When it is Time to Withdraw

Sometimes you have to do something from love and not with love. What I mean by that will become more obvious throughout the post.

Reflection: On being vulnerable

When you are a frequent reader of my blog, you know that I am rather open about my life and my feelings, and emotions. I was not always like that. When I was young, I was the opposite. I was very closed up trying to fight out everything with myself. That didn’t really work out…

Reaching out to an old friend

We meet so many people in our lives. Some stay with us for a long while, some are just brief acquaintances, and most are somewhere in the middle =). The benefit of our connected world is that it is easier to find and, well, connect with old friends again. Today, I spoke with a friend…

Is Happiness an inside job?

You might have read it somewhere as an inspirational quote: Happiness is an inside job. But is it though?

How to Improve our Friendships

2014 I was facilitator of a specific conference (I wrote about it here) and I met a lot of new people there. One of them was a woman from the Philippines who is living in the Netherlands. We met there for the first time and didn’t really talk before, during the preparation process. Afterwards, we…

36 Questions to fall in love – XX

I think it is only fair that you get to know me a little bit better to understand how I think and how my brain works in order to put my writings into perspective and to draw your own conclusions. This is why I, once about every ten days, answer one of the questions from…

36 Questions to fall in love – XVI

I think it is only fair that you get to know me a little bit better to understand how I think and how my brain works in order to put my writings into perspective and to draw your own conclusions. This is why I, once about every ten days, answer one of the questions from…

Who is in your offensive line?

The term offensive line comes from American Football. The players forming the offensive line have one job: protect the quarterback. In our lives, it is almost impossible to do and achieve everything on your own. We all need an offensive line.

Ode to a good friend

A good friend is worth kingdoms. Probably more, as no wall on earth, no matter how beautiful, can give you the same support, as a good friend. A good friend will give you comfort, when you need it most. A good friend will challenge you, when you need it most. Often, a good friend knows…