Category Archives: Health & Healing


Lately I’ve been spending more time than usual in the bathtub. I slide deep down into the tub so that the water can cover me with its warmth then try to float–mentally of course. Because when you float, you let … Continue reading

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Stitching to escape the noise within

My mom’s in a hospital that’s far away. This makes it difficult for me to focus on anything. But, to turn down the volume of my thoughts, I needed to move my hands. So I mended a potholder. -30-

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Viva la nonna

In Italian, there’s an expression “Hai voluto la bicicletta, pedala” (you wanted a bike, so pedal). Simply put, accept the aftermath of your actions. Once upon a time, there were a bunch of dudes hyped up on globalization because they … Continue reading

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Frida Kahlo and Retablos

Originally posted on FRIDA KAHLO WEARS HUIPILES!:
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, dreaming of a unified and independent Mexico,  sustained the Mexican Revolution and thus all things indigenous. They, like many other artists at the time, were highly influenced by…

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A Garden in my Cup

La Sussurrata, Paros This is one of our beautiful bougainvilleas. Sometimes the wind blows the fallen petals into the house making it look like the set for a Bollywood wedding. So we are always sweeping them up. Recently I learned that … Continue reading

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