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Vampires – Activity Two

This week's activity: List the 5 most important activities in your life at the moment. How much time did you give to each of these 5 activities in the past week? How much time did you spend doing things for others?

Vampires – Activity One

This week's activity: • Get a nice big piece of paper and draw a big circle on it. • Inside the circle place the topics and activities that you need to protect. • Outside, place the names of any people who are draining time and/or energy from you.

Smiling Activity #3

Here are some activities to help you smile. 1.  Jump on the bed – Go on, it’s OK to do that. It’s not just for kids. You may feel stupid at first, but then you won’t be able to stop smiling. 2.  Smile at the mirror – Go on. I know for a lot of us, taking a good look...

Smiling Activity #2

Sit in a slumped position, let your shoulders droop and your mouth turn down at the corners. Take note of the kind of thoughts that pass through your mind. Maybe things like “This is daft, I’m tired, I don’t feel like doing anything, I think I might be depressed.” Now...

Smiling Activity #1

Next time you go out, look at people’s faces. How many smile at you? How few? The majority of faces are decorated with frowns and scowls – they’re angry, scared, bored. All these things push you away and so if you’re wearing these facial expressions, people will not...

How is Your Memory These Days?

Art galleries are cool, quiet places. They give you permission to think.  While in Rome recently, marvelling at some of the world’s most famous works of art, I couldn’t help thinking how important creative memory can be in bringing into being, not only these...

Book Review – Making Your Creative Mark by Eric Maisel

Eric Maisel changes lives. His style is unique and his no-nonsense approach to his subjects is empowering. “Making Your Creative Mark” is a wonderful book for anybody who finds himself hovering in a no man’s land of creativity.  In it, Dr. Maisel brings understanding...

Summer Tips for Being Creative

On the Mediterranean coast of Spain the weather is at its nicest this time of year.  It’s warm, sunny with a gentle breeze.  It’s my favourite time of year and a good moment to shake off creative cobwebs.  I take a walk on the beach most mornings. I like to experience...

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