Third Places

@nathanallebach We need walkable communities to support third places and third places to support healthy societies #thirdplace #thirdplaces #walkability #walkablecities #walkablecommunities #urbanplanning #urbanism #community #carfree ♬ original sound – nathan allebach

A beautiful reminder that the work we do with CreativeMornings is really meaningful.

The Meaning of Life

A lecture by Sam Harris beautifully edited by Jody Mac.

(via Nick)

Beyond the Visible: Hilma Af Klint

From Kino Lorber Films comes a documentary on the Swedish abstract painter, Hilma af Klint. Not familiar with Hilma’s work? Read this.

(via Open Culture)

Human Aura Recordings

Embedding is unfortunately disabled, click through to see the video over on Youtube. Fascinating!

The above clip from the 80s shows the human energy field radiating outward from the body. “The aura” has been captured with specialized cameras and film, noting how it changes based on feeling states, physical conditions, the interaction with energy radiation from objects and living things. Fascinating!


The World Wide Wander

Mark your calendars! Next Thursday, September 22, at 8:30AM ET, CreativeMornings/NYC is shooting the starting gun of a 24-hour global wander marathon!

Time travel with us for a moment. Last November, CM/NYC took to the streets for the first time under the guidance of creative nonprofit Street Wisdom’s founder David Pearl. Together we unlocked our minds and unblocked our creativity with every step.

So when our friends at Street Wisdom asked to join forces for a 24-hour around-the-world relay of their magical walkshops (i.e., walking workshops), we said YES. Best of all, we’re starting the marathon off in New York City! Join us for the first-leg of the World Wide Wander. You can partcipate from anywhere in the world. There are 16 timezone slots to choose from. Sign up and then join us from your phone and walk the streets with us, wherever you are.

The World Wide Wander. It’s free. it’s time. it’s fun.

(ps: In case you don’t know: I am the founder of CreativeMornings, the community I wish existed when I moved to NYC 23 years ago.)

What is the Future of Spirituality and Community?

For 10 years, Casper ter Kuile has been trying to figure out what the future of spirituality and community might look like. The Nearness is the beginning of his answer to that question. Starting with this digital offering, the hope is to see this evolves into in-person meetups and a beautiful annual gathering.

To start – each week, participants will get together for 90-minute small group conversations that meet in our community app. Everyone receives expert guidance through structured conversation prompts, practices, and support along the way. Plus, there are monthly workshops from poets, activists, and wisdom teachers.

You can learn more about what motivated him to co-create this project in his CreativeMorings talk and spot their first press mention in the Washington Post!

Learn more and sign up by September 25th, here.

Go Be Weird

(Thanks Alex!)

The Swimmer (A Short Film)



I watched the show Severance with my kids (12 and 16) and I can’t stop thinking about it. As someone who has built companies, I am shook by the overall notion of the show. My kids and I felt so many feelings watching this first season. (The ending had us run around in the yard screaming.)

The Best Way To Answer “So What Do You Do?”

This is an inspiring talk. Definitely made me think about how I talk about what I do. Thank you Clay Hebert.

Self-Help Singh

This made me laugh. (And think.)

The Last Human

Kevin Kelly Tweeted about this short animation. Well worth a watch.

You Can’t Wait

“You can’t wait until life’s not hard anymore before you decide to be happy.”

C’mon C’mon

Putting this on my TeuxDeux list of ‘Movies To Watch’.

The Art of Life

A documentary about the art of living outside of conventions, in deep integrity with one’s essence.

This Corner on The Internet Turns 17 Today!

17 years ago today I started publishing on here with this post. Somehow I am still standing. 18,679 posts in. Still enjoying it. Thank you for visiting my little garden on the internet. I appreciate you stopping by.

Happy my blog birthday to you!

The Circle (Shortfilm)

The Circle (Shortfilm) from Six N. Five on Vimeo.

Where Am I? [ Conscious Leadership ]

A question I ask multiple times a day at this point: Where am I? Above the line (open, curious, committed to learning) or below the line (committed to being right, defensive, closed)? Such a helpful tool. If you want to hear more, listen to this podcast I posted about last week.

The video above is from Concious Leadership Group.

(Thank you Noah)

The Wonder of Life

Atoms with Consciousness: Yo-Yo Ma Performs Richard Feynman’s Ode to the Wonder of Life.

Brené Brown Wisdom

Don’t Ask Where I’m From, Ask Where I’m a Local

As someone who has lived in NYC for 23 years, I feel this.

How To Stop Swiping and Find Your Person on Dating Apps

The Psychology of Your Future Self

“Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they’re finished.” Dan Gilbert shares recent research on a phenomenon he calls the “end of history illusion,” where we somehow imagine that the person we are right now is the person we’ll be for the rest of time. Hint: that’s not the case.

How To Pick Up A Duck