I’m scared to make the wrong decision. How do I know what the right next move is?

It’s perfectly normal to feel uncertain when facing decisions, but that doesn’t make it any less challenging. Life’s choices often resemble navigating through dense fog, with the path ahead obscured and uncertainty hanging heavy in the air. Here’s some advice for finding your way through this uncertainty. Welcome to #AskMadelaine, where we fearlessly explore the… Read More Read More

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I’ve Achieved My Dreams, But I’m Exhausted: What Now?

I’ve Achieved My Dreams, But I’m Exhausted: What Now?

It’s ironic, isn’t it? Crafting a life on your own terms only to find yourself exhausted and lacking fulfilment. Interestingly, this is a problem many individuals face after diligently pursuing their desired path. The allure of autonomy and achievement often masks the toll it takes on our well-being. As someone who supports high performers and… Read More Read More

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The Role of Forgiveness in Maintaining Healthy and Fulfilling Relationships

The Role of Forgiveness in Maintaining Healthy and Fulfilling Relationships

Have you ever struggled with forgiving someone who has wronged you? Welcome to #AskMadelaine, where we fearlessly explore the questions swirling in your mind about life, the world, and our very existence. Have a burning question for Madelaine? Share it with us at info@madelainevallin.com, using the subject line “Modern Visdom” (it’s not misspelled—it’s Swedish for… Read More Read More

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Nordic Minimalism

Exploring the Power of Nordic Minimalism

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the constant hustle and bustle of modern life? I certainly have. It wasn’t until I experienced burnout and found myself in the emergency room with a heart racing at over 25,000 extra beats every 24 hours that I realised something had to change. As I navigate my own journey… Read More Read More

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Path to Success and Well-Being

Embracing Flow: A Path to Success and Well-Being

In a world that often extols the virtue of hard work and relentless determination, we often find ourselves immersed in the constant pursuit of success. Motivational slogans such as “Never ever EVER give up,” “keep going, you’ve got this,” and “If it’s not working, push HARDER” echo in our minds, inspiring us to persevere. However,… Read More Read More

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The Truth About Burnout: It’s Not Always About Hating Your Job

The Truth About Burnout: It’s Not Always About Hating Your Job

The concept of burnout is often associated with doing work you dislike or being stuck in a profession that fails to ignite your passion. However, the reality is far more complex. Turns out, we can face burnout despite being in a role we love and feel passionate about. This article delves into my personal journey… Read More Read More

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How to Be Ambitious and Still Have Inner Peace

How to Be Ambitious and Still Have Inner Peace: Unlocking the Three Doorways

High Achievers often find themselves torn between two seemingly opposing selves: the driven, ambitious professional, and the inner seeker in search of peace and balance. It’s not uncommon for these two aspects to feel disconnected, as if they belong to different worlds. This inner conflict can be perplexing, leaving individuals yearning for a way to… Read More Read More

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10 Reasons to Strive for “Lagom” Instead of More

10 Reasons to Strive for “Lagom” Instead of More

In a world characterised by relentless ambition and the constant pursuit of more—more wealth, more success, more possessions—it’s easy to find oneself caught up in the whirlwind of excess. As high-achievers, the pressure to accumulate achievements and accumulate more can be all-encompassing. But what if we told you that there’s a profound philosophy, deeply rooted… Read More Read More

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You’re Not Going Anywhere – And Neither Am I

You’re Not Going Anywhere – And Neither Am I

In the grand narrative of life, we all harbor a quiet belief deep within ourselves—a belief that promises the keys to ultimate happiness, fulfilment, and a sense of being whole. It’s the belief that somewhere out there, be it in the vast world or the intricate tapestry of time, lies the elusive answer to making… Read More Read More

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Are You Sacrificing Your Well-Being for Success?

In the fast-paced realm of high achievers, the pursuit of success often exacts a price. The relentless drive for ambitious goals can lead to profound sacrifices, particularly in terms of physical and mental well-being. But how can one discern if they’ve crossed that fine line between ambition and self-neglect? The Toll of Ambition on Health… Read More Read More

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