Tag: Creativity

4 inspiring documentaries to watch on Netflix right now

I don’t know about you all, but the recent spate of natural disasters has rattled me to my core. I watched from afar as Houston slipped underwater and as the island where I honeymooned just last year has been ravaged again and again by Cat 5 hurricanes. In my own city, various wildfires sunk the

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The Case for Plain Clothing: My Simple Uniform

There’s a great scene in It Might Get Loud in which Jack White talks about his views on creativity.  He says: “Opportunity doesn’t do anything for creativity. Yeah, it makes things easier and you can get home sooner, but it doesn’t make you a more creative person.” He talks about how limitations make us more

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Wake up, baby. Wakeup!: A Spotify Playlist

For me, waking up is no easy feat. It’s an every-morning struggle between time and perception, between intention and action, between drowsiness and any wisps of wakefulness. For a split-second when I’m jolted awake by my alarm, I truly believe that I’m going to stay awake and that my body will spring to life. And

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Why I’m obsessed with podcasts + Show recommendations

Real human connection isn’t easy to come by. It takes time to cut through the bullshit and get to the juicy stuff: What’s making you happy right now? Sad? What did that feel like? What are you afraid of? Unlike many other mediums, podcasts can offer a window into this wonderful world of human experience.

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How writing helps me know myself & appreciate life

I love the gentle whoosh-whoosh of the traffic outside mingling with my playlist of ambient tunes. We’ve designed our spare bedroom to be a creative space: Brenton does his music thing, I do my writing thing. Not so long ago, I wasn’t making any time for this necessary enterprise and it weighed on me. I

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Be Still + Chill: an energetic playlist for your next creative session

If I don’t intentionally carve out time to be creative, it simply doesn’t happen. It’s one of those things that makes me feel so much more buoyant afterwards, but getting into it can be a challenge. Lately, I’m not making any excuses. Doing something, anything creative is fun and important. However, what sets the tone for

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