Creativity for Culture Making

Tangerine + Herbs Grande Candle on Book Stack Reverie + Felicity Studio

Tuesdays are a day I look forward to because it means there's a new episode of the We Can Do Hard Things podcast with Glennon Doyle, Abby Wambach and Amanda Doyle.

It's through conversations like the ones Glennon, Abby and Amanda have about relationships, gender, parenting, boundaries, and more, that fortify my desire to keep contributing to the creation of a more just, fair and freer culture for all of us.

And this kind of culture making (h/t to Kelly Diels for that phrase and for her extensive exploration on the subject) is something I consider to be a creative practice.

Just like the artistic, emotional, inspirational or aesthetic-based works that we usually think of as "creativity," contributing to the kind of world that's materially better for more folks is something that that we all can do--and do in the spirit of creation.

The books in this picture are some of the many creative influences on my thinking and living. adrienne maree brown offers brilliance about shaping the futures we want. Elizabeth Gilbert shares abundant creative permission at every turn. Flow Magazine celebrates the imperfections and creativity of everyday life. Ingrid Lee Fetell's work delves into how design affects the possibility of joy in our lives.

And this all informs Reverie + Felicity Studio's purpose of encouraging your own creativity.

Offering candles with vivacious, custom-blended fragrances like Tangerine + Herbs is both an expression of my creativity and a way to support your creative endeavors.

See, I very much believe that having a candle companion while you create can elevate mood, spark imagination and help lead to new ways of thinking and being. It may be a small thing in the grand scheme but so much of life is in the details.

So, I'm curious, what are your creative companions? What podcasts or books feed your creativity? And which thinkers are helping you expand your understanding of the world?

I'd love to hear from you in the comments!


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