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The Artist Knows

By Trina Otero From Lillian Smith’s, The Journey: Art, as is true of all man’s profound experiences, is not for art’s sake, nor for religion’s sake, nor for the sake of beauty nor for any ’cause.’ Art is for man’s sake. The artist creates what he creates for himself as a living part of mankind…because of a … Continue reading The Artist Knows

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How Do You Think a Revolution Begins?

By Trina Otero I was younger than 10 years of age when I discovered Ernest Hemingway. His literature and expatriate life whisked me away to a vision.. A vision I would always keep in my mind and heart. I yearned for a group of Lost Generation'ers - I knew I would need to connect with … Continue reading How Do You Think a Revolution Begins?

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Quote: Two Basic Motivating Forces

By Trina Otero "There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. … Continue reading Quote: Two Basic Motivating Forces

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The Canadian Penny – A Deeper Look into Letting Go

By Trina Otero I dug inside my purse to grab change for a purchase at the store. I opened my hand and found one nickel and two pennies. I smiled. Exactly what I needed. Then I noticed one of the pennies I pulled out was a Canadian penny. It's one I've held onto for some … Continue reading The Canadian Penny – A Deeper Look into Letting Go

Motivation for All the Go-Getters!

http://youtu.be/_pEBz6PzF50 By Trina Otero Saw this awesome video on Anik Singal's website right before I began working on my to-do list, and that gave me the extra oomph I needed to keep my focus on my intentions for the day! Enjoy! Namaste, T.O.