The desert has a lot to teach us about creating space for something new. It was a chilly October morning. I remember the moment I arrived at this vista. The vast expanse of the desert took my breath away. The sun rose quickly behind my right shoulder, painting the distant rock formations with … [Read more...] about You Can Learn About Change from the Desert
This is how I experienced Mother Earth today; the most international woman there is. I have never thought of myself as an activist. And I've always preferred to be behind a camera to being in front of it. Life, through its various twists and turns has put me, however reluctantly, in front of cameras … [Read more...] about International Women’s Day 2018: How You Express Yourself Matters
The year was 2004. On a hunch that can only be described as divine inspiration, I drove for two days from Toronto to Kingston, New Brunswick. I was about to attend my first workshop of any kind, led by the Canadian photography icon, Freeman Patterson. When I arrived, I was surprised to discover I … [Read more...] about Sunrise and The Inner Critic
As I stood at the base of the Freedom Tower, I was reminded of two of the most important lessons of my life: nothing is permanent, and because of that, how important it is to seize the day. The first time I traveled to New York City was with two friends in the summer of 2000. As part … [Read more...] about Do You Seize the Day?
Do you struggle to get things done because you're trying to achieve perfection? You may be spinning your wheels because you've fallen into a Perfection Trap. My first lesson in the down side of perfection was at my first workshop with Canadian landscape photographer Freeman Patterson many years … [Read more...] about How I Learned the Down Side of Perfection