All posts by Elizabeth Fletcher

Six TED Talks for Creatives

TEDs are a great source of inspiration as a meeting ground for ideas. They’ve launched a number of careers for some really great thinkers and problem solvers. I’ve compiled a list of TED Talks for creatives, those of us who write, make art, or just want to live creatively through our jobs and even daily ...

How I Live a Contented Life Through Daily Engagement

I’ve settled on the realization that joy and contentment in life are about engagement with our everyday rituals. A few days ago I had a conversation with a friend about this and we agreed that being intentional with our most basic decisions is hugely important to overall quality of life. The pandemic has forced me ...

The Met’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s website—metmeseum.org—now hosts a free, educational virtual archive dedicated to over 8,000 works of art that span global history. This collection offers a chronology of artworks based on region of origin and era as well as essays and a digital gallery of the entire collection with drop-down filters. Left to right: ...

Exploring NYC’s “Little Paris” Neighborhood

Wedged between Soho, Chinatown and Nolita, Centre Street from Broome and Grande St. is now considered Manhattan’s “Little Paris”. A very much up-and-coming neighborhood, the newly dubbed district (with its own signage) offers a place to get authentic croissants, champagne, artisan scents, shop French brands and even learn the language. I recently explored the area, ...

Martha Beck uses The Divine Comedy as an Allegory for Finding Authenticity

Martha Beck’s book The Way of Integrity: Finding the Path to Your True Self illustrates how honesty and freeing ourselves from cultural expectations opens up our lives to our true nature. The book is structured around Dante’s The Divine Comedy, using Dante’s journey down into the Inferno, up the Mount of Purgatory, and eventual rise ...

This YouTube Series is the Ultimate Charming Escape

Mental health experts have recommended limiting the time we spend online and watching television during quarantine. By the time I took this advice to heart, I had already scoured all of YouTube, but- lucky for you- I managed to find the best new web series out there. Doing it Ourselves is about a family renovating ...

This Week in Liz: Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes!

Turn and face the strange -David Bowie As we know, life moves in seasons and this is the season of my life in which I uproot, evaluate, and find a new beginning. Appropriately timed with autumn, I have shed what I knew for so long. For over twenty-five years I lived in Atlanta, other than ...

Monthly Wrap: May 2019

Monthly Wrap is my monthly post about recent happenings and things I’m loving or just feel like sharing. In other words, whatever happens to be taking up space in my brain. Here’s where my head has been lately: Watching I’ve been viewing a lot of female led and created content this month and couldn’t be happier ...

London, Now and Then

My first impression of London, when I stepped off the Heathrow-Express at Paddington Station, was that it didn’t sound like London. I heard accents and languages from many other countries, but the British accent, which had been trained into my American mind via television and film, blended in among the many tourists and migrants from ...

Monthly Wrap: March 2019

Monthly Wrap is my monthly post about recent happenings and things I’m loving or just feel like sharing. In other words, whatever happens to be taking up space in my brain. Here’s where my head has been lately: London Called I had an amazing time in London this month. On a week-long vacation, my boyfriend and ...