A few weeks ago I delivered a talk for CreativeMornings (not a typo), an organization whose core value is that “everyone is creative”. I love public speaking and it was a dream come true to get to choose the topic.
I spoke about the work I did in a past iteration of this newsletter. How our creative pursuits help us understand ourselves and why that’s important. I believe wholeheartedly in the Greek aphorism, “know yourself”. The subject of my talk is how to accomplish that.
My elation quickly vanished when I saw the video. It’s one of the perks of doing the talk, you get a professional video as a takeaway. Mine was, well, not that.
I don’t really know what happened. I suspect this company just didn’t have the skills they purported. In the talk I speak about how great it is to be a beginner, but the caveat is don’t present yourself as an expert when in fact you are not. I cried about it, got angry, and ultimately am still really proud of the work.
You only get a few opportunities in life to show up and shine. I did that.
This talk is for everyone, and if you are inclined to watch you will be rewarded with a heartfelt and useful 22 minutes. The audio is perfectly intact.
Mixing the minimalism of Marie Kondo with the functional efficiency of a fine-dining cook, Bennett walks T through the cabinets, pantry and drawers of her kitchen, passing on the methodologies she’s learned from master chefs — because, as she puts it, “just throwing things in a drawer is selling yourself short.”
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I’m obsessed with bowls!
If you are looking for a tasty way to eat A LOT more veggies, whole grains and other good for you items, look no further. I make various ingredients and batches and just assemble at meal time.