Art & Mind

Personal perspectives on art, culture and how society is affected by our relationship with both

Worrying Can Be Good For You

By |December 21st, 2016|

I’m the keeper of a lot of unpopular opinions. Usually when people are uber-excited about a celebrity, I’m pretty ho-hum or unaffected by their thrall. Usually when everyone is certain the sky is falling, I’m the one considering how something really awesome can come from […]

Where To Find Me: Gal-Dem

By |November 29th, 2016|

No one can deny that 2016 has been a year of immense change. Whether your year has been full of opportunity and joy or distress and despair, it would fair to say that if you’re lucky enough to see 2017 on the horizon, you can […]

Sunday In The Park … On A Wednesday

By |October 31st, 2016|

I’d be ill-equipped to share a proper review of a very special presentation of this beloved modern theater favorite featuring a star-studded cast, but I’m sure as hell going to tell everyone I had the good luck to see it! So forgive me if I […]

We Have To Stop Beating Ourselves Up

By |October 16th, 2016|

These days, you see plenty of blog posts, magazine articles, and Medium rants about the frenetic world we live in, how to obtain work/life balance, and the dangers of our lives turning into a new version of Fight Club. But while we worry about being […]

This Is What A Creative Looks Like

By |September 26th, 2016|

I recently had a conversation with a fellow freelancer/entrepreneur and something about our interaction left me a bit … ruffled. Not upset. Not angry. Just … ruffled.

You see, I consider myself a creative professional. I use my creative talents as a writer, editor and devourer […]

Where To Find Me: YourWellness Blog

By |September 24th, 2016|

It’s been a few *cough* years since I’ve written anything akin to a guest post on another blog. In fact, I’m not even sure they’re called guest posts anymore. I think it’s just blogging in someone else’s proverbial house.

Anyway, the lovely and talented Chenai created […]

Financing The Imposter: Part Time, Side Hustle Or Fraud?

By |August 28th, 2016|

A constant theme you’ll hear many entrepreneurs, artists and freelancers discuss is the concept of feeling like a “fraud.” And by fraud, what we really mean is “if our vision, our art and our talent are as good as we think it is, we’d be […]

Lotus Moment: Above And Beyond

By |August 15th, 2016|

 

Why This Is Awesome: I’ve been told that I’m not a very optimistic person. Which is fine by me because I’d rather be a realist than an optimist, but there are rare moments when I do try my best to look on the bright side of […]

Drinking In The Culture On A Shoestring Budget

By |August 10th, 2016|

When you fill your social calendar with gallery openings, theater performances, poetry slams and film festivals, you tend to earn a reputation as someone who’s “cultured” and urbane. Regardless of whether or not you can attend every concert or book signing, people begin to look […]

There’s A Light Up In Harlem

By |July 10th, 2016|

The past month has left us with some of the most turbulent moments of 2016. It seems we can’t turn on our TVs, radios, computers or smartphones without being met with another harrowing or frightening tale of our world shifting violently in one way or […]