7 simple ways to unwind and take time for yourself

7 simple ways to unwind and take time for yourself

This month I will be sharing with you 7 ways that help me restore the balance in my life when my days become too overwhelming. February was not an easy month. Especially now when it’s been almost a whole year of a world pandemic and home isolation. I don’t know about you but I tend [...]

2020 was not that bad after all

2020 was not that bad after all

Today is the last day of 2020.  Probably many of you are already preparing for the New Year’s Eve celebrations, looking forward to the end of a year most probably none of us has ever anticipated. While you may be dreaming of a brighter 2021, I would like to encourage you to take a moment [...]

Outwitting the Devil: The Secret to Freedom and Success

Outwitting the Devil: The Secret to Freedom and Success

This month’s article is devoted to a provocative book that I read over the summer called “Outwitting the Devil: The Secret To Freedom And Success” written by Napoleon Hill. The book has made me see “the Devil” in a new light and has helped me watch out for tricks used by “the Devil” which I [...]

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.

Quote by  Anais Nin I was talking with a friend recently and she told me she admires my courage and confidence. This conversation left me quite surprised and made me think about the long way I have gone to get where I am right now. I have not always been courageous, let alone self-confident. For [...]

Three years of writing. The journey continues…

Three years of writing. The journey continues…

June is reserved for celebrating yet another writing anniversary. This June it’s been three years since I published my very first article on LinkedIn (A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP). A great opportunity to look back, reflect and share with you my experience from the past three years - my [...]

Lessons learned while being “locked” at home

Lessons learned while being “locked” at home

Today it’s been exactly 46 days since the corona virus lockdown has started in The Netherlands. These 46 days mark one of the most challenging periods in my life. In my previous article on this topic “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade” I touch upon the challenges of two full time working parents taking [...]

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade

It’s unbelievable that the world as we know it has changed drastically in less than a month. How many of you remember a period when schools, cafes, restaurants and hotels have closed doors for an indefinite period of time? All major sport events and tournaments, including the Olympic games in Tokyo, have been canceled or [...]

A meaningful activity a day keeps the burnout away

A meaningful activity a day  keeps the burnout away

This month’s theme was inspired by an interesting article* that argues that working less might not be the most useful advice when it comes to avoiding and/or recovering from a burnout. Finding meaning in what you do is another important factor in the equation that would keep you away from a burnout. Since no one [...]