Just some of the reasons museums are simply brilliant

Whether the British Museum or the community museum down the road, the experience of visiting a museum is always eye opening. Museums are some of my favourite places. We have travelled around the world, and some of my favourite experiences have been in museums. I’d like to take this opportunity to explain a little of […]

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Let the sun shine: Benefits of getting enough sunlight in your life

How much sunlight do you see during your day? Did you know that the amount of sun you get in the morning can affect how well you sleep at night? Not to mention a whole bunch of other benefits to your body and mental wellbeing. Read on to find out just how helpful the sun […]

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Adversity and resilience lessons for life and business from Disney

There’s a lot of wisdom in Disney films, and not just for children either. Here are some of the most poignant quotes to inspire you to be more resilient in your work and your life. The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all. The Emperor (Mulan) Oh yes, the past can […]

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Great Couch Co-op games for building teamwork

It’s rare that I get to play video games with other people, but there’s little I enjoy more than sitting on the couch with a few friends, controllers in hands. Online multiplayer may be making games much more accessible, but it’s just not the same thing as being in the same room. Unfortunately for those of […]

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What are your islands of personality?

As we’ve written about before, Inside Out is a treasure trove of lessons that we can all learn from. Today, however, I’d like to go down a more practical route. In the Pixar film we see inside the mind of eleven year old Riley, where, among other creative metaphors, she has five “islands of personality”. These […]

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Pro Tips: Tom Daley’s tips to stay motivated

Tom Daley was one of Britain’s youngest-ever Olympians, and has a slew of medals from the Commonwealth Games and other world championships. If you’re looking for someone to take some motivation tips from, who better to pick than an Olympian? If you don’t follow Tom Daley on YouTube and Instagram, you should. His accounts are full […]

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Lessons from Inside Out

If you haven’t seen Inside Out yet, you should. Inside Out takes place in the mind of 11 year old Riley, a happy hockey loving 11 year old who’s world gets turned upside down when she and her parents move to San Francisco. Along the way Riley learns to wrangle five personifications of her emotions, Joy, […]

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Importance of play for everyone

Let’s say you saw someone at their desk playing with a ball of play dough or a set of Lego or even a bucket of sand. You would probably think to yourself, ‘it’s time for Bob over there to grow up’. You wouldn’t be alone in that thought, either. Modern society tends to dismiss play for […]

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Creative Tips from Creative Writers

You might think that writing children’s books would be easy, but according to legendary children’s author Roald Dahl children’s books are some of the hardest books to write. We’ve collected some top tips for staying creative and open minded while writing. Let the creativity flow When getting started, don’t restrict yourself. You may have an idea […]

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Using Morning Pages to help creativity

Morning pages are a recent trend being picked up by those hoping to increase their creativity, exercise their brains, and start their morning fresh. The basic idea is to spend 15 minutes every morning writing three pages. Your writings could include: A random brain dump of whatever pops into your head, Poetry, a story, or […]

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