Life, love and what truly matters

Life, love and what truly matters

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Life is always full of surprises, some good, some not so great. Sometimes life is turned upside down when you least expect it. That is exactly where I found myself…

Mid-year check-in

Mid-year Check In

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Summer is officially in full-swing here in Europe. The streets of Amsterdam are packed with tourists, the canals are simply stunning and generally the pace of life here has just…

Are you having enough fun?

Are you having enough fun?

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“Huh? What? Of course!” you may think. And if that’s you, my friend, I’m not talking to you. I live with someone who will prioritise fun in life over any…

How to become more resilient when life is hard

How to become resilient when life is hard

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Life can be difficult sometimes. It’s part and parcel of our existence. Our lives are in constant flux, we experience the highs and the lows in a constant ebb and…

How to receive gracefully

How to receive gracefully

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Until we can receive with an open heart, we can never really give with an open heart. – Brene Brown For many of us, it’s easy to give. We give…

Witnessing the self through meditation

Witnessing the self through meditation: I am pure joy

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It’s quite the revelation isn’t it? To sit down, be still and feel the words ‘I am pure joy’ come up. I wasn’t sure what I was going to find…

Meditation: Enjoy the Silence

Meditation: Enjoy the Silence

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When is the last time you sat in silence? Removed from the everyday hustle and bustle, and created a space to sit and be still, to meditate? To observe your…

The doorway to confidence is vulnerability

The doorway to confidence is vulnerability

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Life is a daring adventure. Or nothing at all. – Helen Keller Life is an adventure, or that’s how I like to see it. It’s just that once in a…

How to live with more intention

How to live with more intention

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I’m incredibly lucky. I’m in beautiful Bali, a place that allows me to operate from a well of peace and calm. It’s one of the key reasons why so many…

The Power of Intentional Living

The Power of Intentional Living

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As we bring in the new year, there’s been quite a bit of reflection and soul searching for many of us. It’s almost a must-do at this time of year,…

How to put self-care into practice

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Hello lovely one, While we’re still hard at work on the new website and finishing up some exciting work for this year (more to follow soon!), I wanted to share…

On the importance of shifting the mindset around self-care and investing in the most important asset you have, your health and well-being.

Self-care for the givers – shifting the mindset

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Self-care is a topic that keeps coming up in my coaching sessions that I really wanted to take the time to address this in a range of blog posts. I…

Rise and Stand Up: Thoughts on what we can do against the feelings of fear and separation, and step into the light.

Rise and stand up

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I’m sitting here behind my laptop, still reeling from the recent US election news. I had a whole different post planned for this week, but at the moment it just…

On what sets people who say yes to life apart, and what we can learn from them.

How to open up to the adventure of life

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In the last couple of weeks, I’ve had some inspiring encounters with a different kind. The YES people, consisting of T, one of B’s good friends, and our new neighbours…

On coming out under the cover of busyness and finding intention and focus in slowing down.

The Busyness Trap and how to slow down

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Busy, busy, busy. We’re addicted to it. We’re addicted to doing. As if the doing or the busyness gives us meaning and stature. We’re busy, filling up our calendars with…

On the importance of not letting fear hold you back from living

What would you do if you weren’t afraid?

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It’s one of those typical coaching questions, but I had forgotten how immensely powerful it was as Carl, my own life coach, asked me over lunch one day a little…

Change: How to get comfortable being uncomfortable

Change: How to get comfortable being uncomfortable

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Resist the urge to breathe. And try that for a couple of minutes. I can hear you thinking, why would you? The thought of not being able to breathe would…

When intuition comes knocking

When intuition comes knocking….

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…. And you don’t open the door. The call wasn’t a surprise. Somehow I had been anticipating that something was going to go wrong with our newly rented house. There…

The Sensitivity Rollercoaster: Tips and tricks on managing sensitivity

The Sensitivity Rollercoaster: tips on managing sensitivity

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Wow, my love, it’s been a while since I’ve posted. I went back to Amsterdam, and sitting down to write just wasn’t on the programme. It was a much needed…

On the need for vulnerability, reality and the perfect imperfection of our lives.

