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“You can find inspiration in everything. If you can’t, then you are not looking properly.”

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Thinking differently/ Paradigm Shifts – Inspiration shot May 2020


At the end of February I left the Netherlands for a few weeks to run a writing retreat and some workshops in Curaçao. I traveled with just my small carry-on luggage. Who would have thought that I would only be able to return to the Netherlands three months later, after spending almost two months in Miami? Traveling in this time and age is an adventure.

Thinking differently/ Paradigm Shifts – Inspiration shot May 20202020-12-15T12:35:55+01:00

Life in captivity – Inspiration shot April 2020


Who do you think are best equipped to handle the current lockdown and quarantine; people who are used to 'captivity', such as the elderly, refugees and people formerly in hiding, or people who are used to a lot of freedom, such as digital nomads? Strangely enough, it turns out that the latter group (which I consider myself belonging to) deals better with the current situation than some other population groups.

Life in captivity – Inspiration shot April 20202020-05-27T10:08:04+02:00

A different perspective on freedom – Inspiration Shot April 2020


Worldwide quarantine offers us the opportunity to take a new look at things that we normally take for granted. I have written about freedom many times, and it is usually along the lines of “Enjoy the world while traveling, making your own choices, etc.” Today, more than ever, it turns out that real freedom is in your head and not so much in your circumstances.

A different perspective on freedom – Inspiration Shot April 20202020-05-27T10:08:10+02:00

First aid in times of Corona


Are you finding it difficult to make it through these strange times? We all face challenges, but there are also plenty of opportunities. This is a short 'newsflash' with inspiration, humor and examples of some unconventional ideas

First aid in times of Corona2020-05-27T10:09:02+02:00

New Adventures – Inspiration Shot February 2020


Do you know that feeling? That you are on the cusp of something new, something exciting, something that makes your heart beat faster? That special energy that makes you completely radiant when you talk about it? So excited that others are ignited by your enthusiasm? I have that feeling now!

New Adventures – Inspiration Shot February 20202020-12-31T11:34:36+01:00

Friction – Inspiration Shot January 2020


While I was roaming the French Alps last week, I was able to control my speed by controlling the amount of friction between my skis and the snow. I realized that slowing down by creating friction in this way is actually wasted energy. Tesla has a better solution: when you brake in their electric car, the friction that is created is captured and used to charge the battery...

Friction – Inspiration Shot January 20202020-05-27T10:09:55+02:00

Feeling Alive – Inspiration Shot December 2019


“Turn it around, get it done, feel alive!” Many of my previous inspiration shots were about changing perspective and about productivity. This time I’d like to dive into ‘feeling alive’. You know, those moments when you feel 200% alive, when you are really present, when all your senses seem to explode.

Feeling Alive – Inspiration Shot December 20192020-05-27T10:12:55+02:00

Friendship – Inspiration Shot October 2019


Some say that friendship is like a train journey: people get on, people get off. A few stay until the end. This month there were a few events enabling me to catch up with people I have known for 30 years.

Friendship – Inspiration Shot October 20192020-05-27T10:13:24+02:00
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