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The epic formula for creativity

Often the seed of a blog is planted months earlier, and then has to mature until it is ready to sprout. But sometimes, we keep the soil very hard and dry, preventing the seed from pushing the fresh shoot above the soil – we are not granting the story permission to be told. The same goes for creativity…   Elizabeth Gilbert, in her book “Big Magic: creative living beyond fear” defines creativity as “the relationship between a human being and the mysteries of inspiration”. She discuss how we need to find the courage [...]

By |2018-01-08T22:17:54+02:00January 8, 2018|Thinking out loud|

Is ADHD a fairytale?

What a blessed couple of weeks! Although having loads of the usual pressures, our dream to launch Goldilocks and The Bear Foundation became a reality (see our splash page http://www.gb4adhd.co.za/, or Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/gb4adhd/ . This led to extensive media coverage and also radio interviews! During these interviews I became once again aware of the amount of stigma, misconceptions, and myths surrounding the diagnosis of Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and the treatment thereof – the cause being either a lack of information and knowledge, or misinformation.   So let me address some of these myths: [...]

By |2017-04-03T20:53:16+02:00April 3, 2017|Thinking out loud|

Finding the blue bird of happiness

Early during 2016 I read the book “The happiness project” (Rubin, 2009) in which the author went in active pursuit of happiness. In this book she chronicles her adventures over the course of a year in which she “tested” the wisdom of ages, current scientific research, and lessons from popular culture about being happier.   According to current research, in the determination of a person’s level of happiness, genetics account for about 50%; life circumstances (e.g. age, gender, ethnicity, marital status, income, health, occupation and religion) account for 10% to 20%; and the [...]

By |2016-12-23T13:46:48+02:00December 23, 2016|Thinking out loud|
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