And have increased my self-confidence, creativity, decision-making & innovation skills as a result

Dried Rose Petals arranged and photographed on a light box
Dried Rose Petals arranged and photographed on a light box
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In the past when I have been told to ‘follow my gut’ or ‘use my intuition’, it hasn’t always been easy to distinguish heart from mind. I now see intuition as my inner-compass; the innate guiding force that helps me to make good decisions. Celebrated psychologist Carl Jung described intuition as unconscious perception that connects with implicit knowledge and processes in our mind and body. Google dictionary defines it as ‘the ability to understand something instinctively, without the need for conscious reasoning’.

There is one condition on accessing intuition though, we have to allow ourselves to connect to it. For…


Motivation to get outside for the next generation of curious innovators

A meadow full of colourful flowers on a walk in nature
A meadow full of colourful flowers on a walk in nature

When I was a little girl, I hated it when my parents suggested going out for a walk or hike. I found the idea of a walk being an activity in itself so dull. I now appreciate a walk with no other purpose than enjoying the fresh air and view, but I have never fully grown out of wanting something more than just a walk.

I am allured by the opportunity for finding something new within my areas of interest. City walks are always full of excitement but the fruits of walks in nature only began to reveal themselves to…


Sensory play with my son helped me stay sane during lockdown and emerge inspired and full of ideas

A collage of found colours and textures in magazines, cut-out and arranged into a random jigsaw-like pattern
A collage of found colours and textures in magazines, cut-out and arranged into a random jigsaw-like pattern
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Like me, my four-year-old is incredibly curious, eager to discover new things. When lockdown hit and we had to shield, because of his respiratory medical condition, I resigned myself to fulfilling his needs and putting mine on the back-burner. This was supposed to be the eve of my freedom slowly returning, after a year of colic-filled and very sleepless nights with my soon-to-turn 1-year-old. I had visions of long work-filled days, finishing my website, socialising, networking and absorbing evening lectures and workshops like a sponge once again.

Instead, I would now use this time to be the four-year-old’s full-time teacher…

Lauren Davies

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