Join a Safe Supportive Space for Multipotentialites – The Doors are Open Today!

Join a Safe Supportive Space for Multipotentialites – The Doors are Open Today!

This last month was one of our liveliest months in the Puttytribe’s eight year history! We held a board game night, a monthlong creative challenge and so many huddles, which are small group brainstorms where you can get feedback and help with your multipotentialite projects/life.

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The Simple Joy of Being Awful at Something

The Simple Joy of Being Awful at Something

Today I took a dance lesson on YouTube while making macarons in my kitchen. Both were a disaster. And both were highly enjoyable. There are a number of things I’m good at, but probably a greater number of things I will never be good at, no matter how hard I’ve tried (which I admit, sometimes […]

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One Life in Lockdown

One Life in Lockdown

They’re building something over the road. For months, piles of earth have appeared and disappeared, punctuating my days with clanking and drilling and the beeping of huge machines reversing. It might sound like I’m about to complain, but I’m delighted. At the time of writing, it has been exactly fifty days since I last interacted […]

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Delivering Bread During a Pandemic: A Small Story

Delivering Bread During a Pandemic: A Small Story

These days I find myself craving small stories. I want to hear personal stories about regular people’s everyday quarantine lives. I want to know what conversations people are having in their homes with their loved ones. I want to know about the small gestures of kindness and the personal or emotional revelations people are having. […]

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We Asked You to Share Your #BrightThings. Here They Are.

We Asked You to Share Your #BrightThings. Here They Are.

Hey, multipotentialites. How has your April been? I imagine any number of wild answers might fit right now… one word that comes to mind for me personally is “topsy-turvy”! On Puttylike, we’ve been sharing #BrightThings to help get you (and us) through this very weird time. It’s been really lovely to have this communal conversation […]

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Mapping the Mind of a Teen Multipotentialite

Mapping the Mind of a Teen Multipotentialite

When you first start watching the TED talk by teenager Bo Grove, you might think, “Cool, a smart coder kid, interesting story.” But pretty quickly you learn he’s not just a coder. He’s a multipotentialite—and he talks in a really unique way about how he learns and why. Emilie and I knew right away we […]

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Birdwatching in the Age of Coronavirus

Birdwatching in the Age of Coronavirus

Outside, there is a series of quick, staccato chirps. I run to the window with Theo, my cat and quarantine companion. The bird that hangs out in the tree by our front window is back, and he looks sharp with his highlighter yellow feathers and black cap. I know he’s a he because male hooded […]

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The Bright Side of Getting Distracted

The Bright Side of Getting Distracted

As a child I was confused by a story about a kid torturing himself by trying not to think about orange penguins. The intended moral was that it’s impossible to not think about something. But I never understood why you wouldn’t want to think about orange penguins. They seemed fun! Since then life has brought […]

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