Een hart, de wilgen en de Wet

In mijn bibliotheek bewaar ik een aantal boeken, die ik af en toe herlees. Omdat het boek anders klinkt, telkens als ik het lees. Zo ook de Alchemist, van Paulo Coelho. Een absolute aanrader, ook bij de tiende lektuur. Een van de gedachten in het boek trekt telkens weer mijn aandacht: Als je iets wil,... Continue Reading →

De unieke waarde van jouw eigen transformatie

Als coach ontmoet ik telkens weer mooie mensen die op zoek zijn naar transformatie van een gegeven in hun leven. Of het nu gaat om relaties, werk, zelfkennis, zelfvertrouwen, gezin,... altijd ontwaar ik in de ontmoeting van een coaching-gesprek die ander, een uniek mens met een uniek verhaal, die ook altijd een spiegel is voor... Continue Reading →

The Encounter

At the end of August I granted myself a short retreat by the seaside, a five day stay away from everything and everyone, just Me-Time. I had been looking forward to it, as I usually deeply benefit from Me-Time. And I had a surprisingly hard time to get to the point where I could enjoy it.... Continue Reading →

Connecting with your BFF

When coaching someone who is amidst of a puzzling situation, not really knowing what to do, I often suggest an approach that can be really clarifying: Imagine what advice your Best Friend would give you... It is kind of a dissociative technique, I admit. Instead of wrestling with all aspects of the situation from within,... Continue Reading →

Follow your heart – follow your dreams…

Ain't it a funny side-effect of coaching people, as I often notice: you explain to your client how taking a different perspective might clear out a dense fog, and yet if you're plain honest with yourself, you have been stubbornly holding on to some perspective yourself, getting lost in the fog alltogether. So that's a... Continue Reading →

The HourGlass

Sometimes we find ourselves struggling with something awkward. We may think it is something outside ourselves, and yet when looking consciously, we can always find how we put ourselves through a lot of stress simply by the perspective we take towards what happens in our lives. Nevertheless, we surely are Going Through Hell sometimes. And... Continue Reading →

Kitten vs lion

Some of you might already have come across this image: A cat looking in the mirror seeing a lion. The message accompanying this image often is: What matters is how you see yourself. And the idea is great. It is true, what matters is how you see yourself. However, put this way the message still... Continue Reading →

Doors of Happiness

"When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us." (Helen Keller)

Avoiding needless suffering

Don't take anything personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering.  -  Don Miguel Ruiz

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