Simplifying means loving yourself

A love letter to myself (and to anyone who needs to hear it today) on how reflection and simplifying are some of the most important actions to help you realise what you’d like your life to be made up of. And a way to love yourself:   The longer I walk on this planet, the… Show me more

How to live a better life by asking better questions

Rarely do we get such a simple answer to a question of how to live a better life as in this case. In a book that was otherwise talking about money, this sentence stood out to me as applicable to every area of our well-being: “The quality of your life depends on the quality of… Show me more

Confessions of a recovering perfectionist (the holidays edition)

There was never a better time to face my perfectionism than just before the holiday season. Every decision was taking too much time and too much energy. Which gifts should I buy? (And are they exactly as I imagined?) What should I write on the cards? (That one took my procrastination to the next level… Show me more

Joy is a choice – do YOU practice joy daily?

Joy is a choice. Whatever happens in your life, you always have a choice. You can choose to focus on the negative parts of your day, reliving the things that happened that you didn’t enjoy, assigning blames and wondering “why do bad things always happen to good people” (such a BS belief, btw). But then… Show me more

How to be happy more often – part 3

This is part 3 of a 4-part series on how to be happy more often in your life. If you’d like to start at the beginning, you can read all about how reminders of past misfortunes might be keeping you stuck in unhappiness in part 1 here, and all about how you can start collecting… Show me more

How to be accountable to yourself once you set your goals

Goals, goals, goals… we can dream BIG and set them all, but once that’s done the real question becomes: how to be accountable to yourself? How to ‘make yourself’ actually take the actions that will help your big dreams and plans become reality? Accountability – your new best friend. If you’ve ever set a goal… Show me more

There’s NO such thing as being too happy (and how to do it)

Everything starts in our head: being happy, being too happy (?), being miserable. It’s all dependent on us and us alone. The key to your own happiness lies in your own hands. I’ve known this for a while and I live by this truth. But part of taking responsibility for your own happiness is realising… Show me more