All good things must come to an end – this is our last Clew edition. We will end the Clew story with some encouragement along your expat way. Sorana encourages you to never stop reading. “ Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.” […]
Body & Mind
- mens sana in corpore sano
Clew tries out a 20 minutes training programme from Lifestyle Optimiser: Exercise can be as simple as this 20 minutes programme! Do it at least 3 times per week – and there is no excuse for not doing it!
For our 3rd anniversary this January, Clew revives old words of creativity and wisdom. Miranda’s creative icebreaker questions were popular back in 2013 and they are still valid! When running a creative thinking workshop, it’s a good idea to let icebreakers and interesting games lighten up the more theoretical part. Once when I was in a training […]
Clew’s recent colour musings have been leading up to this magnificent colour: Violet. Violet as in creativity, poetry, flowers, mystery, expectation…and Clew. Violet is Clew’s colour, and it is often regarded as the colour of wisdom and creativity. So our 3rd anniversary edition (already!) will revive some of our old words of wisdom and creativity. Any post about […]
Call me crazy, but this Christmas I will not go crazy looking for Christmas presents. And I am considering whether to continue with my tradition of sending holiday cards to everyone and then receive some replies ‘next year’.
Clew’s Miranda interviews creative expats, but she’s also a creative coach, with her own inspiring blog Create & Connect. Clew borrows from her blog: Very often when I meet with my awesome women friends, something odd happens. These women are all very different. All very unique. All very beautiful. All very intelligent. They are all […]
Ok, I think I just became the last person amongst my friends and acquaintances who does not own a smartphone. For the moment I own an old, old Nokia classics, made ages ago, which does not look too different from my first purchase about 16-17 years ago – a shiny Motorola the size of half […]
Change is a permanent feature throughout our lives, an element with many facets that are often interlaced, some positive, some less positive. There are sought changes, unavoidable changes, unexpected changes. Endless combinations of changes, sometimes scary, because it is more comfortable to settle for what we already know, just “to be sure” and “avoid mistakes”.
We’re not good at putting ourselves first; children, spouse, family, work and friends are often more important. All the more reason to find the time to do some self-pampering in the everyday, if only for a few minutes – and relax! Home spa is one of my favourites – a warm bath, candles, perhaps a glass with something refreshing and […]
Have U Given one today? It’s late January — the dead of winter — and life has gotten you down. It’s dark. It’s cold. Maybe there’s snow, maybe not. It makes no matter. It gets lonely this time of year as you turn inside… inside your house, inside yourself. Whether intentional or not, you may […]