The Beautiful Honey Bee

The Beautiful Honey Bee Photographer Michael Sutton spent hours getting up close and personal with a hive of honey bees at Hillside Apiaries in New Hampshire. He got stung three times. But he also got this gorgeous slo-mo footage of honey bees in flight. I bet you'll never look at a bee the same way. There's something really engrossing about seeing a bee's flight slowed down so far, you can see it beating its wings. It all looks so improbable—it seems like there's too much body and not enough wing to sustain flight. Good thing nobody told the bees. Bees are super important to … Continue reading The Beautiful Honey Bee

Abandoned Resolutions, Fresh Start

How are your New Year's resolutions going? Have you fallen off the wagon, slipped into old habits, abandoned your new healthy way of eating? If so, you've got plenty of company.  Abandoned resolutions According to StatistcisBrain.com, of the people that make resolutions, only 8% report that they actually had success in achieving their resolution. That mean's an overwhelming majority of people just don't "stick with it". That's a lot of abandoned resolutions.  A fresh start If you're one of the 8%, congratulations! For the rest of us, every third Saturday in July is a chance to "reboot" and start over! … Continue reading Abandoned Resolutions, Fresh Start

Highly Creative People

A list of things highly creative people will understand….. If you're a creative person, this list by Kevin Kaiser at Lifehack.org will deeply resonate with you. If you have difficulty staying on task, crave solitude or find yourself binge creating, be comforted! You are probably one of the highly creative people whose neural pathways fire differently than the majority. While I wouldn't consider myself "highly creative",  I found myself smiling at this list and feeling a strong affirmation. Now when I begin feeling self-criticism about not staying on task, I can simply tell myself, "Hey, you're just being creative!" Right? You may find some … Continue reading Highly Creative People

Why Don’t we Create as Often as We Want?

making time to create Are you making time to create? It can be a challenge to find enough time to be creative. If my own life, so much happens throughout the day that before I realize it, the hour that I intended for creativity has come and gone. By the time I get all of my day-to-day jobs done and the family to bed, I don't have enough creative energy left to work on any projects. Why does this happen? Why don't we create as often as we want? Author, speaker and creativity consultant Jeffrey Davis takes a deep look at a recent study into why we don't … Continue reading Why Don’t we Create as Often as We Want?

Break the Creativity Block with Meditation

Break the creative block with daily meditation.  If you're a creative person, chances are that you've been trapped by what is commonly known as, "creative block". Hopefully, you found your way out of it and are back on the proverbial horse. In this article, Mark McGuinness speaks about the effects of daily meditation upon life and creativity.  If you depend on your creativity for your living, then your most valuable piece of equipment is not your computer, smartphone, camera, or any other hi-tech gadget. “In a modern company 70 to 80 percent of what people do is now done by way of their … Continue reading Break the Creativity Block with Meditation

Habits of Highly Creative PeopleĀ 

Habits of highly creative people, recognize any? We all have habits and highly creative people are no exception. Studying and documenting these habits can shine a light onto our behavior. While adopting these habits won't necessarily make you a more creative person, if you recognize them as habits in your own life it can be a comfort to know you are not alone. Article by Scott Barry Kaufman, Carolyn Gregoire from greatergood.berkeley.edu Neuroscientists who study creativity have found that creativity does not involve a single brain region or even a single side of the brain, as the “right brain” myth … Continue reading Habits of Highly Creative PeopleĀ 

Foods To Avoid For Hormone Help

Foods to avoid for hormone help Did you know there are otherwise healthy foods to avoid for hormone help? Foods such as raw kale, cucumbers and soy can hinder your thyroid and other hormone producing glands. It can be surprising, but as author Alison Vitti explains, these otherwise healthy foods can actually be a setback to your efforts to heal your body naturally.  Before I made it my mission to fix my hormones and help other women get back on track, I had no idea that some of the "healthy" foods I was consuming were actually making my problems worse. And I see … Continue reading Foods To Avoid For Hormone Help

Green Smoothie for Clear Skin

A green smoothie for clear skin could be just the way to start your day. Of course, nothing says you have to enjoy this anti-inflammatory smoothie for breakfast. Consider having it after dinner or for an afternoon pick-me-up!  Acne is a sign of inflammation in the body. People with acne have high levels of inflammation while their antioxidant levels are low. To put it simply, anyone having acne should try to reduce their inflammation levels while trying to increase the antioxidant levels in their body. There are a lot of specific foods and spices that can help with this, but … Continue reading Green Smoothie for Clear Skin

The History of Fireworks

The history of fireworks goes back thousands of years to China during the Han dynasty (~200 B.C.), even long before gunpowder was invented.  It is believed that the first "firecrackers" were likely chunks of green bamboo, which someone may have thrown onto a fire when dry fuel ran short.  The rods sizzled and blackened, and after a while, unexpectedly exploded.  Bamboo grows so fast that pockets of air and sap get trapped inside of the plant's segments.  When heated, the air inside of the hollow reeds expands, and eventually bursts through the side with a long bam! The strange sound, which … Continue reading The History of Fireworks