Money & Spirituality, and your mission in this revolution of global awakening.

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My clients sometimes struggle with bridging the worlds of spirituality and business. They have bold and brilliant ideas about saving the planet, but cringe around the idea of making their mission something they can live off. For example, Jade, who’s name I’m sure you’ll hear much of in the future, has the plan to completely change the way we live by “redesigning every facet of modern human life to create a new standard for living that is radically sustainable, accessible, … Read More

This is what I believe.

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When I just started my blog, a dear friend of mine recommended me to write a ‘this is what I believe’-article, because they’re so powerful. It scared me, because I wasn’t really sure what I believed. The idea to permanently (as far as blogging is permanent) commit to a set of ideas freaked me out. But that was before I had my experience.   Since my experience, which I’ll reveal to you in a bit, I’ve been dying to tell … Read More

Why I stopped caring about being gifted.

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I found out that I’m gifted at a quite unfortunate time. It was right after I had moved to the U.S. last year. The reason that I consider this unfortunate is not just because I missed out on a decade of potential gifted education and a lifetime of understanding myself better.   It’s because moving to the States was already hard enough.   When my husband’s request for a residency permit in my home country of the Netherlands was denied, we … Read More

I’m on a mission: on the power of surrender to find your purpose.

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  I’m on a mission. I’ve always known I was meant to do something important. When I was younger, I simply thought I was going to be very successful. Now I know I’m meant to do something greatly important for the world. And the longer I think about that, the more I realize that that however motivating it is, it doesn’t make me unique. I assume every single person has at it’s highest purpose something that greatly benefits the world, … Read More

Going with the Flow of Life

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There is a continuous balance between your external and internal phase, or doing and being, or your yin and your yang. I often feel it as an ongoing switch between me being either in Student-mode or in Teacher-mode. Last year I started living more in sync with nature’s cycles; I took a long holiday to ‘hibernate’ in December, I’m naturally syncing my menstruation with the phases of the moon, and I made Spring my time for new beginnings with omniwonder.   The more I’m … Read More

Why curiosity is a necessity for open-mindedness and a kinder world.

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To test your open-mindedness, let me ask you a question. Imagine that I were to show you a picture of an angry and intimidating looking Arab guy with a big beard. What do you think? What is the first thing that comes to your mind? Is it the word ‘terrorist’? If the first thing that came to mind is something along those lines, that’s okay. What?! When I say that that’s okay, I mean that it’s not your fault. This … Read More

How overcoming the fear of death helped me overcome my fear of life.

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When my aunt passed away a couple of years ago, I fought the grief and confusion the way I know best: by drowning it in information. I read everything I could find about lungs, oncology, death, and even funerals. In my search for answers I stumbled upon a book by Irvin Yalom called ‘Staring at the Sun‘, about his experiences with helping clients overcoming their fear of death.   Besides the mere soothing of recognition, I learned a great deal about the … Read More

Why you should treat your partner as a guest.

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Take a second to think about the things you want to change about your partner. Little things that annoy you. Any built up resentment you have.   …   Now smile if you can’t think of anything. (And keep reading if you wish you smiled.)   The best advice I ever got about loving relationships is to be the best partner you can be. To forget about everything that he or she does, to forget about anything you want to change. … Read More

How to get rid of your fear of the future.

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I have lived a pretty unconventional life so far. I have a tendency to aim for goals that seem way out of reach, making me show up in situations you wouldn’t always expect. I have started many projects and pursued innumerable passions. I have chosen directions and strayed right off those paths. I have traveled when it made more sense to stay home and study, and I’ve spent my hard-earned money where it made more sense to save it up. … Read More