Are you too busy with the future to value the now?

  There is an increased popularity across all continents and cultures in spiritual practices such as meditation, mindfulness, and yoga, to name a few. What do these practices have in common: they ground us and connect our bodies, hearts, and minds. They help us to stay present. And a wakeful presence ultimately means peace. Living […]

Why Toastmasters?

It may sound trivial to you; what should be difficult about communication. Something we do every single day, almost every single minute…Why would you want to improve it?  “The success in your life greatly depends on how you communicate with yourself and your environment” . I can’t remember who said it but it stuck with me. […]

“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are”

Do you often hear about how important it is to accept yourself as you are? Recently I had a conversation about it with a friend, who is confused about this idea. Her problem is that she is always late and it bothers her. “Does acceptance mean that suddenly I should like everything about me? Even […]

“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer”

August and September were big months for me. I travelled to Europe to get married, to visit family and friends and celebrate our honeymoon. These were all very beautiful and special moments, which will stay in my heart forever. While waiting with my husband at one of the many airports we have been to, little tired […]

I choose versus I have to

How many times a day to you say I have to? I decided to observe it throughout a day and at some point stopped counting…. I woke up and already had a long list of have-to’s on my mind. I have to go for a run, I have to call somebody, I have to make […]

Let’s play and focus

I think we all know the moments, when we go to another room to get something and we forget why we got there in first place. Or we are in a grocery store, looking around, trying to remember what it was we wanted to buy. Whilst reading this blog, one thing is indispensable. If you […]

Setting Goals

If nothing succeeds like success, it is equally true that nothing fails like excess. Because change requires moving beyond our comfort zone, it is best initiated in small and manageable steps. Often we take on to much, too quickly…..think of all these New Year’s resolutions. What happens often is that our goals become so big […]

Gentleness is the answer

You know how you sometimes try hard and harder to focus on what you are doing RIGHT now in this moment? You hope, your mind stays with you, is kind and listens to you and in next moment you are off, wandering all over but THIS moment. Well, it is frustrating, isn’t? My experience shows […]