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Imagination

March 13th, 2013

imagination

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

August 17th, 2012

The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek (Glypto-, from the Greek root glyphein, to carve and theke, a storing-place) is an art museum in Copenhagen, Denmark. The collection is built around the personal collection of Carl Jacobsen (1842–1914), the son of the founder of the Carlsberg Breweries.

Primarily a sculpture museum as indicated by the name, the focal point of the museum is antique sculpture from the ancient cultures around the Mediterranean including Egypt, Rome and Greece, as well as more modern sculptures such as a collection of Rodin works which is considered the most important outside France. However, the museum is equally noted for its collection of painting that includes an extensive collection of French impressionists and Post-impressionists as well as Danish Golden Age paintings.

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Harold Pinter: the Lover and Creativity

June 24th, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read the Lover here

Harold Pinter’s page

I am sure we all have a different take on what one text – in this case a play – mean depending on our previous experiences and beliefs of life. Others may have different thoughts on this play. Here comes mine.

I was very young when I read this play and I completely fell in love with it. All through the years I kept on loving it and never forgetting about it. We can say it had an impact on me. At that time, during my university years, I don’t think I knew what it was that caught me and stayed with me all this time.

After reading the first few lines of the play – you can read above – suddenly the feeling I felt while reading it the first time returned. I fell in love again, not only with the play, but the feeling the joy of creativity – that there is no limit to what we can ‘have’, feel or experience. I realized that this is how I would like to live my life, not only my love life but my entire life – full of joy and creativity under all circumstances!

Often, we think that our quality of life would be different if we had this or that instead of what we have right now. I decide what I do with what I have. I decide how to make the best of my life. I take full responsibility and make my life work; I create the life I want to live under all circumstances – I create a patchwork of life out of the materials I am provided with, instead of complaining about not having the right material.

Nobody is provided with all the ‘material’ we wish for ourselves in order to create the ‘perfect’ life we want still we can use our creativity to get the best out of what we have. And I think there are some really amazing people out there who just did that!

Creativity coaching

What do you get out of creativity coaching?
A Life that is worth Living.

More in detail, what I can offer is to support you to

  • notice the space around yourself
  • extend this space by moving your borders and boundaries beyond where they are now
  • make creative thinking appear in your everyday life and work to support you in living more successfully, with greater depth and more passion

“Of all human activities, creativity comes
closest to providing the fulfilment
we all hope to get in our lives.
Call it full-blast living.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihaly

 

Creativity and suffering

May 8th, 2012

I am a bi-polar person. I was diagnosed about five years ago, to my great relief, and since then I have been dealing with the medicine, which I totally recommend, and that’s allowed me to build a very stable life and create a stability and safety around me, which allowed me then to deal with whatever issues I needed to deal with and build a happy life. A lot of creative people go on with this nonsense of ‘oh well, if we are not suffering we won’t be creative’, but I find the opposite to be true actually. Sinéad O’connor, singer

I am so happy for the above because for long I have also believed that my creativity stemmed from a deep seated sense of sadness. And so most of my drawing was back and white, non figurative – pictures that makes you think rather than inspires you to laugh. Since I have given up on trying to be cool and to be a so-called artist and become my own person who is full of laughter and giggles, my pictures become colourful and curvy. I am still very creative, probably even more creative than I have ever been before.


 

 

My own art work

May 7th, 2012

 

 

Writing diet and raw food – choosing a creative road to dieting

May 4th, 2012

The whole business with dieting is a night-mare. I have spent the last 6 years being on some kind of a diet. I hated most of it because I never shed a pound, or hardly any anyway and most of it and even more I gained back in a blink of an eye.

Still, I am grateful for the overweight I have been carrying around especially around my waistline  because it helped me to find amazingly creative, innovative and completely new ways to feed myself. It also supported me to look at my issue with food along with my emotions that are rather ‘swallowed’ than expressed.

The diet I found the most difficult to get used to but which l followed more than 6 month religiously way raw eating. Though I am not completely on raw any more, the benefits of eating food in its original form and the effect of such freshness on my system was/is unbelievable. When I eat raw, I feel fresh, regenerated and revived.

The reason why I still let it go and stop eating raw completely was that I got more acquainted with my own body. We all have different body structures and I believe that we all need to find out what works best for us – actually on any area of our lives. I for example found that some of the typical food of my culture I like and would like to keep in my diet.

