Who do you live your life for?

Who do you live your life for? If you answered MYSELF – you can stop reading now. But if you hesitated… Let me tell you about a girl I met for lunch today. It’s been three months since I saw her last. Today she looked very different, she was glowing.

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What happens when you can’t make a phone call?

What happens when you can’t make a phone call? You see, all the travelling solo is magical… But sometimes no matter how amazing the trip is… At some point something or someone will make you upset. And you’ll feel like shit. Not great at all. The funny thing is that

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‘Why do I always end up dating jerks?!’

‘Why do I always end up dating jerks?!’ Hands up who said it or heard it at least once! You would be surprised how many women tell me they have great careers, supportive friends, hobbies, fabulous holidays… …but they can’t find a partner that makes them happy and treats them

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F is for FAILURE

F is for FAILURE Isn’t this what we are taught at school? Nobody wants to get an F Nobody wants to Fail I was one of those kids, trying to avoid failure at all costs. Despite trying to play it safe, life still managed to serve me situations I could

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Are you lonely?

– Are you lonely? – Not at all. But I am very much alone. The bartender was pretty surprised. Funnily enough, he came back after an hour of me happily drinking beer and eating pretzels. ‘You do seem very happy, I don’t know how you do it’ – he said

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‘English just isn’t your thing, Monika’

‘English just isn’t your thing, Monika’ That’s what I would hear from my high school teacher on a regular basis. Guess what it made me believe about myself? That I will, obviously, never ever be good at it. Fast forward thirteen years… Here I am on a Sunday afternoon reviewing

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‘You’re crazy, Monika!’

‘You’re crazy, Monika!’ ‘I could never do what you do’ Those are the comments I would hear on a daily basis, whenever I mentioned I started my coaching business alongside my 9-5 job. And you see…I really liked my daily job. Being an Executive Assistant and then becoming a Chief

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I’ve told a lot of lies in my past.

I’ve got to be honest about something… I’ve told a lot of lies in my past. I’ve always wanted people to think I am interesting… And in all honesty? I was scared to own up to who I really was. I didn’t believe that I was someone people would like.

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Calling all fans of awkward toilet chats!

Calling all fans of awkward toilet chats! Here I am patiently queuing at the airport and I hear two women talking. One says: – You know what, I finally decided to be healthier. The other asks: – Oh great, what exactly are you doing about it? First woman, slightly offended,

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It’s not just about your first time.

It’s not just about your first time. See… We like to think about our FIRSTS • The first time we went somewhere we have never been • The first time we tried something new • The first time we had sex or smoked a cigarette Firsts are always landmarks. But

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At the right time!

I wish I was pregnant. That’s the crazy sort of thing that would go through my mind on a regular basis… Why? Simply because I went to a baby shower where everybody else was talking about babies. Did I even want a baby? I don’t think I did… But I

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Knocking over that first domino…

Knocking over that first domino… Is both terrifying and exciting. Well, it always used to be for me! Just think… You work so hard on aligning them all one by one… And when it’s all done this little piece of doubt creeps in and makes you think… • What if

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I choose to be a REBEL sometimes!

I will tell you a secret… I choose to be a REBEL sometimes! And I believe it makes me a better person. Crazy, huh?! Well, I am not talking about this ‘rebellious’ behaviour we remember from school when you’re leaning back on your chair, chewing a gum and looking around

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‘What do you do for a living?’

‘What do you do for a living?’ Simple question,right? Well… Turns out more than 70 percent of people hate answering it. Why? • Because we want to answer with something impressive. • Because we want others to respect what we do…. • Because we worry how people are going to

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Do you believe in magic?

Do you believe in magic? This is Maria – one of my first coaching clients. When we connected, two things came up: 1. She loved yoga and was a certified teacher 2. She didn’t believe she could really go out there and teach All of our coaching sessions happened over

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You guys want to know how I felt on Tuesday?

You guys want to know how I felt on Tuesday? On the day when I officially turned 30… BLOWN AWAY. See, I didn’t spend the actual day with one family member. I spent it with people who really didn’t have to be there for me at all. But they chose

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Courage or Comfort?

Courage or comfort? What do you choose most of the time? Chloe used to be the queen of comfort. She would cancel her gym session if her gym buddy couldn’t make it – she couldn’t imagine going on her own. She would never eat out alone either- she was too

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Memories are Forever.

Fire alarm goes off. You need to evacuate. You can only take one thing… I saw people who had to evacuate due to fire alarm not far from my place. It made me think – if it happened to me and I had 2 seconds to grab something with me

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I wish I had more time…

I wish I had more time… Even though I’m pretty good at time management. Wishing each day had maybe only extra six hours or so… So I could fit in a couple of extra phone calls, sessions, workouts… Who can relate?! I’ll tell you a secret… When you wish you

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You know what I’m not so good at?

You know what I’m not so good at? It’s self-compassion. And fineee…a ton of other things,too!😉 Self-compassion always just seemed pretty awkward… Because aren’t we supposed to learn how to be kind to OTHERS? Given this relationship-driven world we live in… It was always about being kind, caring and understanding

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‘Fuck it, I’ll do it’

‘Fuck it, I’ll do it’ Most of the time, that’s when I know I’m about to spice up my life with a bit of adventure. You may be surprised, but… To me, adventure is not just about jumping off planes or climbing Kilimanjaro. To me, it is saying YES despite

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‘I need help’

‘I need help’ I couldn’t even write it, let alone say it out loud. Make someone think I wasn’t good enough to figure something out myself? No, thanks! It was the worst right after I moved to London. I would literally say ‘YES, I can do it!’… to any task

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What would I say to my 20-year-old self?

What would I say to my 20-year-old self? To be more like the girl I was when I was 5yo! Why? Because that girl was unstoppable. She tried everything she wanted and wasn’t looking around… She was too focused on enjoying life, she didn’t know what it’s like to compare

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Can I Help You?

‘You can’t stop staring at my screen. Can I help you?!’ That’s what I heard from a guy sitting next to me on a plane from Toronto to Quebec. And he was right – as inappropriate as it was, I really couldn’t stop looking at his laptop’s screen. Why? The

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Let’s talk about flirting!

Let’s talk about flirting! Or a version of it I personally can’t stand. I’m sitting in the greatest park in Munich reading a book and there’s this man who sits down next to me. First thing he says? ‘A girl like you would never be interested in a guy like

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Who do you choose not to see?

Who do you choose not to see? The other day I found myself walking around Paddington Station where I noticed this elderly lady with a big suitcase. There was a TON of people around… Everyone focused more on their phones than anything happening around them. I asked if I can

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‘So what…it’s over?!’

‘So what…it’s over?!’ ‘And you’re not dating him anymore?!’ ‘I’m confused – I thought you really liked this guy?!’ I heard this at least ten times over the past 72 hours. You know why I think breaking up is so much better in your thirties than it is in your

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Is eating pancakes black or white?

Is eating pancakes black or white?

Is eating pancakes black or white? Let’s talk about self-talk. A few years ago you would not see me happily celebrating Pancake Day. Casually enjoying some pancakes, having a great time and moving on with my life. Nope. I would spend hours thinking about the amount of calories I was

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Are you a Batman or a Spider-Man?

Are you a Batman or a Spider-Man?

Are you a Batman or a Spider-Man? A lot of people think I’m more like Spider-Man… Why? Because they look at me and they say I am LUCKY As if I got bitten by a radioactive spider and got some special superpowers! They don’t understand HOW I can: • Be

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