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Wake Up Calls

seeking glimpses of spirit in every day life

"... cherishing yourself in order to be who you are. This is the basis of all healing.”
Barbara Brennan, energy healer, author of Hands of Light

Your Donations in Action


A while back, I posted some photos of the installation of art work at Family Promise.

Here is the thank-you note we received thanking me and “my posse” :-) for enlivening the walls at the shelter.

Peggy and I are hanging art again this Thursday, closer to home this time at EMPath’s Hastings House right here in Brighton!

You may recall that our All One Fund is currently working to purchase art from local artist Peg Cahill through her AIRE Art Donation Project to enrich the environments of area non-profits.

Peg’s life work is using art to facilitate engagement and expression for those living with Alzheimers and other forms of dementia. Anyone working with this population or caring for a loved one with dementia may be interested in attending her talk (info below.) If you can’t attend but are interested in learning more about her services, please let me know and I’ll put you in contact.




A New Way of Looking At Memory Loss

You are invited to attend an engaging and informative look at the power of pictures to offer a new view of memory loss. When we look closely at a picture, beyond its surface, we can see layers of story, expression and meaning.

This talk invites us to suspend our preconceptions and explore the possibilities of living fully in the precious present moment with a diagnosis of memory loss. Creative engagement gives us a holistic view–seeing the whole person beyond the disease- so we can uncover pathways to unlock story and imagination, celebrate identity & discover well being.

For the person affected by memory loss, caregivers, loved ones, friends and community members. This workshop will help us discover a new way of looking at memory loss for more positive, uplifting moments together.


JANUARY 12, 2017 6:30PM – 8:30PM


Presenter: Peggy Cahill holds a Master of Education from Lesley University. She directed the ARTZ (Artists for Alzheimer’s) Museum Network for 3 years and went on to develop 4 new museum programs for older adults with memory loss. She believes in the arts as a healing tool for every person to explore, express and empower.

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