TED Talkin’: Eat, Pray, Love & PRESENT

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TED Talkin’: Eat, Pray, Love & PRESENT

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This is an episode for: Speakers working on a new presentation, Eat, Pray Love fans, artists and anyone working through a creative block.

Molly Geoghegan, Narrative Strategist

Molly Geoghegan

Nov 09, 2023

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of viral memoir Eat, Pray, Love acknowledges in her 2009 TED Talk that her best work might very well be behind her. As an artist, however, she’s stuck with the challenge of “topping” her last work. 

Why are artists and creative people burdened with these crazy-making tropes? In ancient Greece and Rome, “genius” referred to the divine entity that visited artists—not the artist themselves. 

Gilbert challenges us to reframe the narrative around creativity—putting less of the burden on the individual and moreso on the energetic creative spirit that exists in all of us.

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About The Author

Molly Geoghegan, Narrative Strategist

Molly Geoghegan is a writer, organizer, and film school dropout. She hikes frequently with her dog, Guinness, and signs up for too many email newsletters. Having lived in Chicago, Paris, Dublin and Galway, Molly has made her way back to the Rockies and calls Denver, CO home.

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TED Talkin’: Eat, Pray, Love & PRESENT