fear

How to ‘deal with’ your emotions

Since my recent post about anger, I have had quite a few responses from people thanking me but also asking me for ways to deal with anger and other emotions on a daily basis. Let me get one thing straight before we dive into that. Emotions serve a purpose. Avoiding them or repressing them only makes them (and your life) worse. Unfortunately we are often not taught how to deal with emotions. On the contrary, we are often told that being angry is not good and that there is no time or place for sad [...]

2018-11-29T18:33:50+02:00March 23rd, 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|

Overthinking Kills Your Happiness

Thoughts are powerful. They are energy. Good or bad energy depending on the thoughts. Thoughts are good. They allow us to think a situation through, to analyze things and to grow from there. But like with all the good things in our life, it should be done with moderation and it’s all a matter of finding the right balance. Let’s say your boss invites you to a one on one to discuss a project you are working on your partner says ‘we need to talk’ a new guy cancels your first date you really want [...]

2018-12-03T15:27:09+02:00January 5th, 2018|

Do you eat alone in a restaurant?

When I was in my early 20ies, I lived in Paris. I had a job which got me to travel from time to time to places like Milan or Amsterdam. I would often find myself surrounded by people during the day but alone in the evenings. Most of those evenings I spent with a roomservice club sandwich in my room watching television or reading a book. Because I did not know any restaurants and didn't feel comfortable going there on my own in a foreign city. Years later, when I got to travel more, roomservice f [...]

2018-12-03T16:05:14+02:00September 17th, 2017|

8 practical tips to get rid of fear

Let's say you are a starter. You have this great project of bringing creativity to your workplace. You decide to tackle the beast with baby steps and start with an informal creative workshop among close colleagues. You have decided about the content and activities of this first workshop. You have set a date and invited everyone. Everyone has confirmed their attendance. And then FEAR sets in. You start doubting. You start thinking you will fail. You start thinking that your colleagues will find y [...]

2019-04-23T09:43:18+02:00April 26th, 2019|

How to inhabit your discomfort

I read this sentence somewhere recently: Inhabiting the discomfort of the unfamiliar can let a truer, stronger voice emerge You know how some things, like sentences, words, images, situations, jump out at you sometimes? What do you do when that happens? Here's the thing: when something jumps at you like that, it's your intuition talking. It's ringing your doorbell to say: pay attention! Look at this! This is important! You need to get this message! So I looked at the sentence. Picked it apart. A [...]

2018-11-22T19:07:40+02:00January 20th, 2017|
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