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Here’s a quick opening suggestion...Smile. Go on, smile. How good does that feel? It costs absolutely nothing and you can pass it on at no cost too. And ask yourself this great question at the end of your day “what made me smile today?” You’ll be amazed at the things that do make you smile. And ask others too.
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Here’s a whole host of things to help you laugh, look, learn, listen, live and love your way through the good and the not so good times. Meee hopes you find some new meaning and joy in these links...x
“All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me... You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” Walt Disney
Being Creative - it’s amazing what people (that’s us) do. Here are some great ways to spend your time being what we do best - being creative.
Apps - Great article from the Independent for the best apps to play games with friends during lockdown.
From cooking to photography...Another one from the Independent for 8 new skills to learn while in lockdown - from cooking to photography.
Thank you to the Guardian for these 20 learning apps for stir-crazy kids.
If you fancy making a mask at home, here’s a great resource from the Fast Company.
Great site for the curious. Ever Widening Circles is an online publication on a mission to change the negative dialogue about our times. They celebrate the insights, innovations, and good news that prove it’s still an amazing world with the promise of no ads or politics.
Disney Shows What You Can Do, Even Working From Home.
Disney sure does...creativity is in all of us, it just needs a prod, or a crisis or a reason to be. Have a read and watch of this little beauty…bless you Olaf!
The amazing things people are doing during lockdown - the wonders of the mind and how so many are adapting to change.
Jimmy Fallon started his career doing stand up and being obsessed with the hit US show Saturday Night Live. His ambition was to appear on the show, which he did at the age of 23. He now hosts The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and since the lockdown has resorted to filming his own show at home. Here’s a few to watch of this brilliant man:
The Tonight Show: At Home Edition (The First One)
The Tonight Show: Watch Jimmy Fallon's daughters absolutely ignore him during his monologue
Interesting Articles - there is just so many great things to read...here’s some of the ones we love.
A great article from Harvard Business Review about why we might be feeling so disconnected with what’s going on. It’s called ‘That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief” and it’s well worth a read…
What amazes Meee is how creative everyone is! This is a great example of what people are getting up to - ‘How Google docs are being used creatively’...And there are some great ideas on how to use digital tech creatively…
How tech giants are responding to Covid 19. New trials, new websites, new employees: Google, Amazon and others are finding new ways to help.
One of our heroes is Clayton Cristensen, who sadly died in January. His thinking, workshops and articles are still very much alive and these two articles are fabulous.
The “Jobs to be Done” Theory of Innovation.
How Will You Measure Your Life? This is brilliant and make sure you read all the way to the end…
Watch his great TEDx talk in Boston on ‘How Will You Measure Your Life’.
Ask Yourself These Three Questions and They Can Change Your Life!
There are three questions that have the power to change the way you work, interact with your loved ones, and make use of your time on this planet!
This is a great read from Ever Widening Circles about Peter Breinholt’s great TEDx talk...love the 5 minute daily exercise.
Here’s the link to Peter Breinholt’s TEDx talk ‘What makes you come alive’
Health and Wellbeing - whatever is happening we all need to look after ourselves...here’s some great ways to help.
8 smart tips to help you sleep better during the COVID-19 crisis from the Fast Company.
Wim Hof breathing tutorial by Wim Hof
You will never think of breathing in quite the same way again after watching this great video by Wim. Not fully out, but fully in…
A 2018 documentary film about the benefits of plant-based eating for athletes. There’s so much noise about being a vegan and adopting a more plant-based diet that this is worth a watch. No judgement, just have a watch and let us know your thoughts email@example.com
10 Amazing Facts About The Human Body
No info resource would be complete without some cool facts...so here are 10 about your body. Ever wondered how strong your little finger is? Or how much saliva you’ll produce in a lifetime? Then wonder no more…
About Leaders, Leadership and Leading - whether we lead others, teams or family members we are all leaders...here are some inspirational people past and present.
Real Leaders: Oprah Winfrey and the Power of Empathy.
This is a great interview from Harvard Business School about Oprah Winfrey. Born in 1954 with a very troubled early life but this is her story of her life. Wow what a road she would travel to become one of the most successful people in the world. What’s amazing is that she views her life as “My classroom”. It’s one of the best 30 minutes talks you’ll ever hear about the power of empathy.
NeuroLeadership Institute - Dr. David Rock, Dr. Jay Van Bavel, and Dr. Kamila Sip - Coronavirus: What Science Says Leaders Should Do.
It’s important for leaders to stay cool under pressure, make the right decisions for all stakeholders, and then execute those decisions effectively. But uncertainty lies at the heart of this crisis, so what exactly are leaders to do?
