Grit. Grace. Gratitude. Duende.

Grit. Grace. Gratitude. Duende.

Duende (n.) the mysterious power of art to deeply move a person. “Heightened sense of passion.” It is incredibly brave to sit in the stillness of something beautiful. We dare to open our hearts to the isolation of depth within our own mind’s eye.  Our emotions can be...
Grit. Grace. Gratitude. Duende.

Grit, Grace, Gratitude. Philosophy

One philosophy tells us that our lives are predetermined. Another says that we have free will. Another still,  tells us that life is meaningless, and we are an accident of atoms smashing together in the great cosmos of a lucky toss of the dice.  So why do we continue,...
Grit. Grace. Gratitude. Duende.

Grit, Grace, Gratitude plus sneakers

Grit, grace and gratitude are our trinity. Grit is the key ingredient to standing up in a world full of trauma and drama. Grace, the glue to hold it all together. And gratitude? Gratitude is a gift we give ourselves in good times and in bad.  We in the positive...
The Eyes Have It

The Eyes Have It

It has been said that the eyes are the window to the soul. I believe that. When I look into someone’s eyes, I can sometimes feel their soul and I can sense how they are feeling. I am not claiming to be a psychic or a mind reader. I believe that the eyes send messages...
Try Kindness, It’s Fun

Try Kindness, It’s Fun

It really isn’t that hard to be kind. Yet, I see people struggling to put a smile on their faces. I understand that everyone has struggles and sometimes they are experiencing grief, sadness, and a heaviness of weighted burden in their lives. What I want to say here is...