4 Steps To A Great Attitude Of Gratitude

Did you know that being grateful has great benefits for us entrepreneurs? Scientific studies have shown that gratitude is associated with greater mental & physical strength, better coping mechanisms & higher self-esteem, & even better sleep – (more…)

7 Ways To Flow Into Fall

With the winding down of summer, nature’s settling down & preparing for the winter. Before she retreats, however, nature thoroughly celebrates her harvest time, releasing her bounty of summer gifts & making way for new growth to be sown & nurtured. With her abundance of colors & still-kind sunlit days, I’ve always found autumn a wonderful time to re-establish routines & set new goals in life & business. I’ve already seen a good few autumns coming in & love to share my top seven tips for flowing into fall: Acknowledge your Abundance. It’s time to sit down with nature, collecting all the goodness the year ...

Beat The Monday Blues Before Breakfast

Did you know that on Monday… people complain – on average – 12 minutes about the fact it’s Monday…. people laugh for the first time around 11.15 am… people between the age of 45 and 54 suffer most from the Monday blues… and yes, 50% of the people going to work experiences the Monday blues? Fortunately, I'm not one of those people & you don't have to be either! You can easily beat your Monday blues. How? By starting your Monday mindfully! Yes, you know I'm a BIG FAN of mindfulness - MINDFULNESS SO WORKS! Here are my 3 top tips to beat the Monday blues before breakfast & ...

3 Ways To Lift Your Mood In 2 Minutes

We all have them - these days that wake up & just feel moody & mentally drained. Instead of dragging yourself out of bed & hitting up the coffee pot - which might help too, if only for a minute - here are 3 mini meditations -  or mindful moments as I call them -  that lift your mood in 2 minutes to a calm, creative & productive state, making you flow through your day with ease & joy:   Empty The Trash Waking up with a full day ahead of you? Feeling you're already obsessing over what is to come, worrying, stressing... while ...

3 Steps To Ensure Your Best Ride Ever!

'Life’s a journey – enjoy the ride' Yeah, that’s what we so often hear. But in reality… let’s face it. Entrepreneurs like us are fiercely motivated & extremely goal orientated. Our gaze is usually focus-fixed on the horizon, scouting our next milestone in life & bizz. Of course we do celebrate the leveling up, the milestones when reached… but be honest now… are we ever really enjoying our current view? Are we ever really enjoying our ride? As high-achievers it’s so tempting to skip the essential part of our journey – the enjoyment, the wonder, the delight. And that’s a mistake. It really ...

Fire Up Your Results With This Smoking Hot Mindset Tip

When journaling, setting intentions or practicing gratitude, do this in your own native language - it really amplifies the results! As a non-native speaker (I'm Dutch) living in English speaking countries so speaking & writing English all the time (even dreaming in English!) I used to also do my mindset work in English. (more…)

A Lesson On Life & Death

The summer of 2006 I went out to the Himalayas as a volunteer teaching in a small monastery for nuns and it changed my life. Living on a remote mountaintop I met 20 of the most incredible courageous women – well, girls at that time - who built a tiny monastery for nuns with their own hands. In search of Buddhist education in their predominantly Hindu environment these girls had the guts to go against all social grains and pursue their life’s purpose to pray, study and work for the benefit of all sentient beings. My initial visit that Summer turned ...

5-Minute Reset Buttons To Beat The Daily Overwhelm

Feeling a bit worn out, depleted - despite loving what you do?  It happens. Life around us gets hectic – especially at the workplace. Demands from all sides, we get caught up in it, disconnect and spread ourselves thin. Know that feeling? So how to avoid coming home in a state of slouch-on-the-couch? Take a 5-minute reset during the day. Instead of using your precious evenings to get rid of the daily demands, the overwhelm, why not try a 5-minute reset during the day to bring you back to your starting place, into the now? Here’s my top 5 of reset buttons ...

Crush Your Doubt And Fear For Good

Mostly full of expectations and plans, we might run into fears and doubts along the way. No problem, this happens to all of us - I just finished off quite a bumpy week myself. And funnily enough those fears and doubts mostly stem from ourselves. Fear of not doing a good-enough job, doubts of not be able to ‘pull it off’. For me counting my blessings and practicing gratitude - acknowledging all our gifts, experiences, accomplishments and being grateful for all in our life - is a most effective anti-dote to those creeping feelings that keep me stalling and undermine me from stepping into ...