This is it!

This is it! - Flip This quote is from Flip, who used to be my massage therapist. It's a quote that's bigger than life. It's one of those A-ha moments. In 2011, we were sitting in my living room discussing my very first retreat for which I had 'hired' him to provide massages to the participating women and he asked me what my vision for the retreat was. I was a bit baffled. Of course I had a vision for the retreat. It was just the first time that anyone had asked me that. So I went on to explain a [...]

2020-01-24T11:09:03+02:00January 17th, 2020|

Reward yourself out of procrastination

Whenever I have an idea for a new project, a retreat for example, or a new online course, I get all excited. I have the initial idea in my head and talk to all sorts of people about it. I start researching, gathering information. And then, somewhere in the middle of this, procrastination hits me. I get lost in my research, pretend that surfing the web is research..., find reasons why my idea won't work... Sound familiar? Well, let's get to the bottom of that. What is Procrastination? Procrastina [...]

2019-06-25T08:39:52+02:00June 28th, 2019|

What to do when you’ve lost your way

You have been to a retreat, or a vacation, or it's the end of the year, and you've made all sorts of resolutions during that quiet time on how you will improve your life when you're back into daily routine. And it worked. For a while. For weeks, months even, you have been doing great, implementing what you've learned, sticking to your plan and keeping your resolutions. But after six months (or even three weeks :-)) some cracks appear in that foundation. Routine kicks in. Life happens. Shit happe [...]

2018-11-29T18:32:17+02:00April 6th, 2018|

Does lack define your life?

When I grew up, we did not have a lot of money. We were not poor mind you. We went on holiday, had decent clothes and enough toys to make us happy. We just never seemed to have enough money for extras, nice things you want to have when you're a kid. My dad was born during the second World War into a family of 10 boys and 4 girls. So no nice things for him except maybe a luxury orange at Christmas. For me, as a kid, these nice things represented books. My parents are no avid readers and could not [...]

2018-12-03T15:48:12+02:00October 13th, 2017|

51 insightful ways to find happiness and live a purposeful life

When you ask people what they really want in life, most of the time happiness is in their top three list. Happiness is not easily defined as it means different things to each one of us. Lately though, more and more research goes into that direction and people seem to be more mindful about the simple pleasures in life. Living in the now is no longer just a new age term someone wrote about in a self help book. So if we all want it, why is it so hard to get? You can't buy it (or actually, you CAN a [...]

2019-01-09T11:02:03+02:00July 14th, 2017|

Action gives your Decisions legs

When you have done all the background work to make a conscious decision – a choice – it won’t do you much good unless you act on it. Remember the story about the woman in the Italian gelateria who couldn’t decide what flavour she wanted? I use this example to help women see that they don’t have to live life reacting to everything in overwhelm mode. You can live with intention and BE who you want to be. I described the first 3 steps in the Create Your Life steps process. If you missed it, you can [...]

2019-01-09T11:35:04+02:00January 30th, 2017|