Category Archives: Art of Health

Living a Healthful Life is an Art Form. Here’s some food, exercise, and other thoughts.

Making Connections, Growing our Community

Making Connections, Growing our Community

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Making Connections. If we Ganged Together like the Raven Tribes, We’d be Healthier, Happier, and Wise…so ‘They’ Say

Being in one group or many, part of a community/family, gives life more meaning, helps us find acceptance, and often adds years for a happier life. We can sense this is true! The ravens have a coach/lookout when the rest are grazing in the grass. There’s the champion who calls the gang over when the bones, bread, & leftovers are put out. They collaborate and pick pieces from each other. A young one will learn from the elder how it’s done. They are there to share, eat, strengthen, and empower the other. It’s an extended family who lives together daily, strives as a group to eat, stay warm, and be happy. Each is important to the other.

But our society isolates us, often leaving us questioning where we belong. We text instead of connect face to face, hire a service instead of finding a buddy, ‘Like’ and ‘Heart’ far more than we actually converse. People move, people die. More spiritual than religious, maybe we need more drumming circles, incense burning, and dancing together. ‘They’ say worship together, exercise with a group, meditate with others at a center regularly, join a weekly hiking club, book club or art class, or gather with extended family often. It’s a good goal to have.

In the meantime, as I make more of an effort to connect, I’m choosing to live my beautiful life with all that I have right now. My friends and family are more Quality, not Quantity. No matter what the outside circumstances are in the world, I make a point to feel my value and self-worth daily. I strive to be creative every day, taking the baby steps to get the art out into the world, attempting to do some writing every day, and seeking to touch upon inspiration in my treehouse studio, even without the 8 friends the Gallup polls say are necessary for a happy life. I take with gratitude what I have around me. I cherish the friends and family I have, while missing the ones who are gone. Happiness is only found within yourself.

“There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle.” Deepak Chopra

Here’s to finding our place and fitting in. But be Gentle with yourself while Knowing that we are all good and complete, right now, just as we are. And some more good ‘7 Steps That Will Make You Happy All Day‘.

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4 Ways to Hit the ‘Reboot Life’ Button

4 Ways to Hit the ‘Reboot Life’ Button

 A large POP sent me scurrying around the house trying to get my Power back While re-setting timers, clocks, and tripped switches, I found my Mac needed an upgrade, which really put me on hold. The whole computer froze up, was beyond Slow, and I had to walk away while it uploaded, replaced, and optimized…Continue Reading

4 Ways to Re-energize Yourself

4 Ways to Re-energize Yourself

Fall Re-Energizing – What Fills You? Time to pause, readjust those Big Dreams, and really Feel into what I need to jump start excitement, energy, and fun. Simplify. Those plans to cook an Indian meal became comparing recipes, realizing how many steps were involved, shifting to possibly take-out would be nice, and ending up with…Continue Reading

Ancient Landscapes Fill the Soul

Ancient Landscapes Fill the Soul

                                                                                    Serendipity in Santa Fe  As Dreams of ancient landscapes and scents of piñon and juniper fill the air, we walk through a forest of tall cedars filled with twinkling lights in the center of the Plaza. Evening smoke awakens memories of villagers long past, gathered around campfires on cool New Mexico nights.  I’ve had…Continue Reading

Out of the Chaos and Into the Womb

Out of the Chaos and Into the Womb

                                               French Bouquet Sky, I think I’ll save this video for The Sensual Artist                                                 classes. Colors from a French Bouquet of Anniversary flowers with 3 Ravens added! When the Shame, Sadness, Fear, and Pain Reach the Edge of Overwhelm: Deload Today was a retreat to the womb day. I came across the term ‘deload’…Continue Reading

Stability in a Shifting World

Stability in a Shifting World

Do You ever Wonder how to be Grounded in the Whirlwind of Life? The Whisperings & Lessons of Fox Medicine still come to me. Thick and Lush, the Forest holds many secret places, and hidden dangers. The 1700’s stone wall is the  highway for small creatures, as the stream flows deeply beyond, cutting through it…Continue Reading