Jocelyn K. Glei: Holding Space for Yourself

Jocelyn K. Glei: Holding Space for Yourself

As we turn the corner into 2020, I take a look at one simple practice that will help you nurture your ideas, find your purpose, and heal. In this mini-episode, I examine how we can apply the concept of “holding space” to the way we move through our daily lives. What...
Mira Jacob: Difficult Conversations

Mira Jacob: Difficult Conversations

We all have unfinished conversations that haunt us. Mira Jacob decided to take all of hers and craft them into an incredible graphic memoir called Good Talk. In this episode, Mira and I take a deep dive into the mechanics of the creative process. We discuss how she...
Jocelyn K. Glei: Creativity vs Efficiency

Jocelyn K. Glei: Creativity vs Efficiency

Creativity resists efficiency. Yet we live in a world that insists everything can be made more efficient. So what happens when inspiration can’t be optimized? In this episode, I explore the tension between creativity and efficiency. I talk about how advances in...
Tim Harford: Slow-Motion Multitasking

Tim Harford: Slow-Motion Multitasking

We think of productive people as being tidy, organized, focused. But when it comes to the creative process, it turns out that these rules don’t apply. In this episode, I sit down with Tim Harford, author of the book Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our...
Alissa Walker: Walking Is the Best Way to Go Slow

Alissa Walker: Walking Is the Best Way to Go Slow

Walking is many things: A way to think, a way to daydream, a way to relax, a way to exercise, and a way to be less hurried. In this episode, I dig into the wonders of walking with the aptly named Alissa Walker, the urbanism editor at Curbed, a denizen of Los Angeles...
Florence Williams: This Is Your Brain on Nature

Florence Williams: This Is Your Brain on Nature

Nature really is the best medicine. Miraculously, even small doses of greenery — like a quiet stroll through a public park — can sharpen your memory, increase your creativity, lower your stress levels, and even counteract negative thought loops. In this episode, I...