Meditatie, natuur en stilte nodigen je uit om te zijn met wat er vanzelf is, en de rest weg te laten. Dat is soms nog een hele kunst. Het kan zo aanlokkelijk zijn om de leegte direct te vullen met gedachten, beweging, geluid enz. Maar in de loop van de tijd heb ik gemerkt dat de stilte juist ging roepen, en dat de natuur haar rijkdom en immense wijsheid juist toont als ik me ervoor beschikbaar maak. Meditatie helpt me om in mildheid te kijken naar alles wat er is. Niet alleen in aangewezen momenten, maar juist als levenshouding.
Dit artikel maakt deel uit van de reeks 3 dingen die mijn leven veranderden (en mijn onderneming voeden): Persoonlijk leiderschap Bewustzijnswerk (lees je nu) Meditatie, natuur & stilte Bewustzijnswerk Bewustzijnswerk is innerlijk werk waarin je [...]
Persoonlijk leiderschap is je vermogen om je eigen gedrag en reacties te bepalen. Een innerlijke houding te kiezen die ondersteunend is aan jezelf. Keuzes te maken afgestemd op je eigen waarden. In helderheid en harmonie te leven met jezelf en je omgeving. In contact te zijn met je diepste, vrije kern en van daar uit te handelen.
Je kunt persoonlijk leiderschap ontwikkelen door je angsten aan te kijken, door te onderkennen hoe je jezelf saboteert en nieuw gedrag aan te leren, en door beperkende overtuigingen en gevoelens te vervangen door helpende overtuigingen.
Als ondernemer ben je allereerst natuurlijk mens. Je komt jezelf steeds tegen in alles wat je doet. Waarschijnlijk draag je nog wat oude angsten, beperkende overtuigingen en littekens met je mee. Ik in elk geval wel.
Gelukkig zijn er manieren om daarmee te werken. En als je dat doet, dan gebeurt er iets ‘magisch’, wat juist helemaal niet magisch is maar universele realiteit: alles begint in je voordeel te werken. Je ziet je missie helder voor je, beren op de weg veranderen in aaibare knuffeltjes en je dromen komen uit. Huh?
Delicious and simple. (You can make this recipe with plant-based milk and coconut 'yoghurt' OR use 1 can of organic fairtrade coconut cream without emulsifier. Use the coconut water from the can for the pudding [...]
A perfect example of a vegan dish which has everything you need in a healthy diet. Vegetables, legumes, nuts: fibers, vitamins, healthy carbs and fats. Different textures ensure a rich meal experience! 3-5 small sweet [...]
Or, as the Italians would say: PATATE SCHIACCIATE. But that second word looks pretty daunting so I'll leave it at potatoe crush, because that's what happened to my beloved when he had his first bite [...]
"In 2020, the pandemic-induced lockdown measures around the world slowed human activity down. As a consequence, the date of Earth Overshoot Day – when humanity has used as much ecological resources as the planet’s natural [...]
“In zoverre een aandoening veroorzaakt wordt door stress, in zoverre kan hij worden teruggedraaid door ontspanning.” Dat zeg ik niet alleen, maar vele holistische gezondheidswerkers en óók de Harvard School for Mind Body Medicine. Deze [...]
Huilend: "Neeeeee! Ik wil een PANNENKOEK!" "Ja, jij wilt een pannenkoek." Zachter huilend: "Jaaaaaaa." "En je krijgt nu geen pannenkoek. We eten straks thuis stamppot. Wil je nu een boterham?" "Ja." Wait, what? Really? Ik [...]
I love bread, especially wholewheat with lots of seeds. Really good bread tastes best with only olive oil and salt, some salted butter or even just as it is. At my daughter's kindergarten, they bake [...]
In een prachtige samenloop heeft zich juist nu een tinyhousebouwer en -adviseur bij mij gemeld om zijn website te maken: Joris Boons van My Tiny Home. Hij heeft eerst mijn online cursus Impact met je [...]
Wie mijn blog volgt, weet dat we hopen in te stromen bij een gaaf ecowonenproject: het tinyhouse-initiatief van CPO Calimero. In deze blog een paar essentials en links voor wie meer wil weten. Beuningen energieneutraal [...]
"Hebben jullie nog steeds interesse én voldoe je aan alle voorwaarden? Dan willen we voor 1 december een voorstelvideo van jullie hebben van maximaal 2 minuten!" Dat was zo'n beetje de afsluiter van de grote [...]
De online bijeenkomst van het tinyhouseproject van Calimero in de Ecowieck in Ewijk was voor ons tegelijk een groot succes én een teleurstelling. Een succes omdat het goed georganiseerd was, soepel liep, informatief en levendig [...]
