Garden Buddha ATB
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Giving Up vs. Letting Go

Hello, dear readers. I've got some more food for thought for you. This time, I'd like to explore giving up versus letting go. During a recent conversation, I said aloud that I had "given up" on something (I won't trouble you with the details). After the words came out of my mouth, I realized that… Continue reading Giving Up vs. Letting Go

Meditation by Aileen Torres-Bennett
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Meditations: 2021

I jot certain thoughts down on occasion, and I'd like to share a small collection of the ones that have been important to me in the past year. They are helpful to me as I re-read them. Perhaps they can be helpful to you, too. I hope you're having a wonderful holiday season as 2021… Continue reading Meditations: 2021

Smiling Puppy ATB
Art, essay

Make Art. Make Money. Stay Joyful.

I hit a low point recently. It was unexpected, and the emotion has made me stop and think about my current values. When I made a decision to take my artistic talents seriously by setting up online stores to sell my artwork on various products, I thought I was doing a good thing for myself.… Continue reading Make Art. Make Money. Stay Joyful.

The Art of Learning Josh Waitzkin
Books, essay

Books: The Art of Learning

Josh Waitzkin's "The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance" is a revelation. It's a stunning read that I could've devoured in one sitting, but I wanted to savor it, so I read it over a few days. This is definitely a book that I will go back to time and again. I… Continue reading Books: The Art of Learning