Harvesting

Autumn is harvest season. So the question arises: When we think about achieving our goals and having a good life, the focus is usually on the doing, on the active pursuit of the goal. Even if the goals are the 'right' ones and achieve them, there is one crucial...

Letting go

Letting go is not an active effort. It’s a choice. It involves a specific attitude and intention: that of agreeing to no know what will happen. Letting go opens up an opportunity for something new to happen. Letting go means embracing your embodied reality in this...

Two numbers for a successful journey

How do I structure an effective transformation process? How much do I have to deal with the uncomfortable? Those are important questions to ask. If you want to change a situation in your life, there's no way around looking under the carpet and cleaning up.. But does...

10 percent for unlearning

One number that can be helpful for anyone who wants to change a habit is the TIME MEASURE of 10     In a bodywork course, specifically the Dorn Method, I participated in recently, the very experienced and knowledgeable instructor with 25+ years of experience said that...

Reading the book of yourself

The answers come from within. You could say i'm a junkie for learning. My mind always wants to know more, understand better and figure out how everything is connected. I'm always curious, especially about how life and being human works. So I read a lot, I have a lot...

How to tell good rules from bad ones

In preparation for the one-to-one intensive on developing your own rules for success that I’m offering in a couple of weeks, I want to share with you three guidelines that you should take into account when building your own rules. Obviously I think that it’s important...

Moving with ease

FOCUS ON WHAT COMES EASY It's fascinating how much the body teaches us about having a good life. Doing something with ease has a particular elegance to it. And realizing that this is when you are at your natural best, is a delight and a gift. It shows you what kind of...

A short note from the book nerd

The books you see in the picture are the currents ones I'm reading. Some of them were added after browsing one of my favorite book stores during the holidays. Even a bit of fiction has snug into my book pile (not a common feat over the last years). I get a lot of...

40% off My Summer of Presence

The summer is still in full swing but occasionally you can already catch a glimps of the appraoching fall. If you want to add more moments of inspiration, fun and presence to the remaining summer, you can now get My Summer of Presence 40% off until August 25. You only...

Being before doing

Being is enough. Being comes before doing. Moving between being and doing is an artform. Doing can’t make up for the confidence that rests in being. You are your actions, but not only. They are a part of you, not everything. Doing too much? Get back to being so you...

The importance of non-productive time

  I’ve been working in the field of bodywork, body awareness and stress management for almost seven years now, and there is a good reason why I called my website Bodies at Work. Whether you are aware of it or not, your body is always at work. And your body is always...

Finetuning for change

Wanting change is natural. You want to move forward and grow. But how get started or take the next step? The situations we'd like to be different, are often not the easiest ones. They can be difficult or overwhelming. If you’ve worked with me before, you already know...

How to make the most of your summer

I'm sure you want to make the most of your summer. Who doesn't want to have a good time, right!? And a good summer is made up of special moments. So when your holidays start it's tempting to want too much for the time you actually have. And if you don't...

How big is your melon head?

I had an image in my head today that made me laugh. It looked kind of like the one above. If we were shapeshifters and would grow in the places where our attention and energy resides, we’d meet many watermelon heads walking down the street. Don’t you think? I love...

What’s your favorite flavor of summer?

A color A sound A feeling A sensation An atmosphere An emotion An activity A place A song Make this summer your own by adding your flavor(s) of choice! When you know what makes you feel more present and alive, it’s easier to find those ingredients and add them to your...

Why do an Intensive?

Benefits and Recommendations for an Intensive I will soon be giving an intensive weekend and want to use this occastion to tell you a bit more about this kind of journey so you can make an informed decision if it's something you can benefit from. What is an Intensive?...

Ring doorbell for attention

To get someone else's attention, you can ring the doorbell. How do you get your own attention back when you got distracted or lost in thought? Which button do you press? How do you remember that you can get it back? Sometimes life or other people push our buttons. If...

Connecting A to B

What is A and what is B? Body & Mind Doing & Being Activity & Passivity Thinking & Feeling Absorbing & Integrating Holding on & Letting go Eating & Digesting Input & Output Top & Bottom It's not so difficult o reach this peachy state. What it takes is a decision, the...

How to Choose a Coach for Body-Based Transformation

The professional world is getting faster and increasingly technological. Professionals are, however, still human beings. And human beings need movement, sufficient nourishment, social connections. They have a need to be productive and creative. Technology can be...

The two phases in a process

There are two essential moments in a process that I meet with clients that play a role in the use of a person’s resources and that reflects the current point of view. They are crucial because each of them is at the beginning of a new phase of transformation. It is a...

Why aim for normal?

Why aim for normal if normal is a static fictional line that doesn't exist in real life?   PS: Who says what normal is anyway? Is what you consider normal anything more than norms and metrics imposed on you by society and culture? How could you measure a good life?...

Getting Unstuck: #1 Change Perspective

Life is movement. It has its ups and downs. And it moves sideways too. Movement is part of the natural process. There are moments for thinking, and moments for action. There’s time for activity and time for resting. The art is to go with the flow of life. In your own...

A relaxed way of finding solutions

... by connecting head to feet What happens from a holistic body perspective when you get stuck in the process of finding a solution to a problem? What does it look like when you usually try to find a solution? Like this?   This will not only give you wrinkles, it’s...

You are the only one …

who knows what's good for you If you don’t know what you want and feel disconnected from yourself and your body you have two options