1. DISTRACTION. I was really intrigued by one of the latest street photography projects of Zach Arias, capturing people zoned into their cell phones and other digital devices. Particular to note, is that he is shooting these images with a 24mm lens. This means that he actually has to be super close to the subjects (thus making the concept of distraction all the more intriguing since he’s only standing a few feet away and they still don’t know they just had their picture taken!)
2. PSYCHOLOGY OF DISCOUNTS. Jenika is awesome. Her “The Secret Side of Discounts” post does an amazing job distilling why, how, and when to do discounting in your business, but also the history behind discounts! (Truly fascinating!).
4. BUILDING CONNECTION IN OUR RELATIONSHIPS. Loved this post by the Well Daily on how to “Connect without the Tech”. Too much of my communication with people each day is via technology, in comparison with the old fashioned way we used to build relationships. Something interesting that I am learning as an online educator is that the more “senses” we can involve in our communication the more personal it is, thus the reason I try to use video so much. Nothing replaces the power of in person communication that encompasses ALL senses, but seeking for ways that we can add more of the senses to our communication can make things much more meaningful.
5. THE VALUE OF SOLITUDE: I love this topic. I live for this topic! My life would not be what it is today without consistent times of solitude each day. This was a great article by the Accidental Creative.