Monthly Archives: September 2013

How to feel alive?

After my run in the muddy forest today I felt just amazing. But I wanted to go further, really how did I feel and why? I know, we all know, that we are alive right… if you’re not sure just pinch yourself… yes, you are not dreaming! So if I am alive, why don’t I feel ‘alive’ most of the time? Is it the every day routine that takes over our passion to submerge us in a boring-yet-must-be scheduled and stressed life? Or maybe it’s just society’s fault right, because we have not much choice when it comes to this: we all have to work pretty hard just to be able to pay the bills. And then off course there is a better (or sometimes worse) half that wants attention and then our darling angels, this delightful creatures that make our lives rather frantic (that always hit me when I can’t call a friend just because my 2 year old has decided that she doesn’t want me to, knowing that she can scream louder than me;-). So that’s it I thought: it’s just the way our society works: it makes my life so busy with stuff to do that I don’t really feel alive…

But now what? This is not what I want! I don’t want to feel numb or brain-dead! Do you?

So let’s see what we can do about it…

1. Realize that yes, we are not dreaming this life… we are living it every single minute. The first step is always the most important as it wakes us up from that passive state!

2. If we are not dreaming this life then it means that we are alive

3. If we are alive then let’s feel like we are crazy alive! What’s crazy alive to you? For me it’s when I have many ideas flowing in, so many wishes, so much creation inside me. I want to sing and dance as well (but I refrain to do so in public because I don’t want people to think I am a weirdo)

4. Let’s think for a moment of what makes you feel alive ->amazing, great, wonderful, so happy with ourselves and all that and even more! For example, do you like to go out in nature? That’s always very empowering. Or maybe you like to practice a sport? Or do some crafts? Or hang out with your mate and do great things together?

5. Realize what makes you feel alive, what gives you that thrill of “yes, I just loved what I have been doing and now I feel just so amazing I can’t wait to do it again” (omg did you just think as well about sex? that’s a great way to feel alive… but we all knew that right;-)

6. Now that you know just do this: DO IT. That’s it, no excuses, do what makes you feel alive. We can all find 15 min a day or one hour a week to do what we want, just for ourselves. And if it means that the man and the darling angels will have to do without wonder woman for an hour well, they won’t die. But we will feel on top of the world for days and they will rip off the benefits as well! Who doesn’t want to see a happy face?

Well… that was my ‘big moment’ today… let’s not over-think this all right;-) just do something for yourself because in the end, you are the most important person in your world; if you don’t function, people around you won’t either…

And off course, a massage is always a great option to feel deeply alive, you know where to find me;-)

The last month has been such a busy time of my life. You know, when you have had so many ideas and dreams for so long but no ways of being able to make anything happen because life has just decided to teach you patience and then everything happens at the same time and it seems that time as strangely disappeared and you are now faced with having to do a hundred things all at once (adding a husband and kids to the business issue doesn’t help with time management).But having to take time has actually been a great learning tool. Learn patience, the mother of all virtue, is a long-life skill that brings us closer to becoming a wise person; and who doesn’t want to be wiser;-) But then, contemplating our dreams allows to create even more. So many ideas have emerged when I had to be in ‘career-sleeping-mode’, so much determination of making Sublimity reopen in Wellington have proven to be a powerful business tool.
Now that I have eventually been able to create my beautiful room, I am feeling proud of myself but there is this ‘omg it’s finally happened’ feeling that just makes me want to scream my happiness out loud and sing all day (preferably not in public, I would scare off my potential clients).

So one of the many ideas I had was to create a newsletter to connect my clients, share ideas and help you get the best deals. I will make as well videos about good streches you can do at home to speed up recovery and prevent injuries, or about healthy life style tips and tricks. I’ll write articles on my blog too and will keep my Facebook page active and lively. They are so many things to share and so much to learn from one an other that I would be extremely happy to hear from you and share with you!

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Waiting room   Massage room


J-8 until opening day!!! After buying our dream house (it has a stunning view on the harbour and CBD), I have been able to get to work and make Sublimity’s reopening a reality. The room is eventually starting to look like something and every time I add a little touch it is just so perfect and fits really nicely in the decor! I still need to work though and, amongst other things, put the great wooden flooring that I have just bought with my hubby in the biggest Mitre 10 Mega ever (in Petone). What an amazing shop – it even has a playground inside for the kids! I have to bring back that idea to Belgium, Kiwis certainly know how to make families happy and willing to spend (hubby was very silent when he had to give his credit card at the cashier though… he might not thing that the playground was such a good idea as it gave me  too much time to look around… hehe)! Anyway, I am loosing track of the subject: in 8 days, I want to be open and have my first clients! I wonder how’s going to be my very first client… I might have a little surprise for her/him! Yipeee I am going to work again and I am loving that idea!