Being Human: One Artist’s Reconnection

Being Human: One Artist’s Reconnection

Artists draw their inspiration from their connection to the world. Things like “writer’s block” and other labels for being stuck are no surprise when we’ve gotten too comfortable. Too walled off or callous. Life has a way of slapping the smirk...
A Return To The Raw

A Return To The Raw

A friend posted something on Facebook this week that stuck with me, resonating with how I’ve been feeling. The image basically said, “Sometimes you feel like you’re buried, but you’re really being planted. There’s an opportunity to grow...
The Carrot, The Stick, and The Collaborative Spirit

The Carrot, The Stick, and The Collaborative Spirit

One of the greater challenges when things get tight is to keep living in the moment. Otherwise life becomes a series of future dates: due dates for bills, rent/mortgage, and when you expect paychecks. When we fall into this trap each day becomes living for those days...
Do The Work, Don.

Do The Work, Don.

Work smarter, not harder — the worst advice ever given, said Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs on a recent podcast with Lewis Howes. As a piece of advice I’ve lived by for so long I was shaken and immensely curious for his explanation. I’ll recap a key part of it...