My grandmother has just recently suffered a severe stroke from which she will never really recover. I live in Amsterdam and my grandparents and father live in Portugal, so I had to travel to help out and if I could I would seriously consider acting as their live-in caretaker. To me, it seems very simple. … More Death, The Untouched Topic
In the spring of 2015, I was stepping up and putting myself completely out there – I launched my first online & in-person empowerment course. It was such a journey and after a successful coaching practice I felt the calling to provide a space of healing and learning in a group setting. I wrote about … More The Phoenix Rising Course; Holding My Own Space.
Spring is Mother Nature’s wakeup call. “Rise and Shine,” she orders. The Earth awakens in the solar radiance. The living energy, which has stayed hidden underground during the long, deep sleep of the dark season, now shifts and starts to stir. And so do we. After months of inward contemplation and holiday indulgences, we are … More I Am Ready To Spring Ahead!
According to Zen Buddhist Thich Nhat Hanh, without suffering through the mud, you cannot find the happiness of the lotus. Without the grit, there is no pearl. When we know how to suffer, we suffer less. So the secret to happiness is to acknowledge and transform suffering, not to run away from it. It is … More No Mud No Lotus
Have you ever experienced times when you go through just one bad thing after another? When things go wrong no matter what you do? Sure you have because it happens to everyone. You are not alone, and that’s why I am writing about this because I just went through it. I experienced a few small … More Learning to Roll with the Punches
Once upon a time, there was a party girl…. I’ve had quite the transformational years. I went from being a party girl in Amsterdam—owning a concept bar with an art/music/fashion platform and therefore out every night—to a girl who meditates on a daily bases and holds space with Sacred Medicine. I knew I needed to … More From Clubbing To Chakra’s
If you believe the phrase you are what you think, then life truly unfolds from your thoughts. But we cannot rely purely on thoughts; we must translate thoughts into words and eventually into actions in order to manifest our intentions. This means we have to be very careful with our words, choosing to speak only those … More Affirming My Love
It’s beginning to look a lot like… Winter and these months can be dark, cold, and long… It is easy for us to become vulnerable during the transition period between the Fall and Winter seasons. And the accompanying holidays can be a particularly difficult time of year. Shorter days, seasonal depression, reminders of past traumas, and other challenges can … More Time To Welcome The Winter In Me
The first meaning that comes to mind when I say Tough Love, is that this expression is used when someone treats another person harshly with the intent to help them in the long run. But is it really that simple ?… or does it actually depend on the person perspective? Lately, I’ve been seeing examples of ‘’Tough … More Forces Of Tough Love
Whether you’re fed up with what you’re doing now or you really want to improve your existence, you can make an instant decision to change so that you can enjoy a better, more rewarding life. Changing your life around is a journey, but you can handle it, life is all about making changes and grow.