7 Ways to
Take Responsibility

Today is our son’s birthday. 11 Years ago, Jop made me a mother. The biggest change in my life… ever! The awareness of ‘You are a real adult now and you need to take responsibility for your actions’…

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7 Lifehacks
for Success

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog about living life without regrets. In ’100 Simple Secrets of Successful People’ David Niven writes: ‘When asked to describe significant regrets in their lives, more than 8 out of 10 people focused on actions they did not take rather than actions they did.’

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7 Guidelines
for Life

There are two big motivators in life: we want to be happy and we want to avoid suffering. Those two are the basic drivers behind everything that we think, say and do. And for many people, the more they chase after happiness the more it seems to elude them…

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Without Regrets:
7 Ways

Yesterday I went shopping with a dear friend. Two girls having fun in our Dutch capital city Amsterdam. This incredible city with its quarter of a million inhabitants of 177 [!] different nationalities is always inspiring and so full of life…

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Young at Heart:
7 Tips

In 2012 I attended a seminar in New York about growing your business. Once I came back home, I realized that the most important element of the seminar was something that had nothing to do with business…

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7 Promises
to Yourself

Every day we make handfuls of commitments. We say we’ll meet friends for drinks or pick up the dry cleaning. We swear we’ll make it to the gym or call our grandmothers…

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In the Moment
in 7 Steps

Living in the moment isn’t always easy. Sometimes your thoughts are overwhelmed by regrets about past events or anxiety about the future, which makes it hard to enjoy the present…

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