Striving to be authentic in the written word and exhibit a genuine quality lies in touching the creative core of intelligence. I write about the arts, living, life lessons, spirituality, art, health and states of mind.
The formats I use are to blog, write poetry, short stories, and diverse educational material in my areas of expertise. Published in national journals, I also have 5 children’s books, and have received the Excellence in Patient Education Award (2006) from the University of Michigan.
Blogs and Short Writings
Adventures in Mom Care – Way to go Mom!
Whenever my mom has a dementia “episode” it can be difficult. She feels the lose of memory and senses her mortality. The other day she woke up saying, in a soft voice, “I’m dying.” This sent a chill throughout my body. I had to wrestle with giving her space to feel her lose and wanting […]
Adventures in Mom Care – Surprise!
So let me start at the beginning… In July of 2016 I organized a family art show at Kerrytown Concert House. My mother – oil painting; Sister 1 – ceramics; Sister 2 – fabrics; and myself – mosaics. I felt a bit of urgency around pulling it together. It was well attended and quite successful. […]
Adventures in Mom Care – Sweetness that cuts to my soul
Every night, after hygiene tasks are accomplished and I tuck her in, I make sure all is in place, [phone off hook so the little red light does not disturb; surge protector that supplies the tv and cable box is off – so the updating flashing lights that happen in the middle of the night do […]
Winter Spirit By Wasentha Young What are the energetic qualities and characteristics of Winter and how can you align, in harmony, with the spirit of this season? The season of winter – a yin force – requires us to go inward. In traditional Chinese medicine it is associated with the Water element; it’s related organ systems […]
Realize and Breaking Through the Fear
February, 2016 So… I started this piece at the Chicago Mosaic School and put it aside for months. Last week I realized that there was fear connected to me not finishing it and decided to push through that – fear. What’s the fear??? Well it is an 18″x18″ piece that has to be filled with […]