Oh, dat klinkt verschrikkelijk: je kind laten lijden. En wat ik natuurlijk vooral niet bedoel, is dat je je kind wat aandoet. Maar wat als je kindje is gevallen, pijn heeft, geschrokken is en huilt? [...]
Als je bekend bent met ademwerk, heb je waarschijnlijk wel eens gehoord van de bewuste verbonden ademhaling. Je kent het misschien onder een andere naam, maar de basistechniek is deze: 1. Ontspan je kaak, open [...]
In this enlightening and entertaining video, you'll see The Work by Byron Katie applied by a woman who holds strong grudges towards the meat industry. She quickly realises how her negative thoughts are preventing her [...]
Did you know that only breathing IN requires effort? Breathing out is simply a release. How it works: Breathing in, the diaphragm contracts, pulling down into the belly, creating a vacuüm in the lungs which [...]
"You get what you expect in life, not what you want." - Jean Liedloff A beautiful video about nurturing your kids with proximity, touch and the crucial practice of letting them explore the world by [...]
A little while ago, a friend had been cradling our then 13 month old daughter as she was struggling to sleep. "She required nothing but complete presence," he said afterwards, "or she would cry." Indeed, [...]
Pondering the unspeakable And how to speak of it A thought comes: Life gave me life Water pouring into water Snap Visionary imagery Curtain radiant with being Then stillness - Timeless unity One an instant [...]
Breastfeeding is a beautiful moment between me and my baby. A precious moment to rest, connect, and exchange. During breastfeeding, there is a direct energy connection between the baby and mother. Skins touch, hormones soar, [...]
One of my teachers, the beloved Ananta Kranti, was liberated while doing time in a Japanese prison. The intense regime and extremely limited freedom led her to finding peace within herself, a limitless place underneath [...]
A couple of days ago I read Sacha Post's post about asking yourself your Most Important Questions. In it, he recommends intentionally asking the Most Important Question (MIQ) that is alive in you right now, [...]
Three breathful visualisations for you today: Ease your mind Open your heart Step into action You can choose to do them separately as you see fit or combine and include them in your morning routine [...]
This video actually comes from the hypnobirthing online course that we took but it is a life hack for everybody, not just parents-to-be :). In short, the lesson is: whenever you are presented with a [...]
This is a wonderful video. It is very helpful for an important part of parenting: feeding your baby the very best nutrition available and nurturing the most beautiful, essential bond there is. (Yes I am [...]
According to Priscilla Dunstan and a group of researchers who back her personal findings, babies all over the world make a select group of sounds for certain situations such as discomfort, needing to burp and [...]
Today, April 19th, we celebrate international bicycle day. On this day in 1943, Albert Hofmann ingested a high dose (thinking it was a small one) of LSD, the molecule he had shortly therefore extracted from [...]
Honestly, when preparing this I forgot to add the vegetarian 'minced meat' and it was still delicious. Would also be great with mushrooms! Find your own, buy fresh or soak dried mushrooms from your stock. [...]
We found a beautiful bunch of parasol mushrooms (in Dutch: grote parasolzwammen) in a neighbor's garden. She was super friendly and gave us one, after we explained how delicious they supposedly were - although we [...]
An easy way to serve something special: bliss balls! These are nutrient rich, filling little snacks and they look wonderful. You can vary them endlessly. I happened to have pineapple juice and decided to boil [...]
A winner combo: homemade oat milk with turmeric (kurkuma). The health benefits of turmeric are abundant, just search the web and you'll find lots of info. One of the favorite ways of taking it, is [...]
Light and fresh ? Slice bell pepper, cucumber and avocado, chop apple and thinly cut mint leaves. Combine everything and top with thin shallot rings, if you like that. My love preferred it without and [...]
Prebiotic vegetables create a favorable climate in your gut for probiotics (good bacteria) to grow. Among prebiotic vegetables are: leek, onion, garlic, chicory and fennel. This dish has leek, fennel and chicory. The white and [...]
A new favorite: buckwheat risotto! Healthy, heartfelt, full of flavors, absolutely lovely and so easy, too! Serves 2-3 Boil about 1 liter of vegetable stock. You could make your own, I use organic instant stock [...]
Who would have thought I could make my own favorite cookies at home within a few minutes, in a vegan variety with no additives and it easily wins from the supermarket variety? Add 100ml condensed [...]
The Dutch kitchen has been blessed with many foreign influences, making our palette a lot more interesting than it would have been if we'd stayed with 'our own' boring variations on mashed potatoes, kale and [...]
