Category Archives: Art

Nourishing the Heart

The disorders of desire discussed in a previous post are the emotional and spiritual hungers that lead to craving (desire) that then lead to all forms of dis-ease. Certainly to the emotional dis-eases of greed, jealousy, rage, etc., but as more and … Continue reading

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Disorders of Desire

The title of this post comes from a phrase in Ronna Kabatznick’s The Zen of Eating. She says the Buddha was not an expert on eating disorders but “his expertise on hungers of the heart and disorders of desire is … Continue reading

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Looking Right Here and Now

My spastic blogging in the last months of 2012 can be blamed on moving from Greenfield, MA back to the Boston area. It took more physical and psychic energy than I anticipated. A year ago, I moved to western MA … Continue reading

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Right Livelihood: A Personal Economy

This blog post by Tony Bernhard, a community dharma leader at Spirit Rock, seized my heart. I have alternated between thinking, or avoiding thinking, for years about this topic. “For us, livelihood is most often simply equated with our job, with what … Continue reading

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the witch’s feet

the witch’s feet something bad happened something bad happened but nobody wants to talk about it the sky is very blue but there’s a crack in it black birds, dead grass and a brown furry animal looking for – well, … Continue reading

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2 Soldiers

This poem, two soldiers, is from a small book of 9 poems & images I wrote & published  titled, the witch’s feet. The images are collages created from a child’s finger paintings. I did not add any of my own … Continue reading

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Balance

When I created this mixed media piece I wasn’t sure of the meaning–I rarely am when I start working with materials. I love that intuitive approach to art-making. For me, the most authentic work is made when I stay in the … Continue reading

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Circle of Rust

I regularly upload pictures to Instagram, slowly building a portfolio and a community. Though I’m a visual artist, and love looking at photographs, until joining Instagram in June, I rarely took a picture. I preferred creating images with materials I could touch … Continue reading

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The Holiness of the Heart’s Affections

“I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the Heart’s affections and the truth of the Imagination.” ~ John Keats Sometimes I forget about the centrality of love and creativity/art/imagination, whatever you wish to call it, in healing but … Continue reading

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Intuitive vs Proven

After eight weeks of daily mindfulness meditation, participants were again assessed… study authors reported not only that loneliness was reduced among the meditation group, but that their genes showed positive effects from meditation by reduced inflammation. “Our work presents the … Continue reading

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