09/05/13

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Emma May 9, 2013 at 9:15 am

Thankyou Thankyou and ThankYOU!

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Marthe May 9, 2013 at 9:36 am

You are so welcome, Emma! :)

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Lula May May 9, 2013 at 11:26 am

These are awesome suggestions. Something else that I love to do when I get in a rut is to try to let my “inner child” out. I have wonderful memories of the fun games and things I used to do as a little girl. When I am in a rut, I go outside and roll down a hill, or I dig in the dirt with my daughter to find bugs and worms, we go and catch lightning bugs or crickets (all are wonderful memories that I have from when I was little). Not only do I feel renewed and ready to go, I also am happy that one day my daughter will look back and have those same cool memories that who knows, might help her when life gets too overwhelming.

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Marthe May 11, 2013 at 11:25 am

I love this, Lula!

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Catherine May 9, 2013 at 1:47 pm

So often I forget these little wonderful things.
Thank you x

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Marthe May 11, 2013 at 11:37 am

Thank YOU!

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Tiffany May 9, 2013 at 7:01 pm

this is great! i just have to motivate myself to try one of these tips. i always feel like i lack inspiration, but i also feel like it’s because i lack motivation sometimes to do anything. thank you for these!

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Marthe May 11, 2013 at 11:38 am

You can do it, Tiffany!

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Kate May 11, 2013 at 6:33 am

Ohhh, thank you so much, perfect timing… I was laying slumped on the couch facing a huge day of moving into a brand new house with a brand new puppy–but instead of feeling excited, I was stuck in a black lump of overwhelm. My fiancé is working today so won’t be able to help with the logistics, and it is raining… And this is all on top of my feeling a long string of uninspired days at work and creatively at home. After reading this article and ruminating for a bit, I figure its a perfect day to move the plants because they won’t mind the rain and are small enough for me to handle with no trouble. And even if moving is incredibly daunting right now, when it is over and we have recuperated, I will have spots to meditate and make art all to myself, for the first time ever. It’s easy to get lost in the challenge and pain of growth as it is happening, but it is as you say–things will get better :) one more sip of my coffee, and… ACTION!

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Marthe May 11, 2013 at 11:23 am

Yay!

Go Kate!

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Sophie | Spark Your Self May 13, 2013 at 1:19 am

This is a great list… thank you! I especially love ‘pump up your creativity’ suggestion – as ‘grownups’ we seem to lose that sense of play and doing things just for fun, it’s sometimes so lovely to do something without purpose and just because it feels good. Bookmarking this to come back to when I am feeling a bit blah! x

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Marthe May 15, 2013 at 7:42 pm

Thank you Sophie!

You are right, doing something just for fun is so important for our wellbeing!

Xoxo

Marthe

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Anil May 10, 2014 at 7:39 pm

I liked this.

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Lilly N May 16, 2013 at 11:53 pm

This is a great post full of important musings. I love the idea of making a love list – such a great idea! I have found that the best way to find inspiration in life is through the core values for inspired living: opportunity, prosperity, respect, attitude, and happiness.

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Become Life Inspired December 30, 2013 at 2:57 am

Interesting article! I think that we all run through a dry spell at times and need encouragement. Definitely being outside in nature and taking time to really slow down is necessary. So often we get caught up in money and becoming someone that society expects of us. It can be easy to forget about the fun, unique person that we really are.

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Tyler January 8, 2014 at 8:42 pm

Thank you for posting this. I really hope it helps.. I am in a scenario where my schedule is really full (college) and I always have trouble keeping my life in order and my head above water…

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Sandra February 3, 2014 at 4:59 pm

I’ve been feeling down for a while now. although my schedule isn’t as busy s my classmates who have sports, i tend to procrastinate on my homework and since I’m in all ap classes this yeas, it piles up pretty quickly. Even if i do sit down, i manage to get nothing accomplished. Thank you for posting this.

