How to have a stressless Christmas

December is around the corner and it's usually a month where people run around like headless chicken. Finding presents for their loved ones. Getting the right tree and decoration. Preparing and decorating the house. Planning dinner. Finishing the year off on many levels. Make resolutions As you may have guessed, I am not part of that crowd anymore. Because I came across this quote some time ago and it spoke to me on so many levels. All the issues, sadness and difficult situations I've had in my [...]

2019-11-26T09:01:42+02:00November 29th, 2019|

The Charlie Schulz Philosophy

The following is the philosophy of Charles Schulz, the creator of the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip. You don’t have to actually answer the questions….just ponder them. 1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world. 2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners. 3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America pageant. 4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize. 5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress. 6. Name the last decade’s worth of World Series [...]

2019-04-16T08:39:49+02:00April 19th, 2019|

Do you have a tribe?

On my vision board for 2018 there was a big word: TRIBE. A tribe is viewed, historically or developmentally, as a social group existing before the development of, or outside of, states. Many people used the term "tribal society" to refer to societies organized largely on the basis of social, especially familial, descent groups (see clan and kinship). A customary tribe in these terms is a face-to-face community, relatively bound by kinship relations, reciprocal exchange, and strong ties to place. [...]

2020-02-10T22:08:32+02:00November 30th, 2018|

We all break down sometimes. It’s okay!

A few years ago, around this time of year, I had a serious breakdown. Yes, happens to the best of us, even me. The first day of school had gone well. I was proud to have pulled it off again without forgetting half the stuff the teachers always request you have ready on the first day. The kids were happy, had no homework. All honky dory. The next morning, all hell broke loose. The boys were fighting constantly, didn’t want to get dressed or brush their teeth, were moaning and whining about ever [...]

2018-11-22T19:10:42+02:00September 28th, 2018|

You are AMAZING!

  I have a group of wonderful girlfriends. I call them my tribe. These women are all very different. In age, in looks, in personality, in passion. Whenever we are together, the following ALWAYS happens: We drink wine. We laugh a lot. We hug. We support each other. We listen. We share our innermost thoughts. We show our vulnerability. We nod and say ‘me too’. We ask provocative questions. We cry. We tell the truth. We create a safe haven. We are real. All these have one thing in common : the [...]

2018-11-22T19:14:36+02:00August 24th, 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|