About Magdalena VandenBerg

In my quest for finding the best possible me every morning I say "today I'm going to be the best person I can be." This is my story from the super-cool world of entertainment and Cirque du Soleil to switching gears in search of the real honest and authentic me. Writer of e-books - Love in the Vines and Minnie Moo The Extraordinary Adventures of an Ordinary Cat. Always with respect and kindness. And, loving my Mum and being Minnie Moo's personal door opener..

Motivational Monday. You Say I Can’t. I Say Watch Me.

I found this quote and fell head over heels in love…it pretty much sums up determination.
Watch me

Motivational Monday. Focus Imagination. By Mark Twain.


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Motivational Monday. Want Trumps Afraid.

“Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.” – Bill Cosby
For the last few months, I’ve been head down working with single minded focus to complete the rewrite and tweaking of my book.
Those spare hours in between are spent working, running, sleeping, and relaxing with the odd glass of wine.
In reassigning my focus, my blog has stagnated. It’s not because I’m no longer into the blog lovin’, it’s simply that…at the moment my time is poured into the direction of finishing of my book.
By consciously making this change, I’m noticing an interesting shift in my default setting. The gears are switching from “generalist”; all things to all people, to “specific.”
Otherwise the distraction of other stuff hinders the work I need to invest to turn my dream of being a successful writer into a reality.
If I don’t make the time, who will?

Motivational Monday. For a Sweeter Life Ditch Sugared Water.



“Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water, or do you want a chance to change the world?”

Steve Jobs.

PS – this is so apt for me right now. I hate sugared water….I’m going to take a chance

Motivational Monday. Big Dreams Nix Small Minds.



Motivational Monday. Never Throw in the Towel.



Motivational Monday. Invent Your Future.

Affirmation – 2014
I just want to pause for a moment on the word ‘invent’ because the phrase isn’t ‘succeed in the future,’ it’s not ‘plan for the future’ or ‘do the best you can in the future.’ It’s ‘invent the future.’
And with those three words comes a simple message: a call to chart your own course and live life on your own terms…
In the end, it’s up to each of us to define ourselves. It’s up to each of us to invent our own future with the choices we make and the actions we take.

….Michelle Obama

Motivational Monday. Give Up on Regret.



Motivational Monday. Courage by Anais Nin.


courage anais

Motivational Monday. Woohoo! I Believe. I Can Fly.


dog running