I’ve always known that journaling could be a healthy habit to develop, but I never realized that it would have such a transformative impact on my life. The exercise of writing a few paragraphs each day about what’s on my mind is an outlet that helps reduce the power of negative emotions and thoughts while sparking creativity in my approach to each day. It’s become an essential way for me to stay connected to my inner self. [Read more…]
A few years ago I took a step back from doing photography as a side hustle. Before that time, I spent many weekends doing senior portraits, family portraits, and headshots. I was shooting mostly outdoors at beaches and parks with off-camera lighting and some light modifiers. While I still had a lot to learn, I had become fairly skilled at capturing images that my clients were happy with.
However, everything changed when the time required to confront several personal challenges that I was dealing with forced me to stop actively pursuing new clients. Sure, from time to time I would still do an occasional shoot for someone that would ask. But for the most part, these shoots were few and far between. Eventually, I completely stopped doing photography as a side hustle. My photography website languished and my camera and lighting equipment started to gather dust. [Read more…]
Everybody seems to have a list of their favorite TED Talks. Do a Google search for favorite TED Talks and you’ll find lists from people that span from five to fifty or more. New TED Talks are released at such a rapid pace, it’s almost impossible to keep up with this amazing content. However, I continue to seek out TED Talks when I’m in need of a jolt of inspiration. They always help me learn something new or push me to think differently about a certain topic. At the moment, these are 5 of my favorites. These talks cover the gamut of stress, procrastination, being an introvert, life lessons from an amazing photographer, and the changing landscape of making money as an artist. You’ll be educated and inspired by these 5 talks.