How Do You Come Up With Your Ideas?

Those of you who have taken any of my workshops on creativity know that keeping your inner child happy with an attitude of play is essential. Actually, it’s essential in all areas of life—but for this quick post, let’s stick to creativity and inspiration.  Where does yours come from?  How do you get creative? In [...]

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Being Emotionally Fit at Work

  One of PlayMore’s 10 areas of Wellbeing is that of mental/emotional wellbeing.  In a nutshell, being balanced in this area means being able to cope with life’s ups and downs, dealing effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships. When we’re emotionally and mentally, we live life with purpose and meaning. We’re able to be [...]

5 Habits that Inspire Creative Thinking

As I scoured the internet looking for interesting articles and research on play, creativity and stress reduction, I found this.  It's short, sweet and mentions activities from 5 of PlayMore's 10 Areas of Wellbeing.  They're easy to do and make life that much more fun...oh, and of course, spark creativity!  Enjoy and give 'em a [...]

Meeting “Cute”-7 Meeting Hacks For More Productivity

Are you "meeting" right? When I was a sales manager, I started out having the obligatory Monday morning meetings," to find out what my sales people were up to for the week. It was long. It was boring. It was the wrong way to have a meeting. No one was happy to be [...]

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Tanks for the Float

This past weekend, I got to experience a sensory deprivation tank…also called Float Therapy--probably because it sounds a lot nicer than “sensory deprivation.” These things have been around for years. The isolation tank was developed in 1954 by John C Lilly, a medical practitioner and neuropsychiatrist. During his training in psychoanalysis at the US National [...]

Are You Dating Yourself?

My favorite ceramic piece from Bergamot Center's Spring Fling.   I know, I know…you can take that title a few different ways—age, sex-- but in THIS case, I mean actual dating. Taking yourself out for a date. Have you ever done it? Dating can be fun and it can also be uncomfortable, depending [...]

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Wellbeing is Productivity

Corporate Wellness programs are springing up all over the place. The term “wellness” is the new hot buzzword in company-speak. I don’t even like that word for many reasons, the most obvious is that we need ‘Wellbeing,’ not wellness. Wellbeing is a proactive approach to living an optimal lifestyle.  We all want to be healthy [...]

Flourless Almond and Port Cake with Pancake Blend Spice Mix

Recently, I was lucky enough to attend the launch of the extension of Germany’s biggest selling spice company, Just Spices, ( here in the US. They specialize in blends-creative, original blends to make your life easier. Plus, they're organic, there's a story behind each one AND the drawings of the people are of actual people! [...]

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Are You an Empowered Individual?

  I'm a great believer in "going with the flow." Allowing things to happen without judgement can facilitate creativity and opportunity in numerous ways. So when I found a book called "Spirituality in the Workplace" by Willian A. Guillory for $2 at a flea market, I grabbed it and bought it. You might think it's [...]

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When The Stress Monster Attacks

  Stress.  I don’t know anyone who lives their life without it.  From high-tech billionaires to the homeless guy on the corner begging for quarters, stress permeates our lives.  Granted, a little stress makes us perform better, react quicker and stay on our toes.  But overall, who needs it?! To make matters worse, studies have [...]