Why your $8 Shirt is a Huge Problem

Watch the video and learn why your $8 shirt is a huge problem, by Eve Andrews and Darby Minow Smith

Murals in the Snow

This. Just. Blew. My. Mind: Simon Beck specializes in making ornate snow murals with just his snowshoes. The murals take at least an entire day to complete, and in order to really see them you have to take to the skies.

Senior Planet

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Last night I learned abut the existence of Senior Planet, think co-working space for people 60 and up. Senior Planets host free classes, workshops, talks and social and cultural events, offering older New Yorkers the chance to learn, work and explore new ways to thrive in today’s digital world. YES!

Live in NYC? Want to volunteer at the local Senior Planet? Here’s what they are looking for.

Over-compensate to compensate

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As someone who is currently navigating through some major change this article by Derek Sivers made me think. In order to create real change in our behaviour we need to move more than ‘just one brick’. But if we move all of them we’re unbalanced. He beautifully illustrates what the right amount of ‘moving bricks is’. Read the article here: Over-compensate to compensate.

What makes a good life?

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you’re mistaken. The good life is built with good relationships.

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SheEO

This is refreshing: SheEO is building an innovative new model to finance, support and celebrate female entrepreneurs. The signature initiative, Radical Generosity, calls upon 1000 women per city to commit $1,000 to provide low interest loans to 10 women-led ventures that are selected by the 1000 women. The ventures get loans and access to the women’s networks, buying power and expertise to growth their businesses. This model aims to be in 1000 cities by 2020 loaning $1B annually to 10,000 women-led businesses. The pilot launched in 2015 in Canada. Have a look at the 2015 finalists.

(Also, love seeing that Freshbooks, a global CreativeMornings partner supports SheEO!)

The Last 4 Phone Booths of Manhattan

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Wait? What? There are only 4 remaining phone booths in Manhattan? Why do I feel sad about this? (Don’t mistake with payphone, we are talking, actual phone BOOTHS)

Friendship

“Friendship is the dividend of gratitude that flows from an acknowledgement that one has offered something very valuable to someone: not a fancy present, but something even more precious, the key to one’s self-esteem and dignity.”

Friendship and Vulnerability.

Dear Klara

A powerful reminder how comfortable we are living these days. The Lynx Vilden programs focus on re-kindling and applying the practical skills based on ancient knowledge, experiencing the inter-dependency necessary in community living, and nurturing an appreciation for the Earth as a living organism.

Thank you Eric Becker.

Creative Process

“The creative process is an escape from personality.”
-TS Eliot


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Read By Famous

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Read by Famous sells books that were owned and read by people who have achieved high levels of recognition in their particular fields. Not copies of titles they have read, but the actual books that these people owned and read. The proceeds from the sales benefit book and literacy focused non-profits.

I love this!

“Verschlimmbessern”

25. Verschlimmbessern (German): To accidentally make something worse in the process of attempting to mend or improve it. Multiple applications around computers, cake baking and relationships.

From this fascinating list of Untranslatable Words.

The Art of Noticing, and Then Creating

A wonderfully insightful conversation between Seth Godin and the lovely Krista Tippett: The Art of Noticing, and Then Creating.

ON BEING is one of my all-time favorite podcasts. If you’re not familiar with it, you should put it on your radar.

15 Ways To Manage Stress

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15 ways to manage stress according to scientists. Yes to #14.

Fundamental Principles for Overcoming Worry

31. Live in “day-tight compartments.”

32. How to face trouble:

a. Ask yourself, “What is the worst that can possibly happen?”

b. Prepare to accept the worst.

c. Try to improve on the worst.

33. Remind yourself of the exorbitant price you can pay for worry in terms of your health.

This post is full of gems: How to Overcome Worry and Be a Friendlier Person

The Last Audio Cassette Tape Factory

“We were too stubborn to quit and now we make more audio cassettes than eve before!” – The King of Analog

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Self Compassion

I am a champion at being too tough on myself. Here is an exercise in how to lessen the voices of self-flagellation by The School of Life.

Missions for your little one

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The folks behind Red Paper Plane believe that “Missions” are a whole new way to learn and play for little ones. They created mission based design challenges for the whole family, based on a creative process – 20 minutes per day for several days. This is fantastic! Especially for snowy winter weekends!

I’ll totally try the Spaceship Mission with Tilo (5) this weekend.

What does it mean to spend our time well?

Interesting talk in which Tristan Harris asks for technology that helps us spend our time well.

Manifesto of a Doer

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16. Make a plan. Then accept it can and will change. Making something happen is about being nimble and adaptable.

Manifesto of a doer.

Love, Sex and Attachement

I thoroughly enjoyed this conversation between Krista Tippett and Helen Fisher on Love, Sex and Attachment. In her TED talks that have been viewed by millions of people, and the research she does for Match.com, Helen Fisher wields science as a sobering, if entertaining, lens on what feel like the most meaningful encounters of our lives.

So many gems. So many.

Unforgettable Thank You Notes

How to write unforgettable thank you notes.

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Being a Grown Up

A few weeks ago I asked the following question:

My wonderful friend Jocelyn K. Glei responded with a thoughtful post. Here’s an excerpt:

“When the going gets rough in any creative or entrepreneurial project, what we require isn’t reason or rationality, it’s sheer tenacity—commitment to our abilities, commitment to our process, commitment to finishing even in the face of the inevitable setbacks. This is what separates children from the adults, and the Peter Pans from the Pros.

If being grown up means being committed—to a business, a project, a person—then it’s impossible to peak. And the deeper the commitment, the deeper the meaning that can emerge.”

Read the full post: What Separates the Peter Pans from the Pros

Words of Wisdom by Carl Sagan

“The cosmos is all that is, or ever was, or ever will be. We long to return, and we can, […] because the cosmos is within us. We’re made of stardust. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.” What will you leave behind?”

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