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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

 

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Quitting The Corporate World To Do Something More Creative

 

The Empathy Library: An Inspiring New Concept

Yep, the world sure is changing quickly. Sometimes it’s a little scary, and sometimes even a little confusing. But, it’s also pretty fun with so many cool new concepts being developed every day.

Check out this one – The Empathy Library.

When Nothing Is Sure Everything Is Possible

We don’t have to agree with each other in order to think well together. There is no need for us to be joined at the head. We are already joined by our human hearts. –Margaret Wheatley

Uncertainty is not always a bad thing – find out more here.

Inspired By Play

One thing I think that grown ups can learn from kids is how to really let loose and enjoy play!  Play has many benefits, including the joy and energy gained from playing. And kids are brilliant at keeping it central to their lives, often through their worship of toys.

Check out these inspiring pics of kids from around the world and their favorite play companions.

Inspired By Play

Storytelling: An old way of communicating, new mediums, and big changes

Today’s storytellers show that each of us can be part of something more powerful, diverse, and creative than we might have imagined.

Be inspired here.

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Elizabeth Gilbert was once an “unpublished diner waitress,” devastated by rejection letters.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.

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Volunteering: New Ways To Do Good

11 ways to use your skills to do good.

Find out more here.

And, in timely fashion, the Tourism Authority of Thailand is currently promoting their Ultimate Moments Campaign – where you can win a volunteer vacation to Thailand.

For more information on Volunteering In Thailand.

I’ll be writing more about my recent volunteering experiences in Australia.

Lots and Less: How Do We Solve Income Inequality

Things don’t seem to be very fair these days. The gap between the rich and the poor is getting wider and wider every day.

Oxfam recently published findings showing that the 85 richest individuals in the world have as much wealth as the entire bottom half of the world population.  I don’t know about you, but for me that is a terrifying statement. Who knew the extent of inequality – it seems extreme.

What’s inspiring though, is that so many young people today are coming up with some great ideas to try to turn things around – check them out here – Lots and Less

Why Fostering A Fearless Culture Is The Key To Groundbreaking Creative Work

Making mistakes is a good thing, it’s how we learn and progress.  Today’s featured article discusses how fostering a fearless culture is the key to groundbreaking creative work. See a couple of quotes from the article below:

The antidote to fear is trust, and we all have a desire to find something to trust in an uncertain world. Fear and trust are powerful forces, and while they are not opposites, exactly, trust is the best tool for driving out fear. There will always be plenty to be afraid of, especially when you are doing something new. Trusting others doesn’t mean that they won’t make mistakes. It means that if they do (or if you do), you trust they will act to help solve it. Fear can be created quickly; trust can’t. Leaders must demonstrate their trustworthiness, over time, through their actions — and the best way to do that is by responding well to failure.

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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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