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  • What to do when you are stuck

    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 the flow again. 1. Stay in motion When you feel stuck and have no idea where to turn to or what to do next we can have a tendency to wait for clarity and sit still … Continued

  • Shed Emotional Baggage

    I’ve seen it in this week’s workshop. It came up during client sessions. And even in a conversation with a colleague. Emotional Baggage. Stuff from the past. Experiences, beliefs, and scars we carry with us. Today is not about diving in why it happened, or what it has brought you. Today is about letting go of what no longer serves you. Release exactly those energies, behaviours and beliefs that you are ready to let go off. It’s warm, we’re all busy. It’s nearly time for vacation. So as promised I’m keeping it short and sweet! I’ve selected three complimentary activations. … Continued

  • How to stay grounded in stormy weather

    Being grounded is one thing. But staying grounded through stress, busyness, changing schedules and physical challenges is the real deal. That’s what will really give you a leading edge. For you won’t be as much affected by what is going on around you. You will be able to use your power, not your force, to make your way through. Staying grounded is really basic and can be very challenging at the same time. Simple ways to ground are to talk a walk in nature, work in the garden or take a salt bath. I teach my clients a specific and powerful way … Continued

  • Are you thinking the right thoughts?

    Men have 60.000 thoughts per day in 8-10 waking hours. Women have 80.000 thoughts. Don’t ask me why women have more thoughts, or how they figured that out ;) The main thing is that we think—a lot. And the question is: are you thinking about the right things? If you’re like me you’ve got plenty to do and you want to maximize your time. In support of that I invite you to do a little exercise. Grab a pen and piece of paper or open up a Word document and make a list of what’s on your mind. Just let … Continued

  • How to Triple your Power to Manifest

    Over the past years I have experienced moments of extreme flow and abundance and times of being stuck and not seeing anything take form. I would like to share with you 3 tips that have helped me greatly in increasing my ability to create things & experiences and being in the flow to receive. 1. Be aware of ‘negative’ thoughts You are probably aware that thought creates form and that by ‘feeding’ something with your attention you’ll make it grow. What you focus on you attract, so you want to make sure you spend your energy and attention focusing on … Continued

  • Which word will change your life?

    If there is anything you want to change about your life then I recommend you start by looking inside. I’ve learned, and am still learning, that in order to change the ‘outside’ world, the fastest way is to work on changing your ‘inside’ world. It really starts within, mindset is all, and to be able to have a certain mindset it helps if you are not distracted by diminishing thoughts. In order to help you do this I have been given this technique: Share your thoughts and feelings with a loved one or dear friend. Notice how it makes you … Continued

  • (Nederlands) 3 Tips voor meer Plezier!

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  • You are exactly where you need to be

    Sometimes in life you feel sad or down and you can’t really put your finger on why you feel sad or down. Chances are you are disappointed, in yourself or others. You feel let down because something doesn’t come to pass as you hoped it would. Oh, do I know that one. It is painful and it can truly hurt deeply. It doesn’t matter what happened and who did or didn’t do something. It is about accepting this is where you are now, even if you don’t think you are in the right place or with the right people. It … Continued

  • Lessons from my big toe

    Almost 2 weeks ago I went to the market to pick up fabric for new curtains. Beautiful lavender linen. It didn’t come packaged as I had expected or I would not have come by bike. We got creative and strapped the cylinder with the linen on my bike like a rocket. I was pretty proud of myself and took a picture of it, as you can see. All went well up until the point that I parked my bike at home. I got distracted by an approaching car and before I knew it the bike fell on my big toe. … Continued

  • How to release control

    An image I often come across in intuitive sessions with individual clients is an image that comes forth when someone is hesitant or afraid to release control. This often happens because we tend to have a specific idea of how things are meant to come about, when certain actions need to take place and also how it is meant to look and feel. None of this is very productive and usually all it does is keep us stuck longer. The picture that is then shown to me is that of a person in a small boat, rowing boat type, and the person leans out of the … Continued

  • Relationships are changing this summer

    What is taking place this summer as the rise in vibration reaches an all-time peak is the transformation of many relationships. You will see that people you were meant to attract will find you and those you are no longer resonating with will be moving on. The ones you connect with will aid and assist you in part of your journey. They will play one of 3 roles: 1. Helper/Assistant Those who are here to aid you on your journey in the form of practical support. These are the housekeepers, assistants, gardeners and also those who provide their expertise such … Continued

  • (Nederlands) 5 Originele Tips voor Essentiele Olien in de Keuken

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  • What to do when the going gets tough

    I have made several decisions that involve growing my business and that is bound to have some effect. Stepping out of your comfort zone is never really comfortable, and neither was it this time for me. So what can you do when this happens to you? When you come to this point in your business or life where you know you can’t go on the way things were. You are being called, sometimes forced, to do things differently. You can either embrace the change or resist it with all your might. And I know that resisting it or ignoring it … Continued

  • How the energy shift impacts (business) relationships

    This morning I could really feel that there has been a big shift in energies in December. It’s not like it wasn’t there before, but suddenly it became really visible. As if groups of energies have been clustered together. People made decisions and took steps that brought them closer to a certain vibration, matching themselves with the group(s) that resonated most. Usually these big shifts become visible on a personal level as well. I have noticed for myself that someone that I really used to look up to and have learned a lot from in the past, is no longer … Continued

  • (Nederlands) In 3 Geurende Stappen Luisteren Naar Je Gevoel

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  • Are you willing to be vulnerable?

