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Transitions

I wrote the following reflections a few days before my mother died. Her birthday was March 19th and she left this world …

mandala by Heather Hawk Maxwell

Expanding

Recently I turned to drawing to rejuvenate after a challenging day. I was super tired and stretched beyond my limits. Usually if I …

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Beauty from Grief

Heather’s mom played violin. When she died in April, her violin she had had since she was nine was still among her few …

forgiveness mandala by Heather Maxwell

Forgiveness

Forgiveness can often slip into feeling heavy and serious. What I particularly love about how this mandala ultimately came together is how active, …

mandala by Heather Maxwell

Breakthrough

When we shatter, life can either be falling apart in the sense of broken, or we can be breaking through barriers and …

Mandala by Heather Maxwell

Rage…Eternal Light

It was an emotionally dark night. As I do many evenings, after my nightly meditation, I turned to drawing. Lately, I have been …

100 Happy Days: Day 86 – Possible

Possible Some days I feel like even the simplest of things seems overwhelming and impossible. The potential underlying causes for this create an …

100 Happy Days: Day 79

  Happy Day 79: Breath Breath of mine, source of life, messenger between outside and inside worlds, reveal your secrets to me. Teach …