Courageous, creative work begins below the ground. 

January’s Theme is Roots.

Our Québec chapter chose this month’s exploration of Roots and Félix Girardillustrated the theme. A tree is made up of not only its colorful leaves, but also its bark, branches, and most of all — its roots. The roots exist to provide sustenance and a strong foundation for the rest of its body. Examine your own ‘roots.’ When you retrace them, what do you find? In his CreativeMornings talk, James Victore shares, ‘The things that made you weird as a kid make you great today. But only if you put it in your work.’ Identify the things that ground you and what you’ve carried with you over time. How have your roots shaped who you are today? The start of a brand-new decade gives you the perfect excuse to dig up the old and to nourish the elements that sustain you. 

Our first event of 2020 will be held on Friday, January 17th at 8:30 am. Stay tuned for details!

SILENCE | Natasha Freeman

At the end of the day, all you have is you. Listen to that voice. Silence everything else.”

We ended the year in reflection with Natasha Freeman, Himalayan sound bowls, tacky sweater competitions and lovely wrapping paper gifts from our partners at Worth Higgins.  

Thank you to our generous partners at Capital One, IdeaWeavers, Worth Higgins & Associates, ICF Next, Martin Agency, and Bonfire

Browse the photos and full talk HERE

December’s Theme is Silence.

As the end of the year draws near, life can get humorously hectic. We rush to finish up projects, try to squeeze in appointments with loved ones, and can easily lose track of ourselves in the process. Is this inevitable? Or can we find ways to ground ourselves amid all the chaos? In this busy season, create moments of stillness where you can. When silence is intentional, it is valuable and restorative. It brings us back to our senses and is essential to our holistic well-being.

Acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton defines quiet as a ‘presence’ and ‘think tank of the soul.’ Silence is a powerful tool that allows us to take a step back from the atmosphere around us and realign with our intentions, our hopes, and ourselves.

This December, set aside time to tune out the noise. You can go for a walk outdoors, find a cozy corner, or simply close your eyes. The magic of silence is that we can access it wherever we are.
Your beacon is the light that blazes within you, a signal made up of your values, dreams, and priorities.

The essayist Anaïs Nin put it best when she wrote: “The unknown was my compass. The unknown was my encyclopedia. The unnamed was my science and progress.” Shine your light. Ask for help and let go of the idea that you have to make a perfect choice. You may feel lost, but you are not alone.

Our Montevideo chapter chose this month’s exploration of Silence and Dani Scharfillustrated the theme. 

LOST | Benita Conde

Hands off the outcome and high five on!”

We enjoyed getting lost with Benita Conde and celebrating our 4th birthday together this November! 12 years sober, Benita shared how her lost moments were pivotal in finding herself.

Web: createradicallove.com

Thank you to our generous partners at Capital One, IdeaWeavers, Worth Higgins & Associates, ICF Next, Martin Agency, Bonfire, and Fahrenheit IT.

Get lost in the photos HERE. Breathe through the video HERE.

See you next month [Dec 13!] at our last event of the year at Dogtown Dance Theatre.

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November’s theme is Lost.

When you’re wading through the unknown, it can feel scary and risky. You float around wondering if you’re going in the right direction and want to know what’s next.

Being lost is a collaboration between possibility and uncertainty. It’s an excuse to get one step closer to a more fulfilling life. What you were comfortable with may not be there anymore, but you will have the remarkable opportunity to reconnect with yourself and embrace discovery.

In these “in-between” moments, turn to your inner beacon and pay close attention to where it’s guiding you. Your beacon is the light that blazes within you, a signal made up of your values, dreams, and priorities.

The essayist Anaïs Nin put it best when she wrote: “The unknown was my compass. The unknown was my encyclopedia. The unnamed was my science and progress.”

Shine your light. Ask for help and let go of the idea that you have to make a perfect choice. You may feel lost, but you are not alone.

Our Milwaukee chapter chose this month’s exploration of Lost and Melissa Lee Johnson illustrated the theme.


Richmond will explore this theme with Bonita Conde on November 15th at Robinson Theater Community Arts Center.

Tickets go live Monday, November 11th at 10am!

FLOW | Anthony Bryant

I had to let it go to find my flow.”

Anthony Bryant, visualizer, hypeman and intentional entrepreneur left us with a soundtrack of his life and taught us how to flow into our best this October. What’s on your life soundtrack? 

Web: littlenomadshop.com

Instagram: @ant_boogie @littlenomadshop

Thank you to our generous partners at Capital One, IdeaWeavers, Worth Higgins & Associates, ICF Next, Martin Agency, and Bonfire

Photos are HERE. The video of the talk will be HERE.

See you next month for our FOURTH birthday celebration!

Want to wear our chapter color for events? 

Need some CreativeMornings swag in your wardrobe? 

In honor of our FOURTH BIRTHDAY (What?!) we’ve released this 2019 limited edition shirt! Grab one shirt by October 25th through our supporting partners at Bonfire to receive it in time to wear to our November CreativeMornings! Thank you to team member Jenn Buch for the design. 

Get yours now at Bonfire.com/HappyBirthdayCMRVA and celebrate creativity with us! 

October’s theme is Flow.

It’s no secret that our modern-day world is full of distractions: Glowing screens. Notifications. 24-hour news cycles. At times, it can feel exhausting to try and get things done with all the bells and whistles competing for your attention.

In his book, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, psychologist and researcher Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi theorizes that people are happiest when they are in a state of flow. Flow is the experience of completely immersing yourself in a singular pursuit and effectively applying your skills to it. When you’re in flow, your awareness of time momentarily dissolves. You’re in a temporary, but energizing state that helps you make progress with the task in front of you.

So, how can you rise above the noise and get into flow? First, quiet your mind and take a deep breath. Then, pick one task (yes, just one) and set clear goals for it. Move or put away any distractions around you. Lastly, take your first action. Whether it’s writing your first sentence, drawing your first stroke, or playing your first note — dive in. Activate your flow and let it carry you where you need to go.

Our Mexico City chapter chose this month’s exploration of and David Espinosaillustrated the theme. 

Richmond will explore this theme with Anthony Bryant on October 18th at the West Creek Campus of our partners at Capital One. Tickets go live Monday, October 14th at 10am!  

EAST COAST SUMMIT FOR CM ORGANIZERS | September 2019

The CreativeMornings/Richmond team chapter hosted a mini summit in September. We welcome organizers from New York City, Charlottesville, Raleigh, and Sherbrooke (yas Canada!

We kicked off Summit with Christy Coleman at #CMmuse at the beautiful Studio Two Three. The weekend included print-making, dancing at Turn RVA, swapping ideas, discussing important topics and building relationships. 

Watch our kick off adventures here

Take a peek at the rest of the action here.

Thank you so much to our partners for making this a refreshing weekend for all. Special thanks to Paige Stevens Photography and Double Take for capturing our morning activities.

MUSE | Christy Coleman

Say it with me: "Show up! Stand out!” “Show up! Stand out!

Christy Coleman’s declaration of how her muse inspired her to action resonated loudly at our September event. Her work as a museum CEO tackling American history & culture with passion, humor, and a little irreverence expanded our thinking and encouraged our muse to come out and play. 

Web: acwm.org

Twitter: @historygonwrong    

Thank you to our generous partners at Capital One, IdeaWeavers, Worth Higgins & Associates, ICF NextMartin Agency, Fahrenheit IT, and newest to the partner family Bonfire

Look for all the photos and the video of the talk HERE

Thank you for showing up and standing out like you do! 

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