    I have just watched a very inspiring TED talk from Brené Brown. She is an expert on ‘Vulnerability & Shame’ and she says that vulnerability is often mistaken for being weak. She says “Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage”. And I fully agree! It is often not easy to be vulnerable and to stand out. On the contrary, it is usually advised against. We have a saying in The Netherlands: “Tall trees catch a lot of wind” which means as much as ‘Hey, if you want to stand out, you better be prepared for a rough time’. Avoiding being vulnerable is a … Continued

  • The Energy of 2015 – what to expect

    This year will be a year of changes throughout. Not like the past year in which many deep transformations took place. We know many of you are still reeling from that. It is time for you to become aware of the power that lays dormant inside you. You have something unique to give and the world needs that. And it needs it now. As you have seen in the past days and weeks many events in the news spoke of unrest and unbalance in the world. The world needs more balance and the more of you are in your personal … Continued

  • Are you grounded enough?

    What is that actually? Grounding? And why is it important?Grounding yourself is important because it helps you to ‘be in your body’. It ensures that the energy is distributed evenly over your body and is not concentrated in your head. Most people work a lot ‘with their head’ and spend quite some time behind the computer. Then it is hard to stay grounded. The thinking processes literally draw the energy to your head, to your brain. These brain activities require quite some fuel in the form of energy. If you often have cold feet or trouble sleeping, if you lay … Continued

  • Earth is on the verge of a breakthrough

    This week’s main article is a channel I received from the Carriers of the Light recently. “We need to tell you something important. The earth is on the verge of a breakthrough. The collective wisdom is about to open up to a major new insight. On a conscious level the vibration will reach the frequency in which people are more fully able to accept the concept of being conceived from spirit. Many will not know this immediately but the insights and especially the vibration is seeping through. It will influence the whole and humankind. Allowing this into the collective conscious is a … Continued

  • Raise your vibration, improve your life

    As you may know, everything is energy and, therefore, everything has a certain vibrational frequency. Dr David Hawkins writes in his book ‘Power vs. Force’ about his 20 years of clinical research to measure these calibrations all across the globe. He has made an illuminating chart ‘the scale of consciousness’ that ranges from 20 (shame) to 1000 (enlightenment). His research shows, for example, that fear calibrates at 100 whereas love is vibrating at 500. As he describes in his book: “All attitudes, thoughts, feelings, associations, entities, or historical figures below the vibrational level of 200 make a person go weak. … Continued

  • 3 steps to get what you want

    We all want things. You probably have a pretty clear list of what that is. More money, more love, more freedom, more friends, more clients, more time, more energy (more dresses ;-) Does any of that resonate? So how can you ensure that you get what you want? I would suggest the next 3 steps: 1. Get clear on what it is that you want Are you crystal clear on what you want? What does ‘more freedom’ mean to you? The trick is to get clear especially on how you want to feel, and not get too caught up in … Continued

  • Spiritual Hygiene

    A lot is going on in the energy lately. We’ve had 2 eclipses and that only added to the energetic turmoil. A lot of people told me they felt drained, disoriented, confused and low in energy. Some felt surges of energy, followed by a drop in energy levels. Many people shared that it was more difficult to stay balanced. And I have noticed it for myself as well. Throughout the turbulence in energy it is extra important that you manage your energy consciously. That is not something you can do once and be done with. Many people are not using … Continued

  • Collateral Beauty

    I recently watched the movie Collateral Beauty and it was heart-wrenchingly beautiful, and sad, and intense. Nevertheless, I recommend you watch it—just make sure you bring Kleenex. Perhaps it doesn’t impact you as it did me, but it hit me squarely. And it reminded me of an oracle card from Colette Baron-Reid—who has been my mentor several years ago. She wrote “Heartbreak is a strange healer of souls. Our grief strips away our masks and loosens our tight hold on our separateness…. Pain and suffering is part of life and no one is immune to it. Can you view this … Continued

  • How to let your Self shine through

    I’m just loving the flow today. I got so much done, none of what I planned, but really huge strides forward! Connecting with a dear friend and colleague we were bouncing ideas of each other as we often do. Sharing and brainstorming as we go (and lots of laughter). And suddenly a lot of things clicked together. For me as well as for her. It suddenly dawned on me that I was being so ‘formal’ in a lot of things. I was doing the things the way I thought I needed to do them. Or just following the main route, … Continued

  • (Nederlands) Je Neus wijst de Weg!

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  • Is Withdrawal your Coping Mechanism?

    This is something I see happen so often. In fact, the more spiritual people are and the more sensitive, the more often I come across it. I’ll paint you a picture.  We’re looking at someone who is sensitive, most likely more sensitive than he or she is aware. What (s)he does know is that being around other people is draining, that you recharge best by spending time on your own (away from people). You often feel misunderstood, people don’t really get you. You easily pick up emotions of other people or the energy in a room, and it often hurts. … Continued

  • Top 3 First Aid Oils

    Essential oils are very effective in helping to alleviate minor aches and pains. The healing properties of plants can be utilized for several situations in and around the house. With warm weather they can assist us with insect bites, sunburn and falling asleep easier. But these oils are equally effective in helping us heal or recover from a cold or flu. In this article you will find an explanation of the benefits and possible applications* for these top 3 oils. Lavender (lavendula angustifolia) Lavender is one of the most popular oils because of its wonderful scent and relaxing effect. But … Continued

  • How to do Automatic writing

    I regularly receive the question of how people can practice automatic writing, or inspired writing as I prefer to call it. The concept is pretty simple. It’s a way to access your intuition and bypass your mind. For some people this is a really great way to receive intuitive insights. And the good news is: everyone can do it! It does require some practice and it is good to know what not to do. So here are some tips on how you can start to learn automatic writing. Preparation Go sit somewhere where you will be undisturbed, switch of your … Continued

  • 9 Tips for Using Essential Oils

    Essential oils are very concentrated plant extracts. They are a 100% natural, lovely, fragrant and effective solution to various areas of application. Below you will find 9 ideas for the use of essential oils: 1. Diffuse with ease You can also diffuse essential oils by placing a few drops on a tissue, pillowcase or clay stone diffuser. You can place this next to your computer, for example, and add a stimulating oil such as rosemary, peppermint or the special blend Wake Up! to help minimize or avoid an afternoon drop in energy. 2. Create your own household cleanser with essential … Continued

  • Are you stepping up to the plate?

