Videos & Blog



February 16, 2020
Love Affair with your life

How to rekindle the Love Affair with your Life (again)

Love is in the Air! The Valentine’s greeting cards might be still on your desk, the roses still look fresh, and you’re maybe still recovering from those “celebrations of love” and the Champagne that came along with it. Yes, lately we’ve been exposed to a “whole lotta love”. Impossible to […]
February 2, 2020
volunteer teacher

Three innocent decisions that changed my life forever

Sometimes you’re more than aware, that you’re about to make a life changing decision. Maybe it’s the moment you finally decide to leave this partnership, that’s no longer working. Maybe it’s the decision to quit your job or to move to another country. Maybe it’s the decision to launch your […]
January 27, 2020

Life Designing & Non-Violent-Communication

Our human connections and interactions are the most enriching experiences in our lives, but can also be the most challenging ones. So how do we navigate through challenging conversations? How can we agree on “not agreeing”?How do we communicate through listening and through true connections?  Find out more in this inspiring and heartfelt conversation with Renata […]
January 12, 2020
Stop your excuses

Hop off the Excuse-Train. ASAP!

A couple of weeks ago I had gotten into a nasty argument… I had asked someone for marketing business advice and for feedback on my website and was shocked! He actually came up with several points of improvement, and pointed out some basic marketing shortcomings!!! How dare he, especially since […]
December 15, 2019
End of Year Exercise

Don’t miss your End-of-Year-Exercise to prepare for 2020

So let’s wrap up this 2019 properly, shall we? Every year I’m sharing with you a little practice, how to wrap up the old year, and set the tracks for a new, successful, happy and fulfilling year to come. This year, I want to do something different, and decided two […]
December 8, 2019
Gift Yourself

4 Powerful Gifts, You Should Give Yourself Now

With the Holiday Season at our doorstep, everything seems to be about gifts, gifts, gifts. And even if you’re, quite understandably, opposing this Uber-materialistic gift circus, there’re certain gifts we shouldn’t neglect. Great gifts we should share over-generously with the world around us, like gifting our attention, gifting some time, […]
November 24, 2019

Life Designing & Enneagram

Life Designing Conversations Life Designing is all about self-exploration and self-realization: Re-connecting with yourself, your strengths, your values, your aspirations. Therefore, I’m inviting you on a self-exploration journey and will present inspiring personal development tools in the upcoming months to you, which you can combine with your individual Life Designing journey, […]
November 10, 2019

You Changed – Now Others are Giving You a Hard Time

How frustrating! You took matters in your hands and started to design a life you truly love, shifted things in your personal life, addressed frustrations in your job and made remarkable changes. You started to take full responsibility for your health and wellbeing and became active and motivated to do […]
November 3, 2019
Inspiration vs Motivation

Are You Driven by Motivation or Inspiration

Last week I followed a talk by Deepak Chopra, addressing aspiring writers to support them in their writing process. Especially one passage resonated deeply with me, when he was talking about the difference between writing from a state of motivation, or writing from a state of inspiration. Many days after, […]
October 27, 2019
Life Designer Quiz

Quiz Yourself: Life Designer, Or Not?

Awareness is key – the rest is practice I’m constantly talking about the concept of being a Life Designer vs. being a Life Planner. Or, more correctly, behaving like a Life Designer vs. behaving like a Life Planner, because it’s less about innate character traits, and more about the habit […]
October 14, 2019
Life Changes

The Different Stages of Changes – Dos & Don’ts

Last week I shared with you Lily’s story. An inspiring example how much we can change and achieve in one short year. I received wonderful feedback from your side as a reaction to this story, so I decided to dig deeper into the topic of “Life Changes”, for two reasons: […]
October 7, 2019
Lily's Story

Lily’s Story – One Year to Change Your Life

One year ago, late August 2018, I returned to Brussels for a talk about Life Designing at the European Parliament. Exactly 5 years after I left my previous career and life. My deepest wish back then: to inspire as many people as possible to go after their dreams and to […]
September 30, 2019