Another great listen with so many amazing insights and practical things to do…
Real Leaders: Abraham Lincoln and the Power of Emotional Discipline.
Another great listen from Harvard Business School about Abraham Lincoln. The master storyteller and politician still delivers great leadership through his many losses, hardship, depression, grit, values and life lessons 150 years later. This is such a great lesson on learning from one's own self teaching through setbacks and adversity.
Former Disney CEO Robert Iger talks with Oprah Winfrey about his life and career at Disney. Another of Meee’s heroes is Bob Iger and this interview is an amazing journey into one of the most influential business leaders in modern times. Not only that he’s interviewed by Oprah Winfrey...win win.
Great Things To Watch - screen time might not be the best way to spend all of our time...but it’s a great way to spend some of it...here’s a few nuggets we love.
The Happy Movie
This has been a Meee favourite ever since it was released in 2011. Filmmaker Roko Belic travels to more than a dozen countries, searching for the meaning of happiness.
However many times we watch it it always delivers another insight and perspective on happiness. It’s brilliant and worth every cent of the $2.99 to buy (once you own it you can watch it as much as you like).
Disney launched its online streaming service Disney+ just five months ago. To date its amassed over 50 million subscribers. Meee recently subscribed and it’s worth every penny (£5.99/per month in the UK, or £59.99 for a year's subscription). What’s awesome is you get access to all Disney’s movies, Pixar’s, Marvel’s, Star Wars and National Geographic! Hours and hours of great viewing.
Coronavirus: Submarine captain’s advice on social isolation
You wouldn’t think that living on a submarine could provide such great advice on dealing with isolation, but it does. Nuclear submarine captain Ryan Ramsey knows what it's like to self-isolate. He once spent 286 days at sea without seeing the sky!
Celebrate what’s right with the world by Dewitt Jones
Dewitt is best known as being a freelance journalist for National Geographic. In this captivating TEDx talk in South Lake Tahoe he serves up some of life’s fundamental truths - the wonders and possibilities that surround us everyday. It’s so so brilliant and one that will stay with you forever.
Asking This Question Can Help Us All Feel Less Lonely!
Now you’ll know where we came by the question in the introduction. This article is fab and the short film in it is even fabber...enjoy smiling!
Dr. Gabor Maté & Daniel Maté: ‘Hello Again: A Fresh Start for Parents and Their Adult Children’.
Dr Mate’s work, thinking and teachings feature in the work we do in addiction, neglect and self belief. His views on addiction are incredible and Meee hopes will one day be a part of every government’s approach to helping millions in need. He is quite simply brilliant.
Amazing Dog Smell Ability
Dogs are so cool! This 4 minute video is amazing about how clever a bogs olfactory system is. Go Zinka…
The Fantastic Fur of Sea Otters
A great video into the amazing fur that sea otters have...a fur’fect way to dress!
10 Easy Science Experiments - That Will Amaze Kids (and Adults Too)
I love the bouncy egg! That’s so cool and so easy to do. I wonder what it tastes like if you boil or poach it? If you do do any of these experiments please let us know on Facebook Twitter Instagram or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Great Hack
Explore how a data company named Cambridge Analytica came to symbolize the dark side of social media...If you like conspiracy theories and the like have a watch of this. It’s fascinating. Now here’s a question - did Cambridge Analytics do anything wrong? If you have a view email us on email@example.com
Great Things To Read - reading might not be everyone’s cuppa but if it is, here’s a cornucopia of delights.
25 Writers On The Books That Inspired Them To Write
There are some real classics amongst these. But, a few we’ve not read...so best get our reading specs on!
The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew
I’ve always been a huge fan of Steve Jobs. He certainly has his critics but for me genius always comes with a price. As the saying goes “if you’re going to make an omelette, you’re going to break some eggs”. Eggs he did break, but boy what a difference he made. This article is a really interesting insight into one of history’s most talented and challenging human beings.
5 Habits of Happy Brains
Rewire your brain to enjoy more dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphins - chemicals responsible for your happiness. I so wish I had the right screwdriver! Happy rewiring…
Stop Answering Your Kid’s Questions
I love this article because it makes so much sense. Being curious and inquisitive is great for young people, but so is finding the answers out. So, why is the sky blue?
Take a minute every day...
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“Everything can be taken from a [person] but one thing: the last of human freedoms - to choose one’s attitude in a given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” Viktor Frankl
If you’ve enjoyed this selection of things to watch, read, listen to and enjoy then let us know. Or, if you have any things you would like to share then email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy viewing and please stay safe.