    I just had a powerful session with a client, in which a new perspective was given to a situation. As he phrased it: “a door that has been locked for a very long time is now finally open”. And that really sums up a lot of the things that are happening in the energy at the moment. The energy is quite intense and powerful and we are all provided with the opportunity to step up to the plate and choose again. This may feel unnerving as it is asking you to stretch past what is currently comfortable. It may entail … Continued

  • What’s your Growth Accelerator?

    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 circles. When you don’t understand the elements of growth and how they play a part in each phase you can waste a lot of time and energy on the wrong things. Even with the best intentions in the world you can … Continued

  • Sleep your way to the top

    Yes, I said that. But it’s not what you may think. I mean literally, more SLEEP. I knew sleep was important but I was still surprised how much a lack of shut-eye impacts our productivity, creativity and the quality of our work. According to Harvard Business Review (HBR) there is a proven link between effective leadership and getting enough sleep. You may have heard—or experienced— lack of sleep deteriorates your visual and motor skills. What may be less familiar is sleep deprivation has an even bigger effect on higher-order mental skills such as problem solving, reasoning, organizing, and executing plans … Continued

  • Why you need to slow down

    It seems so obvious, and yet I know a lot of people make this mistake. Myself included. To keep running around, being busy and doing lots of stuff, getting things ready, going through the motions of keeping all your plates spinning. And then we forget to take some time to slow down. I recently was forced to slow down, as you may remember from my last Ezine. With a sprained big toe I am literally not moving as fast as usual. I admit, it was very annoying. And when I was struggling to get from the kitchen back to the … Continued

  • Your Soul needs to Recharge

    Today let’s talk about integrating change on a soul level. It is something that is often taken for granted. Like the car that is always running. It is the processor that is present in the background. Not asking for much attention, unless problems arise. It’s the same with your soul. As you move through your life you encounter challenges and go through changes. Often these things impact you for way longer than you are currently aware. And that’s how it’s supposed to be, or you would spend most of your waking hours being alert on the processes your body and … Continued

  • Managing your Sensitivity in Relationships

    One of the hardest things of being very sensitive is that you tend to pick up on other people’s emotions. And especially when a lot is in motion for everyone, such as right now, it can be difficult to stay focused and be clear on what is yours and what is someone else’s. Today I can personally feel that a lot is going on around me. And especially with some people that are close to my heart. The closer a relationship is, the harder it generally is to keep their emotions and feelings out of your energy field. Because you are … Continued

  • Bach music increases your energy and sales

    I’ve shared before that raising your vibration has an enormous impact on your entire being. It helps you make a bigger impact, it strengthens your confidence, it raises your energy level, and it increases your sales. How? I will explain all that in this week’s article. Your vibrational level has an impact on all that you do. The higher your vibration, the more powerful an impact your actions have. This is thoroughly described in ‘Power vs. Force’ by Dr. David Hawkins. His 20 years of research has shown that you can not only measure someone’s energetic frequency but that a … Continued

  • 3 tips to overcome fear

    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, others run to the gym to burn it off. It is important to keep in mind that the thing we are often most afraid of is change itself. No matter how you react when you are afraid of something it … Continued

  • The key to create lasting change

    We all experience change. Small shifts, big transformations. At these moments we tend to think that from now on the world or our life will be different, even though we’ve might have been here before. Do you remember thinking: I’ve truly figured it out This time it’s different Now I found the missing link/step/insight I didn’t have before And then a few days or weeks later you realize not much has changed at all… I’ve been there and it can be discouraging and frustrating. But most of all it can be a waste of time. And over the years I’ve … Continued

  • 5 Tips to Ensure you Tune in Daily

    If you are like me you may sometimes find it difficult to take some time to tune in for yourself. For me I find this ironic, because most of the day I tune in for other people, assisting them with my intuitive insights. And interestingly enough it is not so evident that I do so for myself… Funny if you remember that’s one of the things I do best. So I have made a plan to change that and make sure I really set aside some time every day to do energy work and tune in for myself. Because I … Continued

  • Which inspired action are you meant to take?

    Sometimes you can feel a nudge or receive an inspired idea. Suddenly an idea comes to you; it just presents itself out of nowhere. It often happens when you are not even thinking about the subject or anything related to it. For me it often happens while brushing my teeth. I regularly run into the living room with my toothbrush in hand, scribbling a thought or inspired idea on the back of an envelope. About a week and a half ago I had another of those moments, and the thought was to give away ten 10-minute readings. I wrote it … Continued

  • Are you a recovering perfectionist?

    I’m perfect. I wish. Sometimes. I used to think I had to be perfect to be anything. To be loved, to be appreciated, to be seen, to be valuable. You name it. Not on a conscious level. No, I just had high standards. And I expected others to live up to those. But more importantly, I had to really be flawless at them myself. So I worked long hours and I check, check, double-checked everything. I remember my marketing manager saying to me (a long time ago) “Iris, 80% for you is 110% for most people”. I was spending a … Continued

  • Do this one thing in 2017

    You are a human BEing. Not a human DOing. So why do we focus so much of our time and efforts on taking action after action, checking things off our To Do list? Our inner actions create 80% of our results, yet we spend the majority of our time trying to influence the remaining 20%. Why? I guess we all know why. It’s the way we grew up, how we’re educated, it’s how our society operates. You get rewarded for taking action, not for doing inner work or setting intentions. So the better question is: how do we change this? … Continued

  • Holiday Survival 101

    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 to pieces, it can still be draining. So I figured I would share some of my best tips to help you get through the Holidays with a more energy than usual ;-). If you apply these 3 tips then I … Continued

  • How Do Essential Oils Work?

