Women Branching Out: Andrea Lewicki
Are you curious? I’m so excited to interview Andrea Lewicki of The Lewicki Agency about using curiosity to engage with the world. The Lewicki Agency’s mission: “Defying convention, one curious project at a time.” Andrea is a great person to follow if you want to get back in touch with your sense of wonder.
In this interview we chat about:
~ The Lewicki Agency’s Grand Opening Event (October 28-29, 2011) FREE! Come if you are interested in what curiosity can do for you.
~ The four cornerstones of curiosity: Listen. Ask. Observe. Give.
~ What triggers memories.
The Lewicki Agency Grand Opening: October 28-29, 2011
The Lewicki Agency Grand Opening is a free 2-day live, streaming, interactive introduction to Andrea’s curiosity work. October 28-29, 2011. Visit The Lewicki Agency for full details and a schedule.
Guests include: Patience Salgado, Tamarisk Saunders-Davies, Susan T. Blake, Melissa Dinwiddie, Judy Clement Wall, Tessa Zeng, Sara Blackthorne, Genna McWhinnie, Bahieh Khamsi, and Christie Halmick (me).
Andrea Lewicki designs experiences for people to re-engage and maintain their curiosity. She believes that true curiosity is an ego-less quality that seeds kindness and compassion, and that the world is a better place when we can be who we really are. You can find out more about her work at www.thelewickiagency.com.
Because we are curious about you, please leave a comment below. Tell us about a memory you had recently, what triggered that memory?
I’ll go first, see my memory below.
A shiny gold and silver necklace that I pulled out of my jewelry box for my daughter to wear made me remember…. standing on the back porch steps and my Dad was saying, “Who is this lovely lady?” He picked me up and carried me to the truck. It was raining and I could smell the wet leaves. We were going trick-or-treating and I was dressed up like a gypsy with lots of blush, lipstick, a fancy scarf, and the shiny necklace. I must have been 4 or 5.
Recently I was browsing the health and beauty section at Whole Foods just to play with the samples and see what was new. I found solid perfume, something I had not seen for a very long time. It reminded me of a locket my mom has tucked away in a jewelry box with solid perfume – I can still bring the scent to mind. I remember playing with it when I was a little girl.
I picked up the perfume and sent it to my mom. It was then that I finally heard the story: the locket was something my mom wore when she first starting dating my dad. He took and hung it from the rear view mirror of his car so he could smell it and think of her when they were apart. Perhaps I should ask my dad for his version of the story…
Thanks for having me, Christie! The event page now has a schedule. Christie is on at Noon PDT on Saturday, Oct 29th (2pm Central time).
Andrea, love the story of the locket. What I think is so interesting is that our parents have all these stories and memories that they haven’t shared simply because nothing has triggered the memory.
So looking forward to chatting with you again at the Grand Opening!!
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Christie, I just love this interview series you’re doing! I feel like I get to be a fly on the wall in a fascinating, relaxed conversation. Having it on video is extra-cool.
I totally resonate with your inability to mail off your Journey Box item! It was really hard for me to ship mine off — I was really anxious it might never come back (bad Post Office experiences have a way of putting the fear of god in you…)
I’m looking forward to Andrea’s grand-opening!
Melissa, thank you for stopping by and commenting. xoxo! I love all the projects you have in the works to help us creators do our work. So exciting.
Also, hoping to swing my to see your uke skills later this week at Andrea’s Grand Opening!