Tag Archives: Habits

Did you know that you are responsible for your own compliments?

Taking responsibility for your life is not a half-hearted affair. You either do it or you don't.

Being not a victim is a huge chore if you are not used to it. But it is not impossible. One of the things that we can take responsibility for is asking for compliments.




Enjoy who you are and what you have !

Wasn't it nice, the inauguration of the new king? Such a solemn affair during which – like the NOS so beautifully pointed out – a prince became King and a Queen became a princess again. And then the royal display of royal robe, crown, scepter and throne. Oh, and that dress of Máxima … gorgeous! Yes, it was beautiful and very well organized.
(The photo is made by ANP)




Improve your relationship with these 3 tips !

In September my husband and I will be married for 20 years. And of course there were not always good times in those years. Because … starting a relationship is one thing. Maintaining one is something totally different.

As long as the sun shines and the sails of our daily lives are filled with glorious wind, the boat will keep sailing easily. But when dark clouds appear and the wind blows you into a whole different direction than where you want to go in life  it's a lot more difficult to keep the boat dry.

A relationship is built. In good times as well as bad times.




Don't fake it, 'till you make it !!!

This message is brought to us by Social Psychologist Amy Cuddy in her inspiring speech. Just as our brain affects our body, so does our body affect our brain.

"Fake it, 'till you BECOME it !!!"
It takes only 2 minutes to implement small changes in our brains by using particular body poses. And lots of small changes … eventually make a few BIG CHANGES !




Are you (still) a victim ?

The other day I saw a very domineering mother sitting with her 33 year old son in Dr. Phil’s show. The mother was convinced she was doing a good job turning her son into a man. ¬†While the loving son repeatedly and unsuccessfully mentioned that he felt belittled because his mother interfered with everything in his life. Nothing he did was good, but she wished a stable and independent life for him. But that didn’t happen… crazy huh?!

How often does this occur? There are many adults who – like that son in Dr. Phil’s show – have difficulty to unleash their full potential, because they’ve lost their inner strength. Although … ‘lost’ is not the right word, because the inner strength is still there. No, it is about losing the consciousness of being able and allowed to be a powerful and autonomous person.













Does your heart need a boost? So you can hear it better?