magic mushrooms

What do digereedoos, depression, and magic mushrooms have to do with cancer patients? Promising new studies are showing results with using psilocybin hallucinogenic mushrooms to relieve cancer patients of anxiety and depression (some results showing 80% effectiveness!). Read full article at the New York Times here. Scott would have loved this!

giving tuesday campaign

So far, #GivingTuesday helped us raise $175 for Scott’s design scholarship via a facebook campaign that is running for 17 more days. Click here to donate.  Our goal is to raise $2500 during this facebook campaign as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will match our funds raised. All contributions are tax-deductible and facebook will […]

dreams of the last butterflies

Few symbols can capture the essence of life-death-transformation-rebirth as well as the butterfly can. If you’re like me, you’ve noticed that there were far fewer butterflies enjoying your garden this summer. Like the bees, they are disappearing at an alarming rate. Dreams of the Last Butterflies is a remarkable 9 minute short film that shines a […]

locked out of heaven

“Believe your heart. Believe in yourself. You are on the right path. You are love and you are loved. Never forget.” I offer this to my readers as confirmation that there is more to this life than appears at first glance. This week I consulted grief counselor / psychic Vincent Genna in Raleigh for the […]

nepenthe

One fine day this past August my dog Loolie and I heard a loud thump on a small window not of the type one would usually worry about as being a danger to birds. We did not investigate the cause of the noise until later when I went outside to water my garden.  I noticed a tiny bird […]

stillness before action

Guess what came down my chimney and crawled up the fire screen into my art studio last night? My first Praying Mantis sighting since childhood. You know me, I take this timely synchronicity seriously as a sign I am on the right path physically, mentally, spiritually, and creatively. For more on the significance of Praying Mantis […]