The SA Way

Insights, inspirations and thoughts on how ot use the artist within to create your life using Shui Areté.

Here’s a Quick Fix

I am going to let you off the hook right away, you can quit reading this if you want a quick fix, ain’t gonna happen, but oh how I wish it could. Why don’t quick fixes work? The analogy that comes to my mind is fad diets. They are here, and they are gone. It’s… Continue Reading Here’s a Quick Fix



I met Neema while photographing at a hospital in a remote village in Tanzania, Africa. She was a patient in the children’s ward.We didn’t even speak the same language, but we had an instant connection. Her mother spent her time earning for the family while her 18-year-old brother who was blind took care of her… Continue Reading Neema


Shui What?

When I first founded Shui Areté, I didn’t realize how deeply I was connected to this little word areté. I was in my thirties, enrolled in college for the uh, 4th time, trying to get my bachelors degree before my credits expired. (Who knew credits expired!) I was taking a class in western origins when… Continue Reading Shui What?


Where is “There”?

I remember a conversation I had with a client that went something like this: Me: How are things going? Her: Okay. I feel like I am getting there. Me: Oh, that’s great. Where is “there”? (A very long pause) Her: Ha, I guess I don’t know. It is so easy to get caught up in… Continue Reading Where is “There”?


Make Today Amazing

Living the Dream: Jolene and Patrick Dames by Edna Rienzi (The Center for a New American Dream), August 11, 2014 at 10:22am Jolene and Patrick Dames (aka The Globe Squatters) spent years working behind the scenes on movie sets. On these sets, Jolene and Patrick would joke around and claim that they were “living the dream.”  One… Continue Reading Make Today Amazing


Living the New American Dream

I found this post today about the New American Dream, find it on our new Globe Squatters Community page.