Ahhh, the humble brooch. You know, I don’t think the brooch receives the credit it deserves–I think we tend to gravitate more towards necklaces when it comes to adorning our necks and chests but today I would like to consider the brooch. They can be small, with quirky details, or larger statement pieces that really catch the eye. Brooches can actually be pretty versatile–attach to your lapel, the top of your shirt or dress, pin an assortment onto a purse, or even put in your hair or on your shoes. I love the wide variety of brooches that Etsy sellers... Continue Reading
Continuing with our healthy habits of the mind, body and soul series, today I would like to share a little bit about my meditation practice–how I got started meditating and some useful tools I use to set my mind from wandering.
I find these words from Rumi to be incredibly powerful, encouraging mindfulness everyday. We must truly listen to our hearts and then act on those feelings! How do we move past our fears and dig into those things that awaken our imaginations and get our hearts racing? These little thoughts that tug at our hearts and minds throughout the day, those urges and sensation–they are what make us unique, make us ourselves.
Today I am excited to invite Wendy Cook of Mighty Girl Art to the blog, talking with us about her creative process and the inspiration behind her business! Wendy Cook is a visual artist whose disciplines include painting, photography, book arts, assemblage and jewelry. She has been exhibiting her art since 1986 and has been published in the US, Canada and the UK. Her work has been sold at charity events such as the “Postcards from the Edge” benefit for Visual AIDS of NYC, Northern Virginia Family Service, and The Fund for Women Artists. Wendy is also the founder and facilitator... Continue Reading
So, I just read an interesting little tidbit–according to a study conducted at the University of California, San Diego, emotions shared online (an inspiring quote or words of encouragement on a friend’s wall) create what they termed as a “social multiplier.” These thoughts and sentiments are contagious and can impact your friends. The best part is that positive emotions spread more rapidly than negative ones–so, today, I am here with an uplifting thought to brighten your holiday weekend!