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Metamorphosis

The Pygmalion Effect: Do Expectations Shape Reality?

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

Expectations shape behavior in powerful ways. Help others reveal the greatest version of themselves by believing in their potential.

Wheelchair Wisdom: Metamorphosis -- Butterflies Earn Their Wings Through Great Effort

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 05.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

MS forced me to learn that accepting support when I need it isn't a sign of weakness, but can in fact be a real gift for me -- and a sign of strength, and an opportunity to authentically connect with others.

What Butterflies Can Teach Us About Embracing Change

Posted 10.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Few creatures endure a transformation like the caterpillar who becomes a butterfly. Certainly, as humans, we've all faced our share of changes, and we...

Wheelchair Wisdom: The Perfection of Imperfection

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

Most humans tend to integrate these two distinct actions and view them as one, which, going back to Buddhist philosophy, causes them to suffer. But suffering is not necessary. New possibilities can be created when we separate these phenomena.

How I Wrote a Novel at Work

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 08.13.2014 | Books
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

I am leaving for lunch and will not return, I have a book signing this afternoon and it looks like we have a problem with the venue. See you on Monday!

Reflections: A Work-in-Progress Report of an Unfolding Spiritual Quest

Suneet Alva | Posted 06.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Suneet Alva

I see the dynamic phase of my spiritual growth as one that will bring me more and more into a state of balance as I contribute, in my own way, to help bring about a greater sense of balance in the world through the work I do. A positive feedback loop.

How to Master Butterfly Pose

Lilly Barels | Posted 05.11.2014 | Hawaii
Lilly Barels

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the rest of the world calls butterfly. -- Richard Bach A friend gave my son two caterpillars in a...

Artist Creates A Drawing A Day For One Entire Year

Daniel Horowitz | Posted 02.22.2014 | Arts
Daniel Horowitz

This is Week 9 of my daily drawing/collage series, метаморфоза (Metamorphosis.) I hope you enjoy it. метаморфоза is a daily d...

A Drawing A Day For One Entire Year

Daniel Horowitz | Posted 02.12.2014 | Arts
Daniel Horowitz

This is Week 8 of my daily drawing/collage series, метаморфоза (Metamorphosis.) I hope you enjoy it. метаморфоза is a daily d...

A Drawing A Day For An Entire Year

Daniel Horowitz | Posted 02.05.2014 | Arts
Daniel Horowitz

метаморфоза is a daily drawing project, a visual trajectory, generated through free association. Its themes, as they emerge, can be continually abstracted through a metamorphosis, just as the prefix "meta" indicates a concept which is an abstraction of another concept.

A Drawing A Day For One Entire Year

Daniel Horowitz | Posted 01.29.2014 | Arts
Daniel Horowitz

I am conducting an experiment in free association -- creating a new image daily in a variety of media and posting them here weekly.

A Drawing A Day For A Year

Daniel Horowitz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Daniel Horowitz

In 2011 I began a drawing a day series I simply called '365.' After years of working primarily at my computer on commissioned illustrations I was tired of sitting at a desk and longed for working with my hands again, to paint and draw, and quickly.

For My Daughter On Her 6th Birthday

Carrie Goldman | Posted 07.24.2013 | Parents
Carrie Goldman

She couldn't eat, wouldn't eat. Lived on nothing. Never cried, never indicated hunger. Test after test, specialist after specialist, and she grew thinner and thinner. But her wide smile never wavered.

Metamorphoses, Transformations And Other Terrors Of Impermanence

Michael Gilmour | Posted 01.29.2013 | Religion
Michael Gilmour

Stories involving metamorphoses of people into new states of existence are ancient and widely represented in literature and they remain surprisingly commonplace in popular culture.

On Rebirth

Maggie Lyon | Posted 12.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lyon

Each pregnancy is different. For me this one in particular has been about unweaving and sweeping out some of the most nagging and difficult thought patterns and threads of my early life.

Navigating Change

Maggie Lyon | Posted 11.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lyon

How do you deal with and feel about change? There are those change junkies out there who can't stop seeking the newest, most thrilling, most different thing around the bend. Then there are their opposites. Where do you fall along this spectrum?

Spooky Short Film Retells Titian's 'Metamorphosis'

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 07.13.2012 | Home

Wildly hailed as one of Venetian Renaissance master Titian’s greatest works, “Diana and Actaeon,” depicts the moment in which the goddess Diana ...

First Position Will Keep You on Your Toes

Carole Mallory | Posted 07.07.2012 | Home
Carole Mallory

As I watched First Position I was reminded of my friendship with Mikhail Baryshnikov.

'Altered States' Makes Deterioration Look Good

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.11.2012 | Arts

Somehow both patriotism and horror are palpable in Valerie Hegarty's works, which she mutilates and brings to new life in a new exhibition, titled, "A...

WATCH: Mind-bending Advertisement For Online Bookseller

Posted 03.12.2012 | Books

Animation studio Buck is known for mind-bending creative work for clients including Google, Honda and the Sundance Festival - so when they turned thei...

This Biomorphic Artwork Will Blow Your Mind

Posted 01.11.2012 | Arts

Elizabeth Simonson is a Minneapolis native who has been making science-based art for years. Last December, Simonson installed a "biomorphic, bead-base...

Stage Door: Pants on Fire's Metamorphoses, Baby Wants Candy

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

Silly, wild and occasionally inspired, Baby Wants Candy is a reminder of how scary and amazing improvisation can be.

Kafka And Kittens! 'The Meowmorphosis' Book Coming Soon

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

What if Gregor Samsa woke up to find he was not a cockroach -- not "horrible vermin," as Franz Kafka wrote in "The Metamorphosis," but a super-cute ki...

Top 10 Stories Of Transformation

The Guardian | Ali Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Stories about people transforming, often agonisingly, from one shape to another are not just ancient, they're primal. They occupied the earliest story...

An Environmentalist's View of Alice in Wonderland

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

In Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, those depicted as being fully themselves tend to convene or live outside, amid the vividly rendered trees, mushrooms, and wild things.