creative

How to add creativity to your daily life

Everyone is born creative. Not everyone is able to remain creative. Education and school is what happens. We learn how to comply, fit into a mould, align, compromise. We are formed by peer pressure, wrong answers, judgements and nasty comments. We compare ourselves to others and form our opinion according to that. We think that failure is bad and thus stop taking risks. We don't want to come across as 'not knowing' and stop asking questions. And at some point we say about ourselves 'I am not cre [...]

2019-04-09T10:01:06+02:00April 12th, 2019|

Your normal is someone else’s exotic

I was listening to an audio book where an American student was describing his Guatemalan roommate as exotic. Sun on your skin, beaches, mosquitoes, colorful clothing, palm trees and lush green and blue scenery, sing song language. Exotic, yes. But normal, every day life when you're Guatemalan. It's the same with creativity. The things you do in your normal way may look exotic to someone else. And have you really looked at the normal, routine life you're leading? Is it really that mundane? There [...]

2018-12-03T15:29:32+02:00December 22nd, 2017|

Life begins to flourish when there’s Clarity and Intention

Indecision and Overwhelm. Can You Relate? That’s what I asked when I introduced the story of the Italian gelateria. Remember the woman who couldn’t decide what she wanted? It’s a theme that so many women experience. Too many choices. Too much pressure. Too many people to be responsible to (and for). Too many tasks hanging over your head. Too many deadlines. Too many details. Simply too much. So much so that even the smallest decision or question – like “what kind of ice cream would you like?” ca [...]

2019-01-09T11:35:58+02:00January 30th, 2017|