Healing Through Change

Explanations do not heal hurt feelings. We all make mistakes. We will all hurt someone else, at some point in our lives, in some way. It may be unintentional. We may be entirely unaware that we even did so. Sometimes, even with the best possible intentions, our words or actions cause harm, hurt feelings, or…

The Seasons Of Emotion

Just like everything around us, our emotions are in a constant state of change. In this way, they are not much different than the seasons, nor should we expect them to be. Happiness and sorrow, excitement and frustration, love and pain, will all come and go throughout the days, months, and years of our lives….

Embrace The Inevitable

Inevitability is not affected by the way we feel about it. There are certain facts of life that will not change regardless of whether we agree or disagree with them, approve or disapprove of them, or whether we aid or resist them. Inevitability does not care about our plans, our opinions, or our emotions. In…

Becoming The Listener

Hearing requires empathy. Often, our words fall short of what we truly mean to say and want to get across. There is a feeling, an intention behind what we are trying to say that we cannot quite capture with words, that eludes our grasp, and that misses the target we are aiming for. In spite…

Art Is A Shared Story Of Emotion

“I’m not serving a menu. I’m serving a story. I’m serving my soul. I’m serving a conversation and I want you to talk back to me. I want you to dialogue with me.“—Dominique Crenn Within every artistic expression and experience, there are always many stories being told. There is the story that the artist tells…