On Episode 3, we get Right To The Source of Mia Moretti's inspirational journey, from going door-to-door searching for gigs to becoming a world-renowned DJ, tastemaker and creative curator for some of the biggest brands in fashion. We discuss the importance of identifying a creative outlet outside of your creative job, finding freedom through structure, how Mia achieves a balance between creative preparation and spontaneity in her work, WHAT is group poetry? and of course A Rose & A Thorn, The Daily and all new Golden Nuggets. So let it go and let’s go…RIGHT TO THE SOURCE!
Mia's daily routine starts with her cup of coffee. Next to her coffee maker is a journal that says Follow Your Dreams, where she writes a poem to start each day while the coffee is brewing. She loves writing poetry. Her coffee poem is a thought, a wish, a word, a fear, or something creative and inspirational to start the day.
A ROSE & A THORN
Painting (Again). She bought some canvases and started painting again for the first the time in years. She saw herself painting in a vision at the Hoffman Institute and felt it was calling to her. Plus she wanted to create a second creative outlet unrelated to her professional life.
Her obsessive mind at the moment. It’s the mindframe of obsessing and intrusive thought that distract her from the things that she really wants to do instead of just staying positive and focused. She can recognize the pattern now, but she needs to take the steps to move through it.
His daily routine. He went off his daily routine recently for a month, and it really threw him off. The minute he started going back into it, it was like medicine all over his soul.
Procrastination. He’s been having a problem prioritizing the creative things in his life that make him happy. He keeps prioritizing obligations which come easier, but he really wants to figure out how to overcome that.
2019. It’s a universal feeling of renewal, of rebirth, of new energy and new life. It’s out with the old. With 2019, she feels like there’s been a release of pressure and fear that have been building, almost like we’re entering a new turn in the moon.
Freedom. She is always someone who lives passionately day by day and embraces her freedoms and independent spirit. But, she’s realized that she's had too much freedom and not enough structure in her life. One of her goals is to learn what structure looks like.
Group Poetry. You need a group of people. Someone writes a line of poetry in a notebook and then passes it to the next person who writes a line and so on and so forth until everyone has written one. It’s a beautiful collaborative experience that brings people together and creates a group chemistry.
The Calm App. A former Google and Apple Editors' Choice for apps, it’s a wellness hub for master classes, lessons, inspirational music, guided meditations, and more. Evan specifically loves Tamara Levitt’s collaborative gratitude lists that he does with a partner where he dives deep into the meaning and perspective behind each moment of daily gratitude.
Her typewriter. When she’s at her typewriter, she never knows what she’s going to write. She loves to free write and let her thoughts go free to give herself a space where she doesn’t judge or edit her thoughts.