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Additional tips against clutter

2022-04-30T19:43:06+02:00May 21st, 2021|

In my last post, I wrote about different kinds of clutter and how to get rid of them. Today it's time for a little reminder... How is that list coming along? Did you do 2 things from one list? If not, please read below tips to spur you on:  ALL items in your house should be USEFUL and BEAUTIFUL. “Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful and believe to be beautiful." -William Morris ALL items in your house should have a PLACE. If they don't have one, create one. If you can't c [...]

Get rid of clutter and success will follow

2022-04-30T19:43:48+02:00May 14th, 2021|

What do the following items have in common? A loose button on your shirt that you have meant to mend for weeks. Your grandma's old china that you never use but keep anyway. An old grudge against an old friend. Unworn clothes in your wardrobe. Gifts you received but don't really like. Fear of failure in your future business The oil change your car is in desperate need of. The rented DVDs you need to return. The filing you need to do. They are all clutter. Clutter doesn't have to be a physical ob [...]

The benefits of waiting

2022-04-30T19:44:50+02:00May 7th, 2021|

Remember when you were little and couldn't wait until it was bedtime so that you could hear the rest of the story your mother had started telling you the night before? Do you remember the sleepless nights before Santa Claus? Or how you thought time passed way too slowly until the summer holidays? And remember when you learned how to grow things and you ran downstairs each morning to see if the seed you planted had sprouted? Or how you painfully saved up every penny in order to buy your first st [...]

7 seconds

2021-04-30T09:45:16+02:00April 30th, 2021|

The other day I was on a call with my coach (yes, coaches get coached too) and she was commending me for just rolling with things and making decisions rapidly, instead of overthinking and procrastinating. How is it that in certain areas of our life we have absolutely no problem with making decisions and just 'rolling with things' and in other areas, we can totally overthink things? Sound familiar? In The Hagakure, a book of Samurai principles, it is suggested that you should make a decision in t [...]

Midlife Crisis: How to Grow Through It and Become Happy Again

2022-05-02T14:39:58+02:00April 23rd, 2021|

In an earlier post, I wrote about Getting Real and what midlife crisis is.A woman experiencing a midlife crisis may feel like her life is spiraling out of control. It can be scary when you start to get real and make the choice to travel a more authentic path in life. That choice is not without consequence. While midlife crisis is an introspective journey, it’s important to know that you are not alone. By reaching out for support, a midlife crisis can become a woman’s second chance to create a li [...]

Getting REAL: Women and Midlife Crisis

2021-04-16T09:46:07+02:00April 16th, 2021|

40 is a big number for many women I meet. It means they have just hit about the middle of their life. It means the biological clock is about to stop ticking for good. It means that either her kids just entered primary school or just left school and home for good. It means being together with the same man for a long time and wondering where the spark is. Or it means just being left by a man, living alone with the kids and worrying about, well just about everything... Or it means not having a man [...]

57 Reasons to go on a retreat

2021-04-09T09:45:07+02:00April 9th, 2021|

Away days are important. We need to stop for a while to look around us and ask ourselves what we are doing and why. We cannot do that slap bang in the middle of our lives with screaming kids, a full time job and a million things on our to do lists. We need to take ourselves out of our routine, go somewhere quiet, where we can hear ourselves think. I have been organizing away days, retreats and mini-retreats for 10 years now and am still amazed at what such away time can do to people. So if you [...]

Everything happens FOR you, not TO you

2021-04-02T09:45:52+02:00April 2nd, 2021|

Sometimes life throws you curve balls. One day you are full of energy, enthusiasm and creativity to set up a new project, a business, a new piece of art and the next day you are thrown back by something like: creative block: you can't seem to 'find' the next chapter of your book lack of inspiration: you want to paint but have no idea what negative criticism: people judge your work badly which makes you angry and want to stop a change of plan: what you had in mind is not possible for some reason [...]

Adult crafting during lockdown

2021-03-26T09:45:47+02:00March 26th, 2021|

Since we're all spending so much time at home and you might be running out of puzzles to make, I thought I'd share a list of other (doable) crafty things you can do. If you have any to share with us, post them in the comments below. Rope bowl You have probably seen these bowls in a shop and thought they would look nice on your mantelpiece. Well, looks like they're pretty easy to make yourself. And wouldn't it be nice to be able to say to your neighbour next time he comes around: 'oh that t [...]

8 ways to get anything done

2021-03-19T09:45:37+02:00March 19th, 2021|

We all lead busy lives. Even if the pandemic seemed to slow things down for a while, our agendas are chock-full with appointments again. Our to do lists hardly leave us time to breathe. We have become multi-taskers, juggling work and life but struggling to find the right balance. Usually we manage pretty well. But sometimes, things spin out of control and OVERWHELM takes over. What are the signs of overwhelm? you don’t know what the next thing is you need to be doing you break down and cry beca [...]

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