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ABOUT COFFEE BREWING AND LIFE PASSION

Slow down

This morning I asked my morning pages:

“What could I tell to explain how Vision boards and life visions work? What do people need to hear to know if it’s something they want to pursue?”

And then I went to make a cup of coffee. And as I stood there in my own thoughts, watching the espresso brewer (one of those Italian owns you put on a hotplate until the heat makes the water into steam which is forced up through the coffee) turn water and coffee beans to a wonderfully fragrant brew, this answer came to me:

“Tell them what you see here, in front of your eyes. Explain that it is possible to do the same with our lives. That just as it takes heat to make the water and beans into coffee, in the same way it takes passion, to make a person´s abilities and talents flourish in the world.

For you humans forget so easily that inspiration and passion are possible when you don´t have it, and you begin to think of life is an obstacle or a competition. And you continue until you become stressed or ill. So tell them, and yourself, that there is another way – so you will remember. ”

And that is true, and that is what I will do, I do know the other way. And I must regularly remind myself of it – and practice. For so much in this world makes me forget it.

ALL of us (yes, also YOU – I swear) has a unique combination of skills and talents. But to brew a wonderful life we need a sustained and steady amount of passion. Passion is like fire that burns and, like heat, it needs a good energy source.

And that energy source consists of several things, but a really important one is that we have visions. Clear, passionate, playful, thinking-out-of-the-box-and-the-lid-off-visions!

And then, it needs us to create actions from our visions, immediately! So the steam don´t go out. But not all at once – oh, no, just with small doable steps, so we don´t burn out.

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Our life requires – much like coffee – a good amount of heat & passion to become a wonderful brew.

If you live in Denmark, I have a course just about that, all info HERE – last signup this friday!

And if you live abroad, here are some links you may enjoy, about how to keep that daily passion burning.

Love to you + your day from Lise.

PS: If you want to know more about morning pages, you may enjoy to read THIS

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French inspiration

Lately I have been working on a new series of paintings I call “French inspiration”   5 pieces now, perhaps more coming. I truly enjoyed creating these, allowing myself to add all my “Oh, I love this pattern” and “Ah, this is so pretty” into them. Anything I wanted in the candy-store of colors and shape was invited. that romantic soul I also hold could have a free run.

Sharing a moment

Romantic like in going tango-dancing (something I love, love!)

Coffee and flowers

Romantic like in insisting on lighting candles and drinking slow latte on a sunday morning, even though a ton of tasks are waiting to be done.

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Or like in seing each others in the eyes, through all the layers of life…

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Romantic like taking a looong bath. Did I tell you of my bath-addiction? It is BIG. So big that here´s what I did all those years without one: I bought the biggest childrens bath on the market, placed it in our shower and squeezed myself into it, complete with bath salt, candles and all. Not the real thing, but it still worked. Favourite place for getting creative ideas.

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Romantic like lace and old bird-cages. They look so pretty, don´t they? Only, I don´t like birds in cages. I want birds to be able to fly free!

Who knows, perhaps theese birds love their cage as a safe home to sleep in at night. They surely are free to fly. And sing. And dream….

Some of these paintings will soon be available as posters in my shop. And btw: I ship EVERYWHERE for very low extra cost! Also, feel free to connect with me on Facebook, where I share inspiration and news of all kind….

Xx Lise.

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