10 WAYS DECLUTTERING HELPS YOU GROW AS A PERSON

If you declutter your home, you develop the muscle that makes active decisions for you. If you declutter your brain in the morning, you are much more grounded and mindful during the day. If you declutter your thoughts about the past, you let go off things that make you feel stuck. If you declutter your…

THE POWER OF WOMEN IN A CIRCLE

Since last summer, I have felt a deep wish to join a women’s circle. I don’t know why I haven’t gone, since every other woman I meet in Edinburgh either attends them or hosts one. Finally, in connection to the upcoming equinox and full moon, I did participate. This was yesterday and my oh my,…

ARE YOU CREATING GOALS BASED ON BULLSHIT RULES?

Are you following rules? Or are you following brules? (Bullshit rules) As a lifestyle coach, I work with peoples’ personal goals on a daily basis. Goals. That word can be as inspirational to some people as anxiety creating to others. When I first started identifying my very goals, I couldn’t tell if they were my…

BREAKING A LIMITING BELIEF ABOUT TIME: CHRISTMAS EDITION

Unlike a lot of people I know, I absolutely love coming home to my parents for Christmas. I am grateful for someone taking care of me for once, grateful for the luxury of freshly baked things daily, and a Christmas-move-addicted family. I am grateful for the long walks with the puppy, and the yearly puzzle…

FESTIVE FEAR OR MISSING OUT

FOMO. Fear of missing out. This feeling we all relate to in some ways, or many, is taken to a new level during Christmas time. We want to be everywhere and do everything that others are doing, and when we actually manage to show up, we feel that other people are having better conversations, and…

CONSEQUENCES OF A GIFT-FREE CHRISTMAS

Having a minimalist approach to Christmas and gift-giving has practically saved my relationship with the season. I, who always felt slightly queasy during the unwrapping moments. I, who could barely think about Christmas without also feeling the guilt, remembering crushing memories of unneeded gifts. I, who am still not the greatest fan of receiving –…

HOW GRATITUDE CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE

Having grown up in a Christian home, gratitude has been a daily, collective, practice for me and my family. However, it wasn’t until a couple of years ago that I took my practice away from the dinner table. I committed to a year of listing a minimum of five new things every day as a…