Entries by Katherine Mair

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.

Switch on your right brain

Everyone has different things they do to help switch from work mode and wind down. My partner gave me this 6000-piece puzzle for my birthday last year and I absolutely love it! I often find myself sitting in the evening sorting pieces, matching colours and slowing working on one part or another. It sounds a…