Category Archives: Creativity

Mindful Eating: use a meditation bell

Ringing a small meditation bell before and after a meal can calm and center us before we eat. I have always found it difficult to pause before eating. Always a little fear pops up–fear I won’t be able to eat … Continue reading

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Sleepwalking Through Paradise

I was walking between 2 buildings when a dragonfly appeared. There was nothing green to alight on so he landed on the wood separating panes of pebbled glass in a factory window. I took a picture with my iPhone–the sun … 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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Shame and Illness

I think shame is a key unspoken, unexplored factor in how we deal with illness. I listened to 2 great TED talks from Brene Brown about shame and vulnerability. Her first talk on vulnerability went viral and she followed with … Continue reading

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Sketchbook 070612

Recovery is as much about living fully as it is about healing whatever physical part of us needs healing. I believe recovery is more about emotional healing than about physical healing. Physical healing (in some form-not always the form we … Continue reading

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Sketchbook

I have been busy developing curriculum, and preparing for presentations (a little nerve-wracking) and all that goes with that- but I could be sharing work from my other daily practices instead of disappearing! So here is a page from my … Continue reading

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The anti-Power Point Presentation

On May 7th I gave my first talk on mindfulness and health, Navigating the Twinkie Moment: How to Change Your Relationship to Food & Eating, at the Greenfield YMCA, MA. I practiced speaking in front of a mirror and diligently … Continue reading

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Chinese Dragon

So what does a Chinese dragon–a very cute chinese dragon–have to do with a blog about mindfulness, diabetes etc.? I’ve been thinking about what I said in my About page- that I’m more than my condition and that everything I … Continue reading

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3 Keys to Health

I’ve had Type 1 diabetes since 1992. I do not have any complications. The lack of complications may have something to do with genetics as well as self-care. I don’t know about the genetics but I do know about self-care. … Continue reading

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