Nature and Utiseta

Journeying Home: Embracing Nature and Utiseta

Isn’t it amazing how time seems to fly these days! Soon, I’ll yet again be on my way to Sweden, my homeland, a place rich in natural beauty and endless opportunities for outdoor exploration. And let me tell you, the thought of immersing myself in Sweden’s stunning landscapes fills me with anticipation and joy. Currently,… Read More Read More

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Stories

The Power of Stories

Stories serve as vessels of cultural heritage and values, transmitting wisdom from one generation to another while fostering empathy and emotional connection among individuals. They educate by simplifying complex ideas and historical events, making learning enjoyable and memorable. Stories inspire and motivate by showcasing human resilience and the triumph of the human spirit, offering both… Read More Read More

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Proposals to Gain Clients

Mastering Proposals to Gain Clients: A Guide for Students and Graduates

Are you a student or recent graduate eager to turn your proposals into successful client opportunities? Crafting a compelling proposal isn’t just about putting words on paper—it’s about standing out, understanding client needs, and positioning yourself effectively. Having encountered numerous poorly crafted proposals while seeking clients in practice or looking for case study opportunities, I… Read More Read More

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Storytelling and Metaphor in Your Holistic Counselling Practice

The Transformative Power of Using Storytelling and Metaphor in Your Holistic Counselling Practice

Have you ever marvelled at the transformative power of a well-crafted story or the profound impact of a clever metaphor? As practitioners and holistic counsellors, we often find ourselves in awe of the ways in which storytelling and metaphor can guide our clients toward healing, growth, and self-discovery. In our practice, we have the privilege… Read More Read More

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Resilience

Resilience: Your Secret Weapon for Leadership Success

Understanding Resilience in Leadership In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, effective leadership requires more than just strategic vision and decision-making prowess. It demands the ability to navigate uncertainty, adapt to unforeseen challenges, and inspire teams to persevere in the face of adversity. At the core of this essential leadership skill set lies resilience—a quality that… Read More Read More

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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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Love Yourself First

The Problem with “Love Yourself First”: An Examination of Toxic Positivity

The frequently repeated mantra, “Love yourself first,” has become a staple in pop psychology and self-help circles. It’s plastered on motivational posters, echoed in social media posts, and recited by well-meaning friends and family. Yet, beneath its seemingly empowering veneer lies a problematic message that can be damaging, especially for individuals grappling with trauma and… Read More Read More

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Holistic vs Mental Health Professional

You Talk About Being Holistic, So What’s The Difference Between That and Another Mental Health Professional?

Ah, this is a question I often encounter, and it’s a great one! As I’m not sure if this question comes from a health professional, someone interested in becoming one, or a potential client, so I’ll answer in a way that serves you either way. Let’s delve into it. Welcome to #AskMadelaine, where we fearlessly… Read More Read More

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