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Follow the Light by chr.izz

Follow the Light by chr.izz

As a child, we have many dreams. “I want to be an astronaut, a scientist, a teacher, etc.” But somewhere along the way, we lose our way. We become consumed with negativity which leads to unsatisfaction which leads to failure. And somehow, we end up […]

What You Look For You Will Find

What You Look For You Will Find

Every morning, we have a choice to make: do we focus on the negativity that is rampant, or do we focus our thoughts on the goodness around us? We will always find reasons to be negative. There has always been death, war, and poverty for as […]

Adventures in the Eternal Spring

Adventures in the Eternal Spring

What are you waiting for? The perfect job, more money, a relationship?

It appears that for many of us, happiness is a destination. “When I get that promotion, then I’ll be happy. When I make enough money to buy a big house, then I’ll be content.” But that day never comes.

Adventure is out there, and the truth is, you don’t need the perfect job or more money to experience it. All it takes is a decision and the courage to take the leap.

So jump.

Fabriccio Diaz is a photographer from Guatemala. Find more of his incredible photography on Instagram or Facebook.
The Wonders of Hawaii from Land and Sea

The Wonders of Hawaii from Land and Sea

Do you ever feel like you are suffocating in problems? Do you ever feel like you can’t breathe? We all have times like these at some point in our lives. And although in the moment it may seem impossible, try to find the beauty in […]

Energy Released by Amauri Torezan

Energy Released by Amauri Torezan

Why do I create art? Well, this I a natural process. It is something that I can’t even imagine not being done, it feels like a sort of energy that has to be released almost by instinct. Besides the part of energy releasing, there is […]

Love is All by Gustavo Franco

Love is All by Gustavo Franco

What do we seek above all else? Money? Success? Notoriety?

Money is necessary to live, but it is only a means to an end. Money on its own is worthless. Success is not as sweet if you have no one to share your accomplishments with. Fame is fleeting as there will always come a more talented, smarter, better-looking person after you.

So what should we value above all?

Relationships. They are complicated but it is exactly this that makes everything else in life meaningful.

Gustavo Franco is a photographer from Brazil. You can find more of his images on Instagram or on his website.
The Force of Words by ANERZone

The Force of Words by ANERZone

Words carry a lot of weight. Whether for harm or for good. We are able to either destroy or bring healing to someone with the words that are emitted from our lips. That is quite a responsibility. These works of art were created by the […]

Tranquility in the Mountains of Switzerland

Tranquility in the Mountains of Switzerland

Many of us are running after things that we believe will bring us happiness. We toil and labor endlessly in order to reach what we perceive to be the purpose of life. Until we burn out or realize (much too late) that it hasn’t satisfied […]

Musings of a Fox by Bridgett Devoue

Musings of a Fox by Bridgett Devoue

Image by Dominik Koppen

“I’m starting to feel as gray and lifeless as the concrete that surrounds me.”

– Bridgett Devoue @musings.of.a.fox

Image by Nastia Cloutier-Ignatiev

“I know you’re speaking, but I can’t hear you over the conversation I’m having with your soul.”

– Bridgett Devoue @musings.of.a.fox

Image by Stefan Legacy

“It’s 4:30 in the morning, and I’m becoming weak at the thought of being in your arms again.”

– Bridgett Devoue @musings.of.a.fox

Image by Victor Hernandez

“Your ghost has become just a skeleton in my closet.”

– Bridgett Devoue @musings.of.a.fox

Image by Katy Mendez

“None of us are ever truly single. We all have a lifetime of relationships that still live on in our hearts.”

– Bridgett Devoue @musings.of.a.fox

Image by Katy Mendez

“It’s so lonely up here at the top, but I refuse to lose my view just to meet you at the bottom.”

– Bridgett Devoue @musings.of.a.fox

Painting by KosCos

“I need a lover and a fighter. Someone willing to go to war with my demons.”

– Bridgett Devoue @musings.of.a.fox

Bridgett Devoue resides in Los Angeles, California and can be found on Instagram, Twitter and Tumblr. Make sure to follow and support her work.

Note: featured painting by Jared Robinson

From Nothing to Something By Sirdeep Singh

From Nothing to Something By Sirdeep Singh

First, you have an idea in your head. You then place a blank sheet of paper in front of you and you start to draw lines. As the minutes tick by you start to see forms and shapes develop. Colors are added and you place […]

Turkey & Beyond by Mustafa Baytar

Turkey & Beyond by Mustafa Baytar

Mustafa Baytar creates photographs in a style we have never seen before here at The Heart and Mind. These images resemble paintings. This is what creativity looks like and we are honored to share it with you all. We also want to mention the importance […]

Music is the Poetry of Life

Music is the Poetry of Life

The birth of a child gives life to a new star in the heavens
Each star represents the life of a human on this Earth
There are bright shiny stars and stars that are fading
Some streak across the sky in a show of majestic superiority
While others disappear from existence without anyone noticing
There are billions of stars and I wonder to myself
How is it possible that you and I found each other?
How were we able to navigate this ocean of stars?

I started my journey with high expectations
A youthful spirit that had not felt defeat
But I got pulled into black holes and nearly lost my life
And with defeat came humiliation I almost turned back
Logic and reason told me it was a futile endeavour
So I hid in dark matter and sat in despair
It is there that you found me I will never know how
All I know is that now we are the brightest stars in the sky

Jorge Robleto

One of our favorite musicians in the world is Enoch Attey. A man with a joy for life like no other. His energy is contagious and his spirit inspiring. His work with disadvantaged youth and multiple collaborations with others is evidence of his kind demeanor. So when he told us that he wanted to take some of the poems written by Jorge Robleto and turn them into music, we were ecstatic to see what the end result would be. Our wildest expectations were surpassed and now we are honored to share the first of a series of songs with you.

Enoch Attey is a musician originally from Ghana now residing in Edmonton, Canada. Connect with him through Facebook or Instagram.

Note: Featured image by Roderick Stickle. Featured image on the YouTube thumbnail by Damon Fraietta


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