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 […]

Images of Perseverance: Tuna the Chiweenie

If you haven’t yet been acquainted with Tuna the Chiweenie, he is a rescue dog made famous for his heart-opening powers of cuteness. His owner, Courtney Dasher, keeps a well-curated Instagram with over 400,00o followers, which captures the daily life of this vulnerable little being. Looking at photos of Tuna reminds me that even when life is difficult, there are lovely, loving beings like Tuna, who persevere despite lacking evolutionary conveniences like opposable thumbs and credit cards. Thanks, Tuna, for your […]

Real Happiness Program: ‘The Phrases We Choose Reflect the Balance We Seek’

Beautiful things can happen in our lives, we can place words on a page — one at a time, arranged as if mapped and planned in full, but trickling down, instead, they do. Troubling turns can loosen our feet, pain and remorse can take us, but ‘the phrases we choose reflect the balance we seek.’ (1) so mind to the language of love when you speak. May you all feel vital. — Thank you to everyone who took up a […]