Natural world, meditation and climate change

Meditation as a practice implies self-awareness. Finding about inner strength, intuition, thought processes and wishes. Otherwise, putting things in the background while finding the inner focus to clarify and perform. All these aspects create the assurance of different levels of balance. One might believe that meditation is a pure focus, while the contrary is in … Continue reading Natural world, meditation and climate change

Future perspectives in verses

Climate Change brings to mind emissions, which require solutions, such as futures with bikes and more car free highways. The planet Earth is calling us to bring nature to the negotiation table. These are the verses for the new year. "Nature's rhythm is different from the pace of the contemporary society." What we don't seem … Continue reading Future perspectives in verses

Shakespeare and Earth Day

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Earth Day and Shakespeare's Birthday both take place in April, a month known for its showers and blossoms. The poetry month of April resonates with the nature's big events, and surely that of playwright and poet William Shakespeare's imagination. Earth Day is celebrated on the 22nd, and Shakespeare gets his day on the 23rd. Earth Day … Continue reading Shakespeare and Earth Day

Anne Raudaskoski on Ethica and the holistic approach

Anne Raudaskoski, Textile hackhaton, photo credit: Sara Malve-Ahlroth.

  Anne Raudaskoski is a Finnish enterpreneur who wishes to create new connection to nature. Her approach can change the game of sustainability. With a background in dance, she has faith on the power of the arts:  "Arts provide a holistic approach to existence, and this is what we need to change the current linear … Continue reading Anne Raudaskoski on Ethica and the holistic approach

Members Only: Flo Kasearu at the Performa 17

Ernest Hemingway once said, "In every port in the world, at least two Estonians can be found". This is also true about New York, where more than a few community members share their Estonian House, New Yorgi Eesti Maja. The New York Estonian Educational Society was founded in 1929.  As a great coincidence, and as … Continue reading Members Only: Flo Kasearu at the Performa 17

"Elephant Love" Pop-up Shop: Crowdsourcing for art and charity

By Patricia Chow Last weekend I had my first photography show in Chelsea (New York City), as part of the High Line Open Studios.  Since my day job is in statistical research, this was my first experience putting together an art show - and it was fabulous!  The show was a great way for me … Continue reading "Elephant Love" Pop-up Shop: Crowdsourcing for art and charity

2 reasons to visit Stockholm soon

Stockholm is one of the Scandinavian top top places to visit. It can be always surprising. Here are two reasons why to travel there this summer. 1) The Wild Wonders of Europe outdoor photo exhibition is in Stockholm all summer, and it takes place in Raoul Wallenbergs Torg at Nybroplan. 'After 135 missions by 69 … Continue reading 2 reasons to visit Stockholm soon

New York City Grand Central Centennial celebrates with arts

New York City Mass Transit has a program called MTA Arts for Transit and Urban Design, which commissions artists through a competitive selection process to create original, site-specific permanent artwork for stations. This spring, there was also auditioning for a role of a subway performer. Link and more info here.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zuBpa99BVQ Grand Central Diary is … Continue reading New York City Grand Central Centennial celebrates with arts