The Power of Reflective Practice

There’s a myth I’d like to dispel, and that is we don’t automatically learn from our mistakes.  Wow, right? Simply making a mistake doesn’t suddenly impart a new set of knowledge or skill that will serve us in the future.  If that were the case, I’d undoubtedly be ski jumping in the Olympics, not waiting …

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Why Feedback is Important

Research has shown that the ability to regularly seek feedback is one of the most significant indicators of success.  Constructive feedback helps by providing direction, can inspire and motivate and overall increase performance–whether at work or in life.   However, seeking feedback can be uncomfortable.  And unsolicited feedback, especially when negative, can feel like an attack. …

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You don’t realize how bumpy the roads are until you try to eat soup

I thought I was being smart by combining lunch with an errand the other day. After watering the dog, I poured a can of chicken noodle into a coffee cup and hopped into my car.  It was organic low sodium, if that makes a difference.  Well, at least until I added a teaspoon of pink …

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Finding creative inspiration during bleak times

Taking pictures, among other creative pursuits, feeds my purpose.  I suspect a lot of people feel the same way. That is why during the doldrums—what I call the days between seasons—it is particularly challenging to find inspiration. Like a lot of self-taught photographers, my entry into the medium started with my first iPhone.  Once unleashed, …

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