everyday MAGIC

Everyday magic happens when you discover something special, beautiful, exceptional in an otherwise ordinary moment. Waking up in the middle of the night after months of drought and hearing rain pattering on the roof. Sitting outside with coffee in the early morning and looking up to see a new rosebudContinue Reading

Like everybody else in this current lockdown situation, I have good days and bad days. Today started as a bad day. Then, as often happens, the universe sent me a blog post that helped a lot. So I thought I would share its message (one which I know but sometimesContinue Reading

setting intentions

When you set a clear intention, you will tend to behave in ways that are in alignment with that intention. Setting intentions can be significant in helping to achieve personal and professional goals. However, it is easy to forget your intention and slip back into old patterns when something doesn’tContinue Reading

From February 2020, Discover Personal Inspiration workshops will be held regularly at the Rose Garden Tea House at Floradale Nursery in Port Elizabeth. Mindful Creativity workshops are designed to help you tap into your innate creativity in a playful yet focused way. They are NOT art lessons, so you don’tContinue Reading

Disclaimer: This is a fun quiz, grounded in common-sense, not psychological analysis.

David and Tom Kelley are the creative minds behind the iconic design company, IDEO. IDEO produced some of the most innovative designs of the digital generation such as the first Apple mouse and the thumbs up/thumbs down button. David, especially, is closely connected to the d.school at Stanford University, oneContinue Reading

I never stopped to think about whether or not I was creative. Until people started saying things to me like “I wish I was creative like  you” or “I don’t have a creative bone in my body”. This was usually when they discovered I was a painter. I have alwaysContinue Reading

Creativity used to be seen as the exclusive domain of artists, musicians, inventors and writers. In our contemporary, technology-driven world, that has changed. Creativity is now acknowledged as being a vital skill for succeeding in the 21st century. A recent IBM survey of more than 1500 CEOs demonstrated that creativityContinue Reading

Design thinking is a creative approach to innovation that uses tools and methods of designer’s as well as being based on addressing human needs to develop ideas, services and products. Once something that was done intuitively by successful creative designers, design thinking has become a more formalised approach, adopted byContinue Reading