"It's cool to be a part of recovery. This is just who I am, this is what I write about, what I do, and most of my work has been a reflection of what I've been going through in one way or another."-CHESTER BENNINGTON
A piece of a gift. I made a small comic for her to celebrate a friendship that I hold very dear to my heart, and she finally got it in the mail!
I never would have thought that following your account in 2016 would have led to this. I fell in love with your inks and art style and how you were bravely trucking through creating the Marrow comic for a pitch/contest thing. We spoke a few times, but I was always too shy to really get to know you.
Good morning! My set up for today, dominated by this big piece. I think my eldest has strep so first up it's a trip to the docs
"A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading." William Styron
Take a moment this evening, and be thankful my friends. Thankful that we are blessed to have access and means to books. If you think about it, in truth, we are abundantly rich. We take forgranted that having even a few books on our shelves is a great blessing, let alone the hundreds most of us have. .
I often feel guilty about what I have and that is why I LOVE giving back- to you and to my community. .
This is my happy place. A snapshot of my library. I feel good here. I feel hopeful here. My imagination runs wild here. And I am reminded here of my many blessings!
My walls are adorned with @SweetSequels prints, my chair with Haleigh's gorgeous blanket and pillow. Blessed. So blessed and thankful today!
Hoy recupero esta ilustración que hice en 2014, a propósito del estreno esta semana del documental “En la mente de Robin Williams” en @hbo_es.
En aquel entonces, hablé en mi -ahora desaparecido- blog acerca de la depresión y la ansiedad, y cómo constantemente esperamos ciertas actitudes de los demás.
Y es que a veces se nos olvida que, detrás de una personalidad muy estridente o demasiado apática, probablemente hay alguien luchando por mantenerse en pie.
Pienso que para estar deprimido no se necesitan motivos, y tampoco es razón para disculparse. Nunca se ha escuchado a nadie decir: “lo siento, espero que me disculpes porque mi hígado ya no funciona”.
Recomiendo el documental, y en especial, practicar la empatía con regularidad.
Faces. Something I’m learning about in my @coursera course on ‘The Science of Wellbeing’ is about Social Connection and off the back of the fact that even the smallest act of kindness or moment of social connection with another person can increase your happiness (and yet we often feel the opposite is likely), I’ve begun a daily habit of breaking that moment of having the urge to speak to someone I don’t know and resisting, into saying it and seeing what happens. :
A few days ago I spoke to someone I didn’t know at a park, a dad, about kids and parenting and he shared his views on letting kids be free and enjoy childhood (was a great reminder).
Yesterday I asked a woman on the bus where her dress was from. She was surprised and chuffed with the compliment. We walked a short distance together discussing how perfect shift dresses are in summer before parting ways.
Today I started a conversation with a lady and daughter in the dentist waiting room. We were all feeling “the wait”. It broke the frustration, shared our bewilderment and was a delight to discover all about their day and that I’d attended the same primary school as the daughter when I was little. :
I’ve loved experimenting and putting into practice a teeny tiny shift. The interactions are so short and yet the little moments stay with you as you go about you day. I’ve met 5 new people this week who I am unlikely to ever meet again. I hope those little moments stayed with them too.
: #littlemoments#socialinteraction#saythatthing#starttheconversation#meetsomeone#smileatastranger#breaktheice#startanewhabit#habit#lifestyle#linedrawing#continuouslinedrawing#continuousline#art#drawing#artistsoninstagram#artofinstagram#thepoetrymum#alwayslearning#wellbeing#mindful#mentalhealth Thanks Laurie Santos, thanks @yale