Wanda Waterman “The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.” ~Tacitus You have to love this oft-repeated horror flick scene: Our hapless hero or heroine is lying in bed when they hear a noise and feel driven … Continue reading Why Fear?
Wanda Waterman Instead of hate, celebrate. ~Prince Here’s a short list of things that get a lot of flack for no good reason— and why we might try looking at them from their good sides. Drinking and gambling The problem … Continue reading Why Down on So Many Wonderful Things?
Wanda Waterman “In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.” ~Elizabeth Gilbert “The jewel tree opens … Continue reading Why a Jewel Tree?
Wanda Waterman Fully immersing ourselves in a creative project activates a different part of our brain. We lose track of time and our surroundings. Minutes blend into hours, and there are no thoughts apart from what’s happening in the present. … Continue reading Why Mindfulness in Art?
Wanda Waterman “Religion isn’t about believing things. It’s ethical alchemy. It’s about behaving in a way that changes you, that gives you intimations of holiness and sacredness.” ~ Karen Armstrong Skeptics often wonder out loud why religion is still … Continue reading Why Religion?