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The Sacred Climb: Salkantay & Ego

Robbi Firestone, peaking Salkantay on the Inca Trail I’ve just been asked to write short essay about the following topics: curiosity, mindfulness, stripping away ego, releasing inhibitions, and empathy. Here is my story about a moment of enormous ego! “I had been working out for months in anticipation of my first trek ever… a 50 mile journey along the Inca …

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1% Woman

My heart feels full right now. I just picked up my mail, which contained a surprise…a large manila envelope from a friend. We rarely see one another. When we do, we enjoy quality time–a long walk along the water, or in deep, verdant, green woods. We connect quickly and deeply on the subjects of family, creativity, prosperity, love, God. This …

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Thank you Kristin Kendle, and the Volcano!

By Kristin Kendle on February 16, 2011 ROBBI FIRESTONE: More than paint goes into her portraits. Photo by Chip Van Gilder Revealing the human mystery, one portrait at a time You could whip out your wee digital camera if you want to capture your image, but, let’s face it, digital cameras are a flash in the pan. The real way …

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Truth or Consequences

Today I received an extraordinary massage from an 86 year old Navajo Elder, completely blind, in a town called Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Life is poetry.

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Intentions

I do not set goals for the New Year, but intentions. My intention is to be impeccable with my work. What’s Yours?

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Christmas Giving with Genesis Global

toys and toiletries blanketed the altar of Genesis Global to be given to Puget Sound families in need. Our community celebrates Christmas by supporting our neighbors. We wrapped hundreds of gifts, laughed, shared stories and assigned toys to children we will meet Saturday at our music and art filled celebration. So, this Christmas, my intention is to REALLY fill my …

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Sotheby’s; Align for Art & Architecture Event

Tacoma, WA. – An experiment merging high-end art and upscale waterfront real estate created a picturesque gallery setting for the work of Robbi Firestone, America’s premier contemporary portrait artist. At the invitation of Morrison House/Sotheby’s International Realty, Firestone displayed 12 of her “Spirit Capture” portraits in the parlor of a $3 million lakefront home in Lakewood that is listed for …

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Art Today

What art did I see today? Well, right now I’m looking at a pastel from Mendocino, CA, an oil portrait by some artist, a Mexican weaving, and African fertility symbol, silver from Johannesburg, leather from Florence, Italy, Egyptian pillows, metal work from Eastern WA, stone sculpture from Sedona and glass from here. This hat on Joseph I bought from Shamans …

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Community as simple as ice cream

One person continues to inspire me in my neighborhood. Despite a little bout with a recent heart attack, he inspires a slow, steady, intelligent stride toward cohesive community where none existed in the midst of former urban decay. By creating a coalition of the most passionate, open hearted business owners and residents, we meet monthly, and plan gatherings. We plant …