    Essential oils can be inhaled through the nose and the lungs or absorbed by the skin. (Essential oils can even be used internally, however this is only advisable under the advice of an expert.) Below is a short explanation of how this works: Through the nose to the brainWhen diffusing essential oils, the aroma molecules travel through the nose, directly into the limbic system* in the brain. This is the part of our brain where our emotions are triggered, which explains why scent can have such an impact on how we feel and why it can stir up all kinds … Continued

  • Time to turn inward!

    Lots is shifting in the energy (again) and given everything that is in motion it’s important to turn your focus inward—rather than on what is happening outside. It’s not always relevant to know exactly what is shifting in the energy, but what is crucial is taking extra good care of yourself! It often helps just knowing that it isn’t you, it’s the effect every sensitive person feels from changes in the energy and underlying patterns. So I figured today would be an excellent day for some tips on how to deal with these energetic shifts ;) 1 Ground yourself First and foremost: make sure you are … Continued

  • 7 Signs you need to start Managing your Energy

    I think we all have periods of time where we are more tired than usual. Especially this time of year when there is less sunlight our energy level is usually lower. The question is whether it is due to something temporary or logical or whether something is off that needs your attention.   Obvious reasons for being very tired are: lack of sleep a peak in work activities or continued stress emotional upheaval physical illness the season (fall or winter) I know from experience what it is like to have very little energy. Both due to physical factors as well … Continued

  • Flourish in 2012 – What does 2012 smell like?

    2012 is a year of complicated contrasts. The differences between big and small will increase. Those who are open to developing themselves will feel supported and will be able to take big steps on their personal path of growth. What will be especially rewarded is ‘thinking across boundaries’. Especially stretching your own boundaries and moving past self imposed limitations will yield great results. Look through new eyes and see your situation in a new light, see which opportunities are right in front of you. You have gathered a lot of experience in the past years, and now is the time … Continued

  • How to neutralize cell-phone radiation

    I have often been asked to write about this topic. When I was asked again last month I figured I really need to share this information as there is so much demand for it. Although I don’t see myself as, nor am I, an expert on this topic, I am more sensitive than most people. And over the years I have learned ways to protect myself and not be as influenced by what goes on around me. Cell phone radiation and electromagnetic fields are all around us. We are surrounded by Wi-Fi, have DECT-phones and many carry cell-phones in their … Continued

  • (Nederlands) Meer energie regel je zo!

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  • Diffusing Essential Oils

    How plant extracts can help you stay healthy and balanced Essential oils have been distilled and used since 425 B.C. These enticing oils are not only used for their fragrance. Essentials oils contain the life force energy of the plant and are powerful healers. They can be absorbed through the skin or the olfactory nerves, and can even be taken internally under the supervision of an expert. Essential oils are very powerful because they are so concentrated. You need between 3.000 – 10.000 kg of rose petals to produce 1 liter of rose essential oil. This explains why essential oils … Continued

  • Less Clogged Emotions = More Energy

    For this article I felt compelled to share something that I channeled a few years ago, about how storing emotions in the physical body impacts our energy level: “The energy flowing in and out of every human being is equal. The differences arise in the way the human body is ready and able to cope with the amount of energy that flows into it. Many patterns and habits have formed little scar tissue on the cells open to receive this energy. When the space in the cell is occupied by emotions or other things, there is less room for the … Continued

  • The danger of internalizing emotions

    When you are emotional there are only two options. You either explode or you implode. In other words; you express your emotions or you keep them inside you. Often showing our true feelings is not (deemed) a possibility, so we focus our emotions inward—we internalize them. Let me explain. You’re in a situation where somehow something triggers sadness—and you want to cry. But you decide you can’t. So you want to cry but you don’t. Now there is only one way left for your sadness: it has to go inward. And that means your beautiful body—where every part is assigned … Continued

  • (Nederlands) Durf jij buiten je comfortzone?

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  • Top 3 Reasons New Year’s Resolutions Fail

    Did you make a New Year’s resolution? Things you said you would or wouldn’t do in this new year? How is that going so far? According to Forbes Magazine only 8% of people achieve their New Year’s Resolutions. Statistics show that 33% are already broken by the end of January. In my experience these are the 3 main reasons why that happens: 1. Your resolution may be something you think you ‘have to want’ It is either socially desirable or something you’ve always thought you wanted. So are your New Year’s resolutions really what you long for? Or are you … Continued

  • Are You Waiting for Permission?

    Do you ever feel like you’re on to something, a good idea, a new product, a price increase, a spontaneous action? But you feel the need to run it by someone? You just feel you’re not quite ready to take that step? You either want this person to pat you on the back and tell you what a wonderful idea it is and that you should definitely pursue it. Or you want them to tell you that your customers won’t run away when you up your prices. Basically we want this other person, who seemingly knows more than we do, … Continued

  • Don’t step back

    As I am working on my book and am stepping up to become even more visible I notice that my ego mind starts to push back. Little fears start to creep up: what if I don’t have enough time to work on my book AND serve my current clients? There are plenty of things on my calendar and if I am honest it is quite a challenge to keep the current date with my editor. I am supposed to make several changes and go over things and I am not sure where I can find the time. So what if … Continued

  • 3 Tips to Make Money with your Gift

    I often see people who have beautiful talents and powerful gifts and they barely make enough money to pay the bills. I see many people struggle to make ends meet. I know what that’s like. I’ve experienced that too. And there is nothing wrong with investing in your business and not having a lot of money for other things. That’s what my life has looked like for years. But I also know for most people it is taking much longer than is necessary. So that inspired me to write this article. There are often 3 things missing when I see … Continued

  • Big leap, now what?

