Mindful conversations and Non-violent Communication for Heartfulness

Exploring ways to invite awareness within conversations and to practice Non-violent Communication.

I thought that a neighborhood stoop would be perfect place for city folks to share and have long meaningful conversations. This piece took me back to when I just began dabbling into self-help and found Marshall B Rosenberg’s book on Non-violent Communication. I have learned so much from his mindful approach on communication and ways of building compassion.

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Tiny space living interview for Maker’s Movement, Issue: Movement

Bi-annual print magazine for artists and makers to share their work and stories. This month’s theme is around “Movement.” My illustrations are about my personal journey of moving to a tiny space and another piece about the alternative living movement.

Here’s an excerpt from my interview:

“Moving to a tiny space has taught me the joy and ease of possessing less. I am no longer distracted by my things and I spend less time trying to organize them. I have more free time just by cutting down on household duties, because it’s very easy to maintain a small room. We also produce less waste from no shopping, are more sustainable by doing laundry by hand, and are not contributing to mass production and sweatshops. I can be more mindful of my consumption and practice sustainable living. I also love being able to work and live in the same space. I am more focused during my creative process and have the time and energy to practice the things that nurture my creativity.”

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Guide to sustainable fabrics infograph for SUSTAIN Magazine

“Sustainability: Fabrics, Fibers & Facts” infographic about conventional fabrics and natural sustainable alternatives.

It’s good to know that there are many alternative fabric options that are plant based and chemical free. Some of my favorites are organic flax and linen! I go for natural fabrics because it’s important for me to eliminate toxins from being in contact with my skin. I’m also cautious about chemically treated bedding, furniture, and other household items that can be harmful to my family and especially our cat.

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Plastic Free July with Sustain Magazine

Illustration for Sustain Magazine, an online platform supporting a healthy eco-friendly lifestyle through style, wellness and food. Plastic Free July kicked off few days ago and I’m so happy to collaborate with Sustain to make this cute illustration of my cat next to zero-waste and plastic free alternatives. It feels to do be able to make meaningful changes by making conscious decisions for small everyday things.

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Twilight hours illustration for Creative Countryside

Independent crowdfunded magazine on slow living, nature, folklore, and adventure. Issue 4 Light: “Somewhere off grid. Traveling coast to coast. Harvest celebrations. The twilight hours. Light through the leaves. Sunflowers of the soul.”

Back to nature & Permaculture illustration for About Place Journal

About Place is a literary journal dedicated to re-forging the links between art, spirit, earth and society. This art work is about self sustainability and returning to our roots of being growers and gatherers. In the modern world, we are so disconnected with our environment and the food we consume. My illustration is a bit of a nostalgia of the ways of the past where we were so involved spiritually and physically with the earth and life-giving forces.

Read the full “Rewilding” issue here