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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Autonomy

I recently watched a Ted Talk by author Daniel Pink in which he discussed intrinsic motivation. During the talk, Pink identified several factors that nurture or diminish intrinsic motivation. However the one that stood out the most was “autonomy.” According to Pink, “to be fully motivated, you must be able to control what you do, …

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