As a woman, the word ‘cycle’ conjures up one pretty specific cycle that we go through about once a month. But there are many other cycles that govern our lives as well, even though we are prone to seeing time as being linear. Maybe it’s time for an update on time…
Category Archives: Creativity
1 Year After the Start of My Burnout: What Helped Me Heal and Which Insights I Take With Me
A year ago I was home from work for the first time, not knowing that I wouldn’t be going back for the next foreseeable future. I went into a darkness I hadn’t seen since my early twenties, but slowly climbed back out. Here’s how.
Feedback – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Both giving and receiving feedback can be tricky, even triggering. Last weekend, I got to experience it as incredibly helpful and as very difficult (which in itself also proved valuable feedback).
What Do You Need to Stay Connected to Something or Someone?
Going from blogging twice a week for two years, to only writing once a week might seem easier to keep up, but I’m actually running into unexpected difficulties…
100 Ordinary Things That Make This Life Extraordinary
Our lives don’t need to be grand, glamorous or adventurous to be extraordinary. There are plenty of ordinary things that make life absolutely amazing!
Is Being Impulsive Really Such a Bad Thing?
Going somewhere on a whim, following your nose wherever it takes you, forging the iron while it is hot… doing something impulsively can be really fun! But what are the drawbacks? And is there a way to keep the good and let go of the bad?
How to Find Your Creativity (Again)
When we go through our busy lives, it can be easy to lose track of our state of free-flowing creativity. Sometimes we only notice that it’s been gone when we catch a glimpse of it again…
The Pros and Cons of a Staycation – and 7 Tips to Make it a Success
Though we had planned to travel this past week, our plans changed due to medical reasons. We turned our vacation into a staycation, and it was a lot of fun. There were some pros and cons, and some things we learned along the way…
7 Tips for How to Survive Summer Vacation with Kids
Summertime with children can be intense, especially when you’re not working and the rhythm changes completely. Here are some tips for a great summer for both parents of neurotypical and neurodivergent children.
Going From ‘No’ to ‘Yes, if…’
Sometimes things seem impossible, or we are unwilling to do them in the way they are prescribed or the way we imagine them. At those times, it can be useful to see what adaptations you could make to turn your ‘no’ into a ‘yes, if…’