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The positive side of negative emotions

Two years ago almost to the day (don't you love the universal mystery of time?), I wrote this post. And man was it an eye opener. So many things started shifting after that. Have I gotten rid of all my anger? No, but I got rid of the parts that were standing in my way. Emotions are there for a reason. They usually alert us that something is wrong, dangerous, out of balance, that we need to protect ourselves. They happen when we step out of our comfort zones we enter new situations we meet new [...]

2020-03-03T09:31:01+02:00March 6th, 2020|

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|

Cancelling out the noise

We live in a busy, hectic world, full of things, technology and people. There is a lot of noise around us. Kids are screaming, computers are zooming, machines are buzzing. We have things to do, places to go, planes to catch and goals to achieve. It is often difficult to find the peace and quiet we need to rest, restore and find our core selves. But even when we find ourselves in a quiet moment, away from the bustling outside world, there is also the static we all carry inside us. Our past experi [...]

2019-10-15T09:49:19+02:00October 25th, 2019|

How (and why) to beat your inferiority complex

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. – Eleanor Roosevelt Some years ago, I was asked by the women’s network of an international bank to speak at their monthly meeting about creativity, finding your passion and work-life balance. When I met the two women, I was impressed by their professionality, their corporate position and the way they seemed to manage their own work life balance. When I am in such meetings, I have a tendency to fall back into one of my default settings, whi [...]

2019-09-03T10:02:21+02:00September 13th, 2019|

Life 101 (…or There’s a blog post for everything)

Most of my blog posts started out as discussions with my friends, struggles my clients are facing or things I have liked and learned myself and feel the need to share. The other day, I had such a discussion with a friend about a struggle. And I thought: 'I will write a blog post about that'. And then I thought: 'Wait, I already HAVE a blog post about that!' Funny that. So today I thought I'd share some past posts with you just in case you find yourself in a certain situation. Enjoy! You feel stu [...]

2019-08-27T08:50:13+02:00September 6th, 2019|

What is your excuse?

I was sitting at a restaurant with my friend, telling her about my latest idea: setting up a business or structure that would allow non profits and charities to use a pool of corporate employees to help them with their projects. Not a new idea, but, at the time, a non existing one in Luxembourg. I had done some research, gotten the facts, written a first draft of the idea. I got all excited and so did she. 'You should do it.' she said. '???' 'Yes, you should really do this! It's a great idea, yo [...]

2019-05-27T14:26:12+02:00May 31st, 2019|
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