The power of emotions

Many people are disconnected from their emotions—especially strong core emotions such as anger, sadness, fear, and joy. This is often the result of negative childhood experiences that taught us to shut off our feelings. But although you can try to … Continue reading

Over-thinking kills your happiness

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Thoughts are powerful. They are energy. Good or bad energy depending on the thoughts. Thoughts are good. They allow us to think a situation through, to analyze things and to grow from there. But like with all the good things … Continue reading

How a 4 year old solves the Greek debt crisis

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In Seth Godin’s speech I went to in 2010, he suggested that parents should teach their children to solve complicated problems and volunteered the idea of asking them to solve the debt crisis in Greece… So I did. Here are … Continue reading

A woman’s guilt trip

You eat a piece of chocolate, or two, too many. You arrive late for an appointment. You snap at a friend or colleague, or even your mom on the phone. You buy a pair of shoes you don’t really need. … Continue reading

Too Much or Not Enough?

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Recently I have been feeling tired and out of sync. I blamed the weather, my back problems, a few interrupted nights. But there was more. It wasn’t until I read an article of my first life coach on revisiting your … Continue reading

Connecting the dots

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I often get asked to speak at networking events. Usually about Creativity. I often say yes. I often am able to get my message across to the networking group. I often get to meet interesting women (and men). Recently however, … Continue reading

The theory of creativity

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   Teresa Amabile, a well known professor at Harvard Business school, is primarily known for her research and writing on creativity. According to her, creativity has 3 components: Expertise: your knowledge about the subject Creative Thinking skills: the tools that … Continue reading

How to empty your head

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   “There is a direct correlation between physical exertion and mental relief.”  ― Sakyong Mipham I started running late in life. I was a gymnast in my teens and spent my 20ies doing absolutely nothing…The first time my ex husband … Continue reading

Your life: a soundtrack

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Music is the soundtrack of your life. – Dick Clark The other day, I was sitting on my couch having a glass of wine with a friend. We were talking about music and she mentioned Nirvana. All of a sudden … Continue reading

Trust your gut

  You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, … Continue reading