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Sciblogs | The Story Collider Has Been

I attended the Story Collider workshop on Thursday at Victoria University in Wellington, and I’m excited that I did. I learned heaps and it was wonderful just to sit in a room with thirty other passionate science tellers. Thanks SCANZ … Continue reading

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7 mighty benefits of writing by hand : TreeHugger

Whenever I meet an actively creative person: like an author, poet, film-maker or musician, I ask about process; especially, if they use a physical or electronic notebook. The answers vary, although most tell me they use physical notebooks. The electronics … Continue reading

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Organizing for Creative People: How to Channel the Chaos of Creativity into Career Success. Sheila Chandra

I was taken by the Guardian Review of this book, bought the book and it is great. Sheila Chandra an international level singer writes on organizing for creative success. She clearly introduces her approach to managing a successful creative life. … Continue reading

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Consumer culture is dead. Long live creators | Aeon Essays

This is a fascinating and useful essay which I read in “A Culture Reader for Writers.  Ed. John Mark.  2014).  I found the Aeon version later after I had written notes. The question is why does creative work help so … Continue reading

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Book Review: Grit: the power of passion and perseverance. Angela Duckworth

Book Review: Grit: the power of passion and perseverance. Angela Duckworth of the University of Pennsylvania. This book is also the subject of a thoughtful TED talk…, “Grit: The power of passion and perseverance.” I was bought up with the … Continue reading

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Language of Leadership

These are thoughts I have been pondering for some time.  The link below shows I am not the only one. I am fascinated by language; If you are a business person and you seek to lead change, you are a … Continue reading

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Everything you wanted to know about your body (but were afraid to ask)

This is from New Scientist, a list of answers to questions about your body.  It is good fun and I learned stuff.  Please enjoy. Why does loud noise hurt? Do you lose weight if you break wind while on the … Continue reading

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Stop Saying Your Fine: Mel Robbins

I will begin this time with the statement. Nothing matters in this book, except that you take action.   Mel Robbins speaks with the voice of a life coach and motivational speaker. Following an introductory section where she details how … Continue reading

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Has Super Stellar Reply To Girl’s Question About Learning Disabilities

Recently Neil DeGrass Tyson was asked if dyslexia was a barrier to scientists. He explained that, no it is not, and that additionally many learning and social disabilities are also not a huge barrier. A humane and thoughtful response. I … Continue reading

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It’s Okay To Be Smart • You want to let your creative juices flow? …

The card below was sent to the “It’s OK to be smart blog”. I agree with the answer given; follow the link. My view is that Science and the sciences are implicitly creative. Unfortunately, the way science is taught gives … Continue reading

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