A Wonderfully Human Kind of Joy

December 24, 2017 by - 6 Comments

  This painting by Matthias Stom (Dutch, 1600-1652+) is so vibrant and full of life that it speaks loudly of joy. Stom was Dutch, but he did most of his painting in Italy, closely following the style of Caravaggio. I love this painting’s warm, humid temperature, its Mediteranean feel. It’s a refreshing change from the …Read More

Charity is a Practice

December 3, 2017 by - 2 Comments
Heart tree

This past Tuesday was Giving Tuesday on the heels of Cyber Monday. How funny that we have an annual day now to remind people to be charitable. Like yoga, charity is a practice, an approach to life. With charity, we celebrate the divine in all of us.   The tender loving care of human beings …Read More