life, love,art. heart failure and assorted ramblings

life, love,art. heart failure and assorted ramblings

Don't Talk Like That...

I write to find out what my heart thinks....
I write to expose and work through the ugly parts of this disease, open heart surgery that was less than successful and more recently an S-ICD (internal cardiac defibrillator) implanted in my chest that will hopefully restore my heart beat in case of sudden cardiac death. I am here to celebrate my life, to uncover my fears, to hold on to love, to learn how to live a full life with heart failure, to honor my creativity, and to explore all of my emotions out loud ...before anyone can say
"Don't talk like that!"


Music is loading really slow lately...sorry...

Thursday, May 21, 2015

it's a mouthful...but so true...

Every once in a while it is so great to know that what I feel is not bat shit crazy!  "a study focusing on participants in a hands-on art workshop found that making art greatly improved their 'psychological resilience' — which helped them resist the effects of stress and actually made them feel happier — while increasing 'functional connectivity' between many areas of the brain. While fully engaged in the act of creation, the participants were able to reach a powerful mental and bodily state the study refers to as 'flow,' which engaged both cognitive and motor skills. Plus, another 2014 study revealed that the act of drawing actually helps develop gray matter density in the brain."

"Heal Yourself"  Ruthie Foster

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