Mick Jagger Gimme Shelter
My recovery was just a flash away — Fifteen years ago on his Bigger Bang tour Mick Jagger found me between a rock and a hard place, in a crossfire hurricane. Preloaded, titrating, kissing perfect strangers. Ooh, a storm is threatening my very life today. If I don’t get some shelter Ooh Yeah, I’m going to fade away …
Towards Culturally Safe, Person and Family-Centred Healthcare
Q & A on the Principles of *Person and Family Centred Care (PFCC) *Person refers to patients, clients, residents, caregivers, and family. Also, experts by experience (EBE), peer mentors, and people with living/lived experience. P/F = patient and family The Principles are; Dignity and Respect Information Sharing Participation Collaboration Q1 What does PFCC mean to you for direct care and at an organizational…
Art Invites Healing
Art (ceramics) leaves a mark, symbol, cipher, or signature. Problems can be externalized and de-personalized into an artistic artifact that can be examined and harmonized. Molding clay is tactile and 3 dimensional with the opportunity to enact change, correction, and new solutions. Into the clay, a person presses a message…
How dare cancer enter here?
Richard Mravik creates sublime landscapes in paint. But now his beloved Ingrid is threatened by a brain malignancy driven by deviant evolutionary machinery spinning out of control. Please help Ingrid access life-saving treatment, organized by Ingrid Watermann My dear and beloved friends, Well, those of you who know me, know that when I decide to do something, I like to take the…gofund.me Thank you for your generosity of hopeful thoughts.
Face, my Face
through the glass dimly. — Now we see but a faint reflection, then we will see face-to-face. Now we know in part, then we will know fully, as we are now fully known. -1Cor 13:12 We sought the Lord and They answered us. They delivered us from all our fears. We who look to the Lord are radiant. Our faces will never be covered in shame. -Psalm 34:4-5 The transformation of our misshapen births harmonizes body and soul.
A Crimson Key
Preface: this was inspired by a video of a grandfather who discovers his grandson’s lipstick. After secretly putting lipstick on himself, the grandfather is epiphanic. He purchases more makeup, which he gives to his grandson. With their reciprocal gifts, they adorn their faces in sacred solidarity. Affirmation awaits them in a room full of a welcoming family. A crimson key unlocks compassion opens truth