I also figured that my issue with food was completely emotional and does not have much to do with what I eat exactly. I must add here that it does matter what I eat now and I do my best to eat clean and raw as much as I can, but not because I am on a diet rather because this works the best for my body that I LOVE!

I was a typical overeater. And I could easily over eat on any diet, on raw diet too. As a diet it eventually did not work for me. But it did work as a booster for my creativity – ‘cooking’ raw takes some flexibility and creativity J – and I learnt how fabulous it is to eat food in its most natural form.

Back to the issue of emotional eating – I found a fabulous book: Julia Cameron’s Writing Diet that supported me the most to see what’s eating me and why I blindly ate whatever I can put my hands on again and again screwing my diets completely gaining even more weight and finally feeling unsuccessful.

Two articles  here – you can read more about raw and the writing diet …

Classically trained Canadian chef Douglas McNish was overweight and unhappy when he decided he needed to make a change in his life and his diet, and he hasn’t looked back since.

In his first cookbook, “Eat Raw, Eat Well,” the 29-year-old Toronto-based executive chef, teacher and raw food consultant provides 400 raw, vegan and gluten-free recipes and explains why he switched from a traditional diet and cooking steaks professionally and decided to give up meat and become a vegan and then a raw food chief. …

Rest of the article here

You’ve seen typical weight loss books offering workouts, meal plans and recipes, but you’ve probably never thought about writing off your weight. It may seem strange but, in The Writing Diet, Julia Cameron believes you can do just that. The Writing Dietoffers creative tools to:

  • Change your relationship with food
  • Manage food cravings
  • Avoid overeating
  • Focus on healthy pursuits

Through various assignments, readers discover why they overeat and use self-directed lifestyle changes to encourage weight loss. This isn’t a structured plan, but an introspective journey to inspire deeper change.

Read more here

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Easter Rubbit

April 8th, 2012

Happy Easter Holidays to you all!

The upside of anger (2005)

July 10th, 2011

She had been drunk for days. His man left her with four girls and a neighbour with a crash on her. She is devastated. She sees no way out but drowning her misery into vodka and gin. And she’s got company with a misery of his own; an ex-pro baseball player turned into a low-class DJ. And they hit it off just for the sake of having company to share their misery with. And there are the girls with issues on their own; growing up, getting married, finishing college and meeting the first love.

The film encapsulates three years of their lives, of their journey of discovering that an event that originally seemed like an unbearable twist of fate is may just be the greatest blessing of their lives.

You must have faith, that life hides its most precious treasures behind the poison ivy.

The waitress (2007)

July 10th, 2011

And so she is pregnant. Couldn’t have been the worst time in her life, she has just about decided to live his disillusioned and abusive husband – now that she has managed to hid enough money away from him to finance her escape. And so it is. On top of it all, her favourite doctor retires and leaves a neurotic big-city fellow as a replacement. And there is this old chap who owns the diner of pies and the torn lives of four people: three waitresses of different love-interest miseries and a pregnancy issue and a cook of small fate, with not much of kindness or a smile but a huge heart.

The film revolves around the lives of these people and their side-bones for 9 months, until Lulu is born.

This film is an adventure from loss, misery and hopelessness to friendship, love, hope and more. And it all started with one single unfortunate event: an unwanted pregnancy.

You never know which road leads to the places you originally wanted to arrive to.

‘Fake it until you make it’

September 21st, 2010

Correct. Believe in the person you want to become –a person though your inner Essence. You don’t need to fake anything or anybody so to become who you truly are. You simpoly start remembering who you are by walking through the mud. You either get enlightened overnight – which is quite rare – or you walk back ‘home’ to You.

First you start digging then walk across layers of self-deception and self-defence to the core of you, the Essence of you, and then if you choose, you can start walking upwards towards the Light (Source) of all of us.

‘Fake it until you make it’ is an amazing technique for adopting a new role, a new way of thinking. ‘Walk like an Egyptian’ – move the way, hold your posture the way you want to be seen; start thinking like an artist, a musician, a self-made enterprenour or whatever and eventually you become of it.

Obviously, it is also work to do. And it is because there are parts of you who do not believe in the existence of the ‘person’ who you want to become. So you’d better watch out.

Find role models and start acting the way they do so to master that skill. Day by day, you will notice as you are consciously making efforts in mastering that skill, just like with a martial art, this skill starts sinking in and becoming part of your ‘structure’. And one day, without you noticing it you act and feel the skill you wanted.

Talent is not enough. It takes conscious work, persistence and focus to become who you can be.

Who is your role model?