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Mini Buddhist Boot Camp

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Yesterday I read an article in a Dutch mindstyle magazine with the title “Work-out for your soul” that made me think and that I want to share with you too. The article is based on an interview with Timber Hawkeye, author of the Buddhist Boot Camp book. I haven’t read his book yet but after having read the article and having listened to Hawkeye I might actually buy it. Everything he says is so simple yet so powerful. “Succes means being happy”. According to Hawkeye most of our suffering is self-inflected. We eat bad food and become sick, we want … Continue reading

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Hello World!


It has been again way too long since I wrote my last blog post so it feels a bit like a fresh start now. That’s why I decided to call this post “Hello World!” since it is the default post title in WordPress when you set up a new blog. For me it is a bit over 3 years ago that I started this blog and even though many things have happened since then it still feels as MY blog. Of course, it could use some cleaning up and refreshment but from the other hand side I like it the … Continue reading

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Amazing beach in New Zealand

Can’t believe our adventure finally started! We are on our way to our new home, Beijing, with a beautiful stop over of 16 days in New Zealand. Months of preparation, filling in endless forms for our visa application, cancelling of contracts, packing etc. and now we are on our way!! And where could we recover and recharge our batteries from all the past stress and prepare for our new adventure better than in amazing New Zealand where everybody makes you feel so welcome and home, where nature is so magnificent and where the only disadvantage seems to be the long … Continue reading

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Goodbye 2011 – Welcome 2012


I can’t believe this year is over. Everything went so fast and now it’s New Year’s Eve already. But before this year leaves us forever, I would like to grab the chance and stand still at it for a moment. The end of a year is always a good moment to analyze, look back and to determine the course for the coming year. In the beginning of this year I wrote a post about How to get most out of 2011 and set myself 10 goals for this year. It’s interesting to read them back now. And it’s even more interesting … Continue reading

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How to reach your goals with the help of a Mastermind Group?

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Are you the type of person who has great ideas but who finds it hard to put them into practice? Do you lose focus easily? Would you like to get out more of yourself and your plans? I do, but I also know how tough it can be to keep going, especially if you are on your own. I believe that we are capable of much more if we receive ideas, advice and support from others. And with others I don’t necessarily mean a group of friends or family but a group of likeminded people – your own Mastermind Group … Continue reading

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Small update from the other site of the world

I am writing this post from the other side of the world compared to where I usually live. I am currently at the airport of Karratha, Australia heading back towards Perth where I will spend 1,5 more days before returning to the Netherlands. If you know Karratha, you probably ask yourself how in the heck did I end up here because it is everything but one of Australia’s famous tourist attractions. In fact I haven’t seen any tourists at all.  And if you’d been here, you would understand why. Karratha is known for its coal and gas recourses and for … Continue reading

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What are your “Big 5”? – Do the ultimate personality test!

Yesterday my friend Sarah called me from New Zealand to let me know that my website was hacked. This is definitely bad news, especially if you consider that I have been working on the site for several months. When I checked, my little baby turned indeed black with some groovy music on it and the note that it was hacked by some Bangladeshi hackers. And despite all, I was not really worried since I somehow knew it was going to be OK. And indeed, a few hours later, my site looked “normal” again. I have no idea how or why … Continue reading

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The natural energy formula

Did you know that according to research about 80% of our natural energy GOES to: Digestion (about 50%!!) Stress / tension Sex Sport/physical exercise? And that 80% of our natural energy COMES from:  Our mind-set (mental attitude) Breathing Nutrition (Food & Drinking) Sleeping / Relaxation? In other words: You can increase your energy level immensely if you pay attention to: what you eat (it takes your body on average 8 hours to digest a steak, 1,5 hours for vegetables and only 30 min for fruit), how much you sleep, and if you make sure you have a positive mind-set. I experienced this last … Continue reading

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Evernote – The king of note taking

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Today I want to share with you my favorite and most used tool: Evernote, the king of note taking. With Evernote you can store text, audio recordings, pictures and many different kinds of files in one place making sure you can remember and re-find information! And the best thing about is is that it is for free! You can download the Evernote software from Evernote is available for Mac and Windows, as well as many portable devices, including iPhones and iPads, Android phones and tablets, BlackBerry devices and Windows Mobile phones. Once installed, you are ready to start! This is a screen … Continue reading

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Website Secrets – How to get important information about any website


Do you wonder who links to your website? Would you like to know which websites are similar to yours? Are you interested to learn more about your competitors’ websites? No problem. With Google’s “info:” search function all these website secrets will simply reveal to you. Normally these functions are used by SEO experts, web designers etc. if they want to find out information about any website quickly but they also give handy insights to us “normal” people. The first thing you have to do is to enter “info:domainname” in Google. In my case I entered: “info:” and this was the … Continue reading

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