Go Ahead. Be Yourself!

Imagine a contest in which the best pastry chef’s in the world compete for three insane days building chocolate and sugar sculptures and baking perfect pastries.  It sounds like a Food TV reality show, right?  Actually, it’s not. It’s the prestigious Meilleurs Ouvriers de France competition (Best Craftsmen in France) and it’s the dream of almost […]

Adversity & Creativity

I recently read an article referencing a study by Psychologist Marie Forgeard of the University of Pennsylvania that tackled the question of why adversity and ingenuity seem to go hand in hand. It’s clear that many authors and highly creative people have overcome adversity in their lives.  To give you a flavour of what I mean: […]

Finding Inspiration

I watched the movie Baraka this week and it left me thinking about the nature of inspiration.  Both the inspiration that leads to the making of this style of documentary, and the inspiration that it can give to those who watch it.  Baraka was filmed in multiple locations around the world and it gave me […]