Connections

Connections

These past 18 months have impacted all of us in varying degrees. Covid has taken a toll on caregivers, families, employers, teachers, students, … all of us. One could say we are adjusting to life after loss. Loss of a loved one, a job, a home, a lifestyle, or our...
Trust Your Gut

Trust Your Gut

Trust your gut, it never lies. Whenever I have a gut feeling I need to listen. It has saved my life on more than a few occasions (literally), and it has guided me with my decisions over the course of my lifetime. It’s when I don’t trust my gut that I regret it....
What Art Has Taught Me

What Art Has Taught Me

Creating comes in many forms – creative living, creative problem solving, creating artwork. Creation means to come into being as something unique that would not naturally evolve or that is not made by ordinary processes. NOTHING about this YEAR has been ordinary....
The Best Way to Get Approval Is Not to Need It

The Best Way to Get Approval Is Not to Need It

Wu-Wei (pronounced oooooo-way) There’s a Chinese philosophy I absolutely love called, Wu-Wei. It means “the best way to get approval is not to need it.” Deep-rooted practices are challenging to unwind. I was trained to conform to religious beliefs, not talk back to my...
Permission to Be Happy

Permission to Be Happy

It is DAY 2 after The Annual Maui Open Studios Event (MOS), and I am taking a moment to reflect on the past couple of months. If you’re a mother, a project manager, or another creator you are well-aware of the preparation leading up to the moment. Equally, you may...

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