This super greens vegetable soup is my current favourite lunch dish. I make a huge pot of soup every week. I freeze the soup in small containers so I can enjoy it whenever I need to fix myself a quick, healthy and nourishing lunch. I typically use whatever green veggies I can find in my local organic supermarket or whatever veggies are left over in my fridge. I really loved the flavour of this soup, so here’s the recipe. It makes a big pot of soup, so you can freeze 6-8 portions.Read More
As part of a one-day masterclass, I am excited to offer four highly interactive workshops on self-care as a leadership skill in London, Amsterdam, Birmingham and Copenhagen. This is part of a one-day program offered by the ExecTrack Academy. The ExecTrack Academy delivers interactive & thought provoking One-Day Masterclasses led by their inspirational faculty, focusing on topics relevant to women in business today. I will offer a highly interactive workshop on self-care as a leadership skill in the morning. The afternoon will include a talk by Roz Savage. Roz Savage is the first (and so far only) woman to row solo across the world’s “Big Three” oceans: Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian. She holds four Guinness World Records, and was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to fundraising and the environment.
Do you love surfing and yoga? Whether you are a pro or a beginner (both surfing and yoga), you are welcome. This will be a different kind of retreat. There will be no fixed rules and time schedules. We will co-create this retreat together. Breakfast, yoga and surfing times depend on when the best surfing is possible. You book your own flights, but we will fly from Amsterdam to Lisbon together and rent a car to take us to our B&B. Read More
Yesterday I appeared in an item for Dutch television (EenVandaag) on a recent scientific study by the All Indian Institute of Medical Science in New Delhi. This is one of the first studies to demonstrate that yoga positively influences cell renewal and may even slow down the ageing process in healthy individuals. Ninety-six apparently healthy people were enrolled in the 12 week yoga intervention. They practiced yoga daily for approximately 1,5 hours. Their practice included asanas (physical postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), and dhayna (meditation). All study participants showed significant changes in cardinal and metabotrophic biomarkers, which suggests that yoga may improve cellular longevity.Read More
Yesterday I read an Harvard Business Review article on research suggesting that men get credit for voicing ideas but women don’t. As a coach helping women (and men) to be successful leaders, I am particularly interested in this topic. It got me thinking about how unconscious bias stands in the way of women emerging as leaders and how we can address this. The article suggest a few helpful strategies to address this issue in the workplace, but I believe there’s another possibility, that may even be more effective in helping women thrive as leaders.Read More
What really strikes me time and again is the importance of the stories we tell each other and of the stories we tell ourselves. How we tell our story greatly affects our healing. I have learned this myself the hard way. Like many people, I came to yoga through an injury. Years ago I had an accident that seriously damaged my neck and shoulder. My life as I knew it changed suddenly. I learned the hard way that the stories we tell ourselves can keep us from healing and can hold us back from experiencing life fully.Read More
People’s lives matter and it’s people within a company that help build a company and enable it to thrive. As a leader, it is your job to do right by your team members, to enable them to thrive. Chapman has re-defined leadership as the stewardship of the lives entrusted to you. Leadership is an opportunity to shape the lives of people and to make a difference. Leadership is a privilege to care for your people like family. Or, as he says: “We build great people who do extraordinary things” and “We measure success by the way we touch the lives of people”.Read More