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 [...]

Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you.

Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you.

Some decisions we take in a blink of an eye. Others feel like they are the most important ones we have faced so far. This article is about the moments in our lives when we find ourselves on a crossroad and we struggle to make a choice about which direction to go next. Sounds familiar? [...]

Be patient and trust your journey

Be patient and trust your journey

This article is a celebration of my second year writing anniversary. But what I am trying to convey with it is the importance of moving in the direction of our dreams by defining specific goals and being patient and persistent in their realization. My writing journey began in June 2017. Since then, I can proudly [...]

Nice girls don’t get the corner office

Nice girls don’t get the corner office

In January my husband and I were shopping for a present for the daughter of friends of ours. While paying at the cashier, my attention was immediately grabbed by the title of the following book: Image available via Google images Lois P. Frankel, a bestselling author, executive coach, and an internationally-recognized expert in the field [...]