Equinox

2022-10-03T16:39:46+02:00September 23rd, 2022|

When the day is as long as the night I am reminded of balance Night /Day Darkness / Light Fire / Water Sorrow / Joy Without one we would not know the other I painted this painting called Equinox around the spring Equinox in 2020 when the whole world felt suddenly unbalanced. It reminded me that even in chaos there is balance. Because without chaos there is no order either. I hope you find balance in your life as we move into Autumn season! [...]

Routine

2022-10-03T16:29:41+02:00September 14th, 2022|

After 4 months of taking care of my health, I returned to work this week. It feels good. Life has a certain structure again. A routine has returned. I always thought a routine was boring. It meant repetition and I was more the kind of 'let's do nee things' girl. I've come to realize that routine is quite useful. It creates structure. It helps you get out of bed. It saves time. It is safe. It helps you get shit done. It sets a timetable. It requires boundaries. It doesn't ask questions. Now, too [...]

Art journaling

2022-08-07T11:48:27+02:00August 1st, 2022|

Art journaling is the art of opening up a journal or notebook and just let your thoughts, images and creativity flow. It can be with paint, crayons, mixed media, collage... It can be in black and white or full of colors. It can be about your day or about what's on your mind. It can be done with a plan or intuitively. It can be small or big. It can be in a journal or on canvas. It can be any way you want. There is no pressure. There is no end goal. There is no need for beauty. It flows. It deligh [...]

Your Circle of Self- Care

2022-04-30T19:33:22+02:00July 2nd, 2021|

Remember that I introduced you to the Life Wheel a while back? It's a worksheet that helps you identify where you stand in all areas of life and where you might need some work. If not, you can download it here. Today I want to introduce you to a different kind of wheel: the Circle of Self-Care. Your circle of self-care is basically the foundation of your life. The different elements all contribute to your happiness, balance and overall wellbeing. There are different slices to the Self-care pie: [...]

Miranda’s favorite things – June 2021

2022-04-30T19:30:59+02:00June 25th, 2021|

Remember my recent favorite podcasts post? Today's another collection of my recent favorites, but a more generic one. Enjoy How we love There is the book, and initially it was written for couples to improve their marriage and partnership. However, how we love is so much broader than just with our significant other. Each person’s childhood experiences form the roots of who they are; continuing to inform the way that person responds to others or expresses love, even far into adulthood. The r [...]

Weird? Or just non-linear?

2022-04-30T19:40:07+02:00June 11th, 2021|

I used to work in marketing for a bedding company and our challenge was to invent a new bed. That's like reinventing the wheel you might say. Well, it kind of was. In order to get some creative help, we went and found Hans Zaugg who used to run a design school in Switzerland. Zaugg has been involved in products and brands such as Swatch, Artemide, Ikea... When I first met this guy, my job was to translate, as he only spoke German (well, Schwitzerdeutsch - Swiss German actually). In the beginnin [...]

How a TO STOP list can improve your creativity

2022-06-01T10:59:52+02:00July 24th, 2020|

Do you have a TO DO list? I am sure you do. I generally have two. One for work and one for family/private things. Sometimes I have one per important project I am working on. We live in a multitasking work and our lists tends to get very long and often contain all sorts of things, big and small, ranging from 'call the dentist/mom/best friend' to 'create a website'. So having a TO DO List is a good thing to focus on what you need. But... Do you have a TO STOP List? Here's why you need a TO STOP l [...]

Miranda’s favorite things – May 2020

2022-06-02T16:50:30+02:00May 1st, 2020|

I know we've only just had a favorite things post. But one can never have enough favorite things to share, right? AIRBNB's online experiences Airbnb is known as a travel platform that let's you stay in unique places. They already had a sidekick called 'Experiences' where you could book wine tastings or art making sessions with a local. Now that people are no longer able to travel, they have started offering those experiences as online sessions. Cooking pasta with granny, learning tango or [...]

11 awesome videos on the importance of creativity

2022-06-01T11:07:40+02:00April 24th, 2020|

Ken Robinson on how schools kill creativity:  Tim Brown (Ideo) on Creativity and Play Ji Lee: The Transformative Power of Personal Projects How to add some fun to the things you need people to do John Cleese - Creativity in Management Don Norman on how happiness triggers creativity Stuart Brown: Why play is vital -- no matter your age Meet Jen Stark, a young artist who has found a way (by 'accident' or 'chance') to turn cheap paper into art. Elizabeth Gilbert on nurturing creativity Daniel Pin [...]

Life is one big improvisation

2022-06-01T11:12:14+02:00April 10th, 2020|

If you have ever watched improvisational comedy, or have done creative brainstorming, you might know what the 'Yes, and...' principle is. "Yes, and...", also referred to as "Yes, and..." thinking is a rule-of-thumb in improvisational comedy that suggests that a participant should accept what another participant has stated ("yes") and then expand on that line of thinking ("and"). It is also used in business and other organizations as a principle that improves the effectiveness of the brainstormi [...]

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