RESTING AS FLOW

Flow. What is it?  An insurance spokesperson? The name of a music artist with a machine? The name of the waitress at Mel’s Diner who told us to kiss her grits? No, those are “Flo’s.” What we are talking about here is FLOW: a steady, continuous stream of consistency….

This Issue: Flow!

How do we determine if we are in the flow? Do we ascertain a certain feeling that defines a level of comfort?  You bet we do!  We feel when all things are operating in concert, and we know when we are out of sync.  This issue, we open…

We the Dreamers

We are the dreamers, the ones with souls as deep as oceans and with the reflections of stars in our upturned eyes. We’re the wistful, the hopeful, and the quiet ones, gazing off in the distance with that absent but knowing smile. With our heads in the clouds…

Sarin’s Thai: Prawns and Wings

From the mouth of Chef Sarin:  “I cook from Love, I cook from my heart. When I’m gone from this world, my top-secret recipes will die with me…lol” – Sarin Basley Prawns with Tamarind Sauce Ingredients: 4 Large prawns ¼ cup Tamarind puree (Tamarind can be purchased at…

The Shoe Tree

People frequently ask me how I came to live in Alabama, and I usually tell them that I got on the wrong bus and have been trying to find my way out even since. After all, I went from New York to London to Atlanta to Clemson to…

Grow With the Flow

BEING IN THE ZONE or in the flow, is a concept describing one’s total immersion in a creative process or physical contest. Yet there exists at least one other idea around flow which is more a metaphor of release, and resonates with a message of flowing with seasons…

Happy Anniversary To Me: Changing the Rhythm and Flow of My Life

Debilitating heart disease forced me to reexamine the foods I consumed, the exercise I tended to neglect, and the value I’d placed on my life. Managing a weak heart requires purposeful actions. My day begins with … eight, nine, ten, eleven pills for heart disease, high blood pressure,…

The Panama Experience

The most striking thing about Panama is the diversity and culture of the people. Each area of the country has its own personality. Downtown Panama City has a definite metropolitan feel with its tall sleek buildings and Miami vibe without the Miami price tag. Taxis and food are…

Hope for Humanity

Since there is really no beginning and no end to the flow life or of mystical and mythical imagination, let’s explore how art may often reflect mass consciousness. In my home hangs one of my favorite paintings. As I gaze at it, there are some aspects that seem…

Nonviolent Communication

When most people hear of “Violent Communication” they may envision physical aggression. Certainly acts of physical aggression are violent and prevent safe communication. We may also harm others through offensive words, labels, judgments, criticizing others, using political rhetoric, or responding with anger. When these verbal and emotional attacks…