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To our dearest friends, colleagues and clients!

With April Fool’s Day only a week away, why not start flexing those surprise muscles by startling yourself, your colleagues or even an unknowing stranger! Let’s not save surprise for special occasions. Bring a ‘jack-in-a-box’ attitude into the boardroom, the energy of a party popper to your PT session and the essence of an unexpected win to a weekday dinner date.

Join us as we step into surprise and discover some of its startling benefits such as: enhanced memory, increased happiness, strengthened relationships, heightened resilience and greater opportunities to create and innovate.

Lots of love,

The surprising benefits of being surprised!

In this article we’re exploring the brain boosting benefits of surprise and looking at ways we can shake up the script by bringing more of the unexpected into our everyday lives. In fact, we’re redefining what we mean by ‘everyday life’ by swapping mundane and ordinary for unexpected and extraordinary!  Shake up expectation, spark up relationships and stay present and proactive by peppering your life with small and simple surprises. This isn’t about great big gestures, or lavish set-ups. In fact, the smaller and more regular the better, because when it comes to surprise, size doesn’t matter.

The fabulous double act, Penelope and Matt, delivering an empowering keynote on International Woman's day @4D.HumanBeing
What we are listening to...
On The Mindvalley Podcast Daniel Pink discusses the surprising truths behind motivation:

(1) Autonomy—the desire to direct our own lives
(2) Mastery—the urge to make progress and get better at something that matters
(3) Purpose—the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves
What we're watching...
Unwelcome Surprise: 
Not all surprise is a good thing! However, it's our unmet expectations- and not the surprise itself- that often lead to the greatest disappointment...
The surprise and shock of the Fyre Festival scam has led to a documentary duel between Netflix and Hulu, who are currently streaming vastly different tales of the same event. Both documentaries include the same cast of characters, be they villains or heroes, suggesting that the failed 2017 "luxury music festival" is still weaving multiple story lines and bringing up unwelcome surprise...
What we're reading...
In The Exquisite Risk, poet and teacher Mark Nepo encourages readers to become quiet enough and open enough to listen to what truly matters--our own hearts, our loved ones, the wonders of nature--in order to live a life with nothing held back.  

“Whether through the patterns left in snow, or geese honking in the dark, or through the brilliant wet leaf that hits your face the moment you are questioning your worth, the quiet teachers are everywhere, pointing us to the unlived portion of our lives. When we think we are in charge, the lessons dissolve as accidents or coincidence. But when we’re humble enough to welcome the connections, the glass that breaks across the room is offering us direction, giving us a clue to the story we are in.”
What’s inspiring Katie right now…

"Change. It has the power to uplift, to heal, to stimulate, surprise, open new doors, bring fresh experience and create excitement in life. Certainly it is worth the risk."

-Leo Buscaglia
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