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“You must continuously feed the inner beast that sparks and inspires.”

George Lois, who is a renowned art director and designer and is known for the groundbreaking covers of Esquire magazine, wrote an article for Good, “Why We Go to the Met Every Sunday (and Have for 60 Years),” which explained that he and his wife’s spiritual day of worship is spent each Sunday at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of … CONTINUE READING

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Does Practice indeed make Perfect?

This past weekend I started to explore some of my creative interests. Thinking of my own advice recently to “start before you’re ready,” I took out a pad of paper and some paints, turned on some music and began. I can’t tell you the last time I had a paintbrush in my hand – perhaps middle school? Time disappeared as I became immersed in the colors and creating. Yet, I was frustrated when the end … CONTINUE READING

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Unique Combinations of Talents

 “You have to create what it is that you do best…The greatest of people in society carve niches that represent the unique expression of their combinations of talents. If everyone had the luxury of expressing the unique combinations of talents in this world, our society would be transformed over night. That’s the great tragedy. People employed in ways that don’t fully tap everything they do best in life…Your task is to find the combination of … CONTINUE READING

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Opinions – Take ‘Em or Leave ‘Em

“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” – Henry Ford

At what point does an opinion of someone else become less helpful and more hurtful? Do we take the time this day in age, where we can quickly leave a comment on someone’s Facebook page, Twitter feed, YouTube Channel or blog, to think about whether or not it is a constructive piece of information that adds to the … CONTINUE READING

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Be Brave

“Do one thing everyday that scares you.” – Eleanor Roosevelt 

The Create + Connect Project posted this graphic recently and at a time when I was needing a reminder that making changes in your life takes a level of bravery. There are moments when you feel incredibly brave and then there are moments when you feel as though you might be making the worst mistake and that it would just make sense to go get … CONTINUE READING

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Are you a Late Bloomer?

Malcolm Gladwell’s article in The New Yorker, “Late Bloomers,” is one of my most favorite reads in recent past, as it brings to light something that our society doesn’t seem to recognize, give value to or completely understand – those who flourish later in life. I read it fervently and then have re-read it many times since. It resonated with me, because lately I’ve been thinking a lot about how we live in a … CONTINUE READING

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“Greatness is wherever somebody is trying to find it.”… CONTINUE READING

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Conflicting Messages

Should I stay or should I go…



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The Good Old Days

“I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days before you’ve actually left them”

If you are seeking a new career or already in one that you love, it can become easy to focus on future goals or where you want to “get to” in your life. Yet, if you spend your entire life focusing on these goals and future points in your life, you might find that you will … CONTINUE READING

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As seen in my neighborhood…


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