The Tapestry Of Our Lives

Art lives inside the silver fox gray of an unruly beard and disheveled hair reaching for the clouds Bringing them down in a floating fluff of white light onto the canvas Art breathes through the patient, observant eyes of an old cerulean soul Beauty lives inside the mysterious deep dive and painter’s brushstroke Ocean hues […]

About Jacqueline Cioffa

A retired, international model, and celebrity makeup artist. Co-Author of Model Citi Zen, the guide. Founder of Author of numerous prose pieces in various literary magazines. Most recently published in Little Episodes Brainstorms the anthology, among esteemed artists Sadie Frost, Melvin Burgess and Todd Swift.

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The Chameleon

She makes magic with her warm colors,
and lets us play with our creativity.

About Alexandra Mantovanelli- Krantz

Alexandra Mantovanelli- Krantz is a freelance writer, all-around filmmaker, and photographer, known as Xander Productions, who lives in Amsterdam, in The Netherlands. When she was thirteen she started to use writing, photography and other forms of visual art as means of self-expression, to better understand her reality, and to express her interpretation of the world around her. That’s why she decided to take up the opportunity to study photography and all the visuals arts and so she did. In 2008 she got a bachelor degree in Fine Arts, with specialization in Film and Visual Arts, and in 2011 she completed her master in Digital Filmmaking and Photography. She also made many courses about creative writing and screenwriting. In October 2005 one of her poems won the 2nd Prize in the category Young Poets of the XVIII-NATIONAL POETRY COMPETITION 'Enrico Zorzi' (Garda Lake, Italy). When she was completing her bachelor in 2008, some of her poems about when she lived in Italy have been published in an anthology, "The little warrior" (original title: La Piccola Guerriera), in several print and online publications for Kimerik, an Italian publishing house. February 2016 she won the 3rd Prize in the category Fiction Short Story at the Literary Prize Contest of Cultural Association “Fuori dal Coro” (Out of the Choir) in Italy, and in March 2017 she won the Merit award of National Poetry and Narrative Prize "Alda Merini". Alda Merini is one of the most known Italian poets of the 20th century. She is also involved in competitions about novels, short stories, screen- writing and since many years she has been participating in writing competitions in the English language. In May 2017 she got a positive review about some of her poems from Julia Bird, Creative Director at The Poetry School in London, England. Moreover, since February 2017, she is the videographer and photographer of the Ehlers-Danlos Society organization, in the United Kingdom and USA. For the annual congress of 2017 she will be in Las Vegas (USA) between the 6th and the 9th of next September. Since the 2017 she makes interviews and pictures of her articles in the VED magazine (Vereniging Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Patienten in Netherlands), where she works also as editor.

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6 Inspiring Ways to Boost Creativity

We often think of artistically creative people as inspired. Considered to be passionate people, they are driven to create a poem, sculpture, a painting – some visible work of art. Many artists have been known to be enrolled in the “Tortured Soul School of Creativity.” Their inspiration only came through a deep angst that demanded […]

About Michele Landers

Michele Landers is a Board Certified Life Purpose Coach as seen on FOX's "Eye on South Florida" with Shannon Cake. She is a Certified Hypnotherapist, Numerologist,and Author of "Tao of Numbers" & "The Year of Living Miraculously" Executive Producer "It's Your Life" Talk Show

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Bipolar-speak: Being Neuro-Normal Sucks

I have experienced mood swings for over 25 years, rapid cycling from mild depression to 3-5 episodes of humanly manageable mania/hypomania. Until last year, I have been fairly ‘blessed’ with my manic phases: no drugs, no bankruptcy, no sex à gogo, though, a lot of bridges abruptly dismantled and painstakingly rebuilt. This past year my […]

About Michel Bordeau

My name is Michel Bordeau, aka Area Frenchman. I am a Therapist and an Education Coach in private practice in Atlanta. Born in France, I have spent half my life in the US. I am culturally French and academically American, so you can safely assume that I know a thing or two about love (gender respectful, validating, unconditional, non-threatening) and the pleasures of life (many friends, much cheese, little w(h)ine). When I don't blog about mansplaining, teen assertiveness, guru shaming, toxic work environments and toxic people, motherhood, mindful parenting, immigrant entrepreneurs, bipolar disorder and body dysmorphic disorder, I dedicate my time speaking about the lessons I have learned as a therapist and a coach. I am the host of Le Kindness Couch on Youtube. I created this channel to demonstrate that today's therapeutic modalities are kind, validating, and solution-focused. We don't read mind or blame your mom for everything.

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Releasing Her Ego Changed Her Life

I used to be such a planner. Everything had to run on time, in an endless conveyor belt type manner. I would get restless when people took too long in line at the grocery store, or anywhere for that matter. I was a hamster that constantly spun her wheels, going nowhere quickly. Then I began […]

About Natalie Yeh

Liminal Spaces with Natalie Yeh -- aerospace engineer with a penchant for the spiritual, artistic, and cerebral -- is an attempt where she tries to accept her own messy humanity in exploring the gifts in her everyday stories and milestones with compassion, gratitude, and mindfulness. Gifts she believes we can all share and learn from when we choose to see our continuous threads of connection in our common humanity rather than uphold paper walls of illusions of separation that some treat as real. When she has free time, she loves to cook, shoot landscape photography, practice martial arts, write and dance. Her Chinese American background, bilingual upbringing, and transgender history all lend to her experiences in exploring the liminal spaces where her history, her present and her future are at odds and of a piece, creating herself and her writing as unique, cross cultural art.

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