The perfect imperfection of life

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Hello beautiful, How are you? First up, some awesome news! Hanna & I  pulled together all the nuggets of wisdom from our online New Year’s challenge for you in an…

On changing your mindset on fear and how to invite it into your life as a guide.

Saying YES to fear

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As a Belgian national and a global citizen, it feels awkward to post this on the day after such horrendous events have taken place in Brussels. My heart truly goes…

Notes on a discovery voyage of yourself and how this leads you to finding your purpose.

Hello, did you find my purpose?

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Hi there gorgeous, hope the weekend is off to a beautiful start for you. Received some great feedback on last time’s post (thank you, it’s so nice to hear from…

Finding Your Purpose, It's so overrated!

Finding your purpose, it’s so overrated!

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Living in a place like Canggu that attracts people from all over the place, we get to meet lovely souls along the way, just like we did when we met…

From dreams to possibilities

From Dreams to Possibilities: Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year lovely! For those of you who joined in Your Life Journey 2016 – a huge massive heartfelt thank you! It has been such an awesome and heartwarming…

Your Life Journey 2016, a free 10-Day Online Challenge to create vision and insight for 2016

Your Life Journey 2016

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Hello lovely, It’s here, drumroll please! Hanna Bloemhof and I are so very pleased and excited to announce the arrival of Your Life Journey 2016, a FREE 10-Day Online Challenge to…

You Are Enough

A Manifesto for Enough

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A little while ago I posted a photo with 3 magical words: You Are Enough. And when I let those words sink in, it was as if a wave of…

Nae's Inspirational Reads and other gems

Nae’s weekend favourites

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Hello lovely, Just wishing you a great weekend, wherever you are and sending you some weekend reads to curl up with. Enjoy! Absolutely love this question: What would you do if…

CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS, CHANGE YOUR WORLD

Change your thoughts, change your world

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Hi there lovely, How are you? Just saying hello from a rainy Bali, the rain season has officially arrived, a welcome break from the heat! And a great time to…

Nae's Inspirational Reads and other gems

Nae’s Weekend Favourites

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Hello my lovelies, I read. A lot. Seriously, you could easily put me on a deserted island with a pile of books and I’d be perfectly happy for a long…

Boost your happiness and start building your dreams! Join the 30-Day Happiness Challenge!

Ready to take on your dreams? Join the 30-Day Happiness Challenge!

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At the risk of sounding a little cliché, I don’t know what happened to 2015, but October is here folks and she arrived a lot sooner than I thought! So…

Self-care 101: what not to do

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Hello again from the Island of the Gods! Sitting at my desk in Bali again after a whirlwind trip to Europe. It’s been so nice to see much loved and…

Tales of life, from Amsterdam to Bali

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Homeward bound to Amsterdam for the first time in 5 months, this seemed like the perfect time to reflect on our time so far in Bali. While I’m so excited…

On the other side of fear: the land of possibility and growth

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Firstly, a big thank you to all of you who have helped me with my coaching challenge. From Amsterdam to Bali, New York to Buenos Aires, I’m so grateful and…

The P-word

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Hustle. Get Shit Done. Welcome to the Grind. The last weeks have been ones filled with hustle and getting shit done. All driven by my Coaching Challenge: getting 50 sessions…

The Big Challenge, Game on!

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It’s been a week since I’ve been back from my Coach training with the ever energetic (some might say slightly hyper-active :)) and wise Carl Massy and his beautiful cheeky…

I’m coming out

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So did I get your attention? Before you all start wondering about the status of my relationship, I can assure you that we are as happy, or perhaps even happier…

Shine baby, shine!

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So there it was, the word Shine. Yep, I had picked my word for 2015. Lists had been made, reflection had been done. I had read a lot of the…

Little known facts…

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So for you to get to know yours truly a little better, here are some things not a lot of people know about me: I can be really insecure, and…

Universe

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Some nights you will feel like there are a thousand galaxies exploding in every inch of you and you are burning too bright to ever be looked at directly, and…

So here we are…

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Gosh, so what do you write about on your very first blog post? Great, writer’s block on your very first page. Seriously? Glass of wine, candle lit. Here we go….