Touched by a gorilla

Touched by a gorilla

I can’t remember when my fascination with Gorillas started but the movie “Gorillas in the Mist” definitely contributed to that.  I only recently read the book (with the same name) by Dian Fossey on which the move was based. In the book she shares 13 years of...
Make it easy

Make it easy

“Don’t let it be a struggle. Make it easy. Let go of the story.” These were the words that a wise man told me in India when I shared my struggles with him. In these three simple short sentences he captured the essence of what I needed to hear.  He was speaking...
You are a swan

You are a swan

We all have a different relationship with our bodies. For some it’s a love-hate relationship and others struggle to look in the mirror. I still remember the first time I was told to rather wear a certain type of pants because it makes my thighs look thinner. There...
Life and death are related

Life and death are related

The recent passing away of my grandmother made me reflect on death. I realised that in reflecting on death I was simultaneously reflecting on life. Life and death are related. Contradictions and ambiguity are part of life. Death is as much part of the process of life...
I am a river

I am a river

I want to share something close to my heart with you. This past week I was at a professional coaching course. I worked with coaches to develop my new narrative for this year (you can read more about narratives on my previous blog ‘What’s your...
Open up to the moment as it is

Open up to the moment as it is

How much do you allow yourself to open up to life? Do you ever allow yourself to experience intimacy within the moment? Lately I’ve become more aware of how we tend to put conditions on our experiences. We unconditionally put conditions of satisfaction on life. For...

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