When one door closes… Goodbye Amplify calls, hello Conscious Growth

Today’s the last live call for the Amplify creative flow class, and I’m going to miss them. Really grateful to be on them. My 20-something self would never believe I’d be on weekly calls with Steve Pavlina. And I’m excited about joining Conscious Growth Club. Questions I’m looking forward to exploring next week What relationship […]

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Weeknotes: Nurturing flow by doing very little, a weekend primer

Embracing do nothing days and practising nourishing flow states Encouraging flow What is flow? Being “in the zone”. More on Wikipedia The 4 Fs of Flow (10 min video with subtitles): Focus Freedom: Letting go of fear and scrutiny Feedback: Am I getting closer to my goal or not? 4%: Optimal challenge Learning this is […]

Chilling with Do Nothing Days & Unscheduled Time

So, I think I’m getting better at do nothing days, days of unshoulding, unscheduled time. Today, I’ve been: Watching Bill Bailey’s Limboland stand-up comedy Learning about Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman whilst studying Octalysis Watching Adventure Time Napping Ordering myself vegan afternoon tea & groceries Snacking Budgeting All I had scheduled for today […]

There are no universal questions

I was talking with colleagues today. Someone expressed a desire for a question that’s good to ask everyone. Some weather we’re having, huh? People often talk about the weather. Maybe because it’s a universal phenomenon that affects people. But no, some areas have pretty much the same weather all the time, and therefore rarely speak […]

11 indulgent foods for under £15, and they’re vegan

Lately, food has just been a bit of a struggle. But these foods still appeal to me when my appetite is fluctuating. Tesco prices, unless specified otherwise 11 delights for £15 Croquettes: Just mashed potato covered in breadcrumbs, but feels so fancy. Not every brand of these is vegan, but McCains are. £1.50 Similarly, McCain […]

I love learning; what motivates me? Exploring 8 core drives

I’m exploring what motivates learning, for me, looking at the eight core drives (CD) of motivation of the Octalysis framework.  It feels like really good timing to be reading Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari at the same time as I’m on my Octalysis Prime learning journey. Because Sapiens looks at […]

Repetition is a reliable form of change

Repetition. I got this theme from working with Anna Jackson and Fisher Qua. It was one of two they offered for teaching people about Liberating Structures in an immersion workshop we led together. And it instantly spoke to me when they shared it. Impatience helps us forget Repetition is essential for learning. But so often […]