This is just incredible. So easy, delicious and dare I say... healthy! Definitely a winner. It started when I wanted to recreate vanilla ice from frozen banana slices. I simply put the banana slices in [...]
Have some leftover rice? Great! Let's make patties :). Patties are a great way to use leftover anything: rice, couscous, vegetables: chop together with an egg, spice it up and enjoy your own homemade brilliant [...]
Combine chick peas, thinly sliced celery stalks, apple and capers in a bowl. Add olive oil, pepper, salt and lemon juice to taste. For dressing, use 2 parts white tahini stirred with 1 part water, [...]
Stinging nettles everywhere! This is a forager’s feast. I’ve made nettle pesto, nettle garlic butter, nettle soup, nettle tea and nettle smoothie in the past week or so. Stinging nettles (brandnetels): they tickle the kidneys, [...]
Recipe for cabbage and bean curry salad with appleCombine about 1 spoonful per person of (vegan) mayonnaise with a good dash or two of curry powder and a squeeze of lemon juice. Take whole leaves [...]
This one started with a quick experiment that turned out exceptionally well :). Since then, I've been adding and subtracting ingredients to tweak it to near perfection. Next time, I'll use yeast instead of baking [...]
A new craze: overnight oats with topping. Dear friend Eva (check her out here: evennaareva.com) served it last week when we had breakfast together. The basics: soak oats overnight in water or some ‘milk’ (almond, [...]
I like my smoothies creamy yet light and 'very veggie'. My love Jan prefers his filling, nutty and just a hint sweeter than I do. We both often gladly compromise. Other days, we'll create the very fruity/veggie [...]
A perfect surprise for a potluck: these colorful stuffed eggs. Ingredients: eggs and hummus. Easy-peasy! These were made with store bought hummus by Maza: one with curry, one with beetroot. Hence the amazing colors. Of course, you [...]
My friend Fleur Feij (on Instagram here with beautiful photos) is a beekeeper who helps raise awareness for the devastating mass bee killing that is happening around the globe and the ways to save them. I [...]
Simply delicious. The tomatoes are what makes this dish amazing. They will release some of their fluid, which then blends with the olive oil and gently caramelizes the veggies beneath them. Plus they look stunning.
Can I sit with someone and let them fully live their experience in the moment, without the need to change it? Sure, there are times to speak up, reach out and even take over. Wisdom, however, is to recognize what is asked for in the moment.
After journeying through tropical Costa Rica and Brazil for months, I thoroughly enjoyed the late Winter snow and early Spring sun rays in Holland during the last couple of weeks. The cold Dutch ground and [...]
I wrote this post the day after Donald Trump was elected president, watching many outraged and panicy reactions unfold on social media. That day, I decided to remain silent. Today I'd like to share how [...]
This mouthwatering, super-simple, delicious dish is also secretly known as: piña puta madre. Now I am not going to translate that, but it's a compliment. I made it yesterday as a side dish for two [...]
This is a perfect dip to go with raw vegetables such as peppers, celery or carrots. Just delicious. Friend Alani shared the recipe with me back in 2013 already... wow. Thanks man! [ultimate-recipe id="4878" template="0"] [...]
After the amazing Boom Festival 2016, it was time again for silence. Whoever thought silence and nature are boring, think again. Huge rocks, the ice cold air, the vast darkness of the night, the thin [...]
After Santiago de Compostela, we headed further down south to Portugal. The center of our journey was the amazingly beautiful Boom Festival, every second year in the month of August near Lisbon. We spent over a week [...]
After Bilbao, we roamed around in Santiago de Compostela for a few days. The Camino de Santiago (Latin: Peregrinatio Compostellana, Galician: Camiño de Santiago), also known by the English names Way of St. James, St. James's [...]
Isn't it amazing how the body seems to instinctively know what it needs? This salad has lots of avocado, and also raw onion and wasabi peanuts. That's not something I usually eat, but as it turns out wasabi [...]
I'm really happy to have a naturally healthy taste for food. Sometimes I'll hear people say: "Wow, I could just die to have a hamburger right now!" That's not me. Nothing about the juices of dead [...]
The Dutch word for yummie is lekker. Remember that one, you'll hear and use it very, very often should you ever spend some time in The Netherlands! With us, yumminess may apply not only to food, but [...]
I threw together this dish which has many different veggies and a light yet tangy curry flavor to enjoy all the goodness of anti-inflammatory ginger, prebiotic onions and fennel, and anti-cancer broccoli, among others. I don't mean to make any health claims here, it just feels extra good to eat this stuff these days and thought I'd share it with you.
