“A band of colors, expanding definitions, a broad array of identities — we all live within multiple spectrums”Our Las Vegas chapter chose this month’s exploration of Spectrum and Iandry Randriamandroso illustrated the theme.

This months event will be on 18th September and our speaker is Jo Berthelot.

August’s Theme is Stress.

“In the space between the stimulus and response, take some of the spotlight away from stress.”

Our Warsaw chapter chose this month’s exploration of Stress and Shanee Benjamin illustrated the theme.

Our next event will be on the 15th of August with guest speaker Lizzie Paish

Ladies and gentelmen of #CMDerby please let me introduce Matthew Baggley who will be delivering a ‘breathwork’ session live before this months amazing speaker jamie denyer takes the mic.

Matthew is a creative business leader, mentor and coach.  He is a qualified Oxygen Advantage® Breathwork Instructor and Mental Health Practitioner.  

Breathwork is so simple and yet it’s power to enable us to heal, progress and perform always astounds me. From managing the oxygen exchange of a GB elite who PB’d her 10km run to transforming a CEO’s sleep, unlocking an additional 6 hours of deep restoration and eradicating chronic fatigue, there are now dozens of stories of people changing their lives with breathwork. ⠀

Matt has run 30 ‘deep’ practices during The Lockdown, with a growing community of people who spend the hour breathing and then using a higher state of consciousness to unleashed the imagination and emotions. Nothing woo woo, it’s all science! ⠀

July’s Theme is Underdog.An underdog questions and expands what’s considered possible.When others expect them to lose, underdogs must lean on their self-trust and hard won experiences to envision and fiercely assert new realities. They do not dwell on what’s expected of them, but instead focus on what’s not expected of them.In “A Letter to My Nephew,” James Baldwin writes, “You were not expected to aspire to excellence. You were expected to make peace with mediocrity […] Take no one’s word for anything, including mine, but trust your experience. Know whence you came. If you know whence you came, there is really no limit to where you can go.”Whether you’re an underdog yourself or you know someone who is, you can help raise the bar. Recognize that every day is an opportunity to participate in life-affirming problem solving and to, and that every moment is an opportunity to engage creatively with your sense of what is possible.Call in and deploy your experience, your intuition, and your voice. The arena of change is calling.Our Edinburgh chapter chose this month’s exploration of Underdog, Astrid Jaekel illustrated the theme, and it’s presented globally by Mailchimp

June’s Theme is Insecure.

Insecurity shrinks our optimism, beliefs around potential, and blinds us to how things really are or how they could be. We project our greatest fears when we succumb to the negative ways we are conditioned to react.How can we start to overcome insecurity and strengthen ourselves?According to author Leo Babauta, we can begin with a small dose of courage: “A bit of courage. Just in small doses, to start with, but it means a willingness to set aside all the distractions for a little bit, and just focus on what you’re struggling with.”By observing and seeing, we can catch the early moments we allow our insecurities in. Pay attention to when you are being driven by insecurity and notice what exactly makes you contract. The secret is that the path out can be found in the patterns we have repeated thousands of times.Ignite a small dose of your courage and fiercely protect its flame. Commit to breaking one limiting belief at a time. With good work and focus, you’ll soon be able to spread your wings and fly higher.Our Louisville chapter chose this month’s exploration of Insecure, Rachael Sinclair illustrated the theme, and it’s presented globally by WordPress.com.

Speaking of Wordpress

WordPress.com: Honor your work, #OwnYourContentOur beloved Own Your Content series is back for an encore! For Season Three, we’re revisiting our favorite insights to learn various ways we can honor our work by owning our content, especially in the face of uncertainty. We’ll also be sharing generous webinars and timely resources to complement your reading. Presented in partnership with WordPress.com.Learn more.

May’s Theme is Nature.

What can nature teach us about living with strength, vulnerability, and grace during these challenging times?

In the book Emergent Strategy. by Adrienne Maree Brown, Naima Penniman reflects on the decentralized strength of oak trees: “Amidst the whipping winds and surging water, the oak tree held its ground. How? Instead of digging its roots deep and solitary into the earth, the oak tree grows its roots wide and interlocks with other oak trees in the surrounding area.”It’s natural to be feeling alone and scared when storms come our way. But nature, in all its forms and stages, shows us time and time again that resilience comes from adapting, collaborating, and leaning on the support systems around us. By moving away from the idea that we need to be strong on our own, we open up possibilities in our lives and build our collective resilience.Whether it’s in person or from afar, find the networks you can interlock with and ground yourself in them. Lean on those branches of support and hold on tight. Surviving and thriving in hard times requires us to bind together even while apart.Our Salt Lake City chapter chose this month’s exploration of Nature, David Habben illustrated the theme, and it’s presented globally by WordPress.com.

Speaking of Wordpress …

WordPress.com: Build Your Website with Free Webinars!Building a new website or want to learn how to bring your work into the digital space? Join one of WordPress.com’s free, live 30-minute webinars, held each day from Monday to Friday.Check out topics, watch recent recordings, and register today: https://wordpress.com/webinars/

May’s Theme is Nature.


What can nature teach us about living with strength, vulnerability, and grace during these challenging times?