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Jess February 7, 2014 at 1:29 pm

Marthe

I have just found your beautiful blog and I feel happy already, just from being here for a few minutes! I love what you do and I feel very inspired by your article. What super, tangible things to do to inspire yourself. I shall try a few ;-)

With love to you
Jess

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Angel February 25, 2014 at 7:31 am

I’m 21 and I live in this small town in Texas and the only jobs here are minimum wage jobs. I’m working at a part-time sports place that gives me barely any money at all. I thought i’d be going to college and out of this place but it’s been 3 years out of high school and i’m still here living with my parents. I have no car and no friends and i feel like i’m a burden to my parents. I’m isolated because I have no car and no one to hang with. I sleep most of my days and read but i still can’t help the negative thoughts. I’m sad because i feel unaccomplished. I’ve been single for a year now after a really bad relationship where I was mentally abused. I fell in love with this guy I met years ago and we always kept in touch on the internet everyday for 4 years because he was sent away to Afghanistan to serve. My ex found my emails to him and got angry I fear he told him things about me because after that he never emailed me again. I recently thought of him and tried after a year to email him again and nothing. I’m afraid to even think something might’ve happened to him and that has been clouding my thoughts lately. Then I find out that this job I’m working at now is closing down. I want to find my calling because i have no idea what i want to do with my life. I feel like i’m made for so much more than this. I used to love painting and writing stories but now I just lay in my bed. I wish to be swept off my feet lol and i keep hoping and wishing but nothing. I’d like maybe a friend i can go have coffee with or a new job that pays okay. I’d also like to feel beautiful because lately i’ve been lacking confidence. I’m only saying all of this because this has sparked something in me. This was what I needed. Thank you for taking the time to share your light.

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Mel May 5, 2014 at 4:39 pm

Angel, you are still so very young. There is a world of opportunity for you…maybe in Texas, maybe not. Since you had thought you would be in college, I just want to suggest that there is no time like the present. Is there a community college near you? Can you enroll in at least one class somewhere? Doing that would introduce you to new people, many of whom are also interested in finding something better for their lives. Likely there would be someone there who would be so glad to go for coffee with you. Also, I think you will like yourself better, find yourself to be more beautiful, if you will let go of these past relationships and focus on doing something that is truly for YOU. The right person very often comes along in unexpected places.

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Rex Gladding April 16, 2014 at 11:49 am

Dear Marthe, I read a lot of your introductions to your site and even read some of your book (98 page) but I came away with the distinct impression that it was for women only, that’s how it reads. I can see it can apply to men too. But it appears to be directed to women only which is a bit depressing. It might surprise you that all that is said applies to men if they would only acknowledge it. But your book is only, dissapointedley, addressed to women and ONLY women. This is sad as men are plagued with the same insecurities. Could you please, maybe, make a statement that men are included as well. I have a lot of love to give, but it can be directed only to my beloved Border Collie Cross, with lots of cuddles and kisses, not very masculine I know but I have no choice. I can be very loving and gentle with women but it seems they don’t want that. they prefer “bad boys”, well good luck to them, be it on their own head.

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happy June 4, 2014 at 10:04 am

Thanku.. I loved it.. felt good..
I am diagnosed with major depression, still ur tips are really helpful to bring back the spark and motivation..

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Laila June 16, 2014 at 12:53 am

Thank you for posting this web-site. It makes me feel better and I know a lot of people can get help with this.

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Jay August 25, 2014 at 11:10 am

A life coach? Is that like a therapist without the degree? You sound like Brad Goodman “There’s no trick to it, it’s just a simple trick.” This article is absolute hogwash.

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Marthe August 26, 2014 at 6:27 pm

No, life coaching and therapy are two distictly separate professions. Kind of like a personal trainer vs. a medical doctor. You are of course entitled to have your own opinion on my writing, thank you for sharing it with us all. :)

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Tracy September 3, 2014 at 10:11 pm

Excellent advice and I really enjoyed reading the tips, thank you.

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