Brand marketing strategist, epic morning person & enthusiastic about books, baking & sending birthday cards.
Shit happens. Just make sure it happens responsibly.
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A yoga stretch to unwind their spine, especially if they sit at a desk all day.
Kaitlin’s CreativeMornings activity
We seem to really like to grip about time management with people, but it's very rare that I overhear co-workers or colleagues being like, "so how do you fit in alone time?"
We understand the frequency, the cycle, of that restoration activity with sleep. And I realized it is the same with some of these other things.
It's like saying, you know what? My life is crazy right now, so I'm not gonna sleep for five days, but then I have a two-day window where I'm just gonna sleep the whole time for two days, 48 hours, done, catch up.
Some part of my brain understands that taking a two-week vacation in the Bahamas or whatever, some sunny, beautiful place, isn't going to make up for the things that are massively missing in my life.
It helped me realize that so many of the details of my life...I'd advocated and I'd gotten creative about how to get them in my life.
Don't just think of work things, think of any activity that makes you feel pumped. Or your version of pumped.
In case restorative and growth don't really fit how your brain thinks of those two states, I encourage you to come up with your own words.
Psychologists kind of think about it as growth versus restorative states. I call it progress and self-care.
There's a lot of neuroscientists that essentially think of symmetry as these two things...dopamine and endorphins...and then on the other side...serotonin and oxytocin.
But here's the weird thing. It's 100 years later. Most of us here have pretty different workplaces, right? And we're still using the 40/60 [working/free hours per week].
Anyone know how many hours a week on average we work in the U.S.? It's 47. 47 is the average.
When I get out in the world and I’m giving talks to zoos and aquariums and science centers who are not, who don’t think of the arts as their main thing, I get to teach them that you know why this works? Because art is an important language and you have to know how to use it.
...we are seduced by the beauty and color and wonderful things that we can get in plastic.
I’ve always liked to do art that people can touch, that isn’t precious.
We are doing it to educate a global audience about plastic pollution specifically in the ocean (it's now considered one ocean, by the way).
How do we stand on the edge of that vast ocean, and pull in for ourselves a most magical fish? How do we make sure that our creative and wild-hearted muse is always in the room with us when we bring a new piece of work into the world?
We all have a private mythology. We all stand with one foot on either side of the looking glass. How do we preserve that wilderness and share our unique terrain with the outer world?
Step through the looking glass frequently, go romping around out there, and come back and share with us what you’ve found.