The Challenge You’re Facing Isn’t Yours (Video)

I know, this can be extremely challenging: your partner, a dear friend or a family member is struggling with a challenge, and you feel completely caught up in this situation.Even worse, you feel helpless and disempowered, because it’s not in your hands, neither to tackle this issue, nor to solve it. But just sitting around and observing […]
September 16, 2019

How to Move Forward When Planning Isn’t an Option

There might be times in your life, when planning your next career or life steps seems as realistic as planning an expedition to Mars.  Times, after a break-up, a burnout, after the loss of a job or a radical change in our lifestyle, when the only clarity you have, is […]
July 29, 2019
Summer Playlist

Your Life Designing Summer-Collection

Every summer I wind down, and shift from doing to being. And I shift from constant creative output to joyful creative input: Inspiring books, deep conversations, delicious food, quality time with my loved ones, and taking time for doing absolutely nothing! Holding space for new ideas to come and for […]
July 21, 2019
dream writing

Your-Best-Future-Exercise

Feel good and gain clarity In last week’s interview, Luiza Ferrao shared her experience with Life Designing. In case you missed it, you should definitely check it out here. During our conversation, Luiza mentioned one of the exercises which impacted her most: the dream-writing exercise! An exercise, which not only […]
July 15, 2019

Life Designing Conversations

This week, I met up with the Brazilian journalist Luiza Ferrão, to talk about her first-hand experience with Life Designing. Find out, why the rapidly changing professional landscape in communication and media brought her to Life Designing, why a career focused coaching approach didn’t brought her the desired results, and […]
July 8, 2019

The downside of pursuing your dreams (Video)

I don’t know about you, but for me it has happened more than once, that I experienced the downside of pursuing a dream….  This huge fear, consciously or unconsciously, to start working on this dream…and failing!!! Because then, the worst would happen. We’re left with nothing, not even a dream! This can be a […]
July 1, 2019
Out of the box solutions

Find your out of the box opportunities!

Maximizing life opportunities In my recent workshop, we had a very interesting discussion about how to find opportunities for our professional life, but also for our personal life and love life. Quite an interesting reflection, to think about how to maximize the encounter of great opportunities, no? Without wanting to […]
June 24, 2019

3 Tips to get more resources when you’re just starting out (Video)

Especially when starting out with a new business or venture, our lack of resources aka money is often our biggest obstacle. And the number one reason to get stuck or procrastinate. In this video I’m going to share with you these 3 tips, which helped me greatly, when I was […]
June 17, 2019

Learning how to love with Intention

Some weeks ago, I wrote a blog about Love Designing, and what Life Designing taught me for my relationship life. I was surprised, and happy, about the feedback and interest this blog created and the wish from my fellow Life Designers, to explore this topic more. So, just to be […]
June 10, 2019

Work Mantras – work wonders for my focus & productivity (Video)

Yes, I confess, I’m easily distracted at work. Especially since I started to work as an entrepreneur, there’re always 1000 things to think about, and even more things to do. So it takes some discipline and commitment, to remain focused and to dedicate my full attention to one task at a […]
June 2, 2019

Sneaking into different Lives – a Life Designer’s trait

All my life I’ve been a huge day dreamer. I’ve spent countless hours just sitting still and dreaming Hollywood-worthy versions of how my life could be. Day dreaming allows me to sneak into unlimited versions of my life, and especially when I travel, I love this little creative exercise. When […]
May 27, 2019

How to properly question your life (Video)

We all do it!Often several times a day, sometimes even several hours a day. Questioning your life is a good thing, and a very important step in Life Designing.And it helps you to gain clarity about your next steps forward. But only if it’s done right.If not, you’ll end up with a […]
May 19, 2019

Love Designing – what Life Designing taught me for my relationship life

Life Designing equals Love Designing For sure you’ve heard me say this many times before, Life Designing is not a career development tool! It’s so much more than this, and once you open up to this new lifestyle, you’ll see how over time all areas of your life start to […]