Opinion & Review

A+ Education | Three Blogs To Browse

When I started in photography, I frantically hoarded blogs on Google Reader, as if some crucial bit of photography knowledge would slip through my fingers unless I stayed on top of those feeds!! As time passed, I found my mile-high mountain of blogs eroding down to some gems that consistently provide outstandingly useful, educational, and…

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How To Live Your Passion: It’s All About Brushing Your Teeth

I remember the moment with icy clarity.  I was sitting in a Women in Science luncheon at a Very Fancy Hotel during a Very Important Science Conference.  A panel of professional scientists was discussing work-life balance, and one woman cracked a joke that ended my career in research psychology: She said, “I think about data…

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How To Live Your Passion: Stop Confusing Hobbies with Passions

I admit I once grew tired of people telling me:  “live your passion.”   Of all the vague, dime-store psychology directives, that is possibly the least useful.  What does it mean to ‘live your passion’?  What is a passion?  What would it look like to ‘live’ one?  Cut the fluff.  I need concrete steps, not poster-speak.…

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I Just Wanna Say One Thing Before Christmas…

Thank you. No really, THANK YOU. I’ll come out and say it – one year ago, things weren’t so peachy.  I felt stuck, fenced in, cornered.  I hated my alarm clock.  I dreaded my to-do lists.  But ever since I entered the ranks of the self-employed, important things have changed.  Yes I’m usually scared spitless,…

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