Become more Stress Aware [ VIDEO INTERVIEW ]

Become more Stress Aware [ VIDEO INTERVIEW ]

Have you ever asked yourself how stress-resilient you are?

What are the things you do when the pressure rises? Do you nail bite, over-eat or –drink, become anxious or irritable? And do you spot the signs early enough to take action and avert the symptoms that herald more serious stuff ahead? We all need to stay informed about the many faces of stress-related symptoms.

Join me and hear what my Human Givens colleague, stress expert Emily Gajewski, has to say about self-harming and how to deal with it.

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Drawing: The Creative Key to Health and Focus

Drawing: The Creative Key to Health and Focus

It may be writing, drawing or even mathematical problem-solving but we all have our own sacred, solitary activities that give us a sense of feeling fully present. We are more connected, focussed and more ourselves when engaged in these pastimes.

In this post we hear what Andrew Marr has to say on the matter, we look at the creative mind and how drawing can improve our happiness.

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What is Dyslexia?

What is Dyslexia?

Tying to find out what dyslexia is can leave you more confused than when you started. This is partly due to the inconsistency of the symptoms of dyslexia. They can also vary and overlap with other related conditions such as dyspraxia, dyscalculia or AD(H)D.

Read this post for more clarity on dyslexia and the symptoms, and gifts.  

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3 Simple Ways to End Black and White Thinking

3 Simple Ways to End Black and White Thinking

 

Many creative people live at the extremes. They are up or down. It's everything or nothing. Black or white. This way of thinking is habitual and feels normal to those who have creative tendencies. However, by breaking this habit, you can better harness your talents and realise your potential. 

There are 3 simple things that you can do to break this habit and significantly change the way you experience life.

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Living at the Extremes – is this you?

Living at the Extremes – is this you?

Do you spend your life living at the extremes? Up or down. Black or white. 

The inner life of the AD(H)D experience, or that of the gifted creative person, can feel as turbulent and unpredictable as the sea itself. Let us explore the effects of living at the extremes and understand what we can do to sail on calmer waters. 

 

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"My Dyslexia": An Entrepreneur's Story [VIDEO]

"My Dyslexia": An Entrepreneur's Story [VIDEO]

In an earlier post, I shared the news of the campaign of Klaire de Lys, video-blogger , singer, artist and make-up artist, who is to shave her her head in order to raise bursaries for people with dyslexia and on a limited income to access the Davis Dyslexia Programme

This is her moving story as told by Klaire. 

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The Virtues of Monotasking

The Virtues of Monotasking

 Do you have trouble focusing? Does your memory often fail you? Creative people especially get more easily distracted, than anyone else; particularly if the task in hand does not come easily or seems less worthwhile.

Read on to discover how mono-tasking can help you better live up to your potential by improving the quality of your attention and power of concentration.

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Creative People Need More Sleep

Creative People Need More Sleep

Ever wondered why you (or your child) are often tired or need your sleep more badly than others?

Creative people are impressionable. They see more, notice more, feel more than others. In a world where we are bombarded with constant impulses, we need even more time to digest and absorb this constant assault on our senses than ever before.

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AD(H)D or Creative Chaos?

AD(H)D or Creative Chaos?

It is important to educate ourselves about the talents and charisma that come with ‘AD(H)D’ and to see that with the chaos comes a much needed ability to think outside of the box.

There is plenty of debate around the subject. At one end of the argument there is doubt about whether it exists at all. At the other end there is an increasing tendency to over-diagnose and with it has come a huge increase in prescribed medication, even for very young children suffering from AD(H)D.

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Reframing Dyslexia

Reframing Dyslexia

Renée van der Vloodt argues that ‘dyslexia’ expresses a talent, not just a disability. Hilary Farmer shows how working with that talent can eliminate the associated learning difficulty.

THERE is a striking similarity between a nine-year-old ‘dyslexic’ child and a 40-year-old business executive on stress leave for burnout. Both may suffer from poor short-term memory, inability to spell, anxiety, lack of concentration and difficulty in taking in what is said – in short, high levels of confusion. This is not a coincidence. We would like to suggest that, if ‘dyslexia’ and other related learning difficulties appear to be on the increase, it is because they are symptomatic of the distress caused by an inadequate educational system, which, in turn, echoes a society that is failing to meet the diverse needs of individual people.

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