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When Your Heart is in Your Throat?

In the category with accidentally brushing your teeth with Ben Gay, or swallowing a Zinc lozenge whole instead of chewing it (which my father did once), I’ve created this whimsical cartoon. Remember… “Seven days without laughter makes one weak.” (Mort Walker)

The Importance of Ritual

I created this illustration for the upcoming Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Draw This contest.  The prompt word was “Ritual” which naturally got me thinking about the rituals I do daily.  (I’m pretty sure my dentist doesn’t read my blog, but in case he does, I DO brush and floss daily.) To be honest, as a teen I used to floss only sporadically, but that all changed one day when I saw a sign in my dentist’s office that read… “You don’t have to floss all your teeth.  Just the ones you want to keep.” (And just like that I was turned into a flossing convert.) These days I’m also a yoga and meditation convert.  I wish I could say that I’d been smart enough to make yoga and mediation a part of my life all along.  Unfortunately, it took many years of Type A behavior – of constantly pushing myself to the limit and eventually getting super anxious – to realize that I needed to reevaluate my life, priorities and the way …