Category Archives: Creativity

A New Path?

Life and work intruded on my weekly blog posts- most notably: grant funding for the Mass in Motion program I administer is ending in September, 2 years ahead of schedule (!). The city may fund the program, but while administrators wrangle … Continue reading

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That Muffin Isn’t Going to Solve Your Problem

A friend and I were talking about how, when we are eating mindlessly, we actually think muffins, scones, ice cream (whatever food we crave) is really going to solve our problem(s). When I ate obsessively, I somehow believed physical food … Continue reading

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3 Keys to Health: No.2 Creativity

After 20 years with Type 1 diabetes, I see 3 key areas in life that need regular attention: knowledge–an understanding of your condition; creativity–a right-brained pursuit; mindfulness–awareness of the present moment without judgment. Mindfulness is the foundation of everything. Creativity means … Continue reading

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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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