Without labeling or processing or categorizing. Without judgment or comparison nor making sense of. I don’t think 'noticing' requires my interpretation. It might like my consideration. Or my attention. Or not. Maybe just noticing [fullstop] Quietly. Giving possibility then, to notice something more, given the opportunity.
I learned about MIQ from a Tim Ferriss interview with Josh Waitzkin https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/375-josh-waitzkin-how-to-cram-2-months-of-learning-into-1-day/id863897795?i=1000442923234 MIQ stands for the Most Important Question and Josh poses it before he goes to sleep. The idea is that you give your subconscious mind a problem and time to solve it. The next morning, Josh pops open Evernote and brainstorms … Continue reading Most Important Question – MIQ
This week I listened to a fascinating podcast by Krista Tippett interviewing Maria Popova, the wonderful author of Brain Pickings. She said this… "...The reason we’re so increasingly intolerant of long articles and why we skim them, why we skip forward even in a short video that reduces a 300-page book into a three-minute animation … Continue reading Meaning takes time
My inbox overflows. I'm sure yours does too. In his book "The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 technological forces that will shape our future", Kevin Kelly gives a fascinating insight into attention that grabbed umm… my attention. "Our attention is the only valuable resource we can personally produce without training. It is in short supply and … Continue reading Can I have your attention please
I had an aha moment this week about dancing that I wanted to share. We recently signed up for a hip hop class because our friend is running it and we wanted to support her. I really struggle with the (hard for me) routines and I was telling the instructor after our third class, that … Continue reading Learning how to dance
Following my recent post "Are you ready to see my real life?" and my desire to be more hospitable this year, I’m tackling one of my related goals head on. March 19-20 is national Neighbours Day here in New Zealand and over the years as this day nears, I have great intentions of organising an event for our … Continue reading Taking hospitality to the street
I had a revelation about why the 21-Day Brain Detox is so special to me yesterday that I wanted to share with you. I had hoped to convey this in the original post but I couldn’t quite put it into words. I so want to be able to write in a way that isn't too … Continue reading Why I had to share that
A few years ago I was privileged to be at a conference where Dr Caroline Leaf was speaking. Dr Leaf is a cognitive neuroscientist. She has an amazing online programme called the 21-day Brain Detox™, which is designed to help us rewire our brains, positively affecting the way we think and act. "The 21 Day … Continue reading Detoxing your brain
There is a story about a man named Harris who goes to a newsstand with his friend to buy a newspaper and the vendor is very rude to him. His friend seems to ignore the vendor's behaviour and is polite back to him and wishes him a good evening. As they walk away Harris says … Continue reading Do unto others…
Yesterday I got to spend some time with my 82 year old aunt who I adore. She started her first blog at 80! She is such an inspiration to me. She was telling me about how she had spent a good part of her morning wrestling with her printer. She tried many things before it finally … Continue reading Who to ask?