In our final episode of the series, we're looking at how you can take the messiness of the last few months and embrace it to have a more creative and resilient life. To do so, we're joined by Tim Harford from the podcast Cautionary Tales. He's also the author of Messy: How to Be Creative and Resilient in a Tidy-Minded World.
Plus, we do a little bit of therapy … movie therapy. On Kristen Meinzer's Movie Therapy podcast, listeners submit questions, and the hosts offer advice through movie and TV recommendations. In our episode, host Ann Marie Baldonado shares her own personal queries: Is there a movie to help her fall asleep? Is there a movie to help her cope with feelings of uncertainty about the future? What movie could help her two girls bond as sisters?
This is our last episode of the show for now. Stay subscribed to this feed to hear about future projects from Common Sense Media. To stay in touch with our host, you can find Ann Marie on Twitter (@annmarieb) or on Instagram (abaldonado).
After the show:
- Listen to Tim Harford's podcast, Cautionary Tales. On the show, he tells true stories about mistakes and what we should learn from them.
- Read Tim's book Messy: How to Be Creative and Resilient in a Tidy-Minded World.
- Watch Tim's Ted Talk, "How frustration can make us more creative."
- Kristen Meinzer co-hosts the Movie Therapy podcast with Rafer Guzman. She also hosts the shows By the Book and Innovation Uncovered.
- Read Kristen's new book, How to Be Fine: What We Learned from Living by the Rules of 50 Self-Help Books, and So You Want to Start a Podcast.
- For our movie therapy segment, Kristen recommended a ton of things to watch. For help falling asleep, she suggests watching all the close-ups of leaves blowing in the wind during Tree of Life (age 14+, 5 stars) or the soothing lull of the Home Shopping Network.
- For dealing with uncertainty, try Grey's Anatomy (age 15+, 4 stars), Law & Order (age 15+, 4 stars), or The Martian (12+, 4 stars).
- For difficult decisions involving family members, she recommends The Farewell (age 11+, 4 stars).
- For helping siblings bond, check out Daedra and Laini Rob a Train (age 14+, 3 stars) or The Parent Trap (age 6+, 4 stars).
- For breakups and any other time you want to sing "They had it coming!," Kristen suggests watching Chicago (age 14+, 4 stars).
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