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We've all been there. We want or need to broach a 'delicate' or ...
  Camping. Some people love it and some absolutely hate it....
  You skip or don't exerciseIf you are sedentary or regula...

How to talk about 'uncomfortable' subjects

How to talk about 'uncomfortable' subjects
We've all been there. We want or need to broach a 'delicate' or 'uncomfortable' subject with someone: with our partner about sex with a good friend about returning money to us with our boss about a raise ... and we chicken out, we postpone, procrastinate, pretend everything is fine and we don't ne...
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50 reasons to go camping

50 reasons to go camping
  Camping. Some people love it and some absolutely hate it.Although I am Dutch we never went camping when I was little and besides a few scouting trips where I remember it rained cats and dogs, I only discovered camping later in life.Now that I have two boys, and usually a limited budget, campi...
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8 reasons why you're always tired

8 reasons why you're always tired
  You skip or don't exerciseIf you are sedentary or regularly skip your workout because you are tired, you need to think again.Exercising as little as a few times a week for 20 minutes can boost your strengths, energy levels and endurance. Your cardiovascular system runs more smoothly and exer...
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Books to help you raise children

Books to help you raise children
The 5 Love Languages of Children - Gary Chapman We all give and experience love in different ways. One person might feel valued when they receive a gift, another just wants a hug, yet another loves it when you spend time with them. This books explains the different languages in an easy way which hel...
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34 things to do when it rains

34 things to do when it rains
The weather has not be so summery lately. But rainy days do have its charm. Yes they do! Here are 34 things to do when it rains. And I'm sure you can come up with 34 more. Try it! Go hiking in the woods (it rains less in the woods :-) Go jogging. Sure, you get wet, but it's great to run in the rain...
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50 daily habits to make your life more creative

50 daily habits to make your life more creative
The web and blog world is full of 365 projects where people decide that for a year they will do something every day: take a photo of themselves, paint a picture, donate to charity etc. Here are a few simple ideas for little habits you can do every day for a year to make you a bit more creative: Let...
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Songwriting or Can a Song Write You?

Songwriting or Can a Song Write You?
Doesn’t it sound strange? How can a song write you? And in general, how does songwriting work? When you hear a nice song on the radio, you might experience a few things: it can take you back to your memory, make you emotional, touched, it can make you smile or sing along, it can take your thoughts ...
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Do you listen to your body?

Do you listen to your body?
Does your day always go according to you plan? Usually not right? We get interrupted constantly and things happen that we had not foreseen. You're at work and your boss asks you to do an urgent presentation. You put your normal work aside and are confident you can get this finished within the limite...
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How do you know you have made the right decision?

How do you know you have made the right decision?
Decisions, decisions, decisions. Our life, our days are full of them. To get up or not to get up? Cross the road now or wait until the car passes?Get gas or wait until later? Give my child an apple or a pear for recess? And then there are the more important ones. Those that we don't usually tak...
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Serendipity in Portugal

Serendipity in Portugal
I was in Portugal this past week, spending time with my friend Laura from Texas.Every time I meet her, we spend hours just talking. So it doesn't actually matter where we go. One year we spent a whole week at my place just relaxing, painting and catching up.
 But here we were in Lisbon and Porto whe...
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