How The Brain Makes Creative Solutions

‘The evidence that the brain responds to events that do not appear in consciousness is overwhelming’.  The Wayward Mind - Guy Claxton I know that when I want to find solutions to puzzles or get into a creative flow, I need to access a different state of mind – make my brain work in a different … Continue reading How The Brain Makes Creative Solutions

Part 2 – 6 Shortcuts To Insights And Inspiration

What Makes A Unique Business Retreat?  Packing your vision, leaving the rest behind and spending time alone.  These are elements 3 and 4 of what makes a unique business retreat. In all, there are 6 fundamental elements that make Graig Ddu – The Cottage In The Forest a unique business retreat. Three are synonymous with … Continue reading Part 2 – 6 Shortcuts To Insights And Inspiration

The Moon And Creative Solutions… Really?

So what do you do when your creative solutions desert you?  Suck it up? Force it out? Tear out your hair? For the last few weeks I’ve been bursting with ideas and creative solutions, on a high and full of energy, but during last weekend I noticed there was nothing there.  Flat, empty, imagine-less.  Those hidden … Continue reading The Moon And Creative Solutions… Really?

4 Good Reasons To Talk To An Intelligent Stranger

Being At The Cottage is about using the power of spending time alone to develop something extraordinary. However, in order to add perspective and depth to that experience, the time spent alone is enhanced by conversations.   But calling them conversations doesn’t really do justice to what can happen when two people sit down and … Continue reading 4 Good Reasons To Talk To An Intelligent Stranger

The Essence Of The Boutique Business Retreat

‘What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. No time to stand beneath the boughs And stare as long as sheep or cows.’                 W H Davies 1911 It’s over100 years since W H Davies wrote those words, and most of us are now hurtling through life so … Continue reading The Essence Of The Boutique Business Retreat

6 Things You Need To Know About Your Subconscious … And Why They Matter

Developing the relationship with your subconscious will give you the edge you need to succeed.  The more you can connect with your subconscious the more extraordinary results and eureka moments it will give you. Thing No 1 - Giving you the edge you need As you pursue something extraordinary, accessing the hidden seams of inspiration … Continue reading 6 Things You Need To Know About Your Subconscious … And Why They Matter

Why Getting Away From It All Unleashes Creative Solutions

When our mind is free of stimulation, we are in the best position to produce some of the finest problem-solving and creative solutions that it can generate.  By allowing the mind to relax and wander, we activate the brain’s default mode network, which is essential for creativity. Create: ‘Bring something into existence’ – Oxford English Dictionary ‘To evolve from one's own thought or imagination’ … Continue reading Why Getting Away From It All Unleashes Creative Solutions