Articles to Inspire

Back to my easel… at last.

A few weeks ago I sat in front of my easel, I squeezed some glistening oil paints on my palette, took up a brush, and started to paint again.I made luscious little mounds of paint, added thinner, and linseed oil, and I started mixing colors, and applying their creaminess on the canvas… sky first. Ultramarine

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Art boost at work? A game changer.

Do you work in a chaotic environment that involves a lot of pressure? Then you would benefit greatly from having Art around you. Chronic stress keeps us in a state of high alert detrimental to our health, our happiness, and our cognitive abilities. On another hand, exposure to uplifting visual clues triggers a biological positive

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Fostering the child within

Everyone of us has been a child.  As a child, we assimilated, integrated, coped with, got used to, and learned how to deal with whatever structure and beliefs were the norm at the time. We did integrate mind patterns, behaviors, beliefs, habits that were around us, but not always the best for us.

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Flying seagull by Emmeline Craig

What if I’m wrong? I can’t make up my mind!

From my experience as a life coach, one of the most crippling mental blocks we can run into as we try and build a life we truly love is this: “What if I make the wrong choice?”. What if I upset the apple cart and it’s a mistake? What if I realize later that I

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Art In Your Home - Short

The proven power of art in your home

The benefits of displaying artwork at home: Decreases stress levels, promotes critical thinking and ccreativity, fosters empathy, love and pleasure, adds personality, drives conversations and connections, builds an investment.

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Gratitude is like a warm blanket

Dear one, on Thanksgiving day (one of my most favorite holidays), which is a traditional occasion for big family gatherings and food feasts, my thoughts have been on gratitude, more so than usual. On a regular basis I practice gratitude, and I try to start my days right after waking up, with a focus on

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Inside Out Quantum Journey

Excellence or Perfection: what’s your mindset?

I’ve said it before and I will again: perfectionism is the enemy of a life well lived.  In my experience, perfectionism is a foe.Perfection is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow… First of all, the idea of perfection is preposterous as and in itself, because no matter how good we’ll do

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The life transforming power of minute choices

When we talk about making choices, in relation to our future and personal growth, we often refer to significant choices. Big stuff. Life changing choices must be, by nature, daunting and hard to take. At least that’s what seems to be the belief for many of us. For sure, there are occasions when we have

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A mighty seed of Grace

Inside, at the core of each of us, humans, there is a tiny seed of Grace. We call it many names and for many of us it’s so deep and ignored that we would not know that it’s there… Except in those very special moments, when something makes us relax, open and expand into awe…

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Getting out of dry dock

Good news… In the past two days I started getting back seriously into what is my most focused, motivated, self-caring, self-nurturing mode of living… By this I mean that I am getting back into writing, eating more raw food, drinking more water, studying, engaging with my sacred work, and practicing many tools for balance and

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Holiday stress: the yoke’s on you!

There is no denying the elevated number of people who get either stressed out or depressed or both, when comes holiday season. Many factors play out in this, and my aim is not to over-simplify, here, only to offer a perspective to possibly lighten these negative feelings. Possibly let go of them for ever. First

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Artistry of living

“Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.” ~Lao Tzu What if you had a recipe, a blueprint, an insider knowledge to craft each day and make it great?What if you mastered the art of joyful living, so much so that you could teach it to your kids, your

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You, me, and the whole beautiful mess…

A few years ago I made friends on a FaceBook group with a woman I did not know. This was a very improbable friendship, as many things could have separated us. As time went, our convictions, opinions, political orientation, showed strongly different, at opposite ends of the spectrum, apparently. But we had connected, and “liked”

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Are your survival skills keeping you from thriving?

As Life unfolds, we build up very useful survival skills.Thank goodness, we do. So we can survive a lot a circumstances, horrendous, traumatic, or just slowly spirit eroding ones…Our beautiful brain is constantly reshaping itself to adapt and integrate new data, new environment, new situations and so forth. From birth to death, our brain is

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Life-changing agreements

A little while ago, in the course of a deep conversation with a coaching client of mine, we were contemplating the life changing habit of creating agreements vs having expectations, in ANY form of relationship. Seeing my client’s reaction to our exploration prompted me to share this with you. Choosing deliberately to create agreements is

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Coherence as a tool for growth

No matter what we are after, we’ll get it best by being coherent on a daily basis.By that I mean that my daily choices, actions, words, intentions and ordinary behaviors have to be coherent with my purpose. And on a deeper level, my purpose has to be aligned with my core values.Seems pretty straight forward,

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The full Monty

Here is something I’d love to share, because if you are at all like me (a human being living in the 21st century I mean), it might really resonate one day and be the hinge on which you’ll swing the door to a crazy good life. Many recipes, remedies, techniques, brightly promise to fix various

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Dare being seen in all your glory!

Dear one, A couple days ago a coaching conversation got me all fired up on a subject particularly close to my heart and I thought I’d share my thoughts with you… In our world full of shiny objects it’s amazing how reluctant most of us are to beam out own brightness into the world at

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The wind under our wings

Do you want more? More happiness, more peace, more money, more friends, more love… more freedom? More justice in the world? More respect for women? More sanity, more kindness, more whales, more clean air ? It is in our very nature to want growth, to reach out, to hope, to long for… No matter where

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light switch saying love on the top and fear on the bottom

Berfriending what is

Any of us can remember a day recent or not when “bad news” punched us in the stomach out of nowhere. Unexpected death of a dear one, drab diagnosis at the doctor’s office, loss of a family supporting job, dismissal from a partner, or less dramatic but much disruptive news, mishaps or accidents, they are

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We all have stories.Because we all have history. And we tend to take our stories (and oh! how they become well crafted with repetition) and use them as shields between us and the world. Between us and success, between us and growth. Between us and health. We identify to the person in the story (as

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5 foolproof steps to have a good day

Most people (of which I was for a long time) start their day mindlessly and let outside circumstances have their way with them, merely living in reaction to whatever presents itself. There is a much better way: we can elevate greatly the quality of our entire life with a few simple daily practices that makes

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Compassion vs depletion

While looking for the good in everything and practicing happiness from the inside out, I often come across people who feel depressed and defeated or angry and belligerent, by reaction to the state of the world around us and I remember that a long time ago I used to feel that way… From a dispirited

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