“So what do you do?”

September 21, 2016 § 2 Comments

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It’s true isn’t it? When someone’s motivation is clear and bright, it shines out of them like the Starship Enterprise’s tractor beam. 

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A vision coming to life

September 5, 2016 § 1 Comment

2-post-2-IMG_0196.jpgThis Spring, I moved my home and studio from the city to countryside. The confidence to act quickly came in a surprising way. « Read the rest of this entry »

Telling the story …

August 26, 2016 § 2 Comments

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Heroes like Seth Godin and Brené Brown advise to open up to vulnerability, connect and tell our stories.

Feeling a bit like a hedgehog upended, I wonder how I can start telling this story, my story? To open up my heart and dreams with you without a neat ending? What will happen? How will it feel if nothing happens?

So here goes… I’m going to share the news of the last 6 months. Work is bubbling. Check in for changes, struggles, moving on and knuckling down. Short and sweet about once a week.

Beautiful rituals – a speculative proposal for behaviour change

April 9, 2015 § 3 Comments

Sit Down And Be Counted

People are suffering from deep loneliness. It may be part of the human condition, but here in the West it’s an epidemic of sorts.

When someone admits to being lonely, “obvious” solutions like joining a club, signing up to night classes or annoying people at bus stops are offered. *Sigh*

How can people just connect with each others’ presence more: (a simple pure presence) without advice, clinginess, deranged moods or agendas?

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Rapid Change – POP!TECH Reviews

November 3, 2010 § Leave a comment

Yesterday I had a wonderful chat with Dan Suwyn from the Rapid Change Group about how Emotionally}Vague results could be useful in their workshop contexts. He had fascinating examples of how current knowledge is used in down-to-earth ways with people adapting to change in organisational contexts.  The Rapid Change blog is straight-up on matters around emotional intelligence, brain science and how current cognitive research can be applied in real ways – useful for business and education. Dan has just written some succinct reviews of the PopTech presentations. Check out “What’s an Analogy for Being Wrong?”, “What exactly is being Brain Dead?”,  “Four Questions for When Things go Wrong”,  “Verb, Target, Outcome” and “The Illusion of Attention” You can probably see the theme running through this year’s conference: Brilliant Accidents, Necessary Failures, Improbable Breakthroughs. And you can catch a review of the E}V talk here too.

I Remember Better When I Paint

September 14, 2010 § Leave a comment

 This is a beautiful story of how a woman remembered a comment her mother made and then persisted in following through on a hunch. Berna Huebner collaborated with doctors and art students to reintroduce painting back into her mother’s life. The documentary shows how painting can help people access parts of their memory that are otherwise inactive, when afflicted by cognitive impairment such as Alzheimer’s Disease. Check out a review of the documentary and see the blog for information of viewings.

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