Equinox: uplevelled self-care needed!

sticky September 20, 2019

This time of year you need to pay attention. The autumn (or spring) equinox is around the corner—depending on which hemisphere you live in. The week before and after the equinox our immune system is at its lowest. As the seasons change, our physical body changes with it. So it's extra important to take good care…

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This is why my work means so much to me

March 8, 2023

I love seeing what is set in motion for clients when we start working together. Clients usually have something specific they want to work on and that’s what we’ll start with. Then inevitably something unexpected happens in their personal or professional life and what we focus on evolves. Just like life always chang…

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How to get ready for that next level in your career or business

February 22, 2023

Things can shift much faster than you think. One example that comes to mind is a client who was a referral after coming up against some issues in a project at work. She wanted to know how to deal with people who are so completely different, who you don’t understand. When she came to me, she wanted support with her…

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How to abandon the invisible ‘shoulds’ that are impeding your happiness

February 6, 2023

I recently heard that 95% of the time our subconscious runs the show. That means that the programming we received during the first seven years of our life calls most of the shots. The problem is that all these beliefs and behaviors we’ve adopted are running on automatic pilot—without us consciously filtering or …

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3 crucial questions to make this your best year yet

December 29, 2022

Another year has almost gone by. It feels cliché but time does seem to go faster and faster. I know there's a scientific explanation for that: the older you get, the less new experiences you have which makes the passage of time feel more rapid. In the spirit of personal growth I like to reflect on the year and deci…

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5 tips to reduce stress and avoid burnout

December 20, 2022

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. Here are some common signs of stress: Physical signs: …

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Why being in survival mode damages your health

December 6, 2022

A large part of my life I lived in survival mode. I kept pushing through because I thought that was expected of me. Plus it was similar to what everyone else was doing. It never occurred to me that I was only getting by and trying to get through another day. Until I realized that I had to make a change because my bo…

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Why your emotions are the gateway to more joy and flow in your life

November 22, 2022

We’re often too busy to pay much attention to how we’re feeling. When we’re on a deadline, it seems our emotions can only get in the way of a good result. Over the years I learned the opposite is true. After the early stages of my personal growth, once I had sorted my physical health and took myself off aut…

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Are you one of these four people?

November 15, 2022

Burnout is one of the things we're often convinced won't happen to us. That's what I thought too, right up until the moment the doctor told me otherwise... Reports released yesterday by the Dutch bureau for statistics CBS and TNO show that 1 in 7 employees is coping with burnout complaints. Globally that number is e…

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I never thought burnout would happen to me

November 7, 2022

My parents had warned me I was doing too much. I thought they were being obnoxious. I was convinced I was doing fine. I was running on adrenaline (though I didn’t realize it at the time) and as long as I kept going there was no problem because I didn’t even have the time to wonder about that. One Friday at…

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One of the most fun things I ever did

November 1, 2022

Writing my Young Adult Fantasy novel Poisoned Arrow was one of the most fun things I ever did. One of the hardest, too. The idea came to me when I lay in bed one night—right before I fell asleep. These three sentences came to mind: They do it again. I’m so tired. Did I turn them on? I got up and wrot…

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