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On simplifying life into black and white

I was glad when 2018 was over. I'd had quite a few curve balls thrown at me and a lot of ups and downs, which left me tired and reeling. Now that we reach the end of 2019, I am not sure I had a more balanced or positive year... And that got me thinking. About how we humans like to categorise things into black and white, good or bad, happy or sad. And it made me think about F. Scott Fitzgerald's quote: The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at t [...]

2019-12-23T10:19:22+02:00December 27th, 2019|

Effortlessness is not ‘no effort’, but ‘effort without struggle’

When was the last time you had something happen effortlessly? You know that time when you plan a project, sit down to do a task, are looking for the right doctor/accountant/partner in crime and things just 'fall into place'? Things just seem to align. Fate, the planets, karma: it all seems to be working FOR you. It brings you ideas, mojo, the right people at the right time, success, time when you didn't think you had any, the disappearance of problems or the appearance of solutions. Didn't that [...]

2018-12-04T11:00:14+02:00December 7th, 2018|

Why gossiping is bad for you

We have all done it. At work. With friends and family. Even with strangers. Gossip. It’s probably the number one topic after the weather. It generally makes for easy conversation. Why do we gossip? Feeling of superiority When you feel bad about yourself, talking bad about someone else can make you feel superior. Part of the group If everybody else is gossiping or spreading rumors, you tend do the same thing in order to fit in. Attention When you know a secret, or are the first person to hear a [...]

2018-11-28T17:26:47+02:00October 19th, 2018|

Stressful vacations

Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important - Natalie Goldberg Some years ago I went on vacation with my then husband and the kids. First we took the kids to Disneyland Paris and then went on to Brittany where my other half took part in a sailing regatta. I had it all organised. Printed route description to all destinations Prepaid hotel with shuttle service Room with separate kids bedroom Prepaid entrance tickets to the park for one day Li [...]

2018-11-22T19:15:13+02:00September 7th, 2018|

Why we tend to choose the path we’re in control of

During my talk at Tedx Luxembourgcity, I spoke about Failure and stepping out of my comfort zone. I meet so many women who have the brightest ideas, most amazing talents and tons of possibilities up for grabs. But they are stuck. Because they keep choosing the path they are in control of instead of the one that might bring them closer to their dreams. Why? Because choosing that path is a HUGE step and involves quite some changes. And: we want to be nice and liked. we worry about what people migh [...]

2018-11-29T18:36:43+02:00March 9th, 2018|

Angry? Me? No way!

I have recently written about being spiritual, which for me is more about energy than woo-woo stuff - cause I'm a down to earth kinda girl! Lately I'm getting all kinds of connected to my body though and I want to talk about it a little more. After my first Reiki sessions with my talented friend, I also did a few Shiatsu sessions and I must say those added yet another layer to my journey! The body talks! And a serious and talented practitioner knows how to listen and undo any blocks. Wowzer! I w [...]

2018-11-29T18:37:32+02:00March 2nd, 2018|
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