T29 – Day 28

Day 28 - Dance Can you act out your day or express your feelings in a dance?   Put on some music and express emotions, feelings and moods. Use the body as an instrument to explore and express ideas. Discovering the emotion when you watch a dance performance is something that has been studied by Peter …

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T29 – Day 15

Day 15- Emotions Express different emotions – at will. See if you can identify the emotions in the picture below. Answers can be found here. Photo Now go to a mirror and exercise the basic emotions till you can evoke them at will. Then, go into town or your office, show an emotion and see …

T29 – Day 14

Day 14 - Emotions Watch a TV programme with the sound switch off. Try to describe the characters emotions by watching their facial expression and body language. Learning to understand and becoming observant of non-verbal communication increases your emotional awareness. You can observe other people's body language, for example, frowning can mean discomfort, physical pain, …

T29 – Day 13

Emotions Day 13-15 Emotional insight is a key to innovation. Surprised? Well, it is often not the first aspect that is examined when discussing innovations but emotions fuels it in two significant ways. An understanding of the needs and desires helps an innovator to find breakthrough ideas. In addition, understanding the emotions that a new …

Dance First

"Dance first. Think later.  It’s the natural order.”  Samuel Becket A dancer uses his or her body to express emotions, feelings and moods. Body language  can be exaggerated and a dancer uses the body as an instrument to explore and express ideas. But can  you act out your problem, design, or express your feelings in …

Blue Economy – Open Source Communities

The Blue Economy uses an open source approach to encourage positive entrepreneurship. Overall, the aim with Blue Economy is to transform the way we are thinking about the environment. Solutions should be sustainable and capable of responding to people's need for food, water, energy  and health care.When you want to create an open source community …

Storytelling and Möbius Strip

"Stories are just as integral to the human experience as design." Daniel Pink "A Whole New Mind" Jonathan Gottschall, author of The Storytelling Animal, says that storytelling is the most powerful way of communicating. Throughout history, storytelling has glued families, tribes and cultures together. Today, storytelling has moved into the business world and several values …

Unspeakableness

Ah, it is annoying when you cannot find the right words! If you have tried to explain something in a foreign language, you might have found it impossible to find the right words in the other language. Finding the right words to describe your emotions and feeling is tricky and in some cases emotions are …

If-Then

Great athletes create amazing performances with unbelievable consistency. Composed, mentally tough, emotionally controlled or simply determined and focused. Have you set your goals? Do you know what you want to achieve? Sharp and clearly defined goals are valued by athletes, business-people and achievers from all sorts of fields. So, goal setting must be a great …

Emotional Vampires

Judith Orloff’s says that if you want to be emotionally free you cannot remain naïve about relationships. Some people create a positive atmosphere but other can suck the optimism out of you and your ideas and suggestions. Emotional vampires or users and takers make you feel emotionally drained after spending time with them. They may …

Influencing People – “I think” or “I feel”, which Persuades You the Most?

Everyday people try to persuade us. Politicians, family member, managers and  organisations do their best to convince us that their idea, product or solution is the only alternative or the ultimate and best. We work hard to convince friends and families that our point of view is superior. The influencing game is hard and often …

Curses of Experience

Having experience or being an expert is socially highly regarded as desirable. Expertness and experience is, by many definitions defined as unconscious knowledge. There is a need to acknowledge that. However, there are some hidden traps for experts. Building up expertise Experience is gained by gradually building up skills by doing increasing difficult or complex …

The Emotional Life of Your Brain – Book Review

Are you feeling gloomy and miserable? Neuropsychologist Richard Davidson and science writer Sharon Begley book “The Emotional Life of Your Brain” may provide you with some insight into your emotions and even give you some inspiration about ways to challenge and change your outlook on life. One hundred years ago, psychologists and biologists were interested …