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(Un)Productivity Summit: podcast, video & photos

At the beginning of this month I attended the first ever World (Un)Productivity Summit at Gladstone’s Library in North Wales. In attendance were: Michael Nobbs (Wales) Mary Gordon (Scotland) Lourenço de Azevedo (Portugal) Fabian Kruse (Germany) Milo McLaughlin (Scotland) The summit consisted of a gentle curriculum of talks, walks, chi kung, meditation, crocheting, research and writing in the beautiful library, accompanied by […]

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Witnessed: Concrete Antenna Artist Talk

This week a few friends and I attended an excellent ‘artist talk’ at the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop which just happens to be in our local area. You can see some of the photos I took at the event above.

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Hear Three Successful Freelancers Tell Their Stories

On our rather infrequent podcast about (un)productivity, Fabian and I recently talked to three successful freelancers who all generously shared their stories with us. Our good friend and regular guest Michael Nobbs even joined us on one occasion from Wales, of all places. As if to prove how inadequate the word ‘freelancer’ is as a noun, our recent guests make […]

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The Mountain Shores Podcast Returns!

Resurfacing after a few months in his offline hideout, Fabian discusses with Milo the beauty of creating in the real world, the importance of goals, what he has in common with David Hasselhoff and the improbabilities of ever becoming a professional kite-surfer (despite his involvement with Westend Surfing). After a short interruption from a potential psychokiller, we […]

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How To Be Ridiculously Prolific and Healthy with Farnoosh Brock

I recently had the pleasure of meeting and chatting to Farnoosh Brock, the uber-prolific blogger and businesswoman behind Prolific Living and the author of The Healthy Smoothie Bible (just published this year) and The Healthy Juicer’s Bible, (which sold 30,000 copies last year!). Farnoosh and her husband and business partner Andy live in the US but were […]

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Clear-Minded Chronicles Week 5 – Do Sweat the Small Stuff

This week I attended a conference about self-employment and small business in Glasgow and got a little bit excited about Apple’s new software announcements. In the meantime, here’s another five podcasts for you (embedded below) and here’s the full playlist for the last week on SoundCloud.

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Clear-Minded Chronicles Week 4 – Tough Decision Time

Wow. That’s May over then. And with it, my successful attempt to record a podcast 5 days a week. At least, I think the numbers work out pretty much ok, as I’ve recorded 22 podcasts over 31 days. I don’t care anyway as I’m happy with what I’ve managed to do, especially given that I […]

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Clear-Minded Chronicles #6 – Mindfulness, Creativity and The Beatles

I’ve been doing mindfulness meditation for over a year now and I find it beneficial to my health and creativity – but how does it compare to David Lynch’s preferred method of transcendental meditation and where do The Beatles fit into it all?

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Clear-Minded Chronicles #4: Goals vs Dreams

Today’s podcast was inspired by a great post by Hugh Howey about the difference between goals and dreams.

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The Clear-Minded Chronicles Micro-Podcast #2: Ups and Downs

A very personal podcast today, about my tendency to fluctuate between hyper-enthusiastic phases and times when I just want to retreat into my shell, and how that hasn’t helped when it comes to establishing a regular creative practice.