    As we go through major shift and changes it can happen that we grow so fast that we make a growth spurt or leap that leaves us in unknown territory. When that happens you may feel as if you need a new manual for yourself. It’s as if you can’t find the right button to push to make something happen. Things don’t seem to work the way they used to. It’s like you always knew how to unbutton your blouse and suddenly the buttons are in a different place. You’re scrambling and it confuses you because you feel kind of … Continued

  • Are you honouring your gift?

    I had planned to go to a training retreat in Florida. For various reasons I decided not to go. Which meant I suddenly had a week open up in my calendar. A full week with no appointments and no obligations. After watching the movie The Guardian I suddenly knew what to do with that time (and no, I am not training to join the Coast Guard ;-). In the movie Kevin Costner tells Ashton Kutcher “Honour your gift” and that touched me deeply. It made me ask myself if I was fully honouring my gift. And if I am truly … Continued

  • How to find your best time to write

    As you may have heard I have completed the first draft of my novel and am now in the process of getting it ready for publication. So I decided to share a bit of my book writing journey here and the things I learned; my best tips. In case you’re curious or perhaps considering to write a book yourself! And you don’t even have to be writing a book. Most people write something, whether it is in your Ezine, blog, copy for your website or even emails.I am already applying what I learned in other areas as well. I have … Continued

  • Are you in No Man’s Land?

    Do you know those nights where you lie in bed and can’t sleep? Something is bothering you. You may now what it is or it can just be a restlessness that won’t go away. Well, I have had my share of these nights this week. There was something going on in the physical world that could contribute to part of that worrying, but even after the problem was ‘fixed’ I had another night of tossing and turning. My jaw was clenched, I could feel the stress in my entire body, my mind kept going a mile a minute and nothing … Continued

  • The risk of feeling good

    Don’t get me wrong, feeling good is great. But there are moments where it can hamper you, when focusing on shifting your energy and feelings so you are in a positive state may, in fact, be detrimental. Feeling good is bad when: You are not acknowledging your pain Your emotions get stuck, or you stop the flow by focusing on something else You don’t learn from your ‘failure’ Bad things happen for a reason, because you screwed up or because you were meant to learn something from it. Either way you want to take a close look at what happened … Continued

  • (Nederlands) Hoe krijg je ‘vieze luchtjes’ weg?

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  • What gets me through the day

    Last week I was in Saratoga Springs, NY for a training retreat. This picture is of me and Shelly, a fellow participant and dear friend. Several of the other participants asked me how I was able to be fully present without being drained by sitting next to other people. And how I could participate without being overwhelmed by all the emotions and transformations that were going on for everyone, given that I am so sensitive. And how I was able to deal with people that drain your energy. And I told them this is really something that I had to … Continued

  • (Nederlands) De Geur van November

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  • Time to shine!

    This weekend I’ve hosted my yearly 2-day event Healing Heaven. A powerful event where participants are invited to go deep and do some intense transformational work. Of course I can’t host this and not be affected. It always invites me to go deeper as well. In the days after the workshop I felt I am invited to take another step as well. Take a new step closer to who I truly am. An ever evolving process. It reminds me of this quote from Brené Brown:“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the … Continued

  • Top 5 Reasons to Raise your Vibration

    There are a lot of benefits to raising your vibration and I’ll share the top 5 with you: 1. You will have more energy Because you vibrate at a higher level your have more access to the ‘power’ of your energetic body and thus energy flows in more freely and easily. A higher vibration increases your overall well-being as well as you can also read in number 5. 2. You will be able to feel more love As you increase your vibration you are letting go of lower level energies as fear, jealousy and anger. This opens up room for … Continued

  • Breaking the taboo [girls only]

    OK, so if you’re a guy you may not want to read this, but perhaps you should. Isn’t it strange that one of the most sacred things on this planet—creating new life—is revered, while the mechanism that makes this possible is shunned? When you’re pregnant you broadcast it to the world (after 12 weeks that is, you want to be ‘sure’—food for another article), but when a woman is having her period she’s not supposed to talk about it. I just realized that yesterday as I had to cancel my live TeleChannel because I was too dizzy to sit up … Continued

  • Are you ready for new insights?

    April is a month in which a couple of things are about to happen. The first shoots of green will continue to grow and new energy resources will be tapped into. Clarity around your goal will increase and you will be able to take steps that will bring you closer to your dream. You can expect clarity and insights throughout this month, probably at very unexpected moments and out of unexpected sources. Be sure to have pen and paper with you so you can make a note of any and all brainwaves and insights. Enjoy what nature has to offer … Continued

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  • 3 steps to less fear

    Fear is everywhere. It is easy to give in to fear. It’s much harder to take a stand and decide against fear. Fear is running most of our life, if we are not careful. Our subconscious is programmed with survival mode, meaning it wants you to steer away from anything that is not familiar. To step out of your comfort zone means stepping out of familiar territory. Your instincts are trying to keep you safe (there may be an unknown predator or poisonous berries around the corner). It is important to realize this; otherwise it is like fighting an invisible … Continued

  • Why your joy matters

    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, so little time. And then I progressed into more ease, less stress and time-pressure. But still a long to-do list and lots of “should’s”.I’ve come to realize that joy is crucial. It’s what makes your heart beat faster and puts some … Continued

  • How to break through what is holding you back

    Stuff keeps us back a lot of the time. Things you may not even be consciously aware of. It may be an underlying belief that you are not ready to take a certain step, or that it is out of your reach. Or you may have the experience that it is not safe to be fully yourself. Or you are afraid what other people might think. I know all about that. I have been more sensitive than most people all of my life. And often people told me to stop ‘complaining’. Or to just do it. Get over it. Or … Continued

