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Disconnecting from work email

An experiment in disabling email when on holiday

Taking a vacation in a place where there is no internet access is becoming increasingly difficult (and unwanted) and this sort “digital detox by force” is pretty impossible.  Internet access is everywhere these days and why wouldn’t you want to be able to watch Netflix while on holiday or be able to share photos of […]

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Mindfulness is focus on now

On mindfulness and meditation

Despite existing for 2500 years or so, mindfulness has been gaining popularity in recent years. One of the reasons for this is the large body of evidence – both anecdotally and scientifically – of the benefits that practicing mindfulness can bring (the key word here is “practicing” by the way). I only discovered mindfulness about […]

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Save the Cheerleader, Save the World

That famous, fictionally prophetic catch phrase from the TV show “Heroes” has more truth to it than you might have originally thought. In a world where moaning, critique, trolling, reviews, evictions, voting off and numerous other forms of judgement is the norm – we could all use a cheerleader in our life.  Someone who encourages […]

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Bondai Beach

A sabbatical every 7 years

There’s an interesting TED talk by Stefan Sagmeister called The Power of Time Off. (click here if you can’t see this video – as it is embedded in flash) He closes his design studio every seven years and takes a sabbatical and by doing this, he actually increases his productivity, rejuvenates his interest in his […]

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