“Emotions are always showing us how we relate to life and people.

Positive emotions come from integrations and seeing events and people as connected to us.

Negative emotions come from a focus on separation, and how things should be different than they are.

Se all things as connected, trust the process and watch negative transform into positive.

Connection = positive emotion.”

Aaron Doughty

Adobe Creative Residency 2019

The Adobe Creative Residency is currently taking applications until February 7th. It’s the *coolest* project Adobe has ever put together! I wish I could apply! Maybe you can?

Citizen Game

Citizen a reality-based board game in which you take on a ’cause’ and use actual members of Congress to pass your cause/bill through. Can’t wait to get my copy!


“To create one’s world … takes courage.”
Georgia O’Keeffe

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Friday Link Pack

You will be missed, Mary Oliver.

– Taiwanese photographer Annie Wang documented herself and her child over 17 years, layering each image from previous years into new photograph. LOVE THIS SO MUCH!

How to make a self-starting siphon

This is what one what of our 1,500 global CreativeMorning volunteers said when asked why she volunteers for CreativeMornings.

The most foolproof ways to toast nuts to your liking

The Best Plug-In Smart Outlet

Beautiful article on late John Bogle, founder of Vanguard, who revolutionized retirement savings.

– I am weirdly intrigued by these Nike grass sneakers.

– This is a flight I want to be on.

How to diagnose a “sick system.(via)

– Loving this seating terrace.

– In this Hurry Slowly episode Jocelyn talks with Cal Newport about his new book Digital Minimalism, the benefits of a 30-day digital declutter, and how managing your “attention capital” is the secret to getting ahead.

How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation: I couldn’t figure out why small, straightforward tasks on my to-do list felt so impossible. The answer is both more complex and far simpler than I expected.

– Maira Kalman | Daily Things to Fall in Love With (via Chris)

Feds can’t force you to unlock your iPhone with finger or face, judge rules

Is Eating Organic Food Better for Us? For the Earth?

– I am not a vegetarian (yet). This article really made me gulp: Eating meat has ‘dire’ consequences for the planet, says report

Parliament Book has documented all parliamentary floorpans & interiors around the world. (via)

– I love this new Tattly space explorer set with illustrations by Oliver Jeffers.

– Cool jobs to apply for: There are over 1,000 jobs listed on the global CreativeMornings job board. Tap into a super kind community.

– A note of gratitude: I was invited to speak at Google yesterday and I was overcome with a giant gratitude wave. I realize I am living a very fortunate life and want to acknowledge that here. Thank you for reading my blog! I appreciate you visiting my little corner of the internet.

And, some of you have been reaching out to me, worried that the Friday Link Packs would be history. Don’t you worry. I was just really busy over the past few weeks and couldn’t give it the time it needs. We are back!


I find the currently happening 10-Year-Challenge a bit silly, but then I saw this interpretation and couldn’t stop laughing. Well done, Violeta Corderosa.

Love Words

“Love words, agonize over sentences. And pay attention to the world.”
Susan Sontag

How to use Gmail More Efficiently

I am fascinated by this step by step guide on how to use Gmail more efficiently. Thank you Andreas Klinger for taking the time to write down your process.

Comfortable Zone

This made me think. I definitely notice quite impressive differences in what some cultures think is a comfortable distance in personal space.

The Stove to Table Frying Pan JIU

The Frying Pan JIU is made from high quality cast iron and designed to look like a plate. A simple interlocking handle hooks onto the frying pan for cooking and moving, and then unhooks when you sit down to eat. LOVE!


“Make friends with change.”
— Ram Dass

Balcony Curtains

Fascinated by these Balcony Curtains.

True Action

“True action, good and radiant action, my friends, does not spring from activity, from busy bustling, it does not spring from industrious hammering. It grows in the solitude of the mountains, it grows on the summits where silence and danger dwell.”
Hermann Hesse

Blocky Typographic Street Art

Loving this blocky typographic street art by Pref.

Beyond Success

An exploration of the basic questions for anyone attempting to do business in a conscious way. Is it possible to do business, make a profit, act in truth and integrity and be of genuine service all at once? In his presentation Ram Dass depthfully sheds light and answers.

Dreams Are Maps

“The visions we offer our children shape the future. It matters what those visions are. Often they become self-fulfilling prophecies. Dreams are maps.”
— Carl Sagan

Dimensions Guide

Dimensions.Guide is a (free) reference database of drawings documenting the standard measurements and sizes of everyday objects and spaces.

Commissioned Portraits

I am in love with these commissioned portraits drawn by Nicholas V Sanchez.

Deep Questions

The School of Life Confession Game asks some deep questions. This one stopped me in my tracks.

Cosmic Perspective

“Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.”
— Carl Sagan

Creative Block

“It’s easy to get over a creative block, just remind yourself that you’ll be dead.”
— Oliver Jeffers

Designer Matters with Jocelyn K. Glei

I adore both Debbie and Jocelyn. Two powerful creative manifesters. Listen in.

The Quieter You Become

“The quieter you become, the more you can hear.”
— Ram Dass