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Posts from the ‘True Stories’ Category

Neuroscience And Art – Where Is The Overlap?

As I keep saying – tapping into your creative side can help you in so many ways, including the way you work. There is huge benefit in meshing the analytical mind with the creative. Check this out – even neuroscientists are doing it!

Neuroscience and Art


Related Links:

Quick Right Brain Access

10 Things Creative People Know

Quitting The Corporate World To Do Something More Creative


Healthy Snacks For Work – Finally An Easy Option!

Snackpack Treats

Have you found it difficult to find healthy snacks at work? Do you get that mid afternoon craving and head straight to the nearest convenience store and grab a can of soda and a packaged snack? Do you consume this cheap negative nutritional food and then feel rubbish?  Do you want an easy option for healthy yummy snacks while you’re at work?

I’ve found a AMAZING solution! When I was at Gwinganna last month I met the very lovely Monique Satherley – one of the creators of Snackpack – a NZ based healthy snacking company.  They are committed to providing healthy snacks that support health and wellbeing, and they deliver to your door.


Snackpack Delivery

And if you’re one of those people who thinks that healthy equals not tasty. With these products you couldn’t be more wrong.  One of their key product ranges are called AMAZEBALLS – a great name for a great product – and they are just one of the yummy options you can get from Snackpack!!

Healthy Snacks

So, if you’re struggling to snack-well while at work then check out Snackpack NOW!!

Elizabeth Gilbert: Success, failure, and the drive to keep creating

Elizabeth Gilbert was once an “unpublished diner waitress,” devastated by rejection letters. And yet, in the wake of the success of ‘Eat, Pray, Love,’ she found herself identifying strongly with her former self. With beautiful insight, Gilbert reflects on why success can be as disorienting as failure and offers a simple — though hard — way to carry on, regardless of outcomes.

Watch video.

How Tiny Changes Can Result In Huge Success

Success is a few simple disciplines, practiced every day; while failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day. – Jim Rohn

Want to know how the new General Manager and Performance Director for Team Sky (Great Britain’s professional cycling team) got them in a position to win the Tour de France years before he predicted they would?

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Clean Your House – Your Mind Will Follow

Don’t you just love people who have the guts to follow their bliss. This little story is about a company called Zenith Cleaners and here’s a little exert:

Tolu discovered the therapeutic and meditative qualities of cleaning as a child, he says, and thinks of cleaning as a practice in loving, caring, and making a difference.

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Hitchhiking Revival!

I’ve always thought that hitchhiking is a brilliant way to get around. Why not use up our spare space in cars to give others a lift?  When I was at university it was commonplace to see hitchhikers on the road. I even used to pick them up myself now and then. Unfortunately, as the years have passed, the hikers have faded away as people became more and more wary of their safety – both drivers and hikers alike.

Luckily, it looks like the brilliant way to move around might be making a come back.

Check it out more here.


Yoga in Schools

With yoga, comes teachings on breathing and meditation. All wonderful foundational tools for kids.

Research shows that yoga and other contemplative practices can help kids better regulate their emotions and behaviors in healthy ways. Findings from the Kripalu Yoga in the Schools (KYIS) initiative show that students who have been exposed to these techniques are less reactive, more optimistic, and better able to focus, concentrate, and interact with their peers.

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Goodwill Campaign That Frees Thousands of Americans From Debt

A group of former Occupy Wall Street activists have abolished nearly $15m (£9m) of Americans’ medical debt as part of a goodwill campaign to free debtors at random

This is the kind of generosity that inspires!  Let’s hope we continue to hear of more such inspired generosity.

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The Duck Lady

This amazing lady is doing so much good it’s truly inspiring. And, what’s even more amazing, is the way she not only gives so much but that she spices it up with a pinch of fun.

Check her out on this short video.

The Joy of Following Your Bliss

A great ‘follow your bliss’ story about a bus driver from Chicago who sings to his customers and has developed quite a following.

Check him out: Follow Your Bliss