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(Re)connecting to emotions – scary or adventurous?


I used to think that emotions were annoying, useless and non-productive. I was so focused on achieving results, that I became a master in ignoring and repressing my disappointments, hurts, sadness and other negative experiences. However, repressing emotions not only takes a lot of energy, but it also prevents you from feeling positive emotions.

(Re)connecting to emotions – scary or adventurous?2019-07-21T04:21:05+02:00

Transitions – Inspiration Shot May 2019


Sometimes everything suddenly changes. The transition from one state of being to another rarely seems to be gradual. I don’t know why the transition to something new is usually a shock.

Transitions – Inspiration Shot May 20192019-07-21T04:19:18+02:00

Heartbreak in Jordan (2019)


My trip to Jordan turned out completely different than planned when my relationship unexpectedly disintegrated on the first day. I combine this very personal story and life lessons with Jordan travel tips in this blog.

Heartbreak in Jordan (2019)2019-07-21T04:21:37+02:00

Home – Inspiration shot April 2019


Is 'home' a location or a feeling? Inspiration shot April 2019 Whenever I hear "home is where the heart is", I joke that "home is where the wifi is."  'Home' is more of a feeling than a certain place for me. What does home mean for [...]

Home – Inspiration shot April 20192019-05-13T05:20:51+02:00

2019 Curaçao tips


Since 1994, the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao has had a special place in my heart. Every now and then I organize workshops or retreats on the island. After my recent writing retreat in March 2019, I discovered many new places, which I will share in this blog.

2019 Curaçao tips2019-07-21T04:23:40+02:00

Real Estate secrets


I discovered that real estate investing can be very interesting and accessible, even for location independent people.

Real Estate secrets2019-07-21T04:23:11+02:00

Look at the world through somebody else’s filter – Inspiration Shot March 2019


If you and I walk down the same street, we will see different things. There are lots of details and we make different analyses and come to our own conclusions. That’s why I like social media so much: when someone posts authentic things, those posts reflect how that person sees the world.

Look at the world through somebody else’s filter – Inspiration Shot March 20192019-07-21T04:27:04+02:00

Financial freedom – Inspiration Shot February 2019


Do you need to make money before you can be free and follow your passion? Or is it better to actually turn what you are passionate about into something profitable to achieve that freedom? It’s a chicken and egg dilemma. I have always been a huge believer in doing what you are passionate about – because that doesn’t feel like work. But to be honest, I notice that many people experience financial worries that may take away some of the pleasure.

Financial freedom – Inspiration Shot February 20192019-07-21T04:26:28+02:00

Why Curaçao?


Every time my plane is about to land on this island in the Dutch Caribbean, my heart makes a little jump. For more than 2 decades I’ve had a love-hate relationship with this special island, but in the end, the love always seems to win. No matter how sure I was that I never wanted to go back, as soon as the airplane doors open, the warm, humid wind embraces me and I know I am home.

Why Curaçao?2019-07-21T04:25:58+02:00