Robert M. Hopkins

Robert M. Hopkins



31 Jul 2019

Seeds of Wisdom: Vol 3–24

Full-Moon Willow, 2015
Full-Moon Willow, 2015

Sleep deprivation is linked to a variety of serious health problems, including heart attack, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. It stresses you out because your body overproduces the stress hormone cortisol when it's sleep deprived. While excess cortisol has a host of negative health effects that come from the havoc it wreaks on your immune system, it also makes you look older, because cortisol breaks down skin collagen, the protein that keeps skin smooth and elastic. 

—Dr. Travis Bradberry

15 Jul 2019

Seeds of Wisdom: Vol 3–23

"A mind is like a parachute.   
It doesn’t work if it is not open."

—Frank Zappa

Red Lanterns, 2019
Red Lanterns, 2019
3 Jul 2019

Seeds of Wisdom: Vol 3–22

Cloud Crest, 2019
Cloud Crest, 2019

"The man who
has no imagination   
has no wings."

—Muhammad Ali

19 Jun 2019

Seeds of Wisdom: Vol 3–21

"May you live 
all the days of
your life."

—Jonathan Swift

Evergreen, 2019
Evergreen, 2019
2 Jun 2019

Seeds of Wisdom: Vol 3–20

Chalk Graffitti, 2012
Chalk Graffitti, 2012

"We teach children to color inside the lines, and then expect adults to think outside the box."         

—Sir Ken Robinson

15 May 2019

Seeds of Wisdom: Vol 3–19

Keep Your Day Job

Creativity flourishes when you’re creating for yourself and no one else. Creativity becomes more difficult when your livelihood depends upon what you create (and you begin to think too much about what your audience will think of your product). Perhaps this is why so many successful and creative people held on to their day jobs. Many of them, like Stephen King, who was a schoolteacher, produced their breakout (and, in King’s case, what many consider his very best) work while they still held a 9 to 5.

Day jobs provide more than the much-needed financial security to create freely. They also add structure to your day that can make your creative time a wonderful release. The list of successful, creative minds who kept their day jobs is a long one. Some notable individuals include Jacob Arabo, who started designing his own jewelry while working in a jewelry shop; William Faulkner, who worked in a power plant while writing As I Lay Dying; and musician Philip Glass, who worked as a plumber.

 —Dr. Travis Bradberry

Sidewalk Broom, 2010
Sidewalk Broom, 2010
1 May 2019

Seeds of Wisdom: Vol 3–18

Raindrops, 2014
Raindrops, 2014

"The way I see it, 
if you want the rainbow,  
you gotta put up 
with the rain." 

—Dolly Parton

15 Apr 2019

Seeds of Wisdom: Vol 3–17

       "Men succeed when they realize 
    that their failures are the preparation 
                     for their victories."

              —Ralph Waldo Emerson

Silver Clouds, 2019
Silver Clouds, 2019
1 Apr 2019

Seeds of Wisdom: Vol 3–16

Sunrise Grove, 2019
Sunrise Grove, 2019

"Life is either
a great adventure   
or nothing."

—Helen Keller

15 Mar 2019

Seeds of Wisdom: Vol 3–15

"Life is the art
of drawing without
an eraser."

—John W. Gardner

Bicycle Tracks, 2006
Bicycle Tracks, 2006
28 Feb 2019

Seeds of Wisdom: Vol 3–14

There! 2019
There! 2019

"Laughter is the best medicine
for body and mind."

—Deepak Chopra 

15 Feb 2019

Seeds of Wisdom: Vol 3–13

The Toddler Property Law

If I like it, it’s mine.
If it’s in my hand, it’s mine.
If I can take it from you, it’s mine.
If I had it a little while ago, it’s mine.
If it’s mine, it must never appear to be yours in any way.
If it fits in my mouth, it’s mine.
If I’m doing or building something, all of the pieces are mine.
If it looks just like my mine, it’s mine.

—University of Minnesota, Variety Club, Children’s Hospital 

At the Doorway, 2016
At the Doorway, 2016
1 Feb 2019

Seeds of Wisdom: Vol 3–12

Spring Festival, 2019
Spring Festival, 2019

"When you are grateful 
—when you can see what you have— 
you unlock blessings to flow   
in your life." 

—Suze Orman 

14 Jan 2019

Seeds of Wisdom: Vol 3–11

       "Every season has a reason         — even a blanket of snow keeps         plants and trees warm."        



Beijing Snowfall, 2012
Beijing Snowfall, 2012
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