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  • Find your Center with Scent

    Sometimes it is difficult to remain centered. To be fully connected to that source of wisdom and calmness deep inside you. Sometimes you are affected by life or events around you and you get out of balance. To regain your balance and be able to act deeply rooted from your strength is valuable, important. This scent can help you with that. A fragrance that touches your deepest core and supports you. That helps you grow your roots and lets you rely on that strength deep inside you. That helps you see the light in the darkness and trust on all … Continued

  • 5 steps to create your 2015 dreams

    This summer I was in New York for a training. The weekend before I was wandering around NY without any special plan, and I was drawn into the Times Square Visitor Centre. It turns out they have the New Year’s Eve Ball on display there. This ball will be ‘dropped’ at midnight on New Year’s Eve in the middle of Times Square. Together with the descend of the ball they shower confetti on the spectators. This confetti consists of coloured pieces of paper on which people have written their hopes and dreams for the New Year. I was so touched … Continued

  • Are you numbing your pain?

    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 fill your days with to-do lists or whether you start taking care of everyone else but yourself. There are so many varieties to how you can deal with a lack of self-love that the list would be endless. And the tricky thing … Continued

  • Transforming Fear with Scent

    A lot of things are ´in motion´ at the moment and I hear from several people around me that they too experience restlessness. Today I feel so restless that I have decided to develop a scent that will help me transcend fear and find the peace in myself again. Just thinking about this makes me calmer, I am now taking back control… It is important to look your fear in the eye. By running away from it you will give it more power. Look your fear in the eye and decide that it no longer has control over you. Allow … Continued

  • The secret of sensitivity

    So what is sensitivity? I believe it is a way of being. It is the ability to sense what not everyone else senses. It is the tendency to know or feel things that your mind might not be able to grasp. It is the ability to pick up on things that are going on around you. It can be a hunch, a contraction in your stomach or just a knowing. People that are more sensitive than others, like me, often feel like there is something wrong with them. I’ll speak for myself. I know that there have been years where … Continued

  • Are YOU what you need?

    It’s ‘easy’ to blame others and much harder to take responsibility ourselves. We each play the lead in our own story and it’s often difficult to accept we are the common denominator in all our experiences. Which means that when you come across the same problem over and over again, guess what? It may be you. For most people it’s not first nature to look at our own part and the role we play. We tend to look outside ourselves, not only for solutions but also for ‘who can we blame?’. Not on a conscious level of course—we’re too smart … Continued

  • Deal with stress without cracking

    People often write about flow. What is flow? According to the dictionary it is ‘to move in a continuous and smooth way’ or ‘to deform under stress without cracking or rupturing’. The latter is used for minerals and rocks mainly, but I found it intriguing ;-). I often see how we each go through our own form of stress and it often involves shifting and changing and making sure we don’t ‘break’. When there is a lack of flow in your life or in your business, although one often influences the other, it means there is an opportunity for growth. … Continued

  • The Breakdown before the Breakthrough

    You may have heard these words before. Last week I wrote it down to remind myself. Things were not going as planned or even hoped. Clients canceling, website troubles (the website was down for 24 hours before the new one was up and running), I had a bad cold (or vibrational flu) and just an overall lack of flow. I knew this was partly due to my very busy schedule and not enough downtime to relax and rejuvenate, but mostly just a reboot of the system before a new shift could materialize. I have to add that even knowing this … Continued

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  • How to increase productivity and your health (and it’s fun!)

    Your lunch is important. Not just what you are eating, most of you are aware of that, but also how you are eating it. Yes, that’s right. We are all busy and usually our To Do list is longer than we can get done today. This sense of pressure makes us feel like there is not enough time and before you know it you are having lunch behind your desk, barely tasting what it is you’re eating. Or you are skipping your lunch break all together while other days you quickly wolf down your lunch while running to get to … Continued

  • Letting go with Scent

    The end of the winter is a perfect time to let go of a few things. Thus you can make room for new things and you can take some time to reflect and realize what no longer suits you. The seasons can sometimes beautifully mirror us some processes. The beginning of spring with the fresh opening of the leaves is a symbol for a new beginning. To start something new, it is important and conducive to first let go of something old and clear out stuff. The spring cleaning is a longstanding tradition for a reason! Scent can help you … Continued

  • What do you need most?

    Deep inside sometimes you can feel a knowing, a hint of something your mind cannot comprehend but that you know nonetheless. This is what I would call eternal wisdom or universal wisdom. A soul connection to something that transcends time and space. As Shakespeare wrote: “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” And that’s something that I believe is from all times. Especially now when so much goes on in the world around us. When painful and sad things happen on such a grand scale and where we learn news from … Continued

  • 5 Major Manifesting Mistakes

    The inner creates the outer. Everything that transpires into the physical world was first conceived in thought form. The principle is pretty simple. Where things go wrong is in the following areas. This is what most often gets in the way of manifesting your desires: You are not releasing control (your tight grip slows down the process big-time.) You are dictating spirit HOW it needs to come to you (and by doing so you limit the limitless possibilities of the Universe) You are not allowing it into your energy field (and thus keep it at bay) You think you need … Continued

  • Einstein knew this

    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 tried to ignore it for a while because it just didn’t make sense. There was no logical combination with my work and I have no experience with this topic, so why should I spend … Continued

  • 3 tips that help you flourish

    Change and taking the next step is a topic that is coming up with many clients and it is also very relevant for myself at the moment. That’s why this article covers 3 tips to help you flourish so you can take the next step. 1. Decide which actions you will take today Before you dive into the busyness of your day; take a moment for yourself each morning. Ask yourself what are the 3 things you can do today that will help you take the next step. What do you need now to get further and grow? To be … Continued

