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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At first, I hated being highly sensitive

May 11, 2022

I’m a sensitive soul. But it took me until my late twenties to discover I’m a highly sensitive person. I used to feel weak because I had to say “no” to certain things. I was often drained and exhausted and I felt different. When I was on vacation or on a trip there would be those key moments where I said …

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Is being a highly sensitive person bad?

May 9, 2022

I guess that depends on who you ask—and at which stage in their personal development ;) If you had asked me twenty years ago—I would have told you that being a highly sensitive person (HSP) is awful. That being a sensitive soul (as I prefer to call HSP’s) is exhausting and frustrating. That it limits what you …

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You can stop pretending.

April 29, 2022

Last week one of the participants in my Carriers of Light Mastermind asked why she felt resistance to this new phase in her journey. The inspired message we received was so powerful that I felt I had to share it with you, too. Because I feel the world needs us to show up fully—not just with the parts that feel acc…

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Your body speaks. Are you listening?

April 15, 2022

Our body speaks to us all the time. The question is: “Are you listening?” Our physical body tries to get our attention by sending us constant signals. These signals start off subtle: a feeling of discomfort, loss in energy or simply a sense that something is off. When we ignore these first warning signs, our …

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What are the first signs of burnout?

March 15, 2022

I was suffering from burnout at the age of twenty-four. Looking back, it wasn’t a matter of if I would run into that brick wall, but when. My father-in-law had passed away a few months earlier and his loss had hit us all hard. Being the only in-law made me feel not just responsible for the well-being of my boyf…

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Why our past stops us from seeing the present

February 9, 2022

Living in the present—and being fully in the moment—is one of the hardest things for humans. Or I should say for most adults. Children seem to excel at being in this moment. What often takes us away from the now is either worry about something that might happen, or revisiting a past event. Last week an intera…

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Why we need hibernation, too

January 31, 2022

We often forget—or perhaps ignore—the fact that we are tied to the seasons. Our body is connected to the rhythm of this planet. The more we move in sync with our natural rhythm, the more we will reap the benefits from a balanced body. In winter, nature slows down. Everything is happening beneath the surface. …

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How to have more energy in the winter

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 …

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