Daring to stand out! Being the Star that You are!

Reflections from the past week.

When is it the right time to stand out like the Artistic Queen You are? And what is stopping you? 

Well, the fear of other people's opinions, fear of failure, looking ridicolous, the "law of jante" (which Paulo Coelho explains clearly & beautifully here: are only a few of the obstacles that can stand in your way.

So how do you do it? To be honest, I'm not sure. What I do know is that I'm walking the Path of finding out! And my burning fire, my deep Passion for what I do, is my North Star to finally dare to Stand Out as the Passionate Drummer & Artist I am. 

Here's some insights I happily share that might help You on Your Path! 

  1. Get a coach, a mentor or a best friend to hold your hand while taking baby steps ahead (yes, I am a big believer in baby steps! Those Are what actually brings you closer to where you want to go 🌟). 
  2. Know that You Are enough and totally Unique (your coach/ mentor/ friend should help you with this).
  3. Beware of diminishing the Passion You have for drawing, creating, playing, composing or whatever you do due to the fears mentioned above - again, what You have, who You are, even what colors You like are Unique! If you love Glittery Pink - Go for it!! (nudging awesome vocal mentor Guro Høimyr here 😉 
  4. Be inspired to stand out by people who do. They don't have to be in the same biz as you! My current Inspirers are awesome @petterstordalen, the norwegian owner and CEO of Nordic Choice Hotels and much more, and gorgeous Kris Oster at @mythicrhythm, archetypal branding author, pleasurist mm. 

With lots of Love & Passion,



Show Up and Shine

Today, this grey & lovely saturday at the peninsula where I live, I would like to share a short video extract from my studio, exploring the melodies I hear in my head and at the same time exploring the possibilities the frame drum and drum set offers, together with an extract from Danielle LaPorte's wonderful prayer.


I accept my calling:

To show up and shine. Unfurled and honest. Determined to be only that which I am.

I’m here to give my all.

I trust that pure intention counts for plentiful support. I trust we’ll get where I’m going, together.
And I am learning to be where I am.

I’ll go make my art now.

I have faith that you’ve got the rest covered.
The universe will configure around my very best efforts. Willingly. I can only do what ONLY I can do.

I will do that.

Amen. Om shanti. Shalom. 


All the best to you all. I wish you a great, inspiring saturday! Bye the way - What inspires you?

- I would love to hear and share!

Love Maria.