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Living Arts Weekly: Simplicity

February 2, 2020 Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.  – Confuscius Research shows that it is only possible for humans to engage, to learn, to create new neuropathways in the brain when they are in a relaxed state. We will not take in new information, retain, and integrate it when […]

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Living Arts Weekly: Fragrance

April 28, 2019 There is no glory in star or blossom til looked upon by a loving eye;  There is no fragrance in April breezes til breathed with joy as they wander by.  — William Cullen Bryant The Spring air has a freshness that is intoxicating.  One of my favorite sense experiences is to embrace

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Living Arts Weekly: Thawing

February 24, 2019 She turned to the sunlight and shook her yellow head, and whispered to her neighbor: “winter is dead.” -A.A. Milne As I look out my window to a marshmallow world of snowdrifts that are over my head, I shake my head at the theme of this blog post. But I know some

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Living Arts Weekly: Hoping

January 27, 2019 Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.  – Desmond Tutu Parenting, teaching, and caregiving are vocations that require the long view, with love at the core. Once upon a time, my eldest son went to a new school for first grade. He had just

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Living Arts Weekly: Preparing

September 30, 2018 Little squirrel up in the tree, runs along the branch so free Gathering nuts to nibble and crunch, saving them for winter’s lunch! Won’t you stop and play with me? No, no, no, I’m busy you see! This time of year calls us to prepare. Like the approaching cold months urging the squirrel

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Living Arts Weekly: Transforming

September 23, 2018 “Change leads to disappointment if it is not sustained. Transformation is sustained change, and it is achieved through practice.” ~ B.K.S. Iyengar This week begins with the Autumn Equinox and ends with Michaelmas! All around us we see signs of transformation at this time of year. The equinox is the time at

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