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  We all happen to have great ideas. Or at least we think t...
  Further to popular demand of last week's post, here are 1...

Creativity tip: Random word or object

Creativity tip: Random word or object
  Creativity is all about connections. Unusual connections. Your brain is an animal of habit. Whenever it sees or does something, it registers it. The more you see or do something, the stronger that registration is. This registration is a link between two neurons and can be seen as your brain p...
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Creativity tip: Don't listen to other people

Creativity tip:  Don't listen to other people
  We all happen to have great ideas. Or at least we think they are great ideas. Until we talk to someone about it. Because even (or should I say especially) our best friend, the one that loves us no matter what, can kill that great though in the bud. Floop. Why is it that we pay so much attenti...
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15 more creative questions you can use as icebreakers

15 more creative questions you can use as icebreakers
  Further to popular demand of last week's post, here are 15 more creative icebreaker questions you can use in trainings, meetings, parties, a get together... If you could have a super power, what would it be? Think flying, being invisible, turning things to stone, making everyone happy,... Th...
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15 creative icebreaker questions

15 creative icebreaker questions
  When I run creative thinking workshops, I always start with icebreakers or interesting games to lighten up the more theoretical part. Recently, I was in a training myself and their icebreaker, introductory question to participants was 'What is your favorite drink?'. And although it was intere...
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Translating the world that we see

Translating the world that we see
We are all born with a set of genes that define us.We also all learn to see the world differently through our first years, our education, our experiences. So our brains may be wired to like certain things (like classical music, or green beans), yet we can only learn certain things by being exposed t...
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How to talk about 'uncomfortable' subjects

How to talk about 'uncomfortable' subjects
We've all been there. We want or need to broach a 'delicate' or 'uncomfortable' subject with someone: with our partner about sex with a good friend about returning money to us with our boss about a raise ... and we chicken out, we postpone, procrastinate, pretend everything is fine and we don't ne...
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50 reasons to go camping

50 reasons to go camping
  Camping. Some people love it and some absolutely hate it.Although I am Dutch we never went camping when I was little and besides a few scouting trips where I remember it rained cats and dogs, I only discovered camping later in life.Now that I have two boys, and usually a limited budget, campi...
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8 reasons why you're always tired

8 reasons why you're always tired
  You skip or don't exerciseIf you are sedentary or regularly skip your workout because you are tired, you need to think again.Exercising as little as a few times a week for 20 minutes can boost your strengths, energy levels and endurance. Your cardiovascular system runs more smoothly and exer...
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Books to help you raise children

Books to help you raise children
The 5 Love Languages of Children - Gary Chapman We all give and experience love in different ways. One person might feel valued when they receive a gift, another just wants a hug, yet another loves it when you spend time with them. This books explains the different languages in an easy way which hel...
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34 things to do when it rains

34 things to do when it rains
The weather has not be so summery lately. But rainy days do have its charm. Yes they do! Here are 34 things to do when it rains. And I'm sure you can come up with 34 more. Try it! Go hiking in the woods (it rains less in the woods :-) Go jogging. Sure, you get wet, but it's great to run in the rain...
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