Dying to move On-ward

Dying as far as we understand is transformation for the dead; but, also for some of us living.  My Dad lived wisely. Now he teaches me posthumously. Yes, my Dad is no more. His death did not wait for me.  It happened. He’s gone forever; vanished into space when I least expected it. How canContinue reading “Dying to move On-ward”

Releasing Negative Energy

My first experience with energy work came about 5 years ago.  At the time, a good friend had begun her journey to spiritual awareness and she explained that her Energy Healer would clear my blockages and I would feel happier, lighter, less negative and overwhelmed.  In listening to her I became intrigued by all theContinue reading “Releasing Negative Energy”

Fault Lines

Artist Statement: Conceptually driven and thematic, my work is a way to process everything that is going on around me. Experiences are distilled and sewn together by research in the studio and through reading. Recent political rhetoric has shifted the direction of my work towards notions of identity, belonging and assimilation. My practice has becomeContinue reading “Fault Lines”

Just Listen

I am asking you to do one thing today to care for you, and those around you, just listen.  You may be wondering why you should listen to advice from me. Let me introduce myself…I am, like many of you, a mother. I am also a seasoned teacher with a background in psychology and sociology.Continue reading “Just Listen”

A year in books

Meeting my Goodreads goal of 35 books in a year was one of my most gratifying accomplishments of 2018 1. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy This book was recommended to me by my mom, and besides her suggestions usually being pretty solid, I was excited to start the year with a bookContinue reading “A year in books”

Children and Media- Young Children

From interactions with my patients and their families, I am increasingly concerned about the impact of digital media on our children who are growing up in environments saturated with technology. I had the mother of a two-year-old patient insist he was getting his “own” tablet as a present, and she became very upset when IContinue reading “Children and Media- Young Children”

Children and Media -Screens in Teens

At first, it was insidious. I would be at a restaurant with my family and I would see another family dining nearby. The children were using some kind of device, maybe a GameBoy to occupy them before their meal arrived. I noticed that the adults were able to have a real conversation. It was temptingContinue reading “Children and Media -Screens in Teens”