Inspiration vs. Motivation: You need to know the difference to see why it matters to your success

“Just don’t give up on trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” —Ella Fitzgerald   Some years ago I was asked by a women's website to write an article on inspiration or motivation. At first, I was very motivated and eagerly replied that I would love to write such an article. Sure.  Right… Uhm… There I was, devoid of inspiration. As I often do when I am at a loss, I try to be creative.  Being creative is often about linking two [...]

2018-01-15T10:39:53+00:00 January 19th, 2018|

There is a time for everything

When you create, when you work on a project, when you organize an event, when you raise your kids, when you write a song, when you start a business, when you do anything in life really, there is a time for everything. That everything can be anything: the inspiration, the vision, the next step, the right supplier, the ideal milestone, the perfect school, that amazing riff, that excellent accountant... That everything can only come when all elements are ready for it. What elements are needed for i [...]

2017-12-21T12:13:20+00:00 December 29th, 2017|

Additional tips against clutter

In my last post, I wrote about different kinds of clutter and how to get rid of them. Today it's time for a little reminder... How is that list coming along? Did you do 2 things from one list? If not, please read below tips to spur you on:  ALL items in your house should be USEFUL and BEAUTIFUL. “Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful and believe to be beautiful." -William Morris ALL items in your house should have a PLACE. If they don't have one, create one. If you can't cr [...]

2017-05-26T14:56:49+00:00 June 9th, 2017|

You are full of energy! No? Then read this.

In the work that I do, whether it's coaching women, giving intuitive painting classes or lead discussions over a glass of wine, the topic of energy almost always comes up. Energy is everywhere. It walks right along with you, wherever you go. Even if you don't know it. It's like a dog. It follows you around, it precedes you, it feels you. Knowing where your energy is, means that you have clarity. It means that you are not spending time (= energy) on anything else but the goals and intentions you [...]

2017-02-13T19:33:40+00:00 February 17th, 2017|

Create space for Intention through Elimination

Imagine going from REACTIVE to CREATIVE. What would that look like for you? How would your life change? That’s what I asked when I introduced the story of the Italian gelateria in a recent newsletter. Remember the woman who couldn’t decide what she wanted? I shared information about Intention, the first step in the Create Your Life steps process. If you missed it, you can refer back to that article here. Go ahead and do that before you continue reading today’s post. Intention and clarity show yo [...]

2017-01-30T16:36:29+00:00 January 30th, 2017|

Life begins to flourish when there’s Clarity and Intention

Indecision and Overwhelm. Can You Relate? That’s what I asked when I introduced the story of the Italian gelateria. Remember the woman who couldn’t decide what she wanted? It’s a theme that so many women experience. Too many choices. Too much pressure. Too many people to be responsible to (and for). Too many tasks hanging over your head. Too many deadlines. Too many details. Simply too much. So much so that even the smallest decision or question – like “what kind of ice cream would you like?” ca [...]

2017-01-30T15:59:14+00:00 January 30th, 2017|