A fascinating article on PsychologyToday.com asks: “What’s the most dangerous word in the world?” Turns out, “NO” is the most dangerous word in the world. Why? Because brains and bodies react quickly to negativity. Even a frown releases stress chemicals into our brains and the brains of those around us. “Curiously, we seem to be hardwired to […]


Before I Die…

by julie on July 16, 2012

“Before I die…” caught me off-guard on Saturday. I was driving down 14th street NW in DC, when I slammed on the brakes and pulled over. I didn’t know what to expect, but the beautiful messages of hope and love made my day! I took photos but  didn’t contribute to the wall. I mulled it over […]

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I signed up for an art journaling workshop at Tranquil Space last summer, and almost didn’t go because I feared “wasting my time.”  I’ll never forget when the wonderful instructor, Kimberly said, “Write down what you want by this time next year, July 23, 2012.” My whole body clenched up. Somewhere along the way, I’d forgotten that […]