Drinking this smoothie brings them right back to me: memories of cozy Christmas times with family. Maybe that's my way to join you guys in cold and wintery Europe (and the rest of the northern hemisphere) in your holiday season. Of course, i'll especially miss my mum and sisters and their lovers and my little niece who will celebrate her first Christmas ever.
Tropical? I know that for many of you it's cold and rainy right now. But there's a remedy! Try the combination of coconut and lime, close your eyes and you'll be in sunny paradise for a little while, i promise.
From the most awesome office in the world: thanks for all the cheers. Not just for my birthday but all of them. We both deeply appreciate your likes and shoutouts. You support us, teach us and inspire us.
A big motivator for being in Thailand, is money. I have some serious debts to deal with and living in and working from Thailand (waaaaay cheaper than Holland) is helping me clean my old mess and maintain a healthy balance, also financially.
Update: life goes on, things change and Judith and Marco are no longer together as a couple. We are still close friends but we both went our separate ways. We're in Thailand, carrying backpacks and [...]
Don't be depressed because the sky is grey, when there's mushrooms and clouds and brightly colored leafs to enjoy. The wind, the rain, the waving of the grass in the fields, the stormy sky... and [...]
When you are dancing, how do you feel? Do you feel open, relaxed, radiant, strong, playful, in flow...? Or do you rather feel uneasy, insecure, comparing yourself to others? Maybe you only dance when you've [...]
Ik wou dat ik de tijd had genomen om een foto te maken die meer recht deed aan de knisperige, verse, nootachtige, zacht-en-toch-knapperige bite van deze schatjes. De waarheid is dat ik deze spring rolls [...]
This recipe is for Turmeric Coconut Cream, which has concentrated flavors and a large amount of turmeric. It serves as a basis for turmeric milk: warm one or two teaspoons with a cup of (rice/nut/coconut) [...]
I wish i had taken the time to make a photo that did more justice to the crispy, fresh, nutty, soft-yet-crunchy bite of these darlings. The truth is i didn't realy make these spring rolls myself; i just put [...]
YAAAY we just booked our next adventure!! THAILAND here we come <3. Sun and sand From November 2014 till January 2015, Marco's photography business and Juuth's website business will be brought to you from sunny [...]
Alive Last week i found myself dancing, swimming and chilling out in Portugal, at the bi-annual Boom Festival. It was like a fairy tale, a soothing and hope inspiring experience of what life on earth [...]
Waking up Very early this morning, after just four hours of sleep, i woke up filled with inspiration. Got up at six to draw some mindmaps. The essence: (Re)create healthy habits. Journal (on it right [...]
In my local Turkish shop, i found dried aubergines (eggplant) and bell peppers. Wow! They're very tasty and they look so festive, don't you think? Also, they're very handy to stock up in your cupboard. [...]
Funnily, here's a very non-typical impression of the food we ate in India. Not representative, because there's a big one missing: CURRIES. In the land of curries, i managed to not photograph any of them. [...]
Physical problems can be great teachers. Yesterday, i woke up with the sound of swooshing swords in my ears and a spinning sensation, especially whenever i looked to the right. Walking to the doctor, carefully [...]
As we all know, India is the holy land of curries (spiced everything dishes) and dhals (spiced lentil dishes). Little did i expect my first recipe after India to be about... simple avocado and Greek [...]
A while ago i was cycling home through the streets of my hometown, Utrecht (The Netherlands). It was pitch dark, around midnight, and crossing the canal, under a street lantern i noticed the bridge railing [...]
Some time ago, i bought a grill pan at the second hand store. It's not really a pan, because it's double-sided like a sandwich maker. It looked completely clean and unblemished and i, having just [...]
Eating 2 pieces of fruit and 200 grams of veggies every day is easy! 1. Morning Smoothie Blend 1 apple, 0.5 banana, 0.5 stem of celery, 5 mm slice of ginger, handful of green leafy vegetables and a piece [...]
This chocolate just makes me want to shout THANK YOU to the whole universe. Recipe for 6-12 portions of heavenly chocolate 6 if it's just the chocolate. 12 if you're dipping or joining with fresh [...]
Read this poem by David Levine. The dynamic he describes is as ordinary as it is heartbreaking. Ordinary Heartbreak She climbs easily on the box That seats her above the swivel chair At adult height, [...]
You know that camping feeling? Living with little, in a tent or caravan, wearing flip flops to the toilet, wet grass tickling your toes... That's me right now! Not because i'm on holiday, but just because [...]
My best kitchen purchase ever: a juicer. A bought it a year ago and have been using it about every two days. Superhealthy and really, really delicious. Friends love it, too. Here are some good-to-knows, [...]