3 tips to overcome fear

March 4, 2016

When we are afraid of something, whether it is on a conscious or (more often) subconscious level, we tend to pause and wait for the fear to go away. Somehow we freeze and we either turn inward or ignore the fear by doing something loud to pretend all is well. Some people turn to food to eat away their discomfort, other…

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Einstein knew this

February 11, 2016

I am so excited! I am jumping up and down with enthusiasm. I just finished the first draft for my book!Now before I tell you a little bit more about it let me just share that it was not so obvious to write this. I started writing a book almost 10 years ago and it is still half-finished. Then this idea came along and I …

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Your #1 Success Factor

January 15, 2016

If there is just one thing you do this year then I recommend you embrace happiness. It is one of the most powerful and fastest ways to change your life, and the way you perceive it.I just watched a powerful talk from Harvard professor Shawn Achor about the research behind happiness and the power of a positive mind. It …

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3 powerful questions to kickstart the New Year

December 30, 2015

I remember when I took this picture a few years ago in New York. This is the wishing wall for New Year's Eve. You can write down your hopes & dreams on a colourful piece of confetti and it will be released during the ball drop at midnight on Times Square. Of course I added my wish to the wall :-) As we get ready…

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Holiday Survival 101

December 18, 2015

The Holidays are coming, whether you want to or not ;-) I know the Holidays can be exhausting. Not only because we usually put a lot of pressure on ourselves to get things done as perfectly as possible, but also because it often means spending large chunks of time with a lot of people. Whether or not you love them t…

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What's your Growth Accelerator?

October 14, 2015

 We all grow. Some faster than others. But we all go through a similar growth process, with 4 different phases. And it pays to understand what that looks like. When you don’t know where you are on your growth curve it’s hard to see which steps will help you move forward and which will keep you running around in…

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What to do when you are stuck

September 1, 2015

I’ve been stuck plenty of times in my life and I am usually pretty good at getting myself unstuck. Although I have to say that is something I have had to learn. For those of you who have trouble getting unstuck or for whenever you get stuck again (don’t we all, at some point?) I am sharing my 3 tips to get back in …

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Why your joy matters

July 28, 2015

Your joy is your passion. Your passion is what makes your heart beat. Your heart pumps much needed oxygen through your system. It's your lifeline. So is joy. I'm guessing there are times where you see joy as something extra, a bonus. I invite you to rethink that. I used to think the same. So much needs to be done, s…

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Are you numbing your pain?

May 5, 2015

If it’s not inside you, you can’t find it outside. Not for long and not for real. Lack of self-love can result in many depriving patterns. Whether you are filling yourself up with food; filling up that hole inside with your drug of choice or choose to engage in meaningless sex. Whether you turn to your work and …

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Love Story #2

April 28, 2015

A while back I wrote several stories and I feel now is the time to share them. They are in the form of what looks like a parable. Here is the second one: There was a girl that was living amidst the animals of the forest. She was in tune with their spirits and communicated with them as if they all spoke the same languag…

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