sticky January 20, 2022
Winter is a time of year where we naturally have less energy because there is less sunlight.
You might know this. But do you act accordingly?
I had to remind myself this week, as I was working on the final edits of my book Radiant: How to Have All the Energy You Need to Live a Live You Love
It's my experience …
December 6, 2023
It’s been said that 90% of disease are caused by stress. According to McKinsey Health Institute, globally one in four employees are experiencing signs of burnout. Stress hormones weaken the immune system, increase aging and the risk of (chronic) disease.
If you're curious about the most common signs of stress, the…
November 13, 2023
It's "Workplace Stress Week" here in The Netherlands. A great moment to share some of the first signs of stress so you can take action before you undermine your health.
Here are some common signs of stress:
You often get a cold or headache
Chances are your br…
September 29, 2023
I enjoy helping people to navigate interpersonal challenges at work. Clients like to bounce situations off me—I help them get clear on the other person’s perspective.
We make so many assumptions, most of which are negatively colored. When we look at it from a neutral perspective, we see a misinterpretation or a …
September 20, 2023
It’s interesting how as we grow up, we are taught so many things but rarely do we learn something as fundamental as taking care of our well-being.
It never really occurred to me that you had to recharge, I was always busy doing things and kept going as there was always enough to do.
Sure, I would sit down and w…
July 19, 2023
I’ve learned to block off vacation weeks in my calendar. I know when I don’t put those chunks in first, they get squashed—because there is always plenty to do.
Because I consciously schedule my time off, I thought I could check the box “vacation covered.”
I make sure that (ideally) every six weeks I hav…
June 28, 2023
The inspiration for this post came to me a few minutes ago. You can listen to the original audio of 2.5 minutes at the bottom of this page or read the typed out version below 😉.
Everything is a choice.
It might be a subconscious or unconscious choice but everything is a choice.
You have twenty-four hou…
June 12, 2023
If you've ever been (on the verge of) burned out—or if you know someone who went through that experience—this might be worth reading...
There’s a lot of shame around burnout. It often feels like a failure. I know that I felt like I had failed—I shouldn’t have ended up in burnout.
I felt like I did somet…
May 23, 2023
We’re social creatures. We adapt. That’s how we survive. But what if you've adapted so much that you’re losing touch with who you truly are?
What if you’ve become so good at sensing what other people need and what is expected of you that you’ve adjusted yourself to the point that this desired behavior has …
May 5, 2023
The majority of results stem from our energy, not our actions. I believe the 80-20% rule applies here as well. I know that’s not how most of us behave, nor is it what we’ve been taught. Instead, we spend the majority of our time taking frantic action to try to influence the remaining 20%.
We like taking action a…
April 12, 2023
I have a natural eye for detail and I have very high standards, often higher than many other people.
That reminds me of what my marketing manager said at the time: What’s 80% for you is 110% for most people. You don’t need to put all your time and energy into the final 20%. Stop at 80% and everyone’s overjoyed…