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33 things to do when it rains

2021-05-27T15:56:44+02:00May 28th, 2021|

The weather has not been so nice lately. But rainy days do have its charm. Yes they do! Here are 33 things to do when it rains. And I'm sure you can come up with 34 more. Try it! Go hiking in the woods (it rains less in the woods). Go jogging. Sure, you get wet, but it's great to run in the rain and you get to take a warm shower afterwards. Play board games: when was the last time you played a board game (Monopoly, Risk, etc)? or even cards? This is fun with kids but also among adults. So organ [...]

How to stay sane during a pandemic

2020-10-28T19:33:29+02:00October 30th, 2020|

I think we can all agree that our lives have changed quite a bit since the beginning of the year. I have even talked about it in one of my last posts. So until the planets are re-aligning, the world has stopped spinning and we can all enjoy 100% of our freedom again, I wanted to share with you a few tips on how to stay sane during a pandemic, or any crazy or even normal times really. WORK As many of us are still or again working from home, it has become important to set up a place where yo [...]

10 more insightful ways to find happiness and live a purposeful life (part 4)

2020-06-05T13:07:50+02:00June 12th, 2020|

HOW TO USE THIS LIST: Below are the fourth 10 insightful ways to be happy. For the next 2 weeks you will receive 10 more each week. Watch one video or read one article or two each day. If you are too busy to do this every day you are probably not happy (enough)! Save them as bookmarks to read later or look them up on my blog. Enjoy. 31. Stuart Brown: Play is more than fun A pioneer in research on play, Dr. Stuart Brown says humor, games, roughhousing, flirtation and fantasy are more than just fu [...]

11 awesome videos on the importance of creativity

2020-04-21T15:38:07+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 Pink [...]

The benefits of doing something ‘useless’

2019-09-17T08:54:55+02:00September 20th, 2019|

Remember when you were a kid and time seemed endless? Remember losing yourself in playful activities, roaming in the woods for hours on end, building a fort with no plan, dancing? Remember doing things just for the sake of doing them? Although play is not reserved for children, we seem to lose the right to play when we move into adulthood. In our high speed world of today, everything we do seems geared towards something: a goal, an achievement, a level to be reached, someone to impress. Studies [...]

Some things just don’t work out

2018-11-28T17:36:05+02:00November 2nd, 2018|

When I was 10 wanted to publish a magazine. I was a fan of 'Rate mal' a German magazine 'for boys and girls' filled with riddles, stories and things you had to investigate. I was not a fan of the typical pink girly magazines and the popmusic magazines were still a few years in the future for me. So I started a club. I put an ad in that magazine looking for members who would get my monthly 'newsletter/magazine' in the post. I had about 10 members. And each month I would spend hours cutting, pasti [...]

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