Saturday, March 24, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Creativity Workshops Online

Finishing what we start– an invitation

Here is an opportunity to join Kate Johnson for a virtual creativity workshop focused on finishing creative projects this coming weekend!  From her site:

What habits of thought or work habits or avoidance habits are no longer serving us? What can we let go of so we can more forward with a little less weight?
The retreat will open with a virtual campfire friday night the 23rd with a video greeting from me (view it anytime!)– and throughout the weekend I’ll be posting several videos and short entries to support the difficult but rewarding work of finishing and letting go.

 Here is a link to what I made during one of Kate's weekend workshops!  Here is a link to my Pond Blog which I began after another of Kate's workshops

Monday, March 12, 2012

Handicapped Spaces, MS, and Compassion

Fair warning: If you don't want to read about a neurological disease this post is not for you.

This is the beginning of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week in North America. Unfortunately our family is all too aware of this disease and the effects it can have. In many ways we are lucky.  We live in a time when there are disease modifying medicines available.  However, this still mysterious disease has no cure and and no proven cause. My plea today, and every day, is for compassion.  Compassion for your fellow human beings. You never know  NEVER KNOW what is going on for another person you encounter in the world. Someone slow in the grocery store, someone who "looks normal" parking in a handicapped space, someone who looks like they have had one too many...these someones may be working through daily routines with an invisible disease that makes it difficult to do what the rest of us take for granted. The fact that they are even trying to do what the rest of us do is heroic. Have compassion, people.  It could as easily be you trying to walk a straight line down that grocery aisle.  That person who is all stressed out in line fumbling for her wallet? She may be a caregiver trying not to burst into tears. That could be you, too.
Here is a link to another blog I began last year.  If you want to go read here is the link: demyelinationcentral Again, a warning. It is raw stuff.


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