“The Future Depends on What You Do Today”

Why is self-compassion so important?

It is a reality that no matter how hard we try or how successful we are, there will always be someone that is richer, thinner, smarter, someone that makes us feel small in comparison. And in our modern world failure of any kind seems to be unacceptable. The end result… Continue reading

Impostor syndrome – true or false?

Does it ever feel like your family, friends or colleagues are going to discover you’re a fraud and that you don’t actually deserve your job and accomplishments?

Don’t feel alone! According to an article published in the International Journal of Behavioral Science, about 70% of people experience these impostor… Continue reading

An ocean of opportunities…

Welcome to my first blog for 2021!

When asked what you see around you, it would be far easier to identify and see all the problems, obstacles and things that do not work. It is much harder to see the solutions and opportunities. Why is that?

Seeing the problems, obstacles… Continue reading

At the end of the year…

At the end of any year it is normal to be filled with many emotions: perhaps you are filled with sadness after the loss of a loved one, perhaps you are grateful that 2020 is almost done and dusted, perhaps you are excited about how well things turned out.

All… Continue reading

Finding a lasting solution

Earlier this week a client told me: “The end of the year is fast approaching and I still have so much to do; it feels like I have nothing to show for 2020. I just hope 2021 will be better…”

The problem with this statement is that we have said… Continue reading

Addressing stress

Stress has become the illness of our time! So many people experience stress and the global Covid-19 pandemic has even further increased the average stress levels.

At one point or another most people experience stress; this is absolutely normal. What isn’t normal is prolonged stress that might cause permanent damage… Continue reading

Pause…and reflect

Research has shown that since the various lock-downs were imposed many months ago, most working individuals have worked much harder and much longer hours than before. This, coupled with the choice of not taking leave, mean that most working individuals have not paused to reflect in a very long time.… Continue reading

Taking leave, even during lockdown…

For many of us leave means: Going somewhere. With the various lockdowns all over the world, these breakaways had to be cancelled or postponed which resulted in a number of us not having a single scheduled break since the beginning of the lockdown. Is that healthy?

Medical doctors have seen… Continue reading

What is it with all these negative emotions?

The world has been telling you to bottle up your emotions your entire life. After all: Cowboys and Cowgirls don’t cry!

Suppressing your emotions may spare others the discomfort of having to deal with your feelings, but keeping it all on the inside can cause way more harm than what… Continue reading

Do I love myself?

You must have heard it before: You need to love yourself. So, what does it mean to love yourself? How do you do it? And is it ok to love yourself; is that not awfully self-centred?

Let’s first understand what self-love really is: It refers to our ability to hold… Continue reading