Entries by Katherine Mair

Puzzling Times

I’ve often mentioned my love of jigsaw puzzles. Last night my partner and I finished a 6000 piece jigsaw puzzle representing one of the greatest masterpieces of the seventeenth century, Las Meninas  painted in 1656 by Don Diego de Silva Velazquez and now housed in the Prado Museum in Madrid. As we put the last…

Getting Set to Work Remotely

As I see more and more of my clients asking their people to start working from home with the unfolding global events, I can’t help but ask myself how well equipped are we to transition so suddenly to a remote working environment? So much of the work we do at M.A.D. Mindworks is to help…

Let’s get loud!

For a cause that’s near and dear to my heart I must say this Friday please ‘Let’s get loud!’ for anyone with hearing loss and who could benefit from the programs at the Shepherd Foundation. My tiny nephew Andrew, whose now just 3 years old, was born with hearing impairment in one ear. Early detection…

Say Cheese!

Every now and then I run a little social experiment. When I’m walking down the street, I make a point to smile at everyone I walk past. Now, I don’t mean I get in anyone’s face or do anything particularly weird or unusual, just a casual smile and meeting of eyes as you walk on…

The Underrated Art of Listening

I’m one of six kids. In the pecking order, I’m number four. Technically I’m a middle child. Yet, not only am I sandwiched between four brothers, I even had to share the middle position with one of them! Growing up was chaotic to say the least and those who shouted loudest or fought the hardest…

Its Stress Down Day!

Try this recorded exercise for more details on how to master this breathing technique. Let us know how you go. And of course, we’d love to hear what you do to stress down too, so do share your ideas. With gratitude, from all of us at M.A.D. Mindworks.