In 2020, our world has been turned upside down. Being human is a team sport, and social distancing has made social connecting more important than ever. Many of our elders and patients with chronic conditions are stuck at home; gyms have declared bankruptcy, and dance instructors have lost their jobs of 10 and 20 years. […]
By Amy Li Can an ambiguity be delicious? Well, how do you define “delicious”? Something can be so tasty for a Chinese, maybe awful for an American. I once heard this theory about human survival in space when we expand out to another planet. Our diet modifies our genes, over time. Certain food could be […]
2020 has turned our world upside down. Being human is a team sport and “Social Distancing” has made “Social Connecting” more important than ever. As a stage IV cancer survivor, I understand the impact of stress, isolation, and loneliness during this challenging time. It is more crucial than ever to keep ourselves and our loved […]
Christopher CassonNature and Travel Photographer • Event Photographer From Autism to ArtismShort BioI’m an autistic commercial/event photographer from the Chicagoland area, with a personal passion for nature photography and travel. I aspired to go a different direction after having problems finding a job and go the entrepreneurial route after years of feeling depressed and unsure […]
By George Fang I have faced death more times this year than I would have liked. I am ashamed to say that all these close calls could have been prevented, by me. They all involve cases of distracted driving and walking. I promise these distractions are not from browsing my smartphone. Art by Asa Mathat, […]
by Susan Payrovi, our Doctor of the Month. Gratitude has a powerful impact on our mental, emotional, and physical health. Gratitude is a feeling of thankfulness and appreciation for things outside of ourselves. It is an acknowledgment of the goodness that exists around us and allows us to connect to our world on a grander scale. […]
By George Fang Expression is a very primal instinct for humans. We all possess it in some form or other. All of us feel something every day, be it an emotion or some form of inspiration. It engulfs us whole at the moment and can stay with us for minutes, hours, days, months, or even […]
Ebony Iman Dallas
Ebony Iman Dallas is an award-winning artist, writer and founder of Afrikanation Artists Organization. Through art, she combines rich and fiery hues with whimsical forms to bring the spirit and energy of her subjects to life. Her artwork primarily addresses social, political and cultural issues. With a focus on authenticity and progress, her artwork takes form organically where each line determines the shape and direction of the next.
Fine Art Photographer • Portrait Photographer
Bring Fashion Photography to Tech Influencers
Asa Mathat has traveled the world photographing the elite and the celebrity, including Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Al Gore, George Bush, and the Dalai Lama. His photographs have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Fortune Magazine, and with personal clients around the world. Asa crafts his distinct style of fine art portraiture by combining the intimacy of photography with his own creative vision and expertise, bringing passion and compassion to each and every shoot.
Hi and blessings to all.
Jim started out as a child in the Ozark Hills of southwest Missouri. Blessed with some athletic ability, he was blessed, for a few years, to play professional baseball. That was followed by the law school and the “trippy hippie 60s” of Berkeley California. And, no, he never inhaled! Read more about Poet of the Month …