My mother was an art teacher, so I grew up doing crafts. And the tradition continues in my home. At any one point, if you were to walk into my house when we were unprepared for your visit, there would be tiny scraps of paper all over the floor, glue and tape stuck to furniture, […]
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Mindfulness Craft Project: Photo Appreciation Week
Spring Healing Through the Arts
by guest blogger Pam Peeke. Healers come in many forms, from traditional doctors and nurses to complementary practitioners like acupuncturists, yoga instructors, and massage therapists. There’s now plenty of science to show a whole range of positive benefits from regular use of each of these modalities. Flash-forward to the present and we’re witnessing the emergence of a whole new group of healers—artists.
The Dance of Life and Love
The best kind of love comes from within and radiates joy, respect, and pleasure to everyone around you. Sometimes I think that’s our real job on this earth—really learning how to love, and listening to that voice to the exclusion of all others.
Why The Artist is The Perfect
Movie For These Times
The Artist didn’t win all those awards, including the Oscar for Best Picture, because it was a silent movie made 80 some years after silent movies were “over.” It won because it showed us – with a delicious and simple story – that through the turbulent changes of technology, the basic human needs are the same.
The Last Station: Better than Anna Karenina
The other night I went to see a movie all by myself. In a movie theater! As I walked by the Paris Theater in New York City on my way to work one day, I saw that The Last Station was playing there and decided, on a lark, to see it after work. I hadn’t […]
Perfect Happiness and Other Questions
My local paper, the Morning Call, asked me to answer these questions, from a book called Vanity Fair’s Proust Questionnaire, which Rodale published last year. It’s a great book, featuring cultural figures from Jane Goodall to Johnny Cash answering a series of personal questions made popular by the French writer Marcel Proust (their answers appeared […]
Secret Stress-Relieving Remedy! Sunday Movies
I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time relaxing. With all the work and chores that need to be done, it feels impossible to slow down. And yet, I know I need to. Sometimes I just want to be taken away to another world, another time and place. I used to LOVE, […]
Top Ten Reasons Why Art is Essential to the Human Spirit
I’m currently staying in this really cool hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, called 21C. It’s a museum dedicated to 21st century art, so as you can imagine, there’s art everywhere. As I ate dinner by myself in the absolutely yummiful hotel restaurant called Proof, gazing at amazing and bizarre horse photographs (with a wonderful video loop […]
Raised on America’s first organic farm, Scratch author Maria Rodale learned how to make everyday favorites from, yes, scratch — the way you remember them; the way they turn out best.Order Now
Drawing on findings from leading health researchers as well as conversations with both chemical and organic farmers from coast to coast, Maria Rodale irrefutably outlines the unacceptably high cost of chemical farming on our health and our environment.Order Now