A better Word than “Sorry”

A better Word than “Sorry”

  Recently I had an appointment in a yet unknown place and was circling around to find a parking space. As I found one and was preparing to get in, a man started to gesticulate, to yell, to roll his eyes and make angry faces, and to signal in every possible...

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How to get out of this everyday Trap

How to get out of this everyday Trap

  When I was working in opera, I shared my dressing room with a charming and pretty colleague, who, night after night, would slap on her stage make-up, shrug into her costume, do a scale or two, cast a glance in the mirror and declare to her reflection: “Ca ira...

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What to do when you are not “in the mood”.

What to do when you are not “in the mood”.

  When I was working in opera, no one gave a fig about being in the “mood” for getting out on stage and - hopefully - doing something worth the name “music”. With 900 people waiting in their seats for the curtain to rise and an irascible conductor in the...

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In Lieu of Sugar (the Elegant Version of Candy)

In Lieu of Sugar (the Elegant Version of Candy)

What happens if you keep a glass jar full of candy on your desk? Unless you are a genetically altered person or a yogi about to dissolve into enlightenment, you will eventually eat the candy. The whole jar of it. This is because you see the jar all the time....

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100 Things to Throw Out!

100 Things to Throw Out!

https://soundcloud.com/user-105683349/100-things-to-throw-out One question my clients hear a lot when we explore what they want to accomplish is “What difference would you notice?” Almost invariably “I’d feel lighter” is part of the answer. So, in lieu of a new year’s...

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Your Wardrobe as Your Life Coach (Part 3)

Your Wardrobe as Your Life Coach (Part 3)

  Welcome to the third and last part of “Your wardrobe as your Life Coach”. It is fascinating and truly amusing how much our closets are a carbon copy of what is going on in our lives! In Part 1 we discussed how to organise your wardrobe and how to keep it...

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Juicy, inspiring, brilliant “Should’s”!

Juicy, inspiring, brilliant “Should’s”!

Sshh, I'll  tell you a secret - I'm endorsing Should's. Now here is one phrase I thought I would never say! As every person who has talked to me longer than five minutes is well aware, "should" is about the blackest on my list of black words, to be banished from the...

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Your Wardrobe as Your Life Coach (part 2)

Your Wardrobe as Your Life Coach (part 2)

  A woman's closet mirrors her life. 4. The Hanger conundrum: what happens when you stuff 3 shirts on one hanger? - They will crease, all three of them. - You’ll probably use only the first one. - You’ll tell yourself that “soon” you’re going to weed out your...

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Your Wardrobe as your Life Coach (Part 1)

Your Wardrobe as your Life Coach (Part 1)

    Imagine you visit the house of a woman you don’t know and you sneak a peek into her closet. You will at the first glance be able to tell a lot of what is going on in this woman’s life. Let’s have a look, shall we? 1. A Place for Everything Do you keep...

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The Yeahbut Ping-Pong

The Yeahbut Ping-Pong

The other day I had to laugh at myself. I’m constantly pointing out to my clients when they do this, and here I was, diving in myself: “Yeah Butting”. You know this game? It’s so not sexy! People who “yeah but” greet every happy remark, every sincere compliment,...

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A sneak Peek into Clients’ Heads

A sneak Peek into Clients’ Heads

    ‘So – what is going to happen now?’ Each time a new client starts to work with me, I’m impressed. It takes such generosity, trust and courage to invite a relatively unfamiliar person into your life to accompany you during a journey into the unknown. You...

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I bet you are doing it too

I bet you are doing it too

    When I closed my laptop on Friday night and put down the phone, I had just spent the week in the company of very smart women. They are successful executives, doctors, artists, and academics. They make things happen. They manage a career, take care of...

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Are You an Industrious Procrastinator?

Are You an Industrious Procrastinator?

  “Procrastination is finding the most difficult way of doing something.” Jonny Kelly   The one thing most people would not call me is lazy. They see me taking care of my children, working with my clients, studying, bustling around the house, sending out...

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The Best Thing to do for Yourself

The Best Thing to do for Yourself

  Now that the rentrée in France, or the end of summer in North America is upon us again, the hustle and bustle of school, projects, appointments and commitments is starting again. I feel a need to preach about what I believe to be possibly the most important...

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What’s Your Magical Moment?

What’s Your Magical Moment?

  It’s summertime and we are nearing the end of two months summer break. The usual rhythm has slowed down, the house is full with all three children at home. Working from home makes it easier to pick out the best time to get things done and to organise my days...

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