created this painting, I realized that i am constantly looking at things in more than one way. it could be this, or that or none of those.  I feel like taking a step back , seeing and naming  the possibilities,  helps us to calm our anxieties down and and be more present.
I am suggesting giraffe mind as a new form of mind less ness.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Alligator Encounter

Good morning
I have lived in florida for about 18 months and I have always been aware of alligators. In the beginning, I was always on the look for them. I live by a pond so there was a very good chance that I would see them.  I was nervous if I saw them and nervous if I did not.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The Forgotten Ingredient is LOVE

The forgotten element is love. We say that we love our children but yet we don't act as if we do. We yell at them, hover around them, diminish  them  in front of others and often lie to them . We would be horrified if we knew that we were doing these things.   We often have the best intentions and yet we still do. And  then we wonder why our kids are sad, unhappy and acting out. What if we realized early on that our children are our perfect mirrors and whatever is going on with them is important for us, as well. We will not be able to parent effectively looking at our beautiful mirrors more closely.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Parenting is Complicated

Its complicated!
Everything feels complicated right now. I know that each generation thinks that their lifes were easier and simpler than the current one. Yet, I believe that when I was growing up and even when my kids, in their thirties now, had an easier time of it than current children Perhaps the dividing line is the accessiblity of the internet. Certainly, when I was parenting I looked to my family, friends  and to my favorite parenting books to inform me about how to raise my kids. Now, we ask Alexa to tell us how long should my baby sleep or why is she crying so much and when should she talk?

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Ferocity and Online dating

I feel as though everything that I do has passion, intention and great ferocity behind it. It is exhausting some days and no one else really knows the internal workings of anyone else.
I do know that the days of telling people what they should feel like or do have diminished.

Isn't it time that we recognize that we all have our own healer or wise person inside of us.

Monday, February 26, 2018

The Shape of Water

Last night my friend and I  saw the movie the Shape of Water. I loved it while my friend hated it. 

She seemed to see it as a confirmation that nothing ever changes and I saw the oppposite.  Everything is aways changing.
When I was in my twenties, I believed in the magic of love. I believed that I could make a difference in the world. I could live better by making more conscious choices in my diet, environment, work and relationships. 

Tuesday, January 23, 2018


I believe that  humans are always looking for connections
 to something bigger than ourselves.
I believe that the core of our love affair with depression, anxiety and addictions is because we feel lonely.  We have lost a sense of connection to something bigger than we are and that connection is ultimately a spiritual one. In this day of political correctness and  constant  conversationl sparring, it is uncomfortable and intimidating  to say that we are looking for  a Spiritual or God connection..  So we stay stuck wanting the Bigger connections and  we are afraid to go after them.