Decisions: How to Approach Them and How to Finalize Them (Must You Really?)

When we are faced with big decisions in our lives, it can be almost paralyzing. The following lessons I learned from a friend/coach and my therapist have greatly reduced my decision stress. Maybe they work for you, too.

Some Things We Never Let Go Of…

As we get older, we often run into the same issues over and over again, and find ourselves faced with pain we don’t think will ever go away. And you know what? That’s okay.

Everyone Has a Control Freak Inside of Them

We all have a bit of a control freak inside of us. It just takes the right circumstances for our brain to shift to that mode, and then the result is often outside of our control as well, at least outside of our deliberate choices…

How to Develop a Steady Blogging Habit – 8 Crucial Factors (for Me)

It’s been two years! Going back to my old posts feels like visiting a former version of myself. I’ve learned so much since then, also about how to keep a blogging habit going!

6 Strategies To Curb Impulse Buying

Do you find yourself buying stuff that just looks fantastic in the moment but loses its shine ones you bring it home? I get that impulse, but I’ve also found ways in my life to deal with it.

How My Labels Help Me Love Myself Better

Labels are a dubble-edged sword: they can stigmatise and at the same time set you free. For me, it was the latter more so than the first…

Meanderings of the Mind While Walking Through a Graveyard (Includes Photographs)

An intense session at the therapist’s office lead me to a walk in the central cemetery of Bruges, the oldest one in the country. Here’s where my eyes and mind went in the mean time…

9 Modern Values Taught by Harry Potter

I’ve finally finished reading the last of the Harry Potter books to my children. It took us about a year. Over the months, I got to fall in love with them all over again, and saw my kids do the same. As a parent, I actually really liked the wisdom hidden in its pages.

Stormy Weather and its Inevitable Symbolic Meanings

Stormy weather has a way of pushing the pause button: schools close, we stay inside and keep windows and doors shut. How does our behaviour during an actual storm match what we do during a figurative storm? And what happens after?