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  • Writer's pictureKerri King

What does freedom mean to you?

I woke up the other morning to find my hands clenched into a fist, and my fingers were numb in "pins and needles."

I asked myself—what's going on here?

Why are you sleeping with your jaw clenched, your stomach nauseous with anxiety, and your hands in a sort of fighting stance?

That's just not me!!?!

Then I realized that although I'm a happy-go-lucky person, with so many wonderful things going on in my life; there's still an underlying tension as we continue to face a global pandemic, tragic forest fires, earthquakes and other natural disasters, and a myriad of global injustices.

I don't know about you, but doesn't the world seem upside down?

Now more than ever it's so important to stay the course, stay healthy and strong, clear and grounded.

After a very busy few weeks balancing work and family life, it's time to stop, rest, and re-evaluate.

I asked myself: What do you do when you start feeling like a wild animal that is backed into a corner?

  1. Get in your car and drive. Feel the sense of freedom that driving in a convertible in this beautiful country brings you and count your blessings! And…CRANK THE STEREO. Music fixes most things, right?

  2. Rest. Sleep. Rejuvenate yourself.

  3. Hit your yoga mat, and breathe. OM.

  4. Recommit to a clean diet and rigorous exercise regime.

  5. Go for a paddle on the lake and take in the vastness of the Universe. Enjoy the moment, it’s all we have.

  6. Write and Create Good in the World. Breath in Peace and Love, exhale BS.

  7. Let Go and Let God (the Universe, or whatever works for you in this context). Go with the flow, but also fight for what you believe in.

And, on that note, I'd like to introduce the STAR of this week’s Adventures with Kerri. podcast…

Please allow me to introduce PBK: Patty Bowman-Kingsley.

Patty is one of my dearest friends on the planet, with impeccable moral fortitude, a heart that shines so bright it’s blinding, more talent in her baby finger than I have in my entire body.

Patty is a visual artist, a community builder and one of my fav collaborators.

We recorded my latest podcast session after a major event at the gallery where I work. Patty graciously donated her time to paint for our community "en pleine aire."

In this second episode of my personal podcast, I ask Patty one of my favorite questions:


Have a listen and hear what Patty has to say.....ENJOY!


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