In the book Emergent Strategy. by Adrienne Maree Brown, Naima Penniman reflects on the decentralized strength of oak trees: “Amidst the whipping winds and surging water, the oak tree held its ground. How? Instead of digging its roots deep and solitary into the earth, the oak tree grows its roots wide and interlocks with other oak trees in the surrounding area.”It’s natural to be feeling alone and scared when storms come our way. But nature, in all its forms and stages, shows us time and time again that resilience comes from adapting, collaborating, and leaning on the support systems around us. By moving away from the idea that we need to be strong on our own, we open up possibilities in our lives and build our collective resilience.Whether it’s in person or from afar, find the networks you can interlock with and ground yourself in them. Lean on those branches of support and hold on tight. Surviving and thriving in hard times requires us to bind together even while apart.Our Salt Lake City chapter chose this month’s exploration of Nature, David Habben illustrated the theme, and it’s presented globally by WordPress.com.

Speaking of Wordpress …

WordPress.com: Build Your Website with Free Webinars!Building a new website or want to learn how to bring your work into the digital space? Join one of WordPress.com’s free, live 30-minute webinars, held each day from Monday to Friday.Check out topics, watch recent recordings, and register today: https://wordpress.com/webinars/

April’s Theme is Purpose.

You are here. Being here means you are alive, that you exist, and the mere fact that you exist means you have purpose.“Purpose" does not have to be something grandiose. In fact, it can exist in all sizes and dimensions, separately, or even all at once.Author and coach Martha Beck once wrote, “The ‘track’ of your life’s purpose has a unique character. It often shows up as a sense of joy and lightness in the body […] It may also appear as fascination, a strong desire to pay attention to certain topics or phenomena. More than anything, it’s a sense that what we’re doing is meaningful.”Your purpose is made up of both the literal and the abstract, and its power is unmistakable. Those moments, memories, ideas, and conversations that you find yourself circling back to, with great fondness, make up the fabric of your purpose.What makes you light up inside? What brings you peace? What are the big ideas that bring meaning to your days? And what are the specific details about each of these feelings that you’re drawn to?However big or however small, draw your strength and inspiration from your purpose. Give yourself permission to approach your decisions with your purpose in mind. The more you do things in line with your purpose, the less you’ll default to what you’re conditioned to do.When in doubt, take the steps you need to follow the path of your own joy. This path is your purpose.Our Indianapolis chapter chose this month’s exploration of Purpose and Jason Ratliff illustrated the theme.

We love you our community. We love our chapter. We love the heart and creativity you bring to our local community and build are a helping us build something really cool here in Derby. And for that we are grateful.

This is why, as we find ourselves in the uncharted territory of the current global health crisis, we the global CreativeMornings team have made an important decision regarding upcoming CreativeMornings events:

For the health and safety of our global community, we ask that all chapters stop all in-person gatherings from now until the end of April 2020.

We are doing everything in our power to be responsible global citizens and hope to run the March event with matt Davies & our 1st Birthday Celebrations in April virtually or digitally.

 The event and ticketing tools on our site will remain functional so you can use them just like normal to register for the online events.

We believe that the power of CreativeMornings is more important than ever to support your local community, especially those most vulnerable to the coronavirus, both its direct health effects and its rippling impact (on income, health care, food security, shelter, and beyond), and we call on you to summon your superpowers for building community and connection to combat social isolation and loneliness in a time of quarantine and social distancing. 

This is the time to keep spreading the warmth and love that CreativeMornings events are known for — but in different formats than usual.

This is a new world, and we’re facing it together as a community. Let’s problem-solve together and share ideas and tips for our community.

Thank You.

Tim & the #CMderby team.

PS The March event with Matt Davies will be recorded and distributed due to the short notice that’s easier, you won’t miss out on his knowledge bombs I promise.

March’s Theme is Identity.What makes you, you?Your identity is made up of multitudes — the stories you carry, the music you love, the challenges you overcome, the books you read, the communities you’re a part of, and more. But your identity is a colorful blend of not only what you consume or create, but also the questions you ask and what you’re willing to learn.In her CreativeMornings talk Lucy Bellwood shared, “When we box ourselves too tightly into a single identity or career path, we deprive ourselves of the nutrients necessary to remain connected to the world around us. We are lacking in vitamin curiosity.“The things that make you unmistakably you are not just the eclectic edges, but the simple pillars, beliefs, and values that you simply can’t shake. What sort of spirit or energy do you bring to a room? How do you show up in the world? What are your pillars?The most unique care and love you can give to your creative identity is to craft it with your own hands.Our Jakarta chapter chose this month’s exploration of Identity and Nadya Noor illustrated the theme

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We are thrilled to announce that Basecamp is our newest CreativeMornings Global Partner!Basecamp will be joining Mailchimp and WordPress.com as one of the generous partners that makes this global community possible.Basecamp offers a project management tool, Basecamp 3, which helps organizations, teams and individuals manage projects efficiently and effectively.Besides its beautiful product, Basecamp is an entirely remote company, famous for its approach to modern work. Learn more about them at Basecamp.com.Welcome to the family, Basecamp!

Welcome Basecamp!

We are thrilled to announce that Basecamp is our newest CreativeMornings Global Partner!Basecamp will be joining Mailchimp and WordPress.com as one of the generous partners that makes this global community possible.Basecamp offers a project management tool, Basecamp 3, which helps organizations, teams and individuals manage projects efficiently and effectively.Besides its beautiful product, Basecamp is an entirely remote company, famous for its approach to modern work. Learn more about them at Basecamp.com.Welcome to the family, Basecamp!

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