The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up. -Paul Valery
In chaos theory the term Butterfly Effect is used to demonstrate the idea that one butterfly could eventually have a far-reaching ripple effect on subsequent events: For example, the flap of a seagull’s wing in Brazil could cause a tornado in Texas. (more…)
How is life without excuses?
I thought it was an interesting question so I tried it out for one week. This is what I experienced:
From the get go I realized that I used excuses for two main things in my life:
For all the stuff I thought I should do but actually didn’t want to do and for the things that were unfamiliar, hard or scary. In both cases, using excuses helped me to put them off indefinitely. The first category I took off my list. The second one, I tackled.
This is what I did.
Most people are so busy to make improvements that they don’t notice that they stepped out of heaven.- Byron Katie
Listening to Byron Katie’s book ‘I Need Your Love – Is That True?” I was reminded of the great paradox that can be so hard to accept: Life isn’t perfect, you are not perfect … and that’s perfect.
You don’t need to change. Pain comes from thinking that you should be different, that life shouldn’t be the way it is. The truth is, there is nothing wrong with you. You don’t need to be better to be your best self. (more…)
Last week I introduced yielding and how it can help you get your way in a conflict or argument.
Today, I’ll show you how to use yielding to take the stress out of your life.
Most of us are so busy that we rarely take the time to let go and unwind.
This is not good.
As women, we are happiest when we are relaxed. If we are under constant pressure, we lose touch with our innate wisdom, which leads to bad decisions, poor judgment, resentment and a loss of vitality. When life gets difficult, our system gets out of sync. (more…)
Today I want to introduce one of the transformational power tools I use as a coach.
Yielding, or the art of getting your way by giving in.
My first conscious encounter with yielding, or better the lack thereof, was in American traffic. I lived in Germany at the time and was on one of my trips to the US to learn my craft as a leadership coach. Yielding had come up in my life, especially in my relationship, but so far I had refused to pay attention to it. I was impatient and pressured and I wanted things to go my way. I considered myself to be down to earth and practical, with a very clear understanding of how things worked. (more…)
Spring has arrived!
Easter is around the corner.
What better time than now to cleanse your body, mind & soul, to plant new seeds and allow for change to occur?
A time to open your windows to let the warmer breezes in, to dust and sort through the accumulations from time spent indoors, to get back into yoga or meditation, go for a hike or a bike ride and to enjoy the warmth of the sun on your face. (more…)
For the past few weeks I have been working on upgrading and re-designing my business. Or, let’s say I have been on a quest to re-discover my true voice.
What brought this on was a sudden reluctance to getting back into my life as I know it.
This wasn’t something I had planned. On the contrary, I thought I was doing great. (more…)
“Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works.”
- Tom Peters
Have you ever noticed that it is far easier to focus on what isn’t working in life than on what is? That we have a tendency to obsess about what’s broken rather than to celebrate the moments that work?
If you want to make your life easier, here’s a little secret:
Find out what makes you happy.
Do more of that.
If it works, keep doing it. (more…)