A Beautiful Anarchy with David duChemin | Episode 024



Life is hard.

How we envision our life going isn’t always how it turns out. Events and circumstances aren’t always what we prefer. They change our desires and passions. Sometimes they put a damper on our dreams – or even crush them.

Of course you don’t need me to tell you that. This is the human condition. This is the part of reality that none of us are exempt from.

Even still, many of us dare to dream anyway. We have things we long to express and create.

But the question remains: How do we manage to keep going when life – even the creative life – can become so messy?

Photographer, author and teacher, David duChemin is no stranger to life changing events and circumstances. Nor is he a stranger to the painful parts of humanity, taking him along sometimes unwelcome paths.

As background, it’s helpful to know that David is as comfortable in the academy as he is on stage as a comedian entertaining auditoriums full of people. He’s also acted as an advocate of those in need by documenting their lives through his camera lens. All these varied experiences set him up quite nicely to share what he’s learned in the form of writing and speaking.

David has lived an undeniably colorful and creative life.

But, his expressions of experience took a different tone after falling from a 30 foot wall putting him in the hospital for 40 days.

Join Dane and David as they talk about the creative life and the creative process. And how what we do effects who we are and who we are effects what we do.

If you enjoy this interview be sure to check out David’s new book A Beautiful Anarchy. You can also see more of David’s work and connect with him at his personal site and on Facebook or Twitter.

As mentioned on the show, here is the link to Dane’s article The Elephant In The Room.

As always thanks to Triple Scoop Music for providing the music for today’s show. And, of course, thanks to our wonderful audio producer Anna Queza of AQreative and to you for tuning in.

Becoming An Artist With Lisa Congdon | Episode 023



When starting out, as artists, it’s not uncommon to find ourselves hesitant to share our work with others for fear of criticism. Maybe you’re waiting until you get better at your craft. Or maybe you fear revealing something so close to you – that is your art.

Artist, author and illustrator Lisa Congdon started her journey as an artist in her early thirties. To many, that’s late in life to begin an art career. Listen as Dane talks with Lisa about how she became an artist at her kitchen table and how it has grown to what it is today. They cover the struggles Lisa faced early in her journey as well as the new struggles she began to face as her success grew.

Lisa has just published a new book, Art, Inc.. It’s definitely worth checking out! You can find more about Lisa and her work over at lisacongdon.com.

Thanks to Triple Scoop Music for providing the music for today’s show and thanks to our wonderful audio producer Anna Queza of AQreative.

Happiness & Habits with Gretchen Rubin | Episode 022



“Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” These are familiar words here in the United States. It seems fitting that this Converge episode about exploring happiness, is releasing only a few days before we celebrate Independence Day and the signing of our Declaration that secured us those rights.

What does the pursuit of happiness actually look like?

Well-known author and speaker, Gretchen Rubin, joins Dane to talk about happiness, habits and what it looks like to pursue those things. And not only just pursue them but do it in a way that reflects what’s important to you. Not what someone else thinks should be important to you.

They explore ideas around embracing what you already love and letting go of the fantasy of what you think you should or wish you did love. Gretchen talks about habit formation and how to look at your past for cues on how best set yourself up for success in the future.

If you find yourself exhausted at the idea of infinite potential this episode may offer a freedom you have never considered before.

Follow @GretchenRubin on Twitter or Facebook. Check out her books The Happiness Project, Happier at Home and Better Than Before (coming soon).

Thanks to Triple Scoop Music for providing the music for today’s show and thanks to our wonderful audio producer Anna Queza of AQreative.

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