Monthly Archives: October 2015

Exploring “Unintended Consequences”

“Unintended Consequences” are being explored in a new show at the Santa Barbara Arts Fund Gallery.  The work of five local artists is being featured in the show, including some UCSB graduate students. And, (unintended) two of the artists are a mother and her son.

Charles Donelan, executive arts editor of the Santa Barbara Independent, is guest curator of the exhibit. He gave me a sneak-peek behind the scenes, and shares some of the many ‘unintended’ circumstances surrounding the show.

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The show opens Friday evening (10/30) with an artist reception (5-8 pm, the public is invited) and runs through December 5, 2015.

Also See: Nancy Gifford Home Tour – Homes & Art 

The Santa Barbara Arts Fund Gallery is located in the Funk Zone, at 205-C Santa Barbara Street. For more information on “Unintended Consequences” and the non-profit Santa Barbara Arts Fund, go to

Aromas for Intuition

The time around Halloween is considered the time of year that ‘the veil’ that separates this world and the afterlife (or other worlds) is the thinnest. It’s no coincidence that Halloween, Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos), and All Saints (or All Souls) Day fall between October 31 and November 2. Pure essential […]

Aromatherapy & Essential Oils: How to apply them to your life

I’ve been enjoying the delicious scents and benefits of therapeutic-grade essential oils for the past several years. They’ve helped me in many ways, from getting a better night’s rest, to easing aches and pains caused by everyday life, to supporting a healthy digestive system.

The benefits of aromatherapy can be endless. And, while you may be familiar with the little scented bottles of plant essences, it’s not always easy to find information about how to incorporate essential oils into your daily life. In this podcast, I explain some easy ways to do this: Inhale, Diffuse; Topically Apply; Ingest. Click to listen:

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