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Recovery + Renewal = Resiliency workshop

Napolean Hill: “Life either rides or is ridden. It never stands still. What choices you make determine whether one becomes the horse or the rider.” This 2.5 hour open registration workshop is for you if you are experiencing emotions like frustration, irritation, anger, or fear more than you would like. Learn how to develop smart strategies for […]

Recovery + Renewal = Stress 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. […]

DISCover Engaging Communication – open registration

Communication is much more than the words exchanged: each of us has different behavior styles, filters and judgments which influence the effectiveness of our communication. DISCover the power of different styles.  Connect – smarter and better. Develop smart strategies for dealing with stress. Communicate with more clarity. Give meaning to your interactions. Meet the challenges […]

More thoughts about thoughts

image by Ymind.nl Last year I wrote a newsletter article about thoughts. The influence and power of the quality of our thoughts is such an important topic, that I decided to share more thoughts about thoughts with you. Every day we are subjected to a huge dose of negativity and fear-based news. If it’s not […]

A Reflective Moment

Photo by B. Farrell I wonder why it seems important to step back at this time of year and reflect over what the year has brought… Somehow I’m drawn to doing this. Even though I know, as in the words of my husband, that ‘every day is the start of a new year’. By the […]

Holiday cheer!

Here is a definition of stress that just might help you through the upcoming holiday season: Stress is a reaction people have when excessive pressure or demands are perceived. It arises when we believe we are unable to cope. Pressure is not Stress. Stress is what we do with that pressure in our minds. Knowing […]

Develop Smart Strategies to Stress Less

Why do we all suffer so much? Why is there so much suffering in the world? This past week I heard these questions in an interview with Dr. Mark Hyman M.D. It set me to thinking. What happens when we turn these two questions around: How can we thrive? How can we help create a […]

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 […]

What’s in a smile?

It turns out … a lot! We can turn it up, and turn it on in a split second. It’s an instant pick-me-upper. I don’t feel like smiling, you say? Do it anyway. You will feel better. And if feeling better isn’t on your agenda, then do it to increase your creativity and your logical […]

Hi! I am your champion by Dr. Henk Fransen

My story as translator: In 2004 I was loaned the Dutch version of this book to read by a very dear friend, Martie Gerus. I found it good enough to purchase a copy for myself so that I would always have it on hand. Unfortunately however, as with so many good books, it found its […]