Images of Perseverance: Ursula’s Life-long Dream

I recently caught the story of Ursula Populoh, a fibers-enthusiast who has begun an undergraduate course in Fiber Arts at the age of 70 at The Maryland Institute College of Art, Mrs. Populoh grew up in Germany during the aftermath of the Second World War, and after emigrating to America, she focused on running a business and raising a family, not having the opportunity to pursue secondary education until recently.  From an interview in Juxtapositions: “We walked by a studio, and I […]

Mindfulness Process

Fab illustrator, designer & hand-letterer of the Living with Mindfulness logo, Erin Ellis, just shared with me this beautiful photo of her work process.  The practice of hand-lettering is like a mindfulness exercise.  Each loop and curl of the brush shows you just how you are paying attention (or not) in any given moment.  This was a challenge for creating this particular logo, in which Erin so deftly engaged. Thank you Erin for the beautiful work, attention and inspiration.

Meditation Makes You More Creative

Lorenza Colzato and her fellow researchers at Leiden University, published a report on 19 April in Frontiers in Cognition. “After an Open Monitoring meditation the participants performed better in divergent thinking, and generated more new ideas than previously” http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120419102317.htm