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Good Habits, Why Would You Want Them…?

Do your toes curl whenever people say you need to create good habits? Do you already feel failure lurking around the corner when you want to change your lifestyle into a healthy lifestyle? Let’s have a look at habits and when you need them and when not. First of all:...

Which Thoughts Are You Feeding?

We all have like 50 to 80 000 thoughts each day. That means it is really important to choose which thoughts we want to feed and which not. Feeding thoughts? How can I feed, or not feed, thoughts? Thoughts pop up. Things trigger thoughts to come up. So, the fact of...

What Is Minimalism to You?

When I am talking about minimalism, I very often get reactions from people who belief that minimalism means living like a stoic monk, void of all pleasures in life, or who think you need to live in a house with one chair, one table and one plant, to be a minimalist. I...

Talking, Talking, and More Talking, …

I would like to talk about talking. Is it relaxing? Is it stressful? Is it interesting? Is it helpful? Is it wasting time? … As I am always trying to be very conscious about what is giving me energy and what is draining me, I would like us to think for a moment about...

Help is the sunny side of control.

“Help is the Sunny Side of Control” When I heard Courtney* quote Anne Lamott yesterday, it really got me mulching over it for a while. Let’s ponder this thought together here. Helping people. That’s a good thing, right? Hmmm, do we dare to look very honestly at what...

LESS means: Space, Freedom, Energy, Joy!

If you apply ‘less’ in your life, you’ll feel your energy level, your level of joy rising. Let’s find out how this works. We all love to go on holiday, we all love this feeling of freedom, of not having endless to-do lists. It’s even in the word vacation: it’s derived...

Do you get what you want in life? Or not?

  Do we get what we want in life, or do we get what we need? Hold your horses! Stop fuming! I know life does not always feel like we get what we need, or at least what we think we need. But bear with me for a moment. We all have more or less an idea of what we...

No More ‘Pleasing’, please …

  The more you please, the more you ultimately lose yourself, and others. Let me explain. Being a recovering ‘eternal pleaser’ myself, I know all about it. Of course, I am not talking about helping people out, about doing something you know will make somebody...

Cure Yourself of the Disease called … Excuses…!

“If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place”. Lao Tzu The only way to be at peace, to feel as if you finally are where you are meant to be, is to free your mind of excuses, of false beliefs, of all kind of ‘mind viruses’. No complaining, no...

What actually is, this moment we call ‘NOW’?

We never seem to be able to actually live in the now, as we are always fretting over past events or thinking about the future…. It’s high time we embrace LIFE here and now. Let’s find out how to do that! When I am talking about living in the now, I can already hear...

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