June Favorite: Hamilton Edition

June Favorites: Hamilton Edition It’s been a while since I’ve done a monthly favorites post. When I was thinking through what I have been really into lately, there is one thing that stood out like a sore thumb – Hamilton. As in the record-breaking Tony-winning Broadway musical and cultural phenomenon Hamilton. I am obsessed unlike anything since my obsession with New Kids on the Block back in 1989. In fact, if you even bring up the topic, there is a… Read more »

Magic Lessons with Elizabeth Gilbert

The best podcast I listened to this week was Episode 202 of Magic Lessons with Elizabeth Gilbert. In fact, this particular podcast episode is probably my favorite in a long time. Friend, you have to listen to this episode as soon as possible. It was that good. The Magic Lessons podcast is an extension of Elizabeth Gilbert’s phenomenal book, Big Magic, which I reviewed HERE. I also declared it one of my favorite books of 2015. In each Magic Lessons episode, Liz Gilbert has a one-on-one phone call… Read more »

At the end of each week, I share the podcast episode I listened to that stood out among all the others. Here is this week’s selection for your listening pleasure! The best thing I heard this week was Dallas Clayton on the Creative Mornings podcast. This podcast is an offshoot of the live Creative Mornings meetings, which is free lecture series for the creatives held across the world. Dallas was invited to speak for the Chicago group’s meet up. Thankfully, they record… Read more »

The best thing I heard this week was “Steal Like an Entrepreneur with Austin Kleon” on the podcast Unemployable with Brian Clark. I subscribed to the Unemployable podcast a few months ago because I really enjoy the guests that Brian Clark invites, and love the conversations that come from them. As you might have guessed by the title, the podcast is about entrepreneurism and all kinds of people who work for themselves. This week’s episode featured author and artist Austin Kleon,… Read more »

Big Magic Elizabeth Gilbert

This week I finished reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s much awaited book, “Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear.” It was a great read for me. You probably have heard of Elizabeth Gilbert from that little book she wrote, “Eat, Pray, Love.” I absolutely love her fresh perspective on what it means to be creative. While I did read and like “Eat, Pray, Love” several years back, it was THIS TED Talk that put her on my radar of interesting thought leaders. Then over… Read more »