This quote from Brene Brown was taken from when she was a guest on Elizabeth Gilbert's Magic Lessons podcast (highly recommended): "I used to believe, before I did the research for The Gifts of Imperfection... that there were creative people and there were non-creative people. And now I absolutely understand personally (and professionally from the data) … Continue reading Brene Brown on Creativity
by Jay Hopler It’s not the lost lover that brings us to ruin, or the barroom brawl, or the con game gone bad, or the beating Taken in the alleyway. But the lost car keys, The broken shoelace, The overcharge at the gas pump Which we broach without comment — these are the things that eat … Continue reading Meditation on Ruin
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Artist Andreas Lie's wild animal/landscape double exposures. From Daily Poetics: A blog that regularly posts comforting little snippets of poetry. A collection of illustrated gifs by Rebecca Mock depicting modern life. From zen habits: A short, inspiring piece reminding you that, "You're Not Doing Life Wrong". Empathy cards for cancer patients designed by a cancer survivor.
"While being battered always hurts, an important survival mechanism I’ve acquired over the years is to both thrive on rejection and hold on to compliments. Rejection enrages me, but that 'I’ll show you!' feeling is an extremely powerful motivator. I’m at a point now where I’m afraid that if I lose it I’ll stop working. … Continue reading Matthew Weiner’s Advice to Struggling Artists
This dreamy instagram is like a love letter to the Pacific Northwest. It's by photographer, writer, artist, and incredible musician, Kiersten Holine. While we're at it, check out her music on Youtube. She's on another level. Speaking of love letters - next is Letters of Note. The site gathers fascinating letters, usually from iconic/famous/historical figures. The poetic tweets of … Continue reading Sites to Inspire & Spark Creativity
Residencies are the ultimate dream for a writer. To spend weeks, sometimes months, away from society and technology to focus solely on the work - that's the stuff of fantasy. Given time to reflect, decompress, be alone with your thoughts, and connect to nature, what could you accomplish? Here are 8 of the most dreamy retreats … Continue reading Eight Incredible Writers Residencies