Image by @2ndlightphotography.

WOW, Samir brought CreativeMornings to life in June talking on the theme of WONDER.

We had a wonderful playlist for the month and here is the link you want to visit to replay lots.

You are certain to want to see what went down in the NEST so here is a link to our Flikr Photo Album.

And last but not least here is the link to the video of the event!

We are back in September, see you then!







Graphic by 2ndLightPhotography

June 19th is our next event!


By Shivani Mathur

Depending on your parenting and teaching philosophies, methodology, and techniques you might encourage or discourage your child or student to consistently seize actions that are consequential to their wonder. “Curiosity kills the cat,” they say, but I’m here to tell you otherwise – from the viewpoint of a mentor as well as the learner.

Curiosity can breed jeopardy but that’s what insurance is for. Even at the most rudimentary levels dictated by the laws of biology, evolution has enabled our bodies to withstand a great deal in case our wonder gets the better of us and paves way for any calamity; our neurology is wired to generate the required responses for protection when danger is close.

A majority of risks you take have some form of safety net, and the ones that lack one (such as potential heartbreak) are often the ones that are even more worthy of taking. Risks and ramifications are the other side of the same coin as curiosity and wonder. Deciding how dramatically you flip this coin is that profound element in your youth that can prevent a midlife crisis later on.

Mind you, I’m not preaching recklessness in the name of exploring wonder, I’m just saying that no one likes a bitter old man or woman who’s so obviously salty about the many paths not taken. A rebel without a cause is quite outdated, but a social justice warrior opening minds to revise existing norms and rewrite (not throw away, note that I said rewrite) the rule book is quite trending – rightfully so.

All the greatest discoveries were made as a fruit of investigating curiosity, that’s an omnipresent fact. But let’s raise a glass to the iconoclasts across history: the painters, sculptors, poets, writers, philosophers, filmmakers, musicians, and recently, community leaders, who create art and propel difficult (but much needed) conversations.

All these artists took a leap of faith on a nubile idea and converted their wonder into action. Speaking of community leaders, attend the June installment of CreativeMornings Dubai at the NEST with transformational coach Samir Geepee, founder and curator of Awesome Walkers, a community-based meetup for people craving intellectual conversation in this post-social media world littered with frivolous conversation and the slow decline of language.