Join Us for the Master-PEACE Circle! (WEDNESDAYS in September)

The Masterpiece Network is Invited to Join Us for the Master-PEACE Circle!  BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! The Master-Peace Circle is a virtual mindfulness group that meets weekly to practice a meditation or mindfulness technique, reflect on the day’s topic (journaling, drawing or simply being in the moment), and share insightful conversation with others. No previous experience in meditation techniques required. […]

A Valuable Friendship

By: Amanda Baushke I vividly remember the first time I met my best friend. We were randomly paired as roommates our freshman year at a small, private college in Michigan. The school had snail-mailed information cards so we would be able to connect prior to our arrival.  When Nikki called my parents’ house, my mom answered, who proceeded to share […]

Getting Serious About Humor and Play

By: Danielle Palli and Cera Meintzer “There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.” -Erma Bombeck The Coal Miners in My Head (Danielle’s first brush with humor) When I was a child, I lost my hearing … at least, 80% of it, due to an ear infection in both ears, which was coupled with […]

Conflicts and Core Beliefs During Covid

By: Dr. Roger Landry, Teresa Beshwate, and Danielle Palli We all have core beliefs, most of which were defined and shaped at a young age: how we view ourselves, others and the world around us. We have biases about what’s good and bad, safe and unsafe, who to trust and who to distrust. And we constantly seek out evidence to […]

Creativity During Covid

By: Cera Meintzer and Danielle Palli  Danielle’s First Lesson in Creativity…   Growing up, there were two camps in my first-grade art class, those who would become the future Georgia O’Keeffe’s, Leonardo da Vinci’s and Frank Lloyd Wright’s of the world … and me. These would-be painters, sculptures and architects were masters at putting pasta to paper and paper weaving […]

Abundance or Scarcity: Which Will You Choose?

By: Dr. Roger Landry, Teresa Beshwate, and Danielle Palli  There’s an old Cherokee proverb you might have heard about. A grandfather tells his grandson that within each person, there is a battle between two wolves. One wolf is negative and filled with anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, resentment, guilt, inferiority, and ego. The other is positive and filled […]

What Corona Taught Me About the Rest of My Life

By: Dr. Roger Landry, MD, MPH The Corona pandemic of 2020 will go down in history as a massive shared experience that altered how we live, work, and socialize. Even those of us spared tragic consequences were nonetheless significantly affected as our everyday lives were upended. For me, this was a time to inspect my priorities; to take a holistic […]

Challenges That Change Us

By: Teresa Beshwate The Covid-19 pandemic has prompted a steady stream of negative emotions, impacting nearly every person on the planet. Yet we know that life is not without difficulty and a host of big, difficult emotions – emotions our primitive brains want to protect us from feeling. Looking back, what challenges have helped you evolve into who you are […]