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How One Nomad Finds Truth in Vulnerability

Neal Steeno’s life is like a movie.

After graduating from college, Neal lived out of a car in the Arizona desert. Neal introduced himself to a stranger in a cafe who gave him the best advice of his life. That day, Neal quit his job and hopped on a plane to pursue his love of film.

Neal ventured to Vietnam to produce the film Naneek which traces a vet’s journey back to Vietnam to confront his difficult emotions. Neal has a knack for telling people’s stories, especially honest stories that reveal vulnerability and truth.

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Who Would You Invite to Your Dream Dinner Party?

What do Beyoncé, Mark Zuckerberg and Amy Poehler have in common? 

They’d make great dinner companions.

We posed this question to people all across the country: If you could invite five (living) people to a dinner party, who would they be?

Check out this list of who our community members want to share a meal with.

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The Upgrade Your Twitter Profile Needs

You are more than your Tweets.

We’re excited to help you get eyes on what’s most important to you. Whether that’s your photography portfolio, latest track on SoundCloud, or a list of your professional skills, we want to give you the tools to point people in the right direction.

One of the best ways to do so is adding your page link to your Twitter bio.

Every day, more community members are experiencing the benefits of adding their page to their Twitter bios. Having a page link in your Twitter bio gives your followers the chance to learn more about you, follow you on other social media, or check out what matters most to you.

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Move Over Job, Pursue Your Passion

Is passion a word you use to describe your job?

If yes, you’re like these three community members. Sienna Martz, pictured above, Marques Anderson, and Christine Hauer infuse high levels of passion into their work because they care about what they do. Their passion translates into highly specialized and impactful work, whether that’s in sculpture art for Sienna, Marques’s work as the founder of the World Education Foundation or Christine’s consulting and acting.

If passion isn’t necessarily something you associate with work, let these stories inspire you to move towards what you love.

Sienna Martz is a sculpture artist with a twist. Sienna designs art pieces that interact with the body, from hats to dresses to large installations. For Sienna, her work is her “outlet for self-expression and thought, a way to communicate without words.” Read more →

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The Artists: Staff Picks

This week, we recognize gifted artists in our community. These artists include a recording artist and digital marketing firm founder, a Spanish singer, a TV host and a music producer.

Heading off this post is Raquel Andueza, a Spanish singer and songwriter. Raquel also teaches singing courses at the Teatro Real de Madrid and Alcalá de Henares. Check out Raquel’s Backstory where she describes her current role and education.

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Living the Adventure with a Travel Photographer

What sparks your wanderlust? Is it seeing a photo of a gorgeous beach? How about the array of delicacies in a foreign country you have yet to explore?

For Ken Kaminesky, the lure of his next adventure comes from the unknown. He’s even said that his “favourite place to photograph is the next place I’m travelling to.” As a travel photographer whose work has been featured in National Geographic and The New York Times, Ken’s work seems almost too perfect, and definitely sparks a little wanderlust in all of us.

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How One Musician Puts His Sixth Sense To Good Use

Matthew Mayer is an exceptional pianist, but that’s not his only gift.

As a child, Matthew discovered that he picked up on the feelings of those around him with ease. His intuition found an outlet when Matthew started playing the piano at age 14. From high school onward, Matthew‘s been performing and sharing his music around the globe.

Dream-like, powerful and deeply moving, Matthew’s music conveys the full spectrum of human emotion. Learn about the moment Matthew fell in love with music, how he balances a separate 9-5 job and why his sixth sense helps him compose music that people love.

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