Host of CreativeMornings/Brisbane.no idea is original. Kiwi living in Brisbane.
sneakers, 90's hip hop, being in love.
Working smarter not harder.
Edit your life frequently and ruthlessly.
My grandmother, she always tells me what I need to hear even if it sucks. She's badass at Tai Chi too. Close runners up are my mum Annie and my best friend and partner in crime and life, Mitch.
Vegan strength. Being highly anti-social.
Luxury dog walker. Anti-hoarding expert.
New Zealand national anthem. My mum's mobile number.
The attitude of gratitude. And the New Zealand national anthem.
Jacinta’s CreativeMornings activity
Our minds are discursive because of what we feed it.
Not a good thought, not a bad thought. Just a thought. Not a good story, not a bad story. Just a story.
The mind is wild.
If you've noticed that your mind is wild, congratulations. That's awareness.
We have well and truly lost the connection with ourselves. We spend so much time sharpening the blade of our craft, upskilling, working on how our body looks rather than how it moves and spend so much time in our minds with the stories we make up. We don't spend any time sharpening the very source that helps us understand this source which is our mind.
There is no silver bullet to anxiety but anxiety isn't meant to be cured it's meant to be understood.
What does it mean to be a creative? Why does it matter? Why do I have to identify with the word?
For most of my journey, my imagination had mustered up such a big story about what and who I should be that I had left no room to be just me.
Realisation: I didn't have to be a god on Instagram to be a photographer.
The energy that you spend inside your own head doesn't allow you to spend energy on anyone else.
I decided to let my anxiety come along for the ride with me. Not push it away, just let it be there and without letting it cripple me.
I didn't learn sh*t from uni — I'm talking like, nothing!
What is ego? We can't see it, we can't taste it, we can't smell it and we can't touch it. It's literally nothing. But we all have an idea of who we think we are and who we think we should be.
I'm a 0 to 100 kind of guy.
It's hard enough living with anxiety, let alone having anxiety and being a creative.
Anxiety is like when you get an eyelash in your eye. At the start, it's just an innocent piece of hair and next minute it feels like a shard of glass and you think you're going to go blind.
Better design = better business = better design = better business.
We're often working against nature, not with it.
Nature was the original closed-looper.
Minimizing harm is not being sustainable. We need a revolution.