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S02E27 – Anne-Laure le Cunff – Mindful Productivity, Liminal Minds and Nesslabs Free Range Thinking – A Neurodiversity Podcast

Greetings Friends! This is a very special Episode for us becaauuuse: Anne-Laure le Cunff and her mindful productivity community are somehow the reason why this Podcast exists πŸ™‚ So we are talking about: Ripple effects and Anne-Laure's topics Mindful Productivity – achieve goals without risking you mental health Her Newsletter Her research about ADHD and neurodiverse online learning experience at Kings College Lab in London How she gets evertyhing together in a book for 2024? tbd title: Liminal Minds limimal is the threshold inbetween things like teenage and adulthood, between relationship and breakup, between uncertainty and discomfort teach people to feel better think better live better a node in the network see yourself as a translator do neurodiverse people have more experience with being in this liminal state? mindful productivity vs toxic productivity building overwhelming procrastinating systems in notion or obsidian neurodivere people tend to try to get control happy in swimming in this massive pool of ideas and thinking and creativity and artistic are not the same thing nurture vs nature liminal states and spaces in school conducting scientific expermients **conducting an experiment** 1. a topics you are TOTALLY fascinated by doesnt have to be useul 2. conducting experiments what are deifferent modalities to study this? online class, study group, Workshops, Classes 3. collecting data and reflecting on that **metacognition = thinking about thinking** pattern noticing, take notes, capture obersavtions how was i feeling? engaged? too slow, too fast? people around me distracting or engaging? when teacher said "imagine this" let an AI like chatGPT look for patterns in it – is their corresponding to anything self discovery with chatGPT kids who wish for more silence and retreats in the classroom – psychology of eventmanagement – higher loads of what is asked of us – constantly socially engaged how was Anne-Laure's eductaion? please write us for Anne-Laure: what is your next exxperiment newsletter at Future of Learning School of the future You can find Anne-Laure at:
  1. S02E27 – Anne-Laure le Cunff – Mindful Productivity, Liminal Minds and Nesslabs
  2. S02E26 – Steve Chapman – I am a Curator of Weirdos
  3. S02E25 – Perry Knoppert and we have a wonderful weird conversation
  • Especially Leaders should be aware and open about their neurodivergent features

    The by the HBR article is very interesting – although it is talking about flaws instead of feats or skills. The languaging is SO important in this context

  • Different styles of thinking

    The author of this New Yorker article needs to talk to think. Other people talk in their heads until they open their mouth (like me) others again have lots of picture or even movies in their thoughts. And there is so much more:

  • Hyperphantasia and Aphantasia

    We talk a lot about those two superskills because I am on the Aphantasia side of the spectrum and Sharon on the opposite site: The hyperphantasia one with a vividly seeing mind’s eye. This BBC article describes both very well

  • More calming coziness for our brains

    YouTube is auch a Great Tool to get in certain state of minds. If I need some inspiration or support my cozy study room athmosphere , I love to dive into some Hogwarts Gryffindor room sounds: I put together a playlist with different sound ambiences in our Free Range Thinking YouTube Channel

  • What a beautiful website

    You have to try that!

  • Aphantasia and creativity at Pixar and Disney

    The former CEO of Pixar, Ed Catmull has Aphantasia and still was able to become one of the greatest animators and inventors of characters. He even realized that lots of Pixar’s animators and character designers are aphantasts. Two interesting articles about him and Glen Keane l, the inventor of Ariel the mermaid at Disney…

  • Two Introductions to Obsidian

    We talked about this wonderful tool in our Episode 2 of Season 2. A short intro tutorial by Nicole van der Hoeven And this 2 Hour Second Brain Course by Dabi

  • Whoop Whoop! We have a YouTube Channel πŸ™‚

    Here we post short (2-10 minutes) and REALLY short (60 second) clips from our conversations πŸ™‚ See it as our long running best-of album πŸ™‚

  • New Episode – new Season of the podcast!

    YAAAY! and we are live! Here is our first Episode of the second season of the Free Range Thinkin Podcast! πŸ˜€ Click to get to the Player over at It is about our new publishing rhythm, about experiments with ChatGPT and how to finish things with (adult) ADHD:

  • Hybrid Humans CafΓ© – Every 1st and 3rd Friday

    Sharon and Saskia invite you into a Zoomroom with lots of interesting conversations and French pastry πŸ™‚ The usual link isβ˜•οΈπŸ° Hybrid Humans CafΓ©!

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