Evan on October 12th, 2009

A few days ago I reviewed Chris Edgar’s Inner Productivity in a post called How to Be Productive and Still be Kind to Yourself. I think it is a great book. Chris has taken mindfulness and applied it to productivity. Instead of “discipline, not procrastinating” and so on (which usually amount to being unkind to […]

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Evan on October 10th, 2009

One of the underlying themes of my last two decades is: Can I make my living doing what I love? This blog is part of my attempt to do this. I would like to hear from others who have done it. I would like to hear your story and ask you some questions about it […]

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Evan on October 9th, 2009

This is a link to the story of a man with a child with psychophrenia, and his desire to create a different way of educating – one that welcomes the delusions of schizophrenic children. http://writer.zoho.com/public/eurocrat_au/To-be-a-better-person This post is written by Adelaide Dupont – one of the regular readers and commenters on this blog. A big […]

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Evan on October 9th, 2009

For me mindfulness is being attentive to what you are doing. Not scatty and not obsessive with a relative stable focus. It is ‘accepting’ of ‘what is’. A contrasting position is: Get out of your comfort zone! Don’t accept what is! Create what you want! This is what I explore in my guest post on […]

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Evan on October 8th, 2009

I’ve completed the first draft of my next eBook – How to Cure Boredom. It deals with boredom in three stages – or in three degrees of seriousness. The first is when we just need some distraction, the second is when we want to do different things (both be relaxed and be active), the third […]

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Evan on October 6th, 2009

In Australian schools in recent years there has been an attempt to stamp out bullying. This is an excellent thing and in some places has been successful. In many more it has not. I was talking about this with my partner and the question she asked was, “Why do children bully other children?” Good question, […]

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Evan on October 4th, 2009

To my mind, the most key aspect of developing inner productivity is the attitude I ask you to bring to relating to your inner experience. I mean an attitude of accepting whatever thoughts, emotions, physical sensations, beliefs, or other inner experiences arise in your work, and of staying curious about what value they may have […]

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Evan on October 2nd, 2009

Google is running a project to find which ideas people think would benefit the most people. It is called the 10 to the 100 project. (This number, 1 followed by a hundred zeroes is called a googol – which is what google was named after.) What google did was ask for ideas to benefit the […]

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