Uncategorized

Weekly consideration – is our free time actually keeping us entrapped?

By | October 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|

  In 2011, scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute declared that when just 10% of a population holds an unshakable belief, their belief will always be adopted by the majority of the society. Malcom Gladwell called this the tipping point, and even wrote a book about it. One that went on to become part of [...]

Comments Off on Weekly consideration – is our free time actually keeping us entrapped?

Herbert List in Greece, 1937-1939

By | September 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|

Many great artists in history have come to Greece to capture the magic, simplicity, and spirit of the Greek culture resting in the country's landscapes. Poet Lord Byron once declared “if I am a poet, the air of Greece has made me one.” German surrealist photographer Herbert List also travelled to ‘the land of the [...]

Comments Off on Herbert List in Greece, 1937-1939

Girls business – 5 movies about empowered women in history

By | May 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|

When it comes to downtime and entertainment during the winter months, our choices usually whittle down to a few prominent options - one of which being movies and TV. But without keen discernment or trustworthy recommendation, the overwhelming list of titles and plot lines out there can quickly snap us up and take us down [...]

Comments Off on Girls business – 5 movies about empowered women in history

Beautiful ideas in motion – how art communicates with the world

By | May 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

    Does the world already embody beautiful ideas, or do we simply interpret and project certain meaning onto the spaces we occupy? This week we want to take a look at the role of art as therapy - both to observe, and to create. Thinking about the distinction between art and entertainment; [...]

Comments Off on Beautiful ideas in motion – how art communicates with the world

As we speak – the universal language of music

By | May 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|

  I want to crawl into the hole in his violin I want to sleep there until my flesh becomes music - Ocean Vuong   As winter makes it’s chilly appearance here in the southern hemisphere it’s almost rite of passage to spend at least a fraction of your week nestled indoors with [...]

Comments Off on As we speak – the universal language of music

An olive branch of sorts – how to argue more respectfully

By | May 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|

After the positive response we received to our ‘weekly consideration’ post on Instagram this week, we decided to sift around podcast archives to find discussions that can perhaps elaborate on the topic at hand. The battle between difference and civility within a diverse modern society is no fresh wound. Us human beings have over time [...]

Comments Off on An olive branch of sorts – how to argue more respectfully

You know what I’m sayin – Modern language series: part III

By | April 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|

  Neologisms: ‘newly coined words or phrases frequently used by members of society, yet still in the process of entering common use in mainstream language.’   NEOLOGISM NUMBER THREE – Fandemonium. The impetus behind the newly crafted term ‘fandemonium' is exactly what you’d think - the pandemonium brought about by the uncontrollable, unfathomable, diehard enthusiasm [...]

Comments Off on You know what I’m sayin – Modern language series: part III

You know what I’m sayin – Modern language series: part II

By | April 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Neologisms: ‘newly coined words or phrases frequently used by members of society, yet still in the process of entering common use in mainstream language.’   NEOLOGISM NUMBER TWO – Mashing.   Mashing is a term frequently used by Jacqui Lewis of The Broad Place meditation school (learn more about her in a previous year’s interview [...]

Comments Off on You know what I’m sayin – Modern language series: part II

You know what I’m sayin – Modern language series: part I

By | April 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|

  NEOLOGISMS: ‘newly coined words or phrases frequently used by members of society, yet still in the process of entering common use in mainstream language.’ What we love about this is the fact that the term neologism is an irony - being a word that just so happens to be the most obvious example of [...]

Comments Off on You know what I’m sayin – Modern language series: part I

Neuroplasticity – Your designer brain

By | April 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|

  This month we bring you a brain, memory, life, and longevity links special!     Good news.... You can, in fact, think yourself smart. Scientific research studies from the mid 90’s tell that intelligence is actually not fixed, static, or genetically pre-determined - thus breaking us free from the learning models of [...]

Comments Off on Neuroplasticity – Your designer brain