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 [...]

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, [...]

Have you embraced your true nature?

Have you embraced your true nature?

Sometimes I get depressed and anxious, regardless of pandemics or nail-biting elections. I start sinking into heaviness, retreating to my bedroom where I re-read old favorites or binge-watch shows on Amazon Prime.  I know myself well enough by now that this pattern is a signal: a red flag waved by my fiercely freedom-loving self that I [...]