Routine

2022-10-03T16:29:41+02:00September 14th, 2022|

After 4 months of taking care of my health, I returned to work this week. It feels good. Life has a certain structure again. A routine has returned. I always thought a routine was boring. It meant repetition and I was more the kind of 'let's do nee things' girl. I've come to realize that routine is quite useful. It creates structure. It helps you get out of bed. It saves time. It is safe. It helps you get shit done. It sets a timetable. It requires boundaries. It doesn't ask questions. Now, too [...]

Miranda’s favorite books – August 2022

2022-08-23T11:09:08+02:00August 23rd, 2022|

I have been reading A LOT recently. As I was on sick leave for a while with nothing much to do, books were my go to entertainment. So today I'm sharing my recent reads with you. Click on the picture to go straight to Amazon. If you do not want to wait for a post like this one, I write reviews of the books I read them on my instagram profile. Happy reading. The Book of Longings @suemonkkidd ✨✨✨✨✨ (5/5) This book has been sitting on my Kindle shelf for a while. The reason being that the stor [...]

8 easy steps to worry less

2022-07-15T15:41:39+02:00July 15th, 2022|

Apparently I am the worrying kind.... Sure, I worry about my kids and their future and happiness. I worry about my health, the state of the world and money sometimes. Those are the big ones. But they don't occupy my mind daily. They pop up when something happens or doesn't happen (school results, a blood test, bad news etc). Then I worry. For a while. And then, if I can, I usually do something about it. Like make a change, an appointment, get more information, talk to someone for a perspective. [...]

The problem is, you think you have time.

2022-06-30T10:18:34+02:00July 4th, 2022|

The problem is, you think you have time. I have quite some time on my hand at the moment as I'm on sick leave, recovering from 2 surgeries in 1 month and resting up for what is to come in the next four weeks. Time is tricky. Sometimes it passes fast. Sometimes it slows down to a halt. I always liked to organize my time and plan. But when time and plans get thrown overboard a little, that's when time shows its real face. Time is a matter of perspective. When you're young you want it to move faste [...]

The opposite of order is not chaos. Maybe it is freedom.

2022-06-30T10:14:54+02:00July 2nd, 2022|

The opposite of order is not chaos. Maybe it is freedom. From the book The Dance Tree By @kiran_mh I've always been intrigued by opposites. It's quite a creative exercise to come up with the opposite of things. As an artist you learn the opposite of colors on the color wheel. As a human you are told the opposites of good and bad in people, emotions, actions. But are opposites really always obvious? Like what's the opposite of wood? Or rain? Or, like in the quote, of order? When I read the quote [...]

Accept

2022-06-30T10:11:49+02:00June 30th, 2022|

Accept. ✨That it's too hot to do anything and stay inside to rest. ✨That your kid gives you trouble and trust that he will find his way. ✨That change happens and some things will never change. ✨That some days you feel great and others not so much. ✨That your body is constantly changing and that is okay. ✨That one year you're fit as hell and the next you seem to go from one issue to the next. ✨That work may not always be what you wish and that you can only do what you can with the means that you [...]

When nothing is certain, everything is possible

2022-06-02T16:41:41+02:00June 2nd, 2022|

Nothing is ever certain, is it? Things can change in the blink of an eye. ✨Kids get shot in school. ✨People get a diagnosis they didn't expect. ✨Plans don't work out. ✨Love is ended. ✨Projects fail. But also: ✨The project is a success and suddenly you're projected into something huge. ✨ You find the love of your life when you had given up hope. ✨ What happened after the failed plans is even better than the plan! The only constant is change. And the more we worry about it, struggle against it or [...]

The power of choosing a Word of the Year!

2022-05-02T14:38:20+02:00January 5th, 2022|

I was never good with New Year’s Resolutions. First, it was something you HAD to do. Because people would ask you ‘So, what’s your resolution for the new year?’. And if you didn’t have one, they’d look at you funny. Second, because I found that they only lasted for so long. Like those many people you see in the gym in January and who disappear come February. A resolution is like an action item on your To Do list. You can easily procrastinate. You can delegate. You can blame it on the weather or [...]

100 things I love

2022-04-30T19:24:33+02:00July 30th, 2021|

A happy life is just a string of happy moments. But most people don’t allow the happy moment, because they’re so busy trying to get a happy life. – Abraham Hicks We all have busy lives. Job, kids, partner, friends, parents. We try to juggle it all, fit it all into one day. And we manage. And we are happy. Sort of. We are chasing success, perfection, happiness. Because that is what is expected of us. Right? This chase can very quickly become an obsession. We need to be better, faster, more perfe [...]

How to talk about ‘uncomfortable’ subjects

2022-04-30T19:25:39+02:00July 16th, 2021|

We've all been there. We want or need to broach a 'delicate' or 'uncomfortable' subject with someone: with our partner about sex with a good friend about returning money to us with our boss about a raise ... and we chicken out, we postpone, procrastinate, pretend everything is fine and we don't need to talk about it, let the subject go around and around in our heads until it hurts. We're afraid of messing it up, of 'bringing' the subject in the wrong way, of getting emotional, of looking stupid [...]

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