No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted

Aesop When was the last time you received something without being asked for anything in return? When was the last time you did something for someone without expecting anything in return?   The end of the year is the time of Thanksgiving, Sinterklaas, Christmas and this article is a reminder to all of us to [...]

Hello failure, let’s be friends!

Hello failure, let’s be friends!

This article is for those of us who want to succeed but hate to fail. I am sharing with you in a few steps how we can adopt a more positive perspective of failure and even make friends with it. Curious for more? Continue reading! Step 1: Redefine failure What comes to your mind when [...]

No time for what is truly important to you?

No time for what is truly important to you?

Time is something we can never have enough of. The more we want to do, the less time we have left. Managing our time in a way that gives us an opportunity to focus on what is important to us is crucial not only for our success in our areas of interest but also for [...]

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift

quote by Bil Keane In June 2016 my parents came from Bulgaria and visited me and my husband in The Netherlands for a week. One day we went to Wassenaarseslag, one of the beaches near The Hague. This is when I took this photo of the beautiful sunset. Besides the beauty of the sunset, it [...]

Sometimes the fear won’t go away, so you’ll have to do it afraid

Sometimes the fear won’t go away, so you’ll have to do it afraid

In 2016 we went skiing in Mayrhofen (Austria) with a group of friends. Although I have been skiing since I was six years old my skiing skills were finally put to a serious test: the Harakiri Run. With a grade of up to 78 percent, you can get shivers by just looking at the slope. [...]

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step

This quote is often erroneously attributed to Confucius, but it is actually by the Chinese philosopher Laozi and in Chinese it should look like this: 千里之行,始於足下 (or at least according to Wikipedia). What it means is actually that even the longest and most difficult ventures have a starting point. Well, let this article be the [...]