The Things We Keep – a Story of Love and Fear

The Things We Keep – a Story of Love and Fear

  When my children were younger, we used to have a vacation every year on a beautiful island on the West coast of France. It’s perfect for family holidays, we always rent a house there and the kids are having a blast, splashing in the sea, stuffing themselves...

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What to Do When You Can’t Get What You Want

What to Do When You Can’t Get What You Want

  This summer I moved into a charming little house outside of Paris, nestled in a valley surrounded by fields, woods, and more castles than I have weekends to visit. But: for all it’s potential charm, this little house had been for too long in the hands of a self...

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First Class Ticket for Your Mind

First Class Ticket for Your Mind

  A couple of years ago I found myself sitting with a few others in a garden in the Carpatian mountains, a canvas in front of me, trying to depict the breathtaking view around me and listing to our teacher, a professional painter, explain colours, shadows and the...

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How Elegant is Your Schedule?

How Elegant is Your Schedule?

There are times of the day or the life when one could do with four arms, a second pair of eyes plus at least 20 more hours each day. I’m moving houses in two weeks’ time, so I’m sure you understand what I mean! ’The temptation to hyperventilate is sometimes a very...

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How to Master your Decisions

How to Master your Decisions

    We all know this person who takes an eon to chose between three kinds of salads and finally orders a pizza or who urgently needs a pair of shoes, tries on 30 different pairs without being able to decide, only to leave the shoe shop and then to buy a...

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What to Do when Someone’s Blocking You

What to Do when Someone’s Blocking You

  Did you ever have a project you were passionate about? You planned everything, lovingly took care of allthe details, made sure that all the t’s were crossed and all the i’s dotted, and then the phone rings… That’s what’s happened to me today. I’m moving houses...

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Is your Home Addicted to Struggle?

Is your Home Addicted to Struggle?

What's happening in our homes corresponds to what's happening in our lives. By and now this simple truth has made it into most people's awareness. Not that we don't try to ignore it, at times. Or that we try to hide our homes from the world, because they show an image...

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Are you addicted to struggle? 10 Clues.

Are you addicted to struggle? 10 Clues.

  Long before my coaching days I attended a seminar for women facilitated by Denise Linn. One young woman listened with growing impatience to Denise’s talk and finally burst out defiantly: “You make it all sound so easy – but I have problem x, y and z to deal...

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What to Do when You Have to Wait

What to Do when You Have to Wait

The people and things we mostly want to influence are usually the ones we can't influence at all: babies, teenagers and the person on the hotline for our technical problem come to mind. As to the things we can't influence, TIME is of course on top of the list. We all...

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Remembering the Future

Remembering the Future

When I took the metro for the first time, 25 years ago, I was giddy with excitement. Everything was romantic. This very special Parisian metro smell, the way the trains came rattling into the station, and then the names of the stations! My phantasy went spinning:...

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How to Deal with Criticism from your Loved Ones

How to Deal with Criticism from your Loved Ones

You had thought about it for a long time or it came as a sudden inspiration: things are going to change. You’ll take the leap. You are going to do something different. You are excited, a bit scared, too, but your soul sings at the prospect of feeling alive in a new...

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The Number One Error of a House MakeOver

The Number One Error of a House MakeOver

  - Do you dream of making the world in general and your life in particular more beautiful, one room at a time? - Do you feel that if only you could get that desk organized, your career would soar; or that streamlining your closet would be the fastest way to...

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10 Ways to be Elegant (sans wearing Couture)

10 Ways to be Elegant (sans wearing Couture)

Most of us would like to be elegant or more elegant, preferably effortless. What is elegance? Now, of course, elegance is in the eye of the beholder. For some Audrey Hepburn will be the epitome of elegance, for others Lady Gaga, or their grandmother. Personally I find...

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How to Double your Creativity when You Declutter

How to Double your Creativity when You Declutter

    Recently we had an animated discussion in our Facebook group* about my upcoming program #MySpaceFirst and about the energetic blueprint and the influence of all the things we surround ourselves with. Naturally, clutter and clutter clearing were part of...

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How to be at your Best when People don’t accept your NO

How to be at your Best when People don’t accept your NO

You knew that the only right answer was saying No. You had thought it through and evaluated all the options. Or you had a clear gut feeling. This was a red-velvet-rope-no-one-passes moment. So you said what you hoped to be a loud and clear “No”: No, you were not...

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