  • Your #1 Success Factor

    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 confirmed what I have always known and felt. So for those of you who like your facts, here are some of the effects of happiness: Creativity triples Intelligence rises Productivity goes up by 31% 40% more likely to receive a … Continued

  • Why embracing your sensitivity is key

    These are some of the common challenges when you are sensitive: You see your sensitivity as something that is holding you back in your business You feel disconnected and unplugged from your spirituality and gifts You tend to pick up on other people’s emotions and often feel overwhelmed You can get emotional for no apparent reason You accumulate extra weight to protect yourself You may feel pain without any physical cause You are not sure how to handle your sensitivity If you recognize any of this, then I highly recommend you start mastering your sensitivity. Embracing your sensitivity really is … Continued

  • How to manage your energy in the midst of change

    A new month brings new energy. The last week of August has been very interesting for me. I had a few days off and enjoyed being outdoors at a National Park (see picture) here in The Netherlands. The weather was great and it was quite relaxing. Halfway through the week I felt the energy shift and that became visible in the physical world as well. First of all my car broke down. The mechanic at the garage said it was a miracle that I had made it that far, and when he heard where I had come from that day … Continued

  • Why feeling great makes you successful in 2013

    The New Year is approaching rapidly and I am working on fine-tuning my plans for 2013. A lot of things have changed for me this year and I intend to continue the growth of myself and my business. Being as sensitive as I am, I need to make sure that I manage my energy and match my calendar and intentions accordingly. An important question I asked myself is “What do I need to feel great in 2013?” Before I tell you the answer to my question I would like to invite you to answer this question for yourself. “What do you need … Continued

  • What is your weakest link?

    In the past few weeks I received great clarity for myself and my business during a deep internal process. I got clear on where the energy was stagnant, where things were not in the flow and where I was not having fun in my business. This lead to some important shifts and changes and helped me lay a new foundation for my business. One that is totally aligned with where I am at now. This reminded me of some important energetic truths. You have probably heard the expression ‘the chain is only as strong as the weakest link’. What I … Continued

  • 7 Advantages of Aroma Diffusers

    Aroma diffusers spread the essential oil throughout the air. The advantages of using an aroma diffuser include: 1. Purifies the air. Aroma diffusers help purify the air. Furthermore, essential oils that are added to a diffuser increase the purifying effect because they can help kill bacteria and fungus that are present in the air. Research has shown that oregano, cinnamon bark, thyme and clove bud are the strongest and most effective antibiotic oils. For example, our essences ‘Healthy Air’ and ‘Healthy Air Kids’ are designed to help purify and disinfect the air, kill germs and also stimulate the immune system. 2. … Continued

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  • Improve your Concentration & Focus with these 2 oils

    Scent can be easily used to improve your concentration and focus. Rosemary Rosemary has a stimulating effect on the central nerve system. It improves concentration and will help boost your energy. As Cathy Gileadi put it: “If you have trouble getting started in the morning, forget the coffee and try adding a few drops of rosemary to your shower gel.” Rosemary will give you more physical and mental strength. Therefore, do not use this oil in the evening unless you plan on staying up all night… Rosemary enhances your alertness and will help you concentrate for longer stretches of time. A research … Continued

  • Top 3 tips for any crisis

    I often see people panic and freeze when things are not going their way. Whether it is about a lack of money, the failure of a project, the loss of something or a simple lack of flow. I’ve seen it time and again. Perhaps that’s our old fight or flight response. But when things go wrongs and pressure starts building, we often forget the most basic things we can normally do with our eyes closed. So here are three simple yet extremely powerful reminders on what to do when you are going through a hard time. I would say these … Continued

  • All change agents are being activated

    In the past few weeks I spoke to a lot of people and I noticed that often similar themes surfaced. At this moment a lot is being activated in the energy and everyone that has a task here as a healer or change agent is being called to step forward. This call can show up in many different ways. It can be that you are fed up with your current job or work and long to do something with which you can truly make a positive difference. You may feel stuck and have the idea that no matter what you … Continued

  • You are worthy

    This is from a channel that came through a while ago. Now seems to be the perfect time to release it. Believe in yourself and you are worthy. Lots of people have low self esteem, this is due to a couple of factors: One is that you come from God (Spirit, Source, Universe, use a term that works for you) and have a vague memory of what you were able to create instantly. You are now in a physical body and hampered by that. Instant creation has not been able on planet Earth for a while now and you have … Continued

  • What do you breathe in? 3 Tips to improve air quality

    The purity of the air you breathe in is very important. Nowadays the indoor air quality leaves much to be desired. This is due to factors such as lack of ventilation, dust, bacteria, traces of fungus and pets. Research in the USA has shown that poor indoor air quality is one of the top 5 causes of health problems. Poor indoor air quality is linked with health conditions such as the development and aggravation of asthma, respiratory issues and assorted allergies. The good news is that you can easily improve the quality of the air you breathe in. These 3 … Continued

  • 3 main reasons your business is not taking off

    There are many reasons why your business might not be taking off, but let me share with you the 3 main causes I see most often. And, being totally honest here, I know these from the inside out. Because this was once me… So see if any of this is resonating for you: 1. You are playing small You are afraid to be fully visible, you are not sure if the world is ready for what you have to say and to be sure you only mention it sometimes or to certain people. Or you hint at it. Never do … Continued

  • See with your heart, not your eyes

    There is a lot going on in the world. Plenty of reasons for fears to arise, cause for worry and panic—or so it seems. We tend to look at the physical world in order to evaluate how successful we are. Not just the world at large but especially you and your own goals. Are you on track? Did you accomplish what you desired for this year? Where can you still find lack, or absence of something you want or need? And in order to find the answer we list things, we look at what’s tangible: Did I reach my income … Continued

  • Love Story #2

    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 language. And they did. She played with them and learned from them. They warned her for danger coming and protected her from the wind and the rains. She learned to shield herself and live from what … Continued

  • Your timing? Or the Universe’s?

    My book journey has been fun, for the most part. I admit there have been moments where I was ready to throw everything out of the window. But luckily those moments were sparse. I had a self-imposed deadline for my book and that deadline is TODAY! And, the book ain’t ready…. Of course I already knew last week I would be unable to finish the manuscript ‘on time’—but I secretly hoped I wouldn’t overshoot my mark by more than a few days. Alas. Yesterday I concluded that not only I would need more than this week to finish the book, I … Continued

  • Are your boundaries ignored, time and again?

    If you are reading this, chances are you are more sensitive than most people. Many people think being sensitive means being weak. I know that’s what I have thought for years. No wonder I didn’t want to be seen as sensitive—it was never a compliment. More often a complaint. I was trying to fit in and go with the masses. People told me to try harder or simply adapt. Even recently someone who is very close to me said, “Yes I know you are different, but you are the minority here so you can at least try to adapt to … Continued

  • The Key to Not be Depleted during the Holidays

    It’s the time of year where we traditionally have many family gatherings, parties and celebrations. Which is great, except when you are very sensitive. What may be enticing and stimulating to others is depleting and frustrating to those of us who easily pick up energy and emotions from others. I remember the years where I traditionally had pain in my stomach (from all the emotions from others that I simply could not digest!). I thought for a long time that it was the excitement or the food that caused the discomfort (and sometimes very intense pain). Until I realized that … Continued

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  • Are you in life’s waiting room?

    This is NOT for everyone. This is not for you if you want to be handed the answers on a silver platter.This is not for you if you don’t want to get your feet wet.This is not for you if you are looking for a silver bullet.This is not for you if you feel like whining and the whole world needs to know how bad things are for you. If you’re like me then there have been times when: you thought about giving up you thought ‘this dream must not be realistic’ so I’ll let it go you were in … Continued

  • How to stop awfulizing

    I thought I was the only one who did it. Awfulizing. Thinking of terrible things that might happen—like daydreaming nightmares. You envision how people you love get hurt or die. You imagine how this client is not only unsatisfied but will write a hate-blog. You picture vividly how you will break something vital and can’t work or give that workshop. When in truth everyone is doing fine, nobody is unsatisfied, nothing is broken. So why do it? We usually do it when things go well. And we can’t believe life can be this good. So we’re waiting for the other … Continued

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  • What to do when you are stuck

    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 the flow again. 1. Stay in motion When you feel stuck and have no idea where to turn to or what to do next we can have a tendency to wait for clarity and sit still … Continued

  • The biggest problem with relationships

    A friend of mine often says that people are in your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. And I totally agree. The problem arises in not recognizing it. (By the way, here you can see me and my grandmother, definitely a life-long relationship). We often judge the quality of a relationship by its length. A longer relationship is ‘better’ than a short one. We believe we must have done something wrong when a relationship only has a short lifespan. And we usually attach all kinds of meaning to that. We often think we came up short somehow … Continued

  • What is your hidden abundance barrier?

    If you are currently not experiencing the life of your dreams, chances are something is holding you back. Very often we are influenced by underlying programming that influences our thoughts and actions. As you may know the inner creates the outer, which means that anything that is not congruent with your inner beliefs, past experiences and assumptions will not be manifested. Because your energy simply can’t hold it. We all are operating from software that was created a long time ago. Parts of it were influenced by your childhood and upbringing, your culture, your experiences and so on. Very often … Continued

  • 3 powerful questions to kickstart the New Year

    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 to go from 2016 into 2017 it is an important time to pause for a moment and ask yourself what it is you want. In order to be able to invite in something new it … Continued

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  • The time is now

    The time is now. The time to really start doing what you came here to do. No more excuses. No more hiding out. No more playing small. Why? Because the world needs you. You have a unique gift, whether you are aware of it or not. Even if you are not sure what that gift is. I think if you are truly honest that deep down inside you have a feeling that there must be something more. There must be more to life than this. And even if you’ve already started to step into that power, if you have consciously … Continued

  • What will you take with you?

    Last week I ‘made’ this butterfly tree. I started with the icicles and suddenly stumbled on these butterflies I bought years ago. Just for fun I put one in and then decided to add more because it is such a beautiful reminder of transformation. Especially towards the end of the year comes a time of reflection. What has changed in the past year? What have you accomplished? And what are things that are still on your wish list for next year? It’s important to take a moment and look back, so then you can cast your energy forward to create … Continued

  • Why self-love is hard

    It is often easy to see something beautiful in people around you. To love them for who they fully are, to see their strengths and what they are good at. It is not so easy when it comes to seeing your own beauty. We complain about wrinkles and a little extra weight. We see what is not perfect or the way we want it to be. We see all these flaws when we look at ourselves. And from time to time you look in the mirror and think “Hey gorgeous, you did pretty well today!”. But often these instances are … Continued

  • How to Dare Greatly

    “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly… who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” I love this famous quote by Theodore Roosevelt. It is used by Brené Brown in her book ‘Daring Greatly’, … Continued

  • Gratitude blog

    I was re-reading Brené Brown’s book ‘The gifts of Imperfection, let go of who you think you’re supposed to be and embrace who you are’ and it inspired me to write this blog. I was especially focusing on guidepost #4: Cultivate Gratitude and Joy. She discovered that everyone she interviewed who described living a joyful life, actively practiced gratitude and attributed their joyfulness to their gratitude practice. Most people are aware of the importance of being grateful. Rereading this chapter reminded me that it is not only important to be aware of that but to practice that on a daily … Continued

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