Flower Mandalas

Flower Mandalas


An apology, a request, and a promise…

To those of you who are still out there, listening, I owe an apology. I have been preoccupied with creating a new website, and with a plethora of health issues, and although numerous blog ideas have occurred to me, I have not put virtual pen to virtual paper. (That’s the apology.)
(This is the request.) Creating a website turns to be no small effort. I have wanted for some time to combine my work in photography, digital art, and psychotherapy onto one site, and this (davidbookbinder.com) is the result. I’d very much appreciate comments on the site, either by e-mail or as comments to this post.
(And now here’s the promise.) I’m taking a brief vacation from cyberspace activities. When I resume, I vow to also resume posting images and ideas here, and I also invite anyone interested in guest blogging to get in touch with me. The areas of art, healing, transformation, and mandalas take in a lot, and I’m open. I’m also open to topics to blog about. Some ideas I’m thinking about include the language of caring, my recent creation of a personal Board of Advisors, resiliance in relationships, and ways to create mini-vacations — a minute, an hour, a day — to better handle the stressors of our lives.
More anon (really!),
– David
David J. Bookbinder, LMHC



  • Your Name

    David, We’ve communicated on and off for the past few years. I’ve been meaning to write for over a month, but I’ve been busy with the same goals as you. I just want you to know that there are many people who share your beliefs, in the hope and healing power of art. You and I seem to walking the same (parralel) path, same goals and destination. We’ll know when we get there.
    Meanwhile, I wish you luck, perserverance and the strength to Carry On. Keep Truckin Kevin

  • Kristen Herrington

    ah, David, i love the new site! it’s clean, elegant and informative ~ and, bonus, your gorgeous work is there! what’s not to love!?!
    please take good care of yourself. we miss you and are all looking forward to your more active presence on the site.
    namaste,
    Kristen

  • http://www.artist-path.blogspot.com Jeanette

    Dear David,
    I understand completely. And I was just wondering recently how you were doing. I will check the site and give my comments on it later. Namaste, Jeanette

  • Ravindranath

    Mr.David, Sir,
    I am glad to know about your good intentions to serve the humanity. Myself being an advanced certified ‘pranic’ healer and alternative healing therapist, wish you every success..shall comment on your site at a later date.
    With regards,
    Ravindranath

  • kristine

    Greetings David,
    Love the mandalas and where you’re going with this site! The web address has a nice ring to it as well (can you get BELIEVE.com?).
    Anyhoo, as requested, here are my suggestions for you, I hope you “believe” in them too:
    – more mandala art work please – it’s so lovely!
    – art work and or photography is always a hit…vibrant colours tend to be cheery (well, that’s my preference today)
    – i’m not crazy about the footer AD at the bottom of the page…it’s taking up a fair bit of space (it’s not an eyesore issue; it’s just a space issue – then again, I get claustrophobic reading the paper so disregard this point if you’re liking the position for the Glow Newsletter subscription zone.
    – as for topics…you could have a section that provides various guided meditations that your visitors could print off and relax to at home.
    – another topic that has been on my mind of recent is…the art and language of letting go – I have Melodie Beatie’s on the subject but further discussion is always welcome.
    – I guess I’ll wrap up my suggestion box here. I’m sure you are now regretting your request for

  • kristine

    Greetings David,
    Love the mandalas and where you’re going with this site! The web address has a nice ring to it as well (can you get BELIEVE.com?).
    Anyhoo, as requested, here are my suggestions for you, I hope you “believe” in them too:
    – more mandala art work please – it’s so lovely!
    – art work and or photography is always a hit…vibrant colours tend to be cheery (well, that’s my preference today)
    – i’m not crazy about the footer AD at the bottom of the page…it’s taking up a fair bit of space (it’s not an eyesore issue; it’s just a space issue – then again, I get claustrophobic reading the paper so disregard this point if you’re liking the position for the Glow Newsletter subscription zone.
    – as for topics…you could have a section that provides various guided meditations that your visitors could print off and relax to at home.
    – another topic that has been on my mind of recent is…the art and language of letting go – I have Melodie Beatie’s on the subject but further discussion is always welcome.
    – I guess I’ll wrap up my suggestion box up.
    Peace out to you!
    – kristine

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