I am a Midwest native, development strategist, and unapologetically a coffee and donuts fanatic. I call myself a social entrepreneur and thrive when tasked to start something new. I recently moved back from Fort Wayne to Chicago, where I started my own CreativeMornings chapter. But I'm so excited to meet new creatives in this new city. Eager for growth, I have found myself adrift in a sea of creatives (and yogis), and I’m impatient to let the public see everything that’s happening here.https://www.wboi.org/post/women-are-building-creative-community#stream/0
Yoga! And fashion!
Getting connected to people who care for: yoga, fashion, social justice.
Everything — every tree, every blade of grass, all the animals, insects, human beings, buildings, the animate and the inanimate — is always changing, moment to moment. We don’t have to be mystics or physicists to know this. Yet at the level of personal experience, we resist this basic fact. It means that life isn’t always going to go our way. It means there’s loss as well as gain. And we don’t like that. Pema Chödrön
Easy. Scott Harrison. One day decided that he needed to save the world. Narrowed his focus down to a few really important things, and landed on water. Now he's saving the world through an organization called charity: water and is an amazing speaker. I follow his work continuously.
Olivia’s CreativeMornings activity
When something’s beautiful, it often inspires you to create.
Anything that inspires you towards creation can inspire you towards creating more just circumstances.
We should live lives that are deserving of our calling and our purpose.
Fairness isn’t always fair.
You have to notice before you can address.
I hope we can be proud of what we're up to, regardless of the footprint that we make. The joy from our work can come from the reasons of why we love doing it, and not from who's affirming us externally. I hope that you have a word, like the word 'surreal' for me that keeps you in check.