10 more insightful ways to find happiness and live a purposeful life (part 3)

HOW TO USE THIS LIST: Below are the third 10 insightful ways to be happy. For the next 3 weeks you will receive 10 more each week. Watch one video or read one article or two each day. If you are too busy to do this every day you are probably not happy (enough)! Save them as bookmarks to read later or look them up on my blog. Enjoy. 21. Jeff Bezos: What matters more than your talents In this Princeton University graduation address, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos makes the case that our character is re [...]

2020-05-28T09:57:18+02:00June 5th, 2020|

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|

Planned indulgence

A lot of my posts start with ‘We live in a busy world ‘. Because that is usually the first thing most of my readers and clients start with when I ask them how they are doing. I’m busy I’m tired I have so much to do And when I ask them how they plan all this, they have it all set up: to-do lists systems certain days to do certain things people to help them. And when I ask them how they plan for some indulgence, they look at me like I’m from Mars. Let me explain what I mean by indulgence. Historic [...]

2020-01-27T12:20:42+02:00January 31st, 2020|

The Charlie Schulz Philosophy

The following is the philosophy of Charles Schulz, the creator of the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip. You don’t have to actually answer the questions….just ponder them. 1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world. 2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners. 3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America pageant. 4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize. 5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress. 6. Name the last decade’s worth of World Series [...]

2019-04-16T08:39:49+02:00April 19th, 2019|

This crazy little thing called friendship

A few years ago, I let go of one of my oldest friendships. We had known each other since kindergarten. I wasn't her best friend. That was someone else. They exchanged handwritten letters daily and were always glued together. I admit I was a bit jealous of that. I was friends with both of them but always felt kind of like the 5th wheel. We became close friends in our teenage years however, when we started going out and partying. This was mainly due to her brother who was older and had a car. But [...]

2019-04-02T08:56:25+02:00April 5th, 2019|

‘Here’s what I love’ list

A happy life is just a string of happy moments. But most people don’t allow the happy moment, because they’re so busy trying to get a happy life. – Abraham Hicks We all have busy lives. Job, kids, partner, friends, parents. We try to juggle it all, fit it all into one day. And we manage. And we are happy. Sort of. We are chasing success, perfection, happiness. Because that is what is expected of us. Right? This chase can very quickly become an obsession. We need to be better, faster, more perf [...]

2020-01-27T11:55:45+02:00March 15th, 2019|
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