Showing posts from June, 2015

#5--How to Feed the Soul and lead a more creative life---MEDITATE

{taken from The Daily Herald, DuPage County, IL, 6/15/15} "Sara Lazar, a neuroscientist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard and Medical School, was one of the first scientists to take anecdotal claims about the benefits of meditation and mindfulness and test them using brain scans.  What she found surprised her--that meditating can literally change your brain....".I did a literature search of the science and saw evidence that meditation had been associated with decreased stress, decreased depression, anxiety, pain and insomnia, and enhanced ability to pay attention, and an increased quality of life."     "The first study I did, looked at long-term meditators versus a control group.  We found that long-term meditators have an increased amount of gray matter in the insula and sensory regions, the auditory and sensory cortex, versus the control group.  Which makes sense.  When you are mindful, you are paying attention to your breathing, to sounds, to the

Masterboard and book cover creations

The evening of May 27 produced notepads with covers that were designed by a variety of inks and impressions.  These would make wonderful book covers and personalized gifts. June's Gourmet Poetry night has been cancelled and will be rescheduled in September.  Start writing Haiku during your summer travels.  The pattern of three lines goes 5 syllables, then 7, then 5. example by Diane Brown Bird Call.  Butterfly Sound and soundless arias Love songs to the Lord