The June Surviving Spirit Newsletter

  “Art is a wound turned into light.” Georges Braque The June Surviving Spirit Newsletter is posted at the website. Hope Healing & Help – This month’s resources: 1] Leah Harris on Mental Health as a Social Justice Issue – Psychology Today 2] Rachel Waddingham – Behind The Label: Recovery from psychosis, trauma & dissociation […]

Thoughts & Music to share on Resiliency

  I read this article at my friend Helga Luest’s, Trauma Informed Linked In post and shared a comment and I thought to dive a bit more, into why I feel the way I do about ‘resiliency‘. Here is my post comment to the article – Natural Resilience to Major Life Stressors Not So Common […]

“PIRATES” – Monday’s Music

  “Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.” African Proverb PIRATES is the self-titled track from my second musical CD, and I find it interesting, the simple act of my efforts to write a short blog piece on a song of mine are anything but simple. The process started well over two hours ago and […]

“If I Were A Carpenter” – Monday’s Music

“Where words fail, music speaks.” Hans Christian Andersen I have always loved the song, “If I Were A Carpenter”, written by Tim Hardin. Hardin was a gifted singer, songwriter, who penned many great tunes. You hear his songs, but you probably don’t know he wrote them. Rod Stewart had a huge hit with, “Reason To […]

Healing the Loss or Lack of Love

  “In the absence of love, there is nothing worth fighting for.” Elijah Wood Valentine’s Day is a marketing dream come true…a time for lovers, friends and family members to exchange cards and gifts of value to show how much they care for one another. I know in my heart, that there are many, who […]

Finding Peace of Mind

  This morning, when I went out for my daily practice of having my first cup of coffee outside, it was a balmy zero degrees. I perform this morning ritual everyday, regardless of the weather – rain, sleet, snow, cold or hot, do not deter me from my time to be alone in the backyard, […]

Season’s Greetings & Happy Holidays????

  “We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.” Max de Pree I wish to extend Season’s Greetings and express […]