Calling all bloggers

Dear blogosphere,

It gives me great pleasure to invite you to join the Mindapples project and tell the world, what’s your five a day?

Here’s how it works:

  • Write a post telling your readers five things you do that help keep you mentally well (and answer any of the other survey questions too if you like)
  • Link to the Mindapples site
  • Invite five blog-friends to do the same (if you want to)

And that’s it.

Here are my five (at the moment):

  1. Playing the piano
  2. Talking with my best friends
  3. Emptying my inbox (yeah, right)
  4. Listening to podcasts in bed
  5. Walking in the park

And I’d like to invite Euan Semple, Stowe Boyd, JP Rangaswami, Ewan Macintosh and David Jennings to do the same.

And while we’re at it, Stephen Fry and, ooh, Richard Branson too. (Well it can’t hurt to try.)

In fact, I’ll just ask everyone I know.

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  2. 1. Feed the birds – This helps to keep my “abundance” of riches in perspective.
    2. Engage my wife and children in conversation – something we all need to practice.
    3. Let the muse loose – I seldom know where she leads but if I don’t follow then I won’t get there.
    4. Aspire to great things – while seldom achieved it gives me license to attempt (and to fail).
    5. Silence: practicing the fine art of being silent and then trying to listen.

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  6. Another great post has popped up from Robin Sutton, including this line:

    “Love. It’s sort of like improv. Intimacy begets humor which begets creativity which means you never know what happens next. Surprise yourself.”

    I think that’s pretty close to being my new manifesto for life. πŸ™‚

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  11. Arrived here via Euan Semple. Enjoying the high fives. Mine are…

    * Let go, let life
    * Learn something new
    * Play with my daughter
    * Do something kind or loving for someone (a loved one or a ‘stranger’)
    * Write five things I’m grateful for in a journal before I sleep

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  14. Some more blog fives to add to the pool:

    Amy Sample Ward of Netsquared
    Nice guy 2.0 Steve Bridger

    Thanks guys!

    Also, Kishore Balakrishnan in his five linked to an interview with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, who has this to say about education and mental health:

    “nobody litters in Ottawa, but if you go to third world countries, people are littering. What is the difference? Because that has been a part of education…. Similarly, dental hygiene, the physical hygiene we teach, but we are not teaching mental hygiene where you should handle rage and anger and frustration and depression and these sorts of antisocial feelings.”

    It feels like I’ve been trying to teach myself this stuff for years on my own, so it’s wonderful that Mindapples is finally helping me connect with other people who are exploring the same thing.

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  18. Update:

    My friend Stowe has sent me his five:

    1. Play the guitar.
    2. Read the New York Times.
    3. Write for at least two hours.
    4. Used to be Karate, but hobbled with injuries, I am moving to Tai Chi.
    5. Twittering.

    And my friend Sophia has blogged hers too:

    1. Having my hair stroked
    2. A teenage-length phone call with an old friend
    3. Telling someone they are brilliant and amazing
    4. Exploring new stuff – ideas, places, people
    5. Reading in bed with tea, in blissful silence


    (And thanks to her also for a very timely reminder for me to read Theodore Zeldin again.)