Wednesday, April 27, 2016

May this dress remind us ....

“I think women are foolish 
to pretend they are equal to men, 
they are far superior and always have been.” 

 William Golding, Lord of the Flies

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

May this dress help us become catalysts of change ....







food for thought ... 
from the Dalai Lama

THE PARADOX OF OUR TIMES
Is that we have taller buildings, but shorter tempers
Wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints
We spend more, but we have less.


We have bigger houses, but smaller families
More conveniences, but less time.
We have more degrees, but less sense
More knowledge, but less judgement
More experts, but more problems
More medicines, but less wellness.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values.
We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often
We have learnt how to make a living, but not a life.
We have added years to life, but not life to years.
We've been all the way to the moon and back
But have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbour.
We have conquered outer space, but not inner space.
We've cleaned up the air, but polluted our soul.
We've split the atom, but not our prejudice.
We've higher incomes, but lower morals.
We've become long on quantity but short on quality.

These are the times of tall men, and short character;
Steep profits, and shallow relationships.
These are the times of world peace, but domestic warfare,
More leisure, but less fun; more kinds of food, but less nutrition.

These are the days of two incomes, but more divorces;
Of fancier houses, but broken homes.
It is a time when there is much in the show window, and nothing in the stockroom.

A time when technology can bring this letter to you,

And a time when you can choose,

Either to make a difference .... or just hit, delete.
- His Holiness the Dalai Lama
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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Today, let us practice self compassion, self acceptance ...

'mirror, mirror ....' (2012) collage on wood with sewn dress

“Rather than wandering around in problem-solving mode all day, 
thinking mainly of what you want to fix about yourself or your life, 
you can pause for a few moments throughout the day to marvel at what’s not broken. 
You” 



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Friday, April 15, 2016

Let us all remember to breathe!!!

inhaling, exhaling, inhaling, exhaling.....


Focusing on the act of breathing clears the mind 
of all daily distractions and clears our energy 
enabling us to better connect with the Spirit within. 


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Monday, April 4, 2016

Happy birthday to a woman who walked her walk with passion, compassion, humor and STYLE!!!

Happy Birthday Maya Angelou!!!

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; 
and to do so with some passion, some compassion, 
some humor, and some style.


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Monday, March 28, 2016

today, see all the miracles ....

happy monday! X

 Miracles


Why, who makes much of a miracle?
As to me I know of nothing else but miracles,
Whether I walk the streets of Manhattan,
Or dart my sight over the roofs of houses toward the sky,
Or wade with naked feet along the beach just in the edge of the water,
Or stand under trees in the woods,
Or talk by day with any one I love, or sleep in the bed at night with any one I love,
Or sit at table at dinner with the rest,
Or look at strangers opposite me riding in the car,
Or watch honey-bees busy around the hive of a summer forenoon,
Or animals feeding in the fields,
Or birds, or the wonderfulness of insects in the air,
Or the wonderfulness of the sundown, or of stars shining so quiet and bright,
Or the exquisite delicate thin curve of the new moon in spring;
These with the rest, one and all, are to me miracles,
The whole referring, yet each distinct and in its place.

To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle,
Every cubic inch of space is a miracle,
Every square yard of the surface of the earth is spread with the same,
Every foot of the interior swarms with the same.

To me the sea is a continual miracle,
The fishes that swim—the rocks—the motion of the waves—the ships with men in them,
What stranger miracles are there?



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Saturday, March 19, 2016

may this dress grant us the permission to do what we want, to be who we want and to live the way we want!!!! peace


Give yourself permission to do 
what you've always wanted. 
Chris Guillebeau


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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

may this dress help us slay the worst enemy ... self-doubt!!

needing this friendly reminder today ... thank you Sylvia Plath
'lilith contemplates sanctuary ...' (2015) rockport, ma  
“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”

Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath


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Monday, March 14, 2016

happy birthday Albert!!! another one of my heroes

and he knew what he was talking about!!! 

photo by: John Burke
“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, 
of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?”

click here to read an article in Country Living celebrating a messy space!!!
http://www.countryliving.com/life/a35383/messy-room-brilliant-mind/



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