This is Part 1 in a series by Daydreamers called Creative Well-being, where we’ll dive into the why + how behind our society’s lack of creative fulfillment — and what we can do about it.

Hey world, it’s Katina + Dupi — co-founders of Daydreamers: the mental well-being company that’s solving burnout, creatively.

We’ve been working on solving this huge, social problem behind-the-scenes for the last year (more like a million, as it always is with startups), and even though our company is still in the pre-launch phases, we couldn’t think of a more impactful time to start sharing our


This is Part 5, the final installment in a series by Daydreamers called Creative Well-being, where we’ll dive into the why + how behind our society’s lack of creative fulfillment — and what we can do about it.

BTW — the waitlist is open for free, pre-launch access to Daydreamers subscription. Take the quiz here.

Hey world, Dupi and Katina here (for the last time in the near future!). If you haven’t met us yet, we’re the co-founders of the mental well-being company, Daydreamers, that’s solving burnout, creatively.

This is our last installment of our series, Creative Well-being, which has…


This is Part 4 in a series by Daydreamers called Creative Well-being, where we’ll dive into the why + how behind our society’s lack of creative fulfillment — and what we can do about it.

BTW — the waitlist is open for free, pre-launch access to Daydreamers subscription. Take the quiz here.

Hey again world, Dupi and Katina here. If you haven’t met us yet (we’ve been writing a weekly series since early May), we’re the co-founders of the mental well-being company, Daydreamers.

Even though Daydreamers isn’t launched out in the world (yet — coming soon, you can get early…


This is Part 3 in a series by Daydreamers called Creative Well-being, where we’ll dive into the why + how behind our society’s lack of creative fulfillment — and what we can do about it.

BTW —the waitlist is open for free, pre-launch access to Daydreamers subscription. Take the quiz here.

Hey world, Dupi and Katina here (again). In case you’re new — we’re the co-founders of the mental well-being company, Daydreamers, that’s solving burnout, creatively.

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been sharing our research, perspectives and Reasons for Being — why the heck we’re starting a company to…


This is Part 2 in a series by Daydreamers called Creative Well-being, where we’ll dive into the why + how behind our society’s lack of creative fulfillment — and what we can do about it.

Hey world, Dupi and Katina here (again). In case you’re new here, we’re the co-founders of the mental well-being company, Daydreamers that’s solving burnout, creatively. And, even though Daydreamers is pre-launch, in this five-part series we’ll be talking about the stuff that made us start it in the first place.

Last week, we dissected the burning reality of our world, our collective mental health and…


We need to redefine our obsession with productivity.

For a long time, I was the ultimate achiever. Everywhere I looked, I collected trophies. I followed the rules. I asked for more, more, more — and felt uncomfortable when all the “stuff” stopped. The praise. The awards. The projects.

Basically, I was obsessed with reaching for that ever-elusive, shiny orb that we’re taught to seek, but will never catch — just like the Golden Snitch in Harry Potter: productivity. I was an efficient machine that never stopped running on society’s Hamster Wheel, and I didn’t see anything wrong with it.

When…


Hint: Life doesn’t fit into a neat little box.

My co-founder, Dupi, and I set out to create a podcast. I know, I know — us and every other Millennial. But, our purpose wasn’t to become Tim Ferriss-level famous. We didn’t even want to become “podcasters” necessarily.

We just wanted to understand how the heck people who have taken a creative path in life figured it out. How they spent their “free” time. What they daydream about when they’re not running through their To Do list.

You know, simple stuff.

These big questions all came about when we launched our…


Exactly how I went from scribbling in my journal on the subway to landing a book deal in my inbox.

When I first graduated from college, I was convinced I was going to be an author.

Mind you — I studied finance in college and was working at a large investment bank at the time. I hadn’t written a full story in decades (well, since middle school, really). We can all agree that career path doesn’t necessarily scream, “writer” by any means.

But, the reality of my situation didn’t stop me. I was so convinced that my words needed to…


Your sourdough bread starter can survive this.

If you’re like most urban adults in this day and age (pre-Quarantine), you likely have fallen into a familiar routine at some time or another: wake up, workout, rush to work, head to a happy hour (or two), trek home, eat dinner while watching Netflix, scroll through your phone mindlessly, and head to sleep — only to repeat the whole thing over again the very next day.

Sound familiar? Well, if it does you’re truly not alone.

Adults today, especially those living and working in cities, are busier, less fulfilled and more lonely


Can you be lonely if you’re in a state of constant connection?

This question has been pulsing through my mind as of late. Because, I can’t remember a time when I was more connected. I mean, I never knew more about my high school English teacher’s life (she has a new husband, FYI), or my childhood babysitter’s family (her kids got sick 7 times this year alone).

I am “connected” with thousands of people each day. I know their deepest fears, their most special moments, their annoyances and their political views. I’ve seen their lives shift as they’ve settled into…

Katina M

Co-founder of @daydreamers. Author of On Adulting. (@onadulting). Creative Thinker. A lot of things, but most importantly, a human being.

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