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Have you ever noticed someone doing something and think to yourself, that looks like something I’d love to do…I’m going to do that. Or, you’ll strike up a conversation with a stranger in line (or “on line” for those of you in New York) who’ll tell you something fascinating about her or his life and … Continue reading

Monday Musings & Motivations — Part Sixty — Awareness

I remember the first time I became of aware of me. A sense of myself; separate and aware of my existence, within a group of others or a part of something else. I was in first grade. My teacher was Miss Hilda. She had red hair, fair skin. Her teeth were crooked. Two prominent front … Continue reading

Monday Musings & Motivations – Part Fifty-Nine – Finding My Zen

Due to Monday being a holiday and as a follow-up to my wildly popular (not) Unraveling My Zen post, I thought I’d post my Monday Musings today. It’s about ways in which I try to find, capture, and hold on to my elusive Zen. Zen is kind of like Wi-Fi. You know it’s there but … Continue reading

Unraveling My Zen

I’m a big believer in Zen in the western world way of being it, living it, finding balance. As in: “An approach to an activity, skill, or subject that emphasizes simplicity and intuition rather than conventional thinking or fixation on goals.” After all, our intuitions have guided us since we’ve walked the Earth. We sometimes … Continue reading

Monday Musings & Motivations – Party Fifty-Eight – Professions

We humans are preoccupied with professions. Hopefully, our professions not only feed our families, but our hearts, minds, and spirits as well. Maybe it’s the obsession with profession (and what others think of them) that gets in the way of fulfillment. Many moons ago upon graduating high school, I had a scholarship to go to … Continue reading

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a person who produces paintings or drawings as a profession or hobby.

synonyms: designer, creator, originator, producer; old master

a person who practices any of the various creative arts, such as a sculptor, novelist, poet, or filmmaker.

a person skilled at a particular task or occupation.

synonyms: expert, master, maestro, past master, virtuoso, genius

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