Reminder #9: Optimizing Your Mind And Body With Creativity


It’s time to ask creative questions.
As humans we have an extraordinary ability to adapt to changing circumstances. If it wasn’t for this ability we would not have survived as a species. Our adaptability is a direct result of our creativity. We are now living in a period of uncertainty and one of the best things we can do in order to adapt is to ask creative questions.

Creative questions are questions that invite many possible options, many ideas and many potential directions. Creative questions are open-ended by nature. 

I invite you to ask yourself any of these creative questions every day for one week:

  1. What are all the things I am grateful for today?
  2. Who are all the people who have contributed to my life up until now?
  3. What are all the experiences that have made me as resourceful as I am today?
  4. Who are all the people I get to connect with today?
  5. What are all the ways in which I feel safe in this moment?
  6. If I saw my surroundings through fresh eyes, what are all the things I might identify as beautiful?
  7. What are all the ways in which I might positively impact someone’s life today?
  8. What are all the ways in which I might take care of myself today?

Have a smarter day, a smarter week and a smarter life,
Ginny Santos, your holistic coach.

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A love note from your future self:

I wrote your name in my journal today. It’s actually quite funny: I was writing a list of all the people who I love and appreciate and I realized that I feel an immense amount of respect towards who I was (who you are) in 2020.
You were always creative and able to experience life with an open mind. Thank you for being so adaptable.
Love, from your future self.

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Ayla Larzabal Zavitz Artist-in-Residence and Director of the Safety Patrol. She makes sure that everyone is following the rules and having fun at the same time. She is the time-keeper and turn-taking monitor. She helps paint the wood for the monkey bars and will give you great advice on the best accessories.

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Mateo Larzabal Zavitz is our Media Relations Expert and Installation Helper. Mateo knows what’s cool and what’s not cool. He helps us maintain a realistic outlook on the world and stay up to date on the latest movies and video games.

Matias Larzabal Designer and Lead Installer. Matias has more than 20 years of experience working in construction, 14 years of experience as a dad, 11 years of experience as an uncle, 10 years as a helpful Canadian neighbour and handy-man, and a lifetime of experience as a monkey. Matias is also an artist with a unique upbringing. You can learn more about him and his art on his gallery.

Ginny Santos Monkey Supervisor, Visionary and Managing Director. Ginny is a nutrition coach and entrepreneur who is always looking for ways of involving children in creative thinking and problem solving. You can learn more about Ginny’s other work on NeOle Coaching.