March’s global theme COURAGE will be discussed by Jackie Huba.
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If you were moved by Alan Graham’s talk on “Fantasy” you can give to Community First! & it’s parent charity, Mobile Loaves & Fishes.
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March’s global theme is COURAGE!When researching or writing about courage, other traits fall into the mix: risk, vulnerability, curiosity, empathy, and action. It seems, then, that courage has nothing to do with your title or level of expertise. It’s not for the few or the gifted. It’s an act of humanity, of choosing to take an action that is risky because it demands vulnerability and curiosity.Courage has no specific form and knows no bounds. From starting a side project to the act of listening when you would rather interject, every day we are wrapped in opportunities to exercise courage. We need your courage. It’s going to be risky and will require vulnerability. A posture of empathy and curiosity will empower you. And above all, you must take action.
The theme of Courage was chosen by our Oakland chapter and illustrated by Annie Wong. This month is presented by our global partner WordPress.com!
February’s global theme CURIOUSITY will be discussed by Ricardo Palomares.
February’s global theme is Curiosity!Curiosity is many things—a trait, a mindset, and a skill. To wonder about the things you don’t know and to actively fill those gaps with knowledge is to consciously enrich your life.
It’s also the secret sauce for creativity. Curiosity silences ego and encourages us to ask why. By constantly asking why we keep the channel open, allowing inspiration, perspectives, and ideas to mold our work and ourselves.
The more you practice being curious the more opportunities abound. Sometimes all it takes is tilting your head up and just marveling at this thing called life.
This month’s global exploration of Curiosity was chosen by our Malmö chapter and illustrated by Oelwein.
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Awesome people often ask us, “How can I help CreativeMornings?”
Well, now we have a new answer—you can become a patron of CMATX and help us continue to finance our monthly events. It doesn’t take a lot to warm our hearts and help us feed people coffee, breakfast tacos, and creative inspiration.
January’s global theme ANXIETY will be discussed by Melanie Weinberger.
And special thanks to our coffee partner Cuvée Coffee.
HELP US MAKE 2018 GREAT!
If you attended a CreativeMornings/Austin event in 2017, please tell us what you liked most about the year’s talks and FieldTrips… and what could be better.
January’s global theme is Anxiety. #CManxiety was chosen by our Bucharest chapter and illustrated by Evelin Bundur. Thank you to our global partners — MailChimp, Adobe, and WordPress.com — for their generous support.
This Holiday: Help Rebuild a School in the Slums
#CMATX host, Ben Thoma, received this tragic note from past speaker Nelson Guda about one of the people featured in his September 2017 talk on Compassion:
Do you remember from my talk, the man I met in Kenya who started a school in the slums? Well, last weekend, just before Christmas, the school burnt down. It’s a tragedy for the kids in that part of the slum, because it is their only school. This week I put together an emergency fundraiser for them on a site called Generosity, and I found a donor who will match all donations up to $25k.
If you are feeling a sense of generosity and compassion this season, please consider giving to Nelson’s fund for Ben Ochieng and his school in Kenya here: https://www.generosity.com/emergencies-fundraising/help-rebuild-a-school-in-the-slums/