Grateful for every step after recovery

At first it was just a tickle in my throat. It was a minor annoyance, like clearing my throat wasn’t possible. That turned into a persistent cough that I couldn’t shake for a few days. Other than that, I felt fine.

I went out for a 12-mile run despite the…

Learn to be an expert and a beginner at the same time

For my 40th birthday, I decided to get a tattoo.

I chose a Zen Buddhist phrase that has resonated for years with me:

In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few.

I’ve long taught in creativity classes to college students that thinking…

It’s not by confirming what you already know

Wendy’s is testing a new plant-based bean burger. They’re rolling it out in three cities that may not be the first to come to mind when you think of vegetarian options: Jacksonville, Pittsburgh and Columbus, Ohio.

“Wrong cities to test!” responded one internet commentator. “I think those cities especially Jacksonville…

He left his agency job of two decades to pursue a dream of being a full-time freelance photographer

In 2021 I’m featuring people on a Creative Journey. This is №8 in the series, featuring CJ Foeckler, photographer.

What is your creative venture?

I quit my agency job of almost 19 years to pursue my dream of being a full-time freelance photographer. I was an art director at a marketing company where my role…

His Facebook group for dads went viral — and powered a non-profit to connect fathers

In 2021 I’m featuring people on a Creative Journey during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is №7 in the series, featuring Brian Anderson, co-founder of Fathering Together and the Dads with Daughters Facebook group.

What is your creative venture?

My current creative venture is called Fathering Together, a 501c3 non-profit building virtual communities of support for…

Combining his engineering background with podcasting — and beer

In 2021 I’m featuring people on a Creative Journey during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is №6 in the series, featuring Chris Luecke, founder of Manufacturing Happy Hour.

What is your creative venture?

I’ll start by saying this: If you stick with a creative venture long enough and that venture addresses a gap in the market…

Tim Cigelske

Educator. Podcast addict. Wrote a book about creativity: http://bit.ly/thecreativejourney

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