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June 2020

June's Theme is Insecure

Insecurity shrinks our optimism, beliefs around potential, and blinds us to how things really are or how they could be. We project our greatest fears when we succumb to the negative ways we are conditioned to react.

How can we start to overcome insecurity and strengthen ourselves?

According to author Leo Babauta, we can begin with a small dose of courage: “A bit of courage. Just in small doses, to start with, but it means a willingness to set aside all the distractions for a little bit, and just focus on what you’re struggling with.”

By observing and seeing, we can catch the early moments we allow our insecurities in. Pay attention to when you are being driven by insecurity and notice what exactly makes you contract. The secret is that the path out can be found in the patterns we have repeated thousands of times.

Ignite a small dose of your courage and fiercely protect its flame. Commit to breaking one limiting belief at a time. With good work and focus, you’ll soon be able to spread your wings and fly higher.

Our Louisville chapter chose this month’s exploration of Insecure, Rachael Sinclair illustrated it, and WordPress.com is presenting the theme globally.

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The hashtags of the month are #CMinsecure | #CreativeMornings
A note from CreativeMornings HQ:
Black lives matter. CreativeMornings stands with our Black community and Black creatives. We as an organization are committed to continue to learn and listen and do the work to create more inclusive spaces. You can read our full letter to the community here.
Meet Our Illustrator for Insecure: Rachael Sinclair

This month our featured illustrator is Kentucky native Rachael Sinclair, an illustrator and designer.

DJ Jim Q's Playlist: Insecure

The playlist this month is brimming with vulnerability, fragility and instability with self-conscious songs of introspection curated by DJ Jim Q.
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