Mindfulness

Being a creative often requires a fuller sense of awareness and acceptance of self. These posts feature the tactics creatives use in observing their feelings and thoughts through their art.

Chasing Rights, Missing Flights: Making Abortion Accessible Against All Odds

Chasing Rights, Missing Flights: Making Abortion Accessible Against All Odds

What it’s like to be a Patient Navigator for abortion services: “It’s post-Roe, 2022. I’m on a trip from Texas to New Mexico, accompanying 15 people seeking abortion, one a minor. The clinic forgets to tell us to buy her mom a ticket, and the two get separated at the airport. Mother sobbing, daughter stone-faced and angry. I’m exhausted.”

Resource List: Mental and Financial Health During COVID-19
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Resource List: Mental and Financial Health During COVID-19

We thought it would be helpful to periodically summarize what’s out there to calm the storm of information that seems to be swirling around us. So here is a resource list focusing on mental health, wellness and financial assistance to help soften the impact of COVID on all our lives. 

Clean Water is Our Right: Dancing for Water in New Mexico
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Clean Water is Our Right: Dancing for Water in New Mexico

Guest Blogger Lara Segura of Keshet shares: “I find that dance, as a nonverbal art form, can make subjects that may be difficult to discuss less abrasive and more accessible. My aim with National Water Dance is to invite the community to share their thoughts, words, and movements about the universal right to clean water.”

Pyragraph LIVE: John Fugelsang
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Pyragraph LIVE: John Fugelsang

John Fugelsang is in Albuquerque to perform “Unpresidented: The true story of a comedian trying to raise a toddler while his country was electing one” and we were lucky enough to get him into the Pyragraph LIVE studio (a.k.a. my office) to talk about comedy, politics, religion, and how he’s pulled all those elements and more into his unique creative career. 

Dear Little Bobby: Waste Not, Guilt Not
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Dear Little Bobby: Waste Not, Guilt Not

Far too often in this country we throw things away that would still be wanted by someone else. Everything from perfectly edible food which places like Whole Foods throw away because the bananas are “a little too yellow” to the unwanted pets that get thrown away by fools who get a dog without wanting the responsibility of its care.

Mental Health Care Is a Human Right (and Artists Are Humans)
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Mental Health Care Is a Human Right (and Artists Are Humans)

Guest Blogger Katie Alice Greer: “OK Sadness means the machine in my head is working just fine and Not OK Sadness means, just like a runny nose, upset stomach, or a hacking cough, that I am currently sick. Plenty of factors both genetic and environmental mean I’ll always need to keep an eye on how things are going in my head.”

Dear Little Bobby: My Head Is Going To Explode
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Dear Little Bobby: My Head Is Going To Explode

You have probably heard it said that we “can’t fix stupid,” but I do not agree. Quality education can fix stupid. But what we cannot fix is someone who chooses to be ignorant and to stay ignorant. You can only explain the difference between socialism and fascism so many times before you are just wasting your breath.