I wish I was as happy as this pup is in this cold weather! But how beautiful is a fresh snowfall? ❄️ Did you know that being outside for just 15 minutes a day can have dramatic affects on your health? Recent studies out of Stanford University found that walking outside in the daylight boosted people’s moods, lowered their cortisol levels as well as their working memories and attention span... while longer walks actually yielded changes to their brains in a way that can protect against depression! #fascinating And let’s not forget that your mental and emotional states have a huge impact on your physical health and weight #domorethingsthatmakeyouhappy ❄️ Also, living with a dog helps increase your immunity! So grab yourself a pet and some fresh air 😉
It’s been a bit quiet here lately because I am swamped with work - I have zero time to make new things right now 😄
I spent one of my rare days off by going in a 25mile hike and I found this awesome “hair ice”: it is actual ice which only occurs when a certain fungus is found in rotting wood, when the temperature is below zero degree Celsius for several hours and the air has a certain humidity - so, a rare occurrence (like my days where I don’t have to work *ba dum tssss*) and I was really lucky to be able to observe it! Fascinating!
Degrees Of Separation #foodbabysoul#foodforthought#streetart#selfie#jennifer_lopez @encoreunestp #paris#tb#truestory I no longer know what separates me from you being part of social media. I like you all. I like you back. It is very easy to be caught up in technology feeling close to people even though almost none of us will ever meet. I have never met the artist #encoreunestp but I am sharing his street artwork with you because I like it giving you a chance to meet up on IG and double tap him down the line just at the moment I took a shot of a couple capturing my artwork. Will they share it? With who? And how many times? How many separations? I 🤔have I stumbled upon a photo of it and didn't know it was them? I am not sure how many or how few degrees separate us anymore in the age of technology immersion. I am no longer sure if it connects us really truly or if it separates what we know about real life and having real life friendships. I have been listening to research studies with children and the elderly using 🤖s as companion substitutes. The argument is that 🤖s take care "of" us but do they care "about" us. I begin to 🤔 if my smart 📱isn't a 🤖 because as much as I try to separate myself and my family from it...the convenance becomes a substitute landscape in which to exist totally separate from what we really know inside ourselves and the truth of what we need. #fascinating If you live in 🇿🇦 I highly suggest you check out @fluxtrends upcoming talk on 🤖. My initial introduction to the 🤖 takeover was a lecture @dionchang and I am sorry to be missing it! #connection#tobeseen#tobeheard#domesticgraffitiartist#yarnbomb#parispoleglobe#knitbomb#yarnbombing#bollardbomb#streetartparis#crochetgraffiti#crochet So Close Yet So Far