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December 2020

December's Theme is Biophilia

Appreciate living things.
Commune with nature.
Bring the outdoors in.

Coined in the 1960s by Erich Fromm, “biophilia” refers to a beautiful idea: Whether it’s a human, an animal, a plant, or in the wild, humans have an innate desire and instinct to want to connect with nature and other living systems.

The increasing hum of busy neighborhoods, heavy traffic, and superficial reading on our devices can numb our natural senses. However, even in the most urban environments, we express our biophilia by placing a newly potted plant in the corner or allowing greenery to grow organically up concrete walls.

Every day, we have the opportunity to grow into relentless stewards and protectors of our living environments, and not just lovers and beneficiaries of it all. Together, we exist. CreativeMornings speaker Missy Singer DuMars aptly said, “The nature around us is the nature within us.

Our Düsseldorf chapter chose this month’s exploration of Biophilia, Lara Paulussen illustrated the theme, and our new Global Partner Skillshare is presenting the theme globally!

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The hashtags of the month are #CMbiophilia | #CreativeMornings

Skillshare Joins the CreativeMornings Family

CreativeMornings family, we are delighted to announce that Skillshare is our newest CreativeMornings Global Partner!

Skillshare is an online learning community where millions come together to take the next step on their creative journey. They are generously offering 14 days of Skillshare Premium for free! Skillshare will be joining Mailchimp and Basecamp as one of the generous partners that makes this global community possible.

Welcome to the family, Skillshare!
Meet Our Biophilia Illustrator: Lara Paulussen
To end the year, we're excited to introduce you to our last featured illustrator of 2020: Freelance illustrator Lara Paulussen!
Biophilia Playlist by DJ Jim Q
The perfect soundtrack for a walk in the park. Get in touch with the natural world with this month’s biophilia-themed playlist.
FieldTrips are free virtual workshops generously hosted by people like you for our global community. They are a celebration of creativity and generosity. We're glad you're here and we hope you'll join us at a FieldTrip soon!
Don't see a FieldTrip fitted for your time zone? We're always looking for generous FieldTrip hosts to teach something to the larger community. Submit your idea!
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