Unlocking Your Potential

Unlocking Your Potential

Two and a half day of a clear schedule. No kids, no sessions, no workshops, but for me in my little refuge to work on creative new ideas I had. A rarity and I was looking forward to it a lot. I made myself a cup of tea, grabbed all my colored pens and a large white sheet of paper, sat down, and nothing happened. Well, some things did happen: my body felt a bit tensed. My shoulders hunched, and my mind was both pushing me start ‘being productive’ as well as trying to find any possible distraction. Automatically I grabbed my phone, as an almost unconscious voice in my head told me my friend might have sent me that…

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Mirrors versus Movie Screens: Do you reflect or project?

Mirrors versus Movie Screens

The people around us are our mirrors: they show us where we are in our stage of personal evolution. It’s something we hear all the time. But I notice that people, me included, tend to use others rather as movie screens onto which we project our reality, instead of looking into the mirror. When someone triggers us It’s easy to see someone as our mirror when that mirror shows us something nice. It can be amazingly uplifting when someone I admire wants to spend time with me. Although it touches upon my insecurity sometimes (‘Why would this person want to spend time with me?’) it is hard to stick to negative thinking too long. I must be nice to be…

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This Elusive Now

This elusive now

There are so many moments which are not now, and just this fraction of time ‘now’. Gone as soon as you realize it’s here. And in this continuum of now’s, passing by so swiftly, in the same time so much is happening! The whole world is happening within it. It’s tangible, yet elusive. Sometimes my thoughts drift away and it feels I missed a whole bunch of now’s. Sometimes so many people are expectant, disappointed, hopeful or happy in my presence that the now we share seems endless. Sometimes I feel there aren’t enough moments of now, and sometimes I can’t wait until the moments between me and a moment in the future have passed. Maybe it’s the only thing…

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Men: Why she hates your messages – the brutal truth

Why she hates your messages

This article is based upon my experiences with men contacting me. It’s absolutely generalized. I challenge you read it and to feel what touches you. Do you recognize my experiences? Do you feel triggered or offended? See the next paragraphs as my present to you. I tell you what works for me and the wise, strong, gorgeous women I see around me. Let these paragraphs penetrate you. Is this about you? Keeping violation intact through silence Too many women are silent when they feel offended by men, as well as I’m sure there are men feeling offended by women or other men and keeping their mouths tightly shut. By being silent we keep the vicious circle of hurtful communication and…

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Are you a food addict like me?

Are you a food addict like me?

Many of us are addicted to food and we don’t know it. According to Food Addicts Anonymous “Food addiction manifests itself in the uncontrollable craving for excess food that follows the ingestion of refined carbohydrates, primarily sugar and flour substances that are quickly metabolized and turned into sugar in the bloodstream.” Now it wouldn’t be so bad if we could eat that chocolate chip cookies or Ben and Jerry’s Utter Peanut Butter Clutter Cookie Core without consequences, but: “Due to those uncontrollable cravings, a food addict’s quality of life deteriorates when he or she eats sugar, flour or wheat. It can deteriorate physically, emotionally, socially and/or spiritually.” Oh darn. Am I a food addict? I eat healthy, mostly vegan and…

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Reflections and desires

A new year seems to bring us new chances. The last day of a year is a great moment to reflect. What did I accomplish this year? What new things did I experience? Where do I want to go? Maybe you want to give your life a whole new direction. Maybe you are happy the way it is. 2013 I find it very useful to give my years a theme. A major, intuitive feeling of what my focus for the year ahead will be. For 2013 my theme was COMFORT. Following my heart, I made radical changes in my mindset and life. I decided to make following my bliss the center of my life. The first step was letting go…

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What do you want with your life?

Do you know what you want to do with your life? Do you really? Look at yourself at this moment. Are you doing what you want to do? If so, keep reading, I’ll tell you more. Are you not? Than quit procrastinating, find out what you really want to do at this moment and do it. You take all you need from this article after a few sentences when you do so. And feel free to read the rest of this article at a moment when you want to read it. No sooner. Be honest with yourself It can be really hard to be totally honest and open with yourself about what you really want. Why is that so? Because…

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The Path of Life

Looking back at your life over the last couple of months… what did your life look like? If you visualize your life as a road, what kind of road is the path of your life? Cruising on a highway You might find that over the last months, you were cruising on a smooth, paved highway. One hand on the wheel, you looked at the scenery and let it pass by. By times the view was pretty nice, but there wasn’t a single moment where you were tempted to take an exit. There were other cars around you, but you didn’t switch lanes to pass them by. You stopped for fuel every now and then, and continued your planned trip. In…

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How to come up with topics to write about

What to write about? Some days I wonder what I will be writing about. I challenged myself to write for 30 days a blog post each day. Considering my other daily activities (being mother, owning horses, etc.), it means I have only limited time each day to write. Sometimes there only a little time slot available (like today). For me, there are two ways of dealing with the topic of inspiration: The masculine approach The masculine approach to writing is to set a moment in time, sit behind my computer, and find a topic to write about. It’s about being effective (doing the right things) and efficient (doing the things right). Not going to bed until you finish what you…

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