14th October 2019 / Alan Moore

This Beautiful Life. How to design and make one. Workshop

This Beautiful Life. How to design and make one Sat, 8 February 2020 | 09:30 – 16:30 GMT Kettle’s Yard, Castle Street, Cambridge. CB3 OAQ Description What would it mean to live a more beautiful life? How might our work be more beautiful? How might we do things differently? Could beauty help us draw upon […]

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13th September 2019 / Alan Moore

Neuroscience and compassion an interview with James Doty

Brain surgeon James Doty is on the cutting edge of our knowledge of the brain and the heart: how they talk to each other; what compassion means in the body and in action; and how we can reshape our lives and perhaps our species through the scientific and human understanding we are now gaining. James […]

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7th September 2019 / Alan Moore

Notes on Cooking, Compassion and Buddhism

“With food it is the mindset of sharing that we are really eating” — Jeong Kwan. This year I sat down to watch a Netflix film about cooking. What I did not expect was  a gift. These are my notes from a film about the Buddhist Nun Jeong Kwan. She lives in the Chunjinam Hermitage […]

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14th June 2019 / Alan Moore

Living Beautifully Newsletter No.19

Living Beautifully by beautiful.business is a regular newsletter to share and inspire a different way of looking at the world: we have all had enough of ugly. I am curious about beauty – why does beauty call us? Why do we know instinctively beauty is about truth and ethics and, a life lived that feels worthwhile? Celebrating […]

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17th May 2019 / Alan Moore

A Way of Looking: The Social Role of An Artist

I was born in China in a small ordinary town from the eastern part of China. Growing up there was difficult for me, because the wave of Chinese economy reform reached our town in the late 1980s, just before I entered into adolescence. My parents decided to move from our village to a town house, […]

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17th May 2019 / Alan Moore

An investigation into the relationship between eudaimonia and creativity by Pauliina Valpas

I am fascinated by the connection between creativity, identity and wellbeing. Makers make for a reason. From my own journey, I know that making, and creating is central to who I am. Why? I don’t know exactly. Pauliina’s MSC research into eudaimonia and creativity, made for a fascinating read. Eudaimonia: Greek, means, “human flourishing or […]

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22nd April 2018 / Alan Moore

Everyone has a shingle beach. A story about time and perseverance

On the last 100 metres of the English coast before it falls into the ocean is a garden of unique beauty. It existsin an inhospitable place. It’s a garden that lives on the edge of the world. Nature is at her most ferocious — wind blasting the landscape, beating at the shore with salty fists, roasting everything […]

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13th April 2018 / Alan Moore

A quest for truth is always core to the purpose of a poet. Remembering Seamus Heaney

The poet Seamus Heaney was a master craftsman of the English language. He embodied the other important characteristics of craftsmanship: a granite-like integrity and a deep empathy for the world around him. A quest for truth is always core to the purpose of a poet, to seek that which others do not see and to […]

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10th February 2018 / Alan Moore

“Ma” the spaces between are everything

I have recently been reading Alex Kerr’s intriguing book, Lost Japan. It was a serendipitous moment picking it up in the local bookshop. What a book about such an amazing life journey. It is the concept of Ma that captures my curiosity. Kerr explains, “‘Ma’ — the special appeal of Japanese music lies almost completely in its […]

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