Companionable Silence

I love the idea of being in companionable silence with friends.

Pride Google Spreadsheet

Well done Google: When you type PRIDE across Google Sheet columns it does this!

Role Models

“Don’t work for people you don’t want to become.”
– Shane A. Parrish

Close Friendships

This article on how many close friendships one can maintain just made me block out time on my calendar today to map out my friends. What an excellent and thought provoking read.

These two facts made me perk up:

“Falling in love will cost you two friendships.” and “It takes about 200 hours of investment in the space of a few months to move a stranger into being a good friend.”

(via my friend Casper who shares the best stuff on Twitter)

In this beautiful CreativeMornings/Ottawa talk singer-songwriter Kellylee Evans talks about the importance of exercising courage in everyday life.

How We Return To Work

Brené Brown and Priya Parker talk about the real, big and small challenges we’ll see when we return to workspaces, the need we’ll have to use our creativity and ingenuity to figure out how to be together, and the opportunity we’ll get to ask how we can be together better.

Astronaut Roundtable

Astronaut roundtable featuring unfiltered and down-to-Earth perspectives on what it feels like to go into space — emotions and all.

(viaBailey)

Litterless

Celia is an environmental activist and consultant who shares resources and builds community around the topic of zero waste and the circular economy over on Litterless.

Changing the World for Real

This morning I woke up and remembered this interview with the remarkable Anand Giridharadas, which I was lucky enough to see live at the House of Beautiful Business in 2018. Well worth a listen if you haven’t yet.

Art by Estefania Loret de Mola

I find myself getting lost in the visual content shared by Chicago based Graphic Designer Estefania Loret de Mola.

(via Patricia)

Impressive Google Earth Update

Google Earth is one of the most magical offerings on the internet if you ask me. And now time flies in Google Earth’s biggest update in years.

What Motivates Us?

(via)

Improve Your Critical Thinking

Loving with video where Erick Wilberding digs into the technique known as the Socratic Method.

(via)

A Bit of Optimism | Simon Sinek & Brené Brown

A wonderful listen all around.

The Esther Perel Love Lexicon

Esther Perel on the lifelong art of feeling worthy of wanting and worthy of receiving.

Your Dreams

“The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.”
― Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Goat Towers

Goat towers are a thing?

Becoming

In this six-minute time lapse video, you can watch a single cell grow into an alpine newt salamander.

Am I Part Of The Problem?

Big thanks to Kevin Kelly for sharing Am I Part of The Problem? It’s an interactive (and empathic) tool that will walk you through how to apologize. Kevin also describes in his post: “It also helps you understand the difference between intent and impact and the different ways you can make amends — direct, indirect or by example. It’s not designed to make you feel better about yourself, but instead is a useful practice in accountability.”

Three Women I adore

This Unlocking Us episode made me squeal: Brené Brown in conversation with Roxane Gay and Debbie Millman on love, life, and the pursuit of creative space. Three women I admire and adore.

(We had Debbie and Roxane as guests at CreativeMornings last year. You can watch the conversation here.)

Regretful People

“The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.”
— Mary Oliver

The Filibuster Explained

I deeply appreciate Brian Derrick and his calm energy explaining US Politics, in this case the Filibuster. He has been so helpful in getting through the past few months.

Amanda Gorman

Amanda Gorman took my breath away during today’s inauguration.

I cried my eyes out when Kamala Harris was sworn in. Madame Vice President! What a moment!

Everything is About to Change