Live With JOY!

  “Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.”  – Joseph Campbell   Live today with joy!        

A Captive Audience

  My Dad is a frequent flyer. So frequent in fact that he is just about to hit the United Airlines’ Million Milers mark. Can you imagine flying that many miles? And those are just the miles he’s flown on…

And Some Days I Slay The Beast…

    I remember painting this dragon. Today he needed to make another appearance. Remember – you have the power to change your perspective. Let the dragon win on occasion but better yet, keep him around as a reminder that…

Apples For A Cure

    Today is the beginning of Apple Season! Two years ago today I started the year long Art Apple A Day project and painted 365 Apples For AS! Today on this anniversary I am announcing the next step –…

ePatient Connections Here I Come!

    I am so excited to share with everyone that I will be attending the ePatient Connections conference in Philadelphia next week. I received an email on Wednesday from Susan Mees, the Vice President, Community Relations at WEGO Health. Many…

Let It In – For A Bit Anyway

  I let bad things get to me. I see senseless mass murder, children who need more love & attention, people who are dying for food or medicine or from illness. I see homeless veterans, abused animals, flag burnings, people…

FREE Coloring Pages!

One of the things I love doing is creating images that children and adults can use to make art. I believe in the process of making art. Creating, especially with color is healing.  Why do we continue to think that…

AS Warrior – Tariq Mbanefo Gangari

  I am always amazed by the strength and dedication of people who do something instead of thinking of doing something. And when those people are also dealing with a form of spondylitis and their efforts are physical endeavors –…

A Day In June

Right after I finished college I set out for an adventure 2000 miles from home. As adventures go – it was a good one – unique, fulfilling,  and it continues to provide me with anecdotes and a personal history I’m…