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Ideas from a balanced mind

I have written about the virtues of mind-wandering on a number of occasions.  A recent article in the Harvard Gazette has stressed the importance of distinguishing between intentional and unintentional mind-wandering.  233 more words

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#amwriting: mind wandering

We have long known that creative people are often guilty of daydreaming, but researchers have shown that daydreaming makes you more creative. Right now I am on vacation, and my output of writing has been sporadic–it comes in bursts. 499 more words


Digital detox with a deep vacation

It’s official – half of us are addicted to our internet-connected devices and a third of us have attempted to kick the addiction.  A recent study… 144 more words

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What does that even mean?!

The Ranting

Suck at meditation? You may just be doing it right from Everybody Means Something

Reblogged from Pete Hulme at Everybody Means Something:

So, while I am re-publishing posts about my struggles with meditation, how fortunate to stumble across this recent refreshingly honest piece by… 118 more words


The very nature of art is affirmative

I have been away on vacation, disconnected from all sources of electronic communication and trying  not to think about engineering.  Hence, I don’t have much to write about except to enthuse about magnificent coastal walks in Devon and Cornwall that provided opportunities to achieve the kind of mental detachment described in… 85 more words

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Wandering minds...

I am considering the turquoise water from the edge of Mønsklint… Amazed by the tall majestic trees behind me, and the whiteness of the steep cliffs. 86 more words