Art Class at Sea Change Preparatory Artist Craig Kindel’s notes on teaching Vincent Van Gogh When I was in school, Van Gogh  was taught as follows – Vincent Willem Van Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. In just over a decade he created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, most of them in the last 
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Focus and Personal Expression  
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            Concentration is the secret of strength. -Ralph Waldo Emerson Concentration and mental toughness are the margins of victory. -Bill Russell             When every physical and mental resources is focused, one’s power to solve a problem multiplies tremendously.  -Norman Vincent Peale     The ability to concentrate gives one a key advantage in achieving positive transformation in life. Concentration allows us to get the most of our abilities–to achieve at 
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Mindfulness, Fear, Worry and Anxiety (Part 3) “Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom” -Victor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning I love this quote from Victor Frankl–it really captures the essence of how mindfulness, and in particular mindful meditation, can help us deal with fear worry and anxiety. (And other challenging emotions, but that 
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