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How to talk about ‘uncomfortable’ subjects

2021-07-15T07:51:33+02:00July 16th, 2021|

We've all been there. We want or need to broach a 'delicate' or 'uncomfortable' subject with someone: with our partner about sex with a good friend about returning money to us with our boss about a raise ... and we chicken out, we postpone, procrastinate, pretend everything is fine and we don't need to talk about it, let the subject go around and around in our heads until it hurts. We're afraid of messing it up, of 'bringing' the subject in the wrong way, of getting emotional, of looking stupid [...]

Miranda’s favorite things – June 2021

2021-06-22T08:38:05+02:00June 25th, 2021|

Remember my recent favorite podcasts post? Today's another collection of my recent favorites, but a more generic one. Enjoy How we love There is the book, and initially it was written for couples to improve their marriage and partnership. However, how we love is so much broader than just with our significant other. Each person’s childhood experiences form the roots of who they are; continuing to inform the way that person responds to others or expresses love, even far into adulthood. The r [...]

What is it that makes you worthy to be loved?

2021-02-17T10:02:20+02:00February 19th, 2021|

When I ask people "What do you love about yourself?" or "What is it that makes you worthy to be loved?" I usually get either of two reactions: stunned silence, followed by by a look that says 'what do you mean?', followed by an uttered 'uh', followed by hesitation, followed by all sorts of emotions (sometimes accompanied by tears) people tell me about something they DO or have achieved or accomplished. They tell me about some 'thing' they are 'good at' or 'proud of'. Of course these are valid an [...]

Miranda’s favorite things – May 2020

2020-04-28T16:11:55+02:00May 1st, 2020|

I know we've only just had a favorite things post. But one can never have enough favorite things to share, right? AIRBNB's online experiences Airbnb is known as a travel platform that let's you stay in unique places. They already had a sidekick called 'Experiences' where you could book wine tastings or art making sessions with a local. Now that people are no longer able to travel, they have started offering those experiences as online sessions. Cooking pasta with granny, learning tango or [...]

Miranda’s favorite things – Spring 2020

2020-03-18T19:22:33+02:00March 20th, 2020|

It's almost spring! The weather is definitely gorgeous. So it's time for another post on my recently discovered favourite things. I thought I'd keep them all to the online category considering that most of the world is currently in lockdown. Also, if you have any tips that may fall into this category, I'd be happy if you could share them with me via email or in the comments below! Let's share our favorites! ART CLASSES Flora Bowley introduced me to intuitive painting. And it changed my art [...]

How to tame your inner critic

2018-11-22T19:17:06+02:00June 29th, 2018|

Some time ago I was participating in a creative coaching group and we were talking about taking tiny creative steps boldly. We were talking about our Inner Critic and how powerful this little creature in our head can be. Some describe it as a physical little being like a goblin or even a witch. Others describe more of a voice that is angry, scared, frustrated, unsure. Here are a few tips for banning its destructive methods or just simply putting it to sleep. Befriend it: Don't fight your inner c [...]

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