For a better 2021, think inside the box

For a better 2021, think inside the box

The transition to 2021 is well underway, and it couldn't come a moment too soon! Have you started imagining how this new year could be better than the last?  The forced solitude and downtime, plus a greater awareness of mortality, are sparking cravings for change in so many people. Cravings for more meaning, authentic connection, and freedom [...]

Are you designing your life, or is it designing you?

Are you designing your life, or is it designing you?

This past Saturday I ventured to the Javakheti Plateau, the high-desert region near the Georgia/Armenia border where the rugged landscape and frigid winter temperatures have shaped the lives of the (predominantly) Russian-speaking immigrants who dwell there.  I was well aware of my privilege as I photographed the ice fisherman who daily brave sub-zero temperatures to feed themselves [...]

Trouble setting goals for the new year? Do this instead.

Trouble setting goals for the new year? Do this instead.

The beginning of each new year was always a shining beacon of hope for me -- This year will be different! I'd set goals and actually achieve them! That hope always fizzled out, courtesy of a total inability to stay on course.  Everyone else seemed capable of working in a linear fashion towards a goal… why couldn’t I? The clue [...]

Feeling stuck? Here’s how to get lift-off without burnout

Feeling stuck? Here’s how to get lift-off without burnout

For most of my adult life I felt stuck. I knew that I wasn't living my best life, but inertia and resistance kept me grounded... like an airplane on the tarmac unable to get enough momentum to achieve lift-off. Conventional wisdom said I simply needed to work harder. That's what an airplane pilot would do, [...]