During the month of November, I will be creating whimsical illustrations from the following creativity prompts shared by Ceci, one of my creative online friends. Thank you Ceci. If you are so inspired, create along with me. (Use the prompts any way you like (and in any order); there is an alternative prompt: self-portrait … More November Create Whimsy Challenge
Today is the first of October and I have decided to participate in the Inktober Challenge, which is an online art challenge that has become popular for this month. The Inktober Challenge was created in 2009 by illustrator Jake Parker as a way to get better at inking. It’s since grown into a worldwide art … More Rising to the Inktober Challenge
Too often we may lose sight of what we value and appreciate as we become complacent with our health, our friends and family, our environment, and the comforts of our material goods. In the past couple of days I have been having a bit of fun with social media by reigniting appreciation in myself and … More ABC Appreciation GAME
What do you do when your mind shifts into OVERWHELM? (We want to do it all; BUT, it seems TOO MUCH with holidays approaching.) I posted this on my Facebook timeline and have received some really great advice, tips, and comments. Personally, I know that I need to approach the holiday hustle and bustle with … More Feeling overwhelmed?
On October 17, 2016, I started doing works of heART, which will continue until February 14, 2017 as part of my personal 120-day heART challenge and daily practice to keep love, appreciation, gratitude, compassion, and kindness in my heart every day. This campaign has become even more important to me since the outcome of the … More HeARTwork ~ update ~
In the words of Andrew Jackson, “I will speak ill of no one, and speak all the good I know of everybody.” Andrew Jackson knew the power of words, as did many great people in our history. More and more people are becoming aware of how the abuse of this command of words can hurt … More Bullying ends where kindness begins.
I am going to take some time this weekend to unplug myself and basically step away from anything electronic. I need a break from my computer, my smart phone, the e-mails, social media, yahoo news, Netflix and television. I am going to immerse myself in the outdoors for at least 4 hours and commune with … More Unplug.
Let me start off this article by recognizing that many communities in the United States have started school this week; and, others are getting ready to start school in the weeks to come. As an anti-bullying expert and educator, I want to encourage each of you to inspire the children, adolescents and teenagers in your … More Let kindness rule.
I few days ago (Sunday, May 29, 2016), Michelle Icard (author of Middle School Makeover) did an extraordinary thing. She turned a negative situation into a positive one, by simply following through on an idea brought forth by one of her Facebook friends, Brook Dwyer. Fabulous suggestion, Brook! Bravo Michelle! I am delighted on how … More Character matters.
You know the old adage, “birds of a feather flock together,” right? This phrase implies that people of the same sort or with the same tastes and interests will be found together. In my experiences, I have found this to be true. People who enjoy books form book clubs. People who enjoy arts and crafts … More Attract worthy people into your life.