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…

Digital Projections of Real People

You never know what it takes for a person to show the world one, single smile. There is a digital world at our fingertips wherein we can present to others a simulated version of who we imagine ourselves to be, living the life we fantasize about, while receiving the praise, acknowledgement, and appreciation we only…

From Annoyance to Hatred (There is Still Hope)

Our feelings about others are a reflection of our inner world more than they are an objective statement about the other person’s character. If we allow our negative feelings about another person to sit with us unresolved for too long, they will grow and consume us. Like a splinter under the skin, what begins as…