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 [...]

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 [...]

8 totally do-able rituals to END your day

2022-05-31T13:56:43+02:00January 15th, 2021|

Further to last week's post, which introduced you to rituals to START your day, today I want to share some of my favourite rituals to END your day. Don't worry, they are so easy, you will have no trouble at all to integrate them at the end of your day. Daily gratitude Research shows that when we count three blessings a day, we get a measurable boost in happiness that uplifts and energizes us. It’s also physiologically impossible to be stressed and thankful at the same time. If you are focusing [...]

9 totally do-able rituals to START your day

2022-05-31T13:59:17+02:00January 8th, 2021|

Those of you who follow me know that I am not a fan of New Year's Resolutions. I am however a fan of habits and rituals. So today, let me share some of my favourite rituals to start your day. Don't worry, they are so easy, you will have no trouble at all to integrate them first thing into your day. "Today is going to be a great day." As soon as you wake up, and before you do anything else, say this sentence. Simple as that. It sets the tone and mood of the day. And wouldn't you rather have a gr [...]

16 happiness systems that have a positive effect on other people

2020-01-10T09:45:40+02:00January 10th, 2020|

Have you ever had an a-ha moment? You know, a moment when suddenly little bits and pieces of life fall together and make you realize something? I had one some years ago. I was at work, in a good mood, smiling. I felt like I was in a bubble; a positive, happy bubble that allowed me to work easily and get things done. I noticed that my mood, attitude and intention seemed to change the way things were happening and people were reacting around me. One colleague seemed particularly stressed and in a [...]

Why motivation is not the problem

2020-01-03T09:45:03+02:00January 3rd, 2020|

As a life coach, I often hear people say they lack motivation. They have the best goals: they want to live healthier, get organized at home or at work, start a new business or project. These goals are things they WANT. And you would say that if you want something really bad, it should be easy to get motivated right? Wrong. So why are we not motivated or driven enough to meet our goals? Are we not determined enough? Strong enough? The way I see it, motivation is like the sap of a tree: it keeps [...]

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