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Know Thyself!

Getting to know yourself is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself. Paying attention to your thoughts, your feelings, to the bodily sensations created by these same thoughts and feelings to increase your awareness. If you know what direction your thoughts are leading you, if you’re aware of the tension these thoughts may […]

What’s your chemical soup mix?

Photo Els ‘t Hooft: used with permission One of my favorite parts in giving a workshop or training, is when I get to the ‘chemical soup mix’ part. I truly believe that when one understands what is going on physiologically, as a result of a stress reaction, then we’re more inclined not to let our […]

Feeling Safe, Feeling Valued, Builds Trust

Why are these qualities needed to ensure that employees flourish? What is it about these basic human needs that makes it so important for organizations to recognize how toxic the environment is without them? Much has been said regarding the importance of trust in the workplace, in building relationships that thrive. Yet trust remains elusive […]

More Thoughts about Thoughts

(image by Ymind.nl) The influence and power of the quality of our thoughts is such an important topic, that I decided to share some thoughts more about thoughts with you. I first published a post on this topic here. Every day we are subjected to a huge dose of negativity and fear-based news. If it’s […]

How Full is Your Battery?

Image courtesy of Ymind.nl “People spend too much time finding other people to blame, too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being, and not enough energy putting themselves on the line, growing out of the past, and getting on with their lives.” J. Michael Straczynsk My newsletter/blog is all about […]

A New Day: A New Chance

We’ve entered a new calendar year. Fixing our eyes forward, I’m wanting to share with you some inspiring words of wisdom to enter 2018 with a different mindset, a different perspective, and perhaps with more grit and creativity. New Year’s resolutions, goal setting, and good intentions are on almost everyone’s minds. We know that the […]

Holiday Needs in Your Time of Need

For many of us, the holidays, which are fast approaching, are a stressful time. Holiday stress manifests itself in a multitude of symptoms due to a variety of causes. Here is a tip that can help you celebrate the coming days in full holiday cheer: behind any one of your energy draining stressors, lies one […]

The Focus on Stress in the Workplace

Mid-November 2017, many Dutch organizations participated in the Week of Work Stress, dedicated to raising awareness on this topic. It appears that much needs to be done to better equip employees in responding to stressful challenges. According to TNO, stress is the number one organizational sickness. They also report that 36% of absenteeism in the […]

It’s all about resiliency: Communication

First published by I am Expat 13 March 2013 The problem Have you ever been guilty of reading someone’s mind, assuming you know what the other person means? Have you created fiction for yourself from something you heard someone say? Have you jumped in, offering your two cents worth, not knowing the whole story and […]

Recovery + Renewal = Resiliency

(Image by Ymind.nl) What would happen if you were to take your car on the highway, press the gas pedal to the floor and drive without slowing or stopping? I think we could make a safe bet that sooner or later, your car would run out of gas…at worst, you could possibly damage the engine. […]