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|

Self compassion is more important than discipline.

Do you sometimes find it hard to find a balance in life? I’m not talking about work life balance this time, but about the sweet balance of pushing yourself to achieve something and cutting yourself some slack, allow yourself to be lazy and get some rest. I have always been quite capable of pushing myself. When I wanted to reach some goal, I would make a plan, set up some systems and push forward. At certain points in my life however, I have experienced a certain lethargy: moments where all I wan [...]

2019-12-03T11:52:08+02:00December 6th, 2019|

We all break down sometimes. It’s okay!

A few years ago, around this time of year, I had a serious breakdown. Yes, happens to the best of us, even me. The first day of school had gone well. I was proud to have pulled it off again without forgetting half the stuff the teachers always request you have ready on the first day. The kids were happy, had no homework. All honky dory. The next morning, all hell broke loose. The boys were fighting constantly, didn’t want to get dressed or brush their teeth, were moaning and whining about ever [...]

2018-11-22T19:10:42+02:00September 28th, 2018|

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|

Angry? Me? No way!

I have recently written about being spiritual, which for me is more about energy than woo-woo stuff - cause I'm a down to earth kinda girl! Lately I'm getting all kinds of connected to my body though and I want to talk about it a little more. After my first Reiki sessions with my talented friend, I also did a few Shiatsu sessions and I must say those added yet another layer to my journey! The body talks! And a serious and talented practitioner knows how to listen and undo any blocks. Wowzer! I w [...]

2018-11-29T18:37:32+02:00March 2nd, 2018|

17 ways to practice affirmations

You will be a failure, until you impress the subconscious with the conviction you are a success. This is done by making an affirmation which 'clicks.' -- Florence Scovel Shinn  Last week I made you look at your limiting beliefs and got you to write down a list of your affirmations. The secret is to practice them whenever you can, to integrate them in your daily life. Here are a few examples of how to do that. Create affirmations You have written a few last week. Now get some index cards and writ [...]

2019-01-09T11:19:56+02:00April 28th, 2017|