energy

Why gossiping is bad for you

We have all done it. At work. With friends and family. Even with strangers. Gossip. It’s probably the number one topic after the weather. It generally makes for easy conversation. Why do we gossip? Feeling of superiority When you feel bad about yourself, talking bad about someone else can make you feel superior. Part of the group If everybody else is gossiping or spreading rumors, you tend do the same thing in order to fit in. Attention When you know a secret, or are the first person to hear a [...]

2018-10-15T15:02:01+00:00October 19th, 2018|

On bending a spoon

I may have told you before that I was in London recently, attending a workshop by the famous Elizabeth Gilbert (she wrote Eat, Pray, Love). And after that workshop I flew on to Dallas to meet my wonderful friend Laura, who I knew had attended on of Elizabeth Gilbert's workshops, this one however with the equally famous Martha Beck. So Laura told me that Martha made the whole room bend spoons. And I was like: what??? So Laura showed me. And I tried. And I couldn't. And I sat with it. And the next [...]

2018-07-10T11:03:31+00:00July 13th, 2018|

Are you being eaten by energy vampires?

It seems that lately, all I talk about is energy. I held a workshop on it recently. I wrote a blog post about it last year. My friends and clients all seem to be lacking energy. I myself have slowed down a lot this year and made sure I got enough rest. And yet... We are still tired, tuckered out, stressed, energy-less. How come? Besides all of the above (awareness, stress, slowing down, resting etc) I believe there is one other big enemy: Energy vampires (as my friend Nicole calls them). We were [...]

2018-06-12T08:52:51+00:00June 15th, 2018|

Am I in love?

There's a book I have been reading on and off lately. It's called The Book of She - Your Heroine's Journey into the Heart of Feminine Power I have a kind of love/hate relationship with this book. Similar to back in the days when I read the book 'Women Who Run with Wolves' People were raving about it, suggested I read it. I did, or let's say I tried. But didn't really 'get it'. Much of this She-book is in line with what I coach my clients on. Some of it is a bit too 'spiritual', too 'feminine' to [...]

2018-05-12T09:17:15+00:00May 18th, 2018|

The less routine the more life

ROUTINE: a course of normative, standardized actions or procedures that are followed regularly, often repetitiously. You get up in the morning, prepare and eat breakfast, brush your teeth, dress, take the car and drive the same way to work. Routine. It is safe. It is a no-brain activity. Those of you with children know that such a peaceful routine hardly ever exists in the morning. Child does not like the jam on the bread, wants the bread cut in small squares, shoes are missing, runny nose needs [...]

2018-02-12T13:54:19+00:00February 23rd, 2018|

Do you have an accountability buddy?

Some time ago I met up with the women who attended one of my retreats. We spent some time reviewing what has happened since the retreat. I had asked every woman 3 things: What have you accomplished since the retreat (added a habit, etc - this can be small or big - it's all about celebrating little successes!...)? What has really changed (just a bit or big time) since the retreat or what have you come to understand better since then? What  do you really struggle with (small or big)? It was such a [...]

2018-01-23T09:11:18+00:00January 26th, 2018|
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