November 11, 2016

When I stepped outside this morning to walk my kids to school, I was delighted to feel the cool air on my skin. If you live in Texas, you know that this is a real treat. The sun was shining, the kids were chatting away, it was a beautiful morning! After I dropped them...

October 22, 2016

I did an art project with my daughters (10 and 6) today. We made a Dream Board. Before we got started with a poster board, scissors, glue and lots of magazines, we talked.

We talked about what they love about their life right now, and what they dream of, you know, what...

October 12, 2016

WHAT HAVE YOU (ALREADY) ACCOMPLISHED TODAY? 

Do you know the “where did the day go”-feeling? It’s when you’ve been very busy all day, but at the end of the day your To-Do-List is still half a mile long….pfffff….! You wonder what exactly you DID get done today. You end u...

September 30, 2016

Before you go to bed tonight and finish the workweek, I dare you to reflect on the following:

  1. Think of “Three Good Things” that happened to you today

  2. WHY did those things happen to you today?

Why you should try it? 

Martin Seligman, commonly know as the founde...

September 20, 2016

This quote inspired me to invite you to do some self-reflection!

  • What are you (day)dreaming about? What is your vision of a satisfying, successful and balanced life? In Toni Morrison’s words: if you could "fly", what would you be doing?

  • What is holding you bac...

September 8, 2016

Volte-Face

A British photographer recently shot a series of photo’s which he named ‘Volte-Face’. He visited numerous famous tourist attractions all over the world, like the Taj Mahal, the Mona Lisa and the Statue of Liberty, and did something unusual. He pointed his cam...

September 8, 2016

Picture This

Today I got to witness a simple, yet powerful example of how doing something out of your comfort zone can result in personal growth. 

Just take a moment to imagine this:

We're visiting a new waterpark close to home and I'm at the top of a gigantic multicolore...

September 8, 2016

Intro

It's Friday night. Bryan Adams is performing in an open-air pavilion in Houston. I'm surrounded with friends, the crowd is uplifting, the white wine is refreshing. Even though it's only April, the night air feels pleasantly warm.

The doubts I had about this evening...

September 8, 2016

Train Your Brain

So…in Part 1 and Part 2 of this blog we learned that believing in your own effectiveness (= self-efficacy), having optimistic expectations, and the experience of positive emotions are some of the factors that contribute to our wellbeing and happiness, a...

September 8, 2016

Before you start reading, make sure you read Part 1 of this blog! 

The Power Of Our Brain

We all have expectations. About many things. Sometimes we expect the best, other times the worst.

Did you know that our expectations influence how we feel and behave? And did yo...

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