by David Patten
Born to well-educated parents in Chicago as an autism-spectrum child, David Patten was repetitively misdiagnosed in the 1950’s, a time when autism was little understood. After a youth of a severe disorientation and isolation, the seriously dyslexic Patten made a living dealing drugs and engaging in other street-level enterprises...
Note from Editor, Sherri Carter: Here is Part 2 of a Q&A with David Patten, author of Dummy, A Memoir, which goes through David's journey with autism, a loving mother, and transformation. A very inspirational story! See Part 1.
Family & Parenting
Editor's Note from Erica Curtis: This documentary excerpt introduces viewers to the artists and artwork of the Mississippi State Hospital Community Services Homeless Program and drug and alcohol rehab centers. Inspirational words from the participants speak to the therapeutic and life-enhancing experience of art-making.
Arts & Art Therapy
by Mastin Kipp
Let's be honest - no matter HOW far you go on The Path, no matter how much work you do on yourself or how many yoga poses you master - you are going to run into people who disagree with you and people who annoy you...
Editor´s Note from David Arenson: Who isn't annoyed by annoying people from time to time or...ALL THE TIME...! We are human after all (well most of us at least!) So what's doing? What can we do different? Kipp offers stylish modern-day wisdom for a fast-paced life! The Daily Love's inspirational Mastin Kipp on living in a world of humans! Enjoy...
Editor's Note from Sandra Miniere: In DeDe's brief inspirational speech, she tells her story of personal transformation. It often takes an "aha" moment, life crisis or hitting bottom to snap you out of a destructive and/or limiting trance. If you allow yourself to wake up, your soul restores you to your truth and magnificence. DeDe reminds you to reclaim your power in order to create a life filled with authenticity, passion and personal meaning. Her ending is special.
by Baeth Davis
From my fingerprints, formed in utero between the 14th and 16th week and which do not change for this lifetime, my Life School is the School of Love...
Editor's Note from Carolyn White: In part two of Baeth Davis' inspirational journey after being diagnosed with breast cancer, she shares her motivations and the life choices for her path to wellness, which includes learning to love herself unconditionally. Her dream is that people take back their healing power and trust their inner guidance. A must read for anyone facing the 'c' word! See Part 1.
Editor's Note from Sue Meyn: Another visit with Julia Cameron. She talks about dealing with those people who are "wet blankets" to our creative force. It's a good inspirational piece---and she is such a character!
Writing & Poetry Therapy
Editor's Note from Erica Curtis: Inspirational and informative, this video highlights the multiple types of trauma children encounter and the powerful role that the arts have in their healing.
Arts & Art Therapy
Editor's Note from Matthew Welsh: 3 Magic Words is a film that weaves together a tapestry of new age thought, quantum physics, philosophy, world religions, cosmology, archeology, geometry, and an amazing discovery about the nature of consciousness. It looks like it could be a fascinating commentary on the new revolution in consciousness.
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