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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12th February 2019 / Alan

Walking main

Walk With Me Inspired by the power of taking a walk,  join me for a “walking mentoring” session. Walking is also good for your heart, mind and body. Walking is a creative act, listening is a creative act. As a practice, it’s all about looking forwards. Walk with me whilst we explore your life, work, [...]

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31st January 2019 / Alan Moore

Walk With Me Mentoring

For some time now I have tweeted daily after my morning walk with my dog Piper. Inspired by the power of taking a walk, my offer to you is to join me for a “walking mentoring” session. Walking is one of the best ways of doing this. Walking is also good for your heart, mind […]

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28th November 2018 / Alan Moore

Felt knowledge as experience

Sometimes, we need to feel something rather than analyse it. To feel time, to feel space and place, to feel love and to reflect, to touch and go into nature and revel in the crafting of of something unique. Sometimes we need to be open to a new experience, to take its crooked path to […]

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17th November 2018 / Alan Moore

Dieter Rams: better human, better leader, better maker

“The time of thoughtless design for thoughtless consumption is over” — Dieter Rams. Gary Hustwit writes, “For over fifty years, Dieter Rams has left an indelible mark on the field of product design and the world at large with his iconic work at Braun and Vitsoe. The objects Dieter has designed have touched the lives of millions […]

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