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October 27, 8:30am • The Tara Building • part of a series on Pioneer

“Everyone who’s called a genius rode their own bandwagon. I’m all for that.”

Our speaker for August’s edition of Creative Mornings was Caroline Foran. Caroline wrote a best-selling, non-fiction book about overcoming anxiety, which has been on the top of the charts in Ireland since it was released. 

Owning It: Your Bullsh*t-Free Guide to Living with Anxiety details how Caroline lives with anxiety and how it came to be. So, for her take on our theme of Genius, Caroline spoke about what genius means to her.

“Everyone who’s called a genius rode their own bandwagon. I’m all for that.”

Caroline discussed how, genius to her, means going against the tide of what’s expected and embracing who you are. When she realised her anxiety had overcome her, she sought out ways to feel better.

For her, part of that was embracing it, embracing how she felt, understanding her triggers and finding ways to live with it.

Be a genius, embrace who you are, toot your own horn. 

That’s right people, the special biscuit is coming out for January. Coz you all Rock! (Black Books fans will get it)

Is Street Art powerful?

Ask Solus, who presented at our Creative Morning this morning. When you listen to him describe the impact this form of visual art had on a violent and struggling New York street corner. When you view the creations that have transformed building faces. It’s hard to believe we don’t take every opportunity to explore the powerful world of street art across our city. 
It’s not just painting walls, its telling stories, its sharing journeys and its whispering truths about the things that we don’t like to talk about. Sharing with us some images that have gone viral across the globe, this gifted artist was a pleasure to listen to and well worth getting up that extra bit early this morning to meet! 
So, in a week advertised as “Web Summit Week”; here’s to the IT guy who made the decision to put away the keyboard and follow his creative passion. Thank you Solus for presenting today at our Creative Morning.
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Tony Boylan finds a fine balance of humour and provocativeness in this excellent talk on the Space theme for July, 2013. Thank you so much to Zendesk for helping sponsor this event! Enjoy!

Andrew has been a supporter of Creative Mornings Dublin since the get go. He got it straight away, and that’s why we love him! His talk was focused on food, the theme for June, but I think we, certainly I, got more about how to continue to reinvent yourself and find new, better and more economical ways to follow your passion.

The result of this is Medley, an event location entirely unique in Dublin. Yes, Yes, this IS where we hold the mornings, but I’m making a point! A passion, a real one for food as any home cooking expert knows requires the facilities. A well equipped kitchen, and somewhere to serve your food and culinary creations.

Andrew grew up with food, on a farm in Ireland. Food is the centre of the family on a farm and this is the root of his love of food. Honestly, it took me another look Andrew’s talk to realise how creative and devoted he has been to what he creates in the place he creates it.

Andrew, we salute you, onward and upward food loving brother!

Hello! Hello!

Our first post! OMG! I’d like to thank … YEAHWHATEVUH! No waffle please.

First up, Maria, Andreea, Shane, Steven, Julie, Mark, Leah, Carmel, Andrew, Sinead, Gemma, Aisling … Thank you. You wouldn’t be reading this without you all.

Our first talk in Dublin happened last Friday, 31st of May 2013. We had a great time setting up the event. And we’ve all learned something new/good/unbeknownst/interesting. Any seasoned marketer, digital startegist, graphic designer, creative director, media professional, etc. knows that that kind of collaboration needs something like Creative Mornings to solidify it, make it enjoyable, make it exciting and give it value. Creative Mornings Dublin is whatever you make of it. And we love that.

The team in Dublin is proud to be hosting Creative Mornings here, we want it here, and want to make it better and better and better and bet… yeah. I mentioned waffle? Shut up! Here’s some pics!!!!!

This is Brian (Creative Mornings Dublins First Ever Speaker) and his wife Sinead. Sinead re-wrapped over 60 chocolate bars with a custom Creative Mornings Dublin/Brand New Retro package and Brian gave an awesome talk! It was so cool.

Brian also GAVE AWAY an album to an extremely surprised guest. It was a catholic spoken word album cover by Cor Klassen from the 50s or 60s (I can be corrected). That surprised us all in fact. It was heartwarming and just made the day. I hope the guy who has the sleeve and album keeps it on an antique fireplace that’s painted white, or something.

And thank you, most of all, to the people who came, most of all. Every single person who came through the door put a bigger smile on our faces. We must have been smiling like the crazies! And happily so! See you the next time, follow @dublin_cm for details.