The Creativity Conundrum We’ve previously blogged about the idea that we’re all born with the instinct to make sense of the world around us by practising playful creativity. That’s all well and good but where does the sustained need come from and what it has to do with our health and state of mind? By
Creating Value There’s an old saying that goes something like, “a problem shared is a problem halved”. The implication being that two people, in this case, can share the emotional burden of a difficult situation through conversation. This may be the glass-half-full version of what it means to connect. It might be more meaningful to
Language Creates Reality Have you ever paused to consider what is language? It’s clearly more than just the articulation of spoken and written words. Language elucidates the unimaginable; triggers and soothes feelings; connects minds. It can open doors and burn bridges. In fact, the way we use language shapes our world in so many ways
Designed to Move Humanity is part of nature. It sounds an obvious thing to say but, judging from the global trend of increasing urbanisation and tendency to live our lives away from nature, it’s worth reminding ourselves. We are designed to move, to cultivate. When we move, our mind and body function at full capacity.
Peace Without During the lockdown, we also explored how visualisation helps tackle intergenerational trauma and build bridges for understanding its inherited (and often buried) sources. Data visualisation helps us construct mental models to make sense of fragmented narratives and trust the veracity of our lived experiences. Since none of us is born with self-doubt and
What Happens to Us Stays Inside What causes conflict in life? This deceptively simple question could be the ultimate design challenge in terms of threats to our happiness and wellbeing. Think about the situations where conflict surfaces most often: families, neighbourhoods, communities, organisations and, indeed, all over the world. There is an obvious common denominator.