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What are you scared shitless of?

  Here is an inspiring talk by Merlin Mann about being scared shitless. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=354&v=Lk0hSeQ5s_k   In my life I have been scared shitless countless times: about love. about childbirth about raising my kids right about something happening to my kids about not doing enough in this life about moving to Paris when I was only 19 about other people's opinion about presenting my idea to a management committee about my parents getting older about running o [...]

2018-07-03T09:27:59+00:00 July 6th, 2018|

How to tame your inner critic

Some time ago I was participating in a creative coaching group and we were talking about taking tiny creative steps boldly. We were talking about our Inner Critic and how powerful this little creature in our head can be. Some describe it as a physical little being like a goblin or even a witch. Others describe more of a voice that is angry, scared, frustrated, unsure. Here are a few tips for banning its destructive methods or just simply putting it to sleep. Befriend it: Don't fight your inner c [...]

2018-06-26T09:11:20+00:00 June 29th, 2018|

How to ‘deal with’ your emotions

Since my recent post about anger, I have had quite a few responses from people thanking me but also asking me for ways to deal with anger and other emotions on a daily basis. Let me get one thing straight before we dive into that. Emotions serve a purpose. Avoiding them or repressing them only makes them (and your life) worse. Unfortunately we are often not taught how to deal with emotions. On the contrary, we are often told that being angry is not good and that there is no time or place for sad [...]

2018-03-20T12:56:40+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|

Why we tend to choose the path we’re in control of

During my talk at Tedx Luxembourgcity, I spoke about Failure and stepping out of my comfort zone. I meet so many women who have the brightest ideas, most amazing talents and tons of possibilities up for grabs. But they are stuck. Because they keep choosing the path they are in control of instead of the one that might bring them closer to their dreams. Why? Because choosing that path is a HUGE step and involves quite some changes. And: we want to be nice and liked. we worry about what people migh [...]

2018-03-06T22:54:34+00:00 March 9th, 2018|

Overthinking Kills Your Happiness

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 in our life, it should be done with moderation and it’s all a matter of finding the right balance. Let’s say your boss invites you to a one on one to discuss a project you are working on your partner says ‘we need to talk’ a new guy cancels your first date you really want [...]

2017-12-31T13:15:29+00:00 January 5th, 2018|

Do you eat alone in a restaurant?

When I was in my early 20ies, I lived in Paris. I had a job which got me to travel from time to time to places like Milan or Amsterdam. I would often find myself surrounded by people during the day but alone in the evenings. Most of those evenings I spent with a roomservice club sandwich in my room watching television or reading a book. Because I did not know any restaurants and didn't feel comfortable going there on my own in a foreign city. Years later, when I got to travel more, roomservice f [...]

2017-09-17T20:41:20+00:00 September 17th, 2017|
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