Why I take an annual summer retreat (and you should, too!)

August 8, 2022

I’m taking my annual summer retreat so you won't see much of me on here ;-) (I usually take four weeks off in August). But I felt inspired to share this personal story, that led to the decision to have my annual time-off. When I only had my Flowerdoctor website with the line of essential oil essences I had created…

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The power of left & right brain to merge head & heart

July 27, 2022

I started out using mostly my left brain. I did my MBA in the US, then I started my corporate marketing job. Even though there was quite a bit of creativity involved, it was mainly about the numbers. Of course, when it came to an ad campaign the work was more creative but mostly my job was both practical and strategic …

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How water increases your productivity and memory

July 18, 2022

We're having a few extremely hot days here in The Netherlands (and in many other places as well) so that reminded me of some research I quoted in my book Radiant. You probably know staying hydrated is important, but did you know this: "A mere 2 percent drop in body water can trigger fuzzy, short term-memory trouble…

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How I finally became whole

July 13, 2022

Coming out of the spiritual closet allowed me to let all of myself be present. For most of my life I had only focused on my rational side. That’s how I was successful in life—I have a good brain and I’m very practical. Then I opened what felt like this door to the entire right side of the building that was …

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Coming out of the spiritual closet

July 6, 2022

Once I learned I was more intuitive and sensitive than I thought, I dove into learning all about my sensitivity and intuition. I went to various workshops to educate myself. One of those was a combination of the creative work and the more intuitive work I was moving towards. It was at the Creative Problem Solving In…

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The #1 thing I learned about being in the flow

July 1, 2022

A very exciting part of my education, that became the gateway to discovering so many more of my abilities as an intuitive mentor, was when I trained to be a facilitator for brainstorming sessions. I learned a lot of skills and techniques that have served me well over the years. But most importantly, I learned how to po…

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What does being triggered tell you?

June 15, 2022

A trigger tells you that something in you is being provoked. That whatever was said or happened, triggered a response in you that feels unpleasant (to say the least). Chances are your reaction to what happened is out of proportion. You are either very angry, hurt, frustrated, annoyed or sad. These emotions are …

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I was dying inside

June 1, 2022

I did all the things that I thought were supposed to make me happy… but I wasn’t. I got the corporate job, the brand-new house, the handsome husband. I was working in corporate marketing and even though I enjoyed my job, I was exhausted and drained. Then I was offered an opportunity to run a local boutique I …

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How do you get burned out?

May 25, 2022

You get burned out by doing a little too much, too often—for too long. Thinking you can manage. Because that’s how it happens. Nobody gets burned out on purpose. We suffer from burnout because we think we’re different. We think we are stronger or have more energy. Or we think we don’t have a choice. Bu…

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The thing that changed everything when it came to my energy levels

May 20, 2022

For more than eight years I had vague complaints of fatigue. Complaints that preceded my burnout and never went quite away afterwards. From time to time I went to see a doctor and they would check my blood and other stats. Every single time they concluded that I was totally fine. Except I didn’t feel it. Until …

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