A Smart Woman’s (or man’s) Guide to the Universe

Have you ever read the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy? It is safe to say that it's one of the funniest science fiction novels ever written. Seconds before the Earth is demolished for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is saved by Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised Guide. Together they stick out their thumbs to the stars and begin a wild journey through time and space. Trying to balance work, kids, partner, friends, parents and a gazillion other things, our lives on Earth are regularly de [...]

2020-05-15T14:29:25+02:00May 15th, 2020|

100 tips to get what you really want

Choose yourself. 1. Take control. Realize that you are responsible for the direction in your life. Choose today to take control of that direction! You are responsible for your own happiness. 2. Realize... that everyone goes through things in life that no fun. It all depends on how you deal with them. 3. Trust yourself and in what will come. Trust your feeling when you find it difficult to make a choice. 4. Let go of 'knowing for sure'. People like to know if the choice they are making is the rig [...]

2019-03-18T10:08:37+02:00March 22nd, 2019|

11 ways to put things in perspective

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou Let's say your company is restructuring. Some people are laid off. Some are promoted. People are tense, out of their comfort zones and motivation is sneaking out the back door. And you are in the middle of all this. What do you do? jump on projects, work constructively and pro-actively, take change as an opportunity, share your enthusiasm, go out of your way to make it happen. quietly work acc [...]

2019-02-07T11:49:33+02:00February 8th, 2019|

Are you a people pleaser?

We all do things for others.  We run errands for our parents. We drive our kids around. We bake a cake for a school event. We make a hairdresser appointment for our partner. We take on the lead of a charity project. And in general there is nothing wrong with it. Unless...  Unless these things no longer fall in the category of kindness but become people pleasing. What's the difference between kindness and people pleasing? Well, if someone asks you to bake a cake for a school event and you think ' [...]

2018-11-22T19:17:48+02:00June 8th, 2018|

Do you have an accountability buddy?

Some time ago I met up with the women who attended one of my retreats. We spent some time reviewing what has happened since the retreat. I had asked every woman 3 things: What have you accomplished since the retreat (added a habit, etc - this can be small or big - it's all about celebrating little successes!...)? What has really changed (just a bit or big time) since the retreat or what have you come to understand better since then? What  do you really struggle with (small or big)? It was such a [...]

2019-03-12T09:38:53+02:00January 26th, 2018|

Why motivation is not the problem

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 [...]

2020-01-01T12:07:45+02:00January 3rd, 2020|