I have a doctor friend who decided, several years ago, to start taking her own advice: Eat better, exercise more, drink water, and get some sleep. She'd been preaching this simple self-care, wellness mantra to her patients for as long as she could remember. One day, dissatisfied with her own health and wellbeing, she decided … Continue reading Creative Collaboration.
"Parenting" is having a moment. Or, more accurately, it's having another moment. A super-trendy one. While previous waves, such as those led by Dr. Spock, T. Berry Brazelton, and the controversial John Rosemond, to name just three, had a kind of official stamp on them, this wave, dubbed "gentle parenting" is different. as Jessica Winter … Continue reading Creativity and parenting.
Comfort food: Potato chips. Ice cream. A jar of peanut butter and a spoon. Mac ‘n cheese. Grits. Meatloaf. Mashed potatoes. Or maybe: Chicken pot pie. Warm banana bread. Poached eggs on buttered toast. Rice pudding. Or maybe none of that, which is why we're here on Monday instead of Sunday, as promised. This post … Continue reading The complicated problem of “comfort food.”
By "Thursday," what I meant was Saturday. We'll start on Saturday, which is today. And to get us started I'll repeat: what I believe is happening is that we're all short-circuiting. "On Friday night in Louisiana, a seven-month-old baby was shot in the head, caught in the crossfire during a drive-by shooting. In Norfolk, Va., … Continue reading Creative Collaboration Framework: Part One.
What I believe is happening is that we're all short-circuiting, to varying degrees. By all of us, I mean me, too. I could be wrong; maybe I'm the only one. But a bit of unscientific research says otherwise because every time I’ve put this idea into words and said to a friend or colleague, "I … Continue reading Intermission
Instead of doing it in three successive posts, I'm going to wrap up round one of the creative brief series today, so we can move on. Round two will start Thursday, and it will be different from this first series. For anyone just jumping into this series today (or new here, in general), a little … Continue reading Actually, let’s just get it done.
It's Sunday; let's check in. To put a timestamp on this specific day: I woke this morning to news of a shooting at a car show in Arkansas. (It's the guns.) Russian forces bombed an art school where 400 people were taking shelter. Sea creatures are living in plastic waste at the bottom of the … Continue reading When do we get to the creative part?
Welcome to segment four, out of eight (nine, if you include the intro), in the short series about the creative brief, a tool that can be used to bridge a perceived gap that gets in the way of cooperative, holistic enterprise, both in business and in life. Bonus for today's post? Recipe links at the … Continue reading Here’s the deal.