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Beginning Again

DSC_4100Creation is ongoing. The world begins anew each day. That is the miracle that makes not a sound, but which changes everything, if we can be quit enough to feel it happen. When we can participate in this, we begin anew each day. Consider how the sun washes the Earth with its heat and then clouds dissipate, and grasses grow, and stones crumble when no one is looking to reveal a smoother, deeper face. It is the same with us. In a moment of realness, the clouds in our mind clear and our passion is restored, and our walls crumble when no one is looking. It all continues and refreshes, if we let it. It all renews so subtly. We think it is night that covers the world, but everything living is re-created in that mysterious moment of rest that blankets us all. And each time you blink, if you pause to let your heart flutter with nothing but air to flutter about, each time you open your eyes, you can begin again. It is true. This is the moment of resurrection, the opening of your eyes. These beautiful words comes from “The book of awakening” by Mark Nepo. Today is a new beginning for me.
For the first time in many, many months I can relax and once again enjoy life fully. I have much to be thankful for, and I look forward to once more be in contact with all of you. Dear Wp-friends, I wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! // Marianne




What is normal? Define it. Can you? //Marianne

The unexamined life


“The unexamined life is not worth living”, Socrates. This quote might seem a bit harsh but it is quote to ponder over. What happens if we don’t examine our lives, and what happens if we do it every six to twelve months? When we examine our life, we get the opportunity to analyse what is working, and what is not working. We also get the chance to figure out why we sometimes repeat the same mistakes over and over again. It gives us the option to take control and redesign our lives. This is the positive side of examine our lives. When we do the opposite there is always the possibility that we loose direction. Instead we let other people, and external events decide what we should do, think and feel. That is a mistake. Which part of your life would you like to examine today? Which part of your life do you need to take a closer look at? //Marianne

Honor yourself

DSC_5579Do something nice for someone else today, including yourself. For some this is a challenge, especially being nice to one self. If you believe you are not worthy of being kind to – ask yourself why. Why should you not treat yourself with the highest regard?



To my surprise it is already March. What happened to January and February? It is hard to believe that today is the 64th day of 2013. What has happened so far with your goals? And what has happened with my three major goals: work – relationship – health? Lets start with my health. I exercise every day, I eat three healthy meals a day and I no longer cut corners with my sleep. It is easy, it is fun and I am totally committed to change bad habits into healthy habits.

Relationships: here I have two goals. Falling in love and improving existing relationships. Falling in love is of course a process that involves one more person, and not something I can control. My goal is to be open-minded.  To say yes more often than I say no, and I’m happy to report that the yes side is leading. A good relationship needs a lot of love. When you travel a lot like I do, it is sometimes difficult to maintain your relationships. Or it used to be, nowadays there is no longer any excuse to be absent when Internet reaches most parts of the world. 2013 I have made time in my calendar for private emails once a week, Facebook a couple times a week, and postcard once a month. I also use Skype as often as possible due to different time zones.

Work: I am still working too many hours, but not as much as before and my goal is to work only Monday to Friday. I have problems reaching the targets I have set, and I am surprised. After all I am a goals specialist, and all I can say at the moment: it is an interesting experience for me not reaching my goals. I give myself this week to analyse what is not working, and why it is not working. What has happened so far with your goals? // Marianne

Wedding Blues


Wedding blues is an expression used when one’s reaction is negative instead of positive, on reaching your goal. Sometimes people become a bit depressed when they finally reach their goals irrespective of whether it concerns work, health or personal life. In order to avoid this, it is important to have a long-term vision, and not just set short-term goals. Do you have a vision and what does it look like? //Marianne

Once more


If you were to re-live today, what would you do differently? If you were to re-live the last 7 days, what would you do differently? If you were to re-live the last 31 days, what would you have done differently? Sometimes we need to take a break and reflect on how we live our lives. It’s a good idea to set aside a few hours every 3 months for this. Would you have done anything differently if you could have re-lived today, this week or this month? And if so, what would you have done? //Marianne