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|

This crazy little thing called friendship

A few years ago, I let go of one of my oldest friendships. We had known each other since kindergarten. I wasn't her best friend. That was someone else. They exchanged handwritten letters daily and were always glued together. I admit I was a bit jealous of that. I was friends with both of them but always felt kind of like the 5th wheel. We became close friends in our teenage years however, when we started going out and partying. This was mainly due to her brother who was older and had a car. But [...]

2019-04-02T08:56:25+02:00April 5th, 2019|

A girl went into a bar…

The other night, I was out for dinner with my friends. We had planned to go dancing. But over the course of our meal, one by one they dropped off. Too tired, getting up early the next day... It's interesting what happens when you have been looking forward to something and then it doesn't happen. I live in a village in the middle of nowhere with one one access road still standing. Apart from work and my women's workshops and events, I do not meet a lot of people. So the prospect of going out in t [...]

2019-02-26T09:35:54+02:00March 1st, 2019|

Hollow interaction versus meaningful connection

How often do you have meaningful conversations in a day? If I look at my day, it starts with getting the kids up and asking them if they slept okay. The answer to that is usually a grunt or a hand gesture meaning 'I'm not awake yet'. Sometimes they do tell me about a dream they had. Sometimes I tell them about a dream I had. And then it's rush rush down the brush your teeth and get dressed list. At work, the day starts with 'Good morning, how are you?' answered by 'Fine and you?'. Sometimes foll [...]

2018-12-11T09:20:52+02:00December 14th, 2018|

The powerful circle of a happy life

The other day I had an epiphany! I had the striking realisation that I am at the right place at the right moment, that what I do makes sense and has a purpose and that I am blessed with a wonderful circle of people supporting me in my journey. A few things contributed to that moment. The physical thing. I had an amazing Reiki session with my dear friend and spiritual sister, who always makes my body talk so that I can understand and puts all the wheels and cogs turning in the right direction aga [...]

2018-12-03T15:47:18+02:00October 27th, 2017|