That the Heart/Mind is the home of consciousness/the soul/the true self is recognized in many spiritual traditions including Gnosticism, Sufism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism. Modern Western Science is beginning to come to a similar recognition through the work of groups such as the HeartMath Institute, the Resonance Project in Hawaii, The Monroe Institute, and others. At Black Turtle Studio we embrace practices that foster self-compassion, compassion for others, forgiveness, appreciation, and kindness, including the visual and performing arts, immersion in nature, journaling, conscious communication, stillness in all it forms, and social justice activities.