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Super Greens Vegetable Soup

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

Masterclass: Self-care as a leadership skill

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.
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Yoga retreat Zeeland 2019

This yoga retreat weekend in Zeeland is designed to help you expand your horizons, break through your limitations, and connect to the essence of who you truly are. Discover how yoga, breath, meditation and living life mindfully can help you lead a more joyful, balanced and fulfilling life. During the weekend you will work on your mental, physical, emotional and spiritual state in different ways, creating space for reflection, for clarity, insight and growth. Read More

Last minute Surf & Yoga Retreat

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

Yoga improves cellular longevity

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

Why speaking up does not help women leaders thrive, and what does

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

Spring Retreat Ibiza 2018

Are you craving warmth and sunshine, and looking for a Spring break filled with yoga? Join me in sunny and green Ibiza this April 26-29 for a yoga retreat at the beautiful boutique hotel Sir Joan. Spring is the best time to visit Ibiza, as the island wakes up from its winter sleep and everything grows and blossoms. It’s the perfect time to explore the island’s amazing flora, fauna and deserted beaches. It’s still quiet before the summer peak hits the island.Read More

The stories we tell ourselves

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

Leadership: Treat your people like family

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