Category Archives: Art of Health

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

Art: An Antidote to Stress

Art: An Antidote to Stress

Spirit In The Stone: New Mixed Media Painting

Stress makes our blood flow & body alert while the immune system & sleep ability slow way down So We Can Run or Fight.

I read about a Doctor who rushed her friend to the ER, and stayed with him in ICU through the night and next day, until he was stable. She knew her body was madly creating adrenaline and cortisol to react quickly to the event at hand. When she went home, she weighed herself, and found she had put on 3 lbs.

Stress is twofold: the perception we have of dangerous situations, and the hormones let loose in the body for protection. It’s meant to be short term. We really run into problems when we keep ourselves in this heightened state of affairs reacting to every challenge as life or death. What we think affects our health in every way. Stress blocks everything good from Flowing.

For me, doing Art brings balance. I recently had to endure 5 stressful days, filled with gnawing obsessing thoughts, before I could deal with the issue. I painted through it all. Not typical ‘therapy’ art filled with black, blood, and bodies, instead I gave myself ‘color’ problems to focus my thinking. This immersed me into solving a challenge in a way that worked, looked good, and that can possibly be added to my  new classes, The Sensual Artist. How can I make orange & blue look good, and not just the colors of football players? Or how to make a spontaneous painting with a story really work? The result was I had some interesting paintings to show, only gained 1 lb, and just a bit of a rash that cleared up quickly. Success!

Really getting into the whole body doing of art, trying to make something new look good, and losing track of time, puts each of us into another world. It’s a world of healing, allowing the body some down time to pull itself together. It’s creative distraction while doing good that also comes from creating a meal from scratch, getting out into Nature with awareness, or exercising by dancing/walking/running. So switch your thoughts about things into positive ones. See everything as an opportunity to try something new, making it a game in life instead of a burden of overwhelm. This is a precious day in your life, so make it good.

Dawn of Spring

Some more thoughts about Stress & Prevention

The Mystical & Cyberspace

The Mystical & Cyberspace






Days of Demands, Distractions, & Decisions My first real warning of a problem brewing was when Donald the Russian (I’m not making this up!!) somehow appeared as a member of my online class without paying! Then suddenly, both of my WordPress sites became un-secured. Next came the results from an orthodontist: braces for 2 years…Continue Reading

Committed to Happiness

Committed to Happiness






Mind is just crazy to defend itself, validate, be right It’s such an obsessive thing. I understand it’s kept me alive this long and served me well. But there has to come a time to reign it in, get control, and just settle down. Mind can’t stand to be disrespected, dishonored, or especially dismissed! But…Continue Reading

Where has Consciousness Gone…?

Where has Consciousness Gone…?






The Mental World is a Sticky Business It sucks you in. It’s like a Carnival side show that holds your undivided attention. A scary movie that keeps you glued to the screen. Monkey Mind obsesses, as outlandish thoughts keep the masses hypnotized, astounded, and limited. Chemicals course through our bodies with every emotion, playing havoc…Continue Reading

Song of the Mother

Song of the Mother






Earth Mother is the Goddess Herself, and She Has Knowledge to Share Ancients have known Her as Gaia, Danu, Tara, Mut, Shikena, Ninsun, Asherah, Pachamama, Hathor, Durga, Shakti, and Rhea. Thousands of Earth Mother fertility figures have been found worldwide, dating back 35,000 years. Her songs are of love, abundance, and beauty, as well as…Continue Reading

Invoking the Goddess

Invoking the Goddess






Keeping Balance in my Personal Patriarchal Overload The Microcosm reflects the Macrocosm! Surrounded by workers installing new cathedral windows before winter ‘really’ hits, and nursing a husband who has returned from a trip with bronchitis that hopefully is not pneumonia, I had to take stock of my situation and find ways to express my creativity.…Continue Reading

Follow Your Light

Follow Your Light






See this Opportunity to Bring Your Personal Gift to the World. We’ve all lived through personal tough times. Life has always been a balance of the treacherous and sublime. Imagine this. What if we made this our time of Awakening, our huge Opportunity to act on the inner call. Can I wake up my genetic…Continue Reading

Life Through the Rear View Mirror

Life Through the Rear View Mirror






When Life Shakes You Up, Follow Your Own Agenda Imagine this. You are driving your car, remembering that you are the driver & no one else, and you see all your life experiences up to this point, this day, flowing behind you, getting farther away, through your rear view mirror. It’s the life you left…Continue Reading