By David Quiring
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A bi-weekly audio podcast tackling the deeper issues of modern photography, art, and today’s creative landscape. The goal: uncovering insights to live more intentional lives as creative professionals and hobbyists, or even just as responsible human beings. Hosted by resident multimediographer: David Quiring.
||CleanEpisode #25: Us versus them, and the middle way||Sometimes it feels like the divides between groups of thought are getting wider, conversations devolving into people shouting opposing views at each other and getting nowhere. Host David Quiring acknowledges this reality and suggests a middle way.||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #24: An introvert in an extroverted world||For those who have something important to say and are earnestly seeking to find their audience, how can they stand out amidst all of the competing noise out there? On this episode of the Contemplative Creative podcast,||11/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #23: The loss of a leader||In grief we can catch a rare, clear glimpse of the bigger picture and what really matters in life. On this episode of the Contemplative Creative podcast, host David Quiring discusses dealing with the death of a leader and answering the question that s||9/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #22: Cultivating perspective||The world we live in is an infinitely large place and, when we consider its scale, our individual existences within it are minuscule and we can only witness small bits of the whole. On this episode of the Contemplative Creative podcast,||7/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #21: The curious path of curiosity||Do more of what makes you forget to check your phone. On this episode of the Contemplative Creative podcast, host David Quiring discusses the importance of finding meaning in our actions and how we might discover our own passions by following the curio||6/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #20: Embracing your potential||On this episode of the Contemplative Creative podcast, host David Quiring discusses the traditional Zen Night Chant and how it can be a useful tool in challenging each of us to live up to our potential. Life has an expiry date,||4/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #19: The ebb and flow of creativity||Waves of creativity come and go, but if we look closely there is a pattern to the cycle. On this episode of the Contemplative Creative podcast, host David Quiring poses his working theory on the source of creativity.||3/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #18: Overcoming our biology||On this episode of the Contemplative Creative podcast, host David Quiring discusses the classic psychology question with regards to our individual traits, “Nature or nurture?” With recent advancements in the fields of genetics and neuroscience,||2/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #17: The circle of influence||On this episode of the Contemplative Creative podcast, host David Quiring discusses the despair that can arise when we consider world issues with such wide scopes that we feel powerless to change them. Wary of the danger of slipping into paralysis||1/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #16: Healthy reflection||A talk on the benefits of the reflective thought process and some pitfalls within it to be wary of. This is a particularly timely discussion at a time of year where the age old question, "What is your New Year's resolution?" is unavoidable.||12/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #15: Voting with your dollar||On this episode of the Contemplative Creative podcast, host David Quiring discusses how every time you spend a dollar, you cast a vote for what you would like to see more of in the world.||12/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #14: The necessity of retreat||On this episode of the Contemplative Creative podcast, host David Quiring discusses the necessity of retreat in a world that idealizes busyness.||11/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #13: The philosophy of kaizen||On this episode of the Contemplative Creative podcast, host David Quiring discusses kaizen: the Japanese business philosophy of continuous improvement.||11/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #12: Quality over quantity||Quality over quantity in all ways. Always. On this episode of the Contemplative Creative podcast, host David Quiring discusses the importance of quality in creation and consumption amidst a society that can sometimes seem fixated on quantity.||10/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #11: Intrinsic value||The value of an object is deeper than simply the price tag it fetches. On this episode of the Contemplative Creative podcast, host David Quiring discusses an alternative measure of valuation beyond the monetary system: that of intrinsic value.||10/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #10: Neuroplasticity||The mind is a mystery, but we're closer to understanding it than ever before. On this episode of Contemplative Creative host David Quiring discusses neuroplasticity: a term from modern neuroscience that refers to the malleability of the human brain.||9/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #9: Defining a professional||Professionals are always sought after, but these days they are getting harder to distinguish. On this episode of Contemplative Creative, host David Quiring discusses the term professional and its shifting definition in a world of modern learning.||9/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #8: You are not special||On this episode of the Contemplative Creative podcast, host David Quiring discusses acting out of respect, both at career peaks and in the midst of struggles along the path.||8/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #7: Street smarts in the field||On this episode of the Contemplative Creative podcast, host David Quiring discusses individual responsibility with regards to the consequences of our actions within different ecosystems.||8/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #6: Living strategically||There is no getting around the fact that so much in our lives is dictated by chance, but that doesn't mean we can't grab the steering wheel of life and live strategically. This week David Quiring discuss the importance of artist vision statements.||7/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #5: Knowledge versus wisdom||There is a subtle difference between knowledge and wisdom. On this episode of Contemplative Creative, host David Quiring tries to put a finger on this difference so that we can cultivate wisdom in our own lives and seek out wise teachers/mentors.||7/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #4: When to DIY and when to ask for help||On this episode of the Contemplative Creative podcast, host David Quiring discusses what we need to consider, beyond the usual measure of money, when asking ourselves: "Should I do this myself or ask for help?"||6/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #3: The intermediate gap||On this episode of the Contemplative Creative podcast, host David Quiring discusses an obstacle that can present itself in all learning processes: the intermediate gap.||6/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #2: The illusion of simplicity||In artistic work, simplicity does not equate simplistic. In this episode, David Quiring discusses the unseen effort that goes into masterfully creating art that is deceptively simple.||5/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #1: Introductions and the danger of rationalized procrastination||Introductions are in order for the inaugural episode of the Contemplative Creative podcast - both of the host, David Quiring, and the vision of the podcast itself. Then, David dives into the discussing the danger of rationalized procrastination.||5/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Super charge your mind in under 20 minutes!
Contemplative Creative has mastered the craft of brevity - offering transformational wisdom in a comprehensive and enjoyable format. This podcast will super charge your brain in under 20 minutes. Whether you want to connect with creativity, broaden your perspectives, cultivate wisdom, or just find respite from the realms of intense activity - this podcast will be of benefit. It has been the greatest impetus for positive change in my life. With gratitude, LMM.
So glad this exists!
I find I turn to podcasts for inspiration on living, working, being - and this podcast definitely supports that! While the episodes are short, they are long enough because they really pack a lot of thought into each one; I find that listening to this podcast I have to sit down and really tune in, unlike other podcasts which I can multitask with and not miss much - I appreciate this because it gives me a chance to slow down and take some time to reflect. There's always a lot of food for thought in each episode, and delivered in a kind, inquisitive, real way that is not at all preachy or sanctimonious. I look forward to each episode! Thanks to Contemplative Creative for putting this out into the world!