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NOTES TO SELF

Het verschil tussen angst en intuïtie

Onlangs ontving ik een mooie vraag: 'Hoe weet ik het verschil tussen angst en intuïtie?'. Wanneer spreekt je intuïtie en wanneer is dat wat je ervaart een bijproduct van onderliggende angst of andere emoties, onbewuste overtuigingen of ons ego? Het beantwoorden is...

Wie zou je zijn zonder je verhaal?

Gisteravond was ik bij een seminar van Byron Katie in de Rai in Amsterdam. Misschien ken je haar van haar beroemde werk en vele boeken rond: The Work, een krachtige methode voor zelfonderzoek. Want binnenin treffen we onze belangrijkste leraar: ons Zelf. Met mooie...

Je balans bewaren in een hectische tijd

Begin 2009 begon ik aan een cursus zenmeditatie. Wekelijks schoof ik zwetend en hijgend (en meestal nét te laat) aan bij een fijne avondmeditatiegroep. Het was mijn rustpunt in een vaak 60-urige werkweek op kantoor. Waar ik voor allerlei corporate klanten en merken,...

Inner Flow Online Retreat

De reis op Bali met mijn gezin in april en mei heeft zoveel mooie indrukken achtergelaten en inspiratie gegeven. Spiritualiteit en de verbinding met de natuur hangen daar in de lucht, zijn verweven met dagelijkse bezigheden. Ondanks alle drukte en bedrijvigheid van...

Respect voor je eigen ruimte

Afgelopen weekend mocht ik deelnemen aan een bijzondere training Systemisch Werk onder de bezielende begeleiding van mijn eigen coach. Nu valt er heel veel te vertellen over systemisch werk, onze wonderlijke onderlinge verbondenheid en de sjamanistische technieken die...

De kracht van het samenkomen

De mensen op Bali geloven dat het leven onstaat vanuit de harmonie van tegengestelde natuurkrachten en dat het leven erdoor wordt gelouterd. Daarom hechten Balinezen aan alle polariteiten evenveel waarde, zonder oordeel. Het licht én het donker worden gerespecteerd en...

Follow Your Inner Nomad Challenge

From March 28th until April 7th 2016 almost 900 like-hearted people joined the Follow Your Inner Nomad Challenge (Dutch). An 11-day online challenge, with daily theme videos, affirmations, guided meditations (audio) and creative exercises to inspire our inner journey,...

February’s Intention: I commit to my inspiration

This time of year, nature shows us it’s of utmost importance that our seeds of new ideas, new dreams and desires receive a lot of attention – both literally and figuratively. By protecting and sustaining them. Only with this commitment, these seeds will be able to...

The wisdom of January: Renewal & Rest

Maybe you experience this month as somewhat messy, disorganised or chaotic. This time of year suggests that when we take enough rest, we will know exactly what is good and right for us.   We could rediscover ourselves, as it were. From our essence, new forms are being...

A shift to freedom: 5 questions for intuitive entrepreneurs

Earlier this week I joined a business gathering where intuitive entrepreneurs were coming together to build an ‘intuitive year planning’ and set intentions for 2016. For business-related projects, I’m used to working with very left-brained approaches. But I must...

You, me and infinity

Last week, I celebrated my 37th birthday. The first present I received, was my son’s fiery scratch drawing of a sunflower. Without seeing the connection, we decided to go to the exhibition of Vincent van Gogh and Edvard Munch after breakfast. As we made our way...

You are what your deep, driving desire is

I'm still enjoying the afterglow of a splendid weekend retreat of Bentinho Massaro at the beginning of this year here in Amsterdam. Or shall I say, an awesome time with like-minded and like-hearted people from all over the world. Some of my notes I want to share with...

The natural function of hibernation

I have been hibernating in the past weeks and strongly feel this reset of a new year. Of new beginnings. New lives. Do you feel the shift that is happening? This is a time where I find my myself both excited by new visions that are sprouting in my heart and at the...

A resolution for 2016: I accept my power

We have the ability to heal our lives and it is necessary we know that. We often think we are helpless, but that's not true. We always have the power of our thoughts, our awareness and the choices we make. Am I using thoughts to consider myself a victim? Am I being...

The power of the heart

Until recently, medical science thought that the heart was a mechanical pump. New research has shown that the heart is much more than we thought. The heart has neurotransmitters that influence the higher thinking in the brain. It contains 70.000 brain cells, yet...

3 Ways to stay true to yourself

Feeling overwhelmed sometimes, in the fast-paced stream of everyday life? As if your energy is scattered all around the place and you don’t know how to jump back into your own natural flow? The one that is yours. Where you feel at home, at peace, in one piece. Where...

Dancing with polarities

Our entire life is going through a natural rhythm of contraction and expansion, of movement and rest, of light and dark. If we surrender to the natural rhythm of life, we consciously return to our balance and start to remember the stillness within. When we take the...

3 Benefits of keeping a journal

I have come to experience journaling as an essential part of my personal growth journey. Reading back in my writings, helps me to see the interconnectedness of my own themes, efforts and insights. It puts in perspective where I am now. We often think we know...