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17 09, 2018

Appreciation with time, space and context

By |September 17th, 2018|Design, Meditation, Uncategorized, Work, Money and Play|Comments Off on Appreciation with time, space and context

https://samanthahahn.com/ Samantha Hahn a Brooklyn based illustrator covers the New York Fashion week and in this article in The Cut Hahn talks about how illustrating the pieces makes her slow down and take time to look and see, then look again to take in the texture, the details, the form. She notices how technology has [...]

23 06, 2018

108 questions to crack the mask and spark connection

By |June 23rd, 2018|Branding, Meditation, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 108 questions to crack the mask and spark connection

A friend tells a story of how when her son first went to childcare. He wasn't interested in playing with the other kids. No matter how much the carer would try to cajole him into joining the group, he'd decline. He wasn't crying or whinging. He seemed content enough,  just not 'socialising'. After a few weeks his [...]

9 01, 2018

#7 equilibrium – a daily practice

By |January 9th, 2018|Branding, Design, Meditation, The Daily Practice, Uncategorized|Comments Off on #7 equilibrium – a daily practice

Equilibrium The illustrations come from a corporate talk I present on personal branding. I call it the blah of balance. I love children's playgrounds (and no, I'm not one of those), so the see saw is a familiar analogy to show how we love the adrenaline rush of going to extremes but not staying there for too long. Mostly [...]

8 01, 2018

#6 identity – a daily practice

By |January 8th, 2018|Branding, Design, Meditation, The Daily Practice, Uncategorized|Comments Off on #6 identity – a daily practice

me-myself-i We often confuse what we do with our identity. We forget it's who you are being in the doing that makes it magic or miserable. Who are you? We try to be unique through differentiating ourselves from others - what we wear, think, behave, say. There is no place this is more [...]

8 01, 2018

#5 desire – a daily practice

By |January 8th, 2018|Branding, Design, Meditation, The Daily Practice, Uncategorized|Comments Off on #5 desire – a daily practice

via unsplash photographer Kristina Flour Say it out loud. Desire. Just saying it sounds sensuous and a little forbidden. Desire. Fancy pondering your desires today. The real question is. Can you allow yourself to have what you say you really want? And do you even know what that is? If so, have you spoken it out loud? [...]

6 01, 2018

#4 gifts – a daily practice

By |January 6th, 2018|Branding, Design, Meditation, The Daily Practice, Uncategorized|Comments Off on #4 gifts – a daily practice

via iStock.com         Happy El Dia de Los Reyes Magos The magic kings or the 3 Wise Men is a bigger celebration than Christmas Day in Spain & Latin America. It's a lovely tradition visiting the numerous Belens (cribs) when in Spain during Christmas. We used to do this in Ireland too (but we [...]

5 01, 2018

#3 – Sadhana – a daily practice

By |January 5th, 2018|Creativity, Design, Meditation, Mind, The Daily Practice|Comments Off on #3 – Sadhana – a daily practice

via istock.com Sadhana means daily spiritual practice. It's what we are doing creating here, a consistent check in with yourself. It's no more complicated than that. It's your personal 'So how are you doing today?' It's connecting your finite self with your infinite - bigger or higher self. Sadhana builds your discipline muscle [...]

4 01, 2018

White Space as a daily practice

By |January 4th, 2018|Branding, Meditation, The Daily Practice|Comments Off on White Space as a daily practice

In the design world we place a premium value on white space. There's space beneath a photo, around a logo, beneath headings and paragraphs, not too many elements on one page. The above image is a classic example. Clarity is the opposite to confusion. We give clients brand guidelines with strict rules to protect the white space in their designs. Apple, [...]

3 01, 2018

#1 Stickability – a daily practice

By |January 3rd, 2018|Branding, Design, Meditation, Uncategorized|Comments Off on #1 Stickability – a daily practice

images @unsplash @michaelpodger thank you         I asked and you answered. Many of you said you like the idea of a daily note. I am going to try note the word try. We are all just trying. Sometimes we succeed. Other times we try again with more wisdom. This is our [...]

31 12, 2017

Welcome to 2018 Prosperity Meditation

By |December 31st, 2017|Branding, Creativity, Meditation, The Daily Practice|Comments Off on Welcome to 2018 Prosperity Meditation

https://soundcloud.com/eilish-bouchier/new-year-2018-lets-get-this-adventure-started Image from unsplash - luigi-colonna So, it's the time of year to say so long to the old & ring in the new. Like all years its had its share of gifts and challenges. For me its feel like its been really introverted. A year of stripping away, recalling and reclaiming parts of [...]