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The Benefits of Doing Less.

Are we able to do less? What if we needed to, because (the quality of) our lives depended on it? Why wait until we’re forced to slow down because of illness or any other throw back in life? I’ve been talking the last couple of weeks about creating habits, about...

Choices… do we really have them?

People say: “You always have a choice”. Do we? Let’s have a look at what it means to choose. The other day, a colleague of mine asked me: “Do we really always have a choice?” I say: “Yes!” She was not sure and a lot of people, disagree, get angry even. I know, it’s...

Happy Mornings, Happy Days. Happy Days, Happy Life!

When you have a peaceful, joyful morning, you’ll be able to handle whatever happens that day. Let’s have a look at why having a morning routine, and learning how to have a morning ritual can bring you so much peace. We often wonder why we feel so stressed all the...

Night time: sweet dreams or waking hours?

  We’re all longing for a good night sleep but how much to we actually contribute to creating one? What if we could train our body and mind to wind down? Let’s see how we can turn ourselves from someone who is dreading to go to bed, because we fear we’ll be awake...

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...

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