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Finding Inspiration & Motivation in the Face of Adversity

This week I received an email from a most beautiful soul, asking if I would write about the topic of how to find inspiration when life is getting you down. I’m extremely empathetic and I take on others pain and joy very easily, and after reading her email, I cried for her. And if I […]

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8 Thoughts That Motivate Me to Chase Success

1. Redefine Success. Do not allow the meaning of success to be reduced to money, fame or possessions. Do not allow the magnitude that is success to be diminished by believing it is only for a select few. Do not allow success to slip through your fingers because you believe you are not deserving. Redefine […]

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Capture Inspiration Photo Retreat: Chicago

I had two experiences this summer that inspired me to host a photo retreat. The first was teaching on creativeLIVE where I got to spend 3 days with the students in the class, morning til night (often until midnight shooting in our hotel rooms). The next experience was filming my new Framed show The Concept […]

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All You Need is a Little Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust

How many times have you found yourself reaching for a big goal, climbing the ladder upwards, only to look up and see that the ladder has grown, shot through the clouds, no end in sight? I find this happening from time to time; I go after a dream, I start climbing the ladder that I […]

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My New Home, Part One

I don’t like to over-share when it comes to my personal life…my relationship, my home…these things help my heart beat. I am a homebody through and though. I love being with my husband above all else, he is my best friend. I love being home more than I enjoy the thrill of an airplane ride […]

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Then and Now: How We Grow

Someone asked me the other day how I think I’ve grown in the last couple of years. I started thinking long and hard about that question and how I would answer it. I think it says a lot about a person not just to understand who they are now, but about how they have changed. […]

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10 Amazing Fictional Characters That Taught Me Life Lessons

Characters are what make my creative heartbeat pulse – creating them, studying them, believing in them. I decided to share 10 fictional characters that have stuck with me over the years, and why I think they are so great. There are lessons to be learned in all things, and these characters remind me of those […]

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Words That Motivate Me

Sometimes our biggest downfall is that we believe the art we imagine is better than the art we will produce. This causes lack of motivation. This causes ideas to flow but never to be realized. This is fear taking over life. The biggest reason people fail is because they don’t try enough times to get […]

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Dreaming of the Past

Fairy tales are very close to my heart. I sometimes feel as though I live in one all the time, or at least when I remember to. It is so easy to let negativity flow into our lives as though it were natural, but when we stop and remember that our lives can be exactly […]

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Capture Inspiration Retreat!

I have been thinking long and hard, for the last year or so, about what I want to put into the world. How do I want to interact with others, and what message do I want to put forth? These questions were fairly easily answered, but putting them into motion took some jigging. Teaching is […]

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