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be gay do picnics

Be gay do picnics is my conclusion about this video, which I love.  By the end I was in tears, moved by the mom moral.  Lately I’m trying to see art that makes me laugh–I need more ways to relax.  Laughter is a remedy to stress response.  I need it for my health. I wanted… Read More »

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how I learned to do less

Last year I knew I needed to cut back on my responsibilities and activities, but I didn’t know how.  Everything I did felt crucially important.  But I needed to give more energy to myself, work on my health, and lower my stress.  It could be a matter of life and death.  I want to tell… Read More »

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Japanese Funk and Soul

Hey, how are you doing?  Thought you might like this Japanese Funk and Soul on Vinyl (Late 70’s, early 80’s.). I thought it might be fun to dance to–youtube showed it to me.  Thank you, algorithm!  Yes, I was right.  It was fun to dance to. I like that the music was very new to… Read More »

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kindness

Been thinking about kindness.  To be kind, you have to be curious.  Otherwise you’re going to treat people how you think is kind, but you’ll often hurt them, since people need different things.  Curiosity is necessary to know people, and you need to know people to be kind to them. Being able to communicate is… Read More »

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panicking

Last night I was panicking, and it was a hard night.  I went through a whole experience.  There was restless overwhelm, then a classic panic attack, and a ton of recovery until I could sleep. Ming helped me in all of that.  He asked me some cool questions, and I got distracted answering them.  He… Read More »

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dancing in a new way

“I feel like dancing in a new way,” I told Ming. He was driving us home.  He’d just grocery shopped, while I walked in parking lots, looking at trash and dumpsters, as I am wont to do. “Dancing in a new way, like how?” he asked. “With my ass,” I said.  I imagined dancing and… Read More »

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January friendship art along

Gmorning.  Sorry I forgot to invite you to the January friendship art along.  But it’s not too late for you to catch up, if you’d like to join. Here’s the list of prompts. My friend Ariel made prompts 1-13.  I did the rest and made the graphic.  There’s a facebook group where we can share… Read More »

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why I like radical mental health people best

Good morning.  I want to tell you why I like radical mental health people best.  The question has been intriguing me for some time. It’s no coincidence that most of my closest friends and the people I fall in love with or otherwise share my life with are radical mental health people.  So I wanted… Read More »

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all cats are psychedelic

Oh hey.  Happy new year.  I’ve been working on this cat.  I decided all cats are psychedelic.  That’s just how they exist, by default. Meow?  I call this All cats are psychedelic.  It’s art embroidery.  Funny how if it’s done with needle and thread, it’s just a craft.  It’s just a stupid lady thing. artists… Read More »

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many gods no masters

Lately I’ve been using the hashtag Many Gods No Masters.  It makes me giggle–it’s a spoof on the common anarchist phrase No Gods No Masters.  Yes, I’m a bad anarchist, for being religious.  I see God everywhere.  She is my favorite. Here’s an arati for the sect of Hinduism I did for 20 years.  I… Read More »