Angelica Werth

Swan Lake and the Triumph of the Good

“A gracefully effortless floating, flowing and flying are the essentials of the ballet’s image of man. It projects a fragile kind of strength and a certain inflexible precision.” ― Ayn Rand, The Romantic Manifesto Swan Lake has captivated audiences for more than a...

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The Value of Creative Solo Projects

The Value of Creative Solo Projects

Producing a solo work of art that beautifies your home can leave you with a wonderful daily reminder of your abilities. I learned this after arranging photos I’d taken over my couch to create an esthetically pleasing corner of my humble abode.  A few years ago, I...

Patrick Buggy’s Excellent Exercises for Self-Honesty

Patrick Buggy’s Excellent Exercises for Self-Honesty

For many people, being totally honest with themselves about their lack of progress toward their goals can be extremely uncomfortable. This is the opening point Patrick Buggy makes in his article “The Clarifying Power of Self-Honesty.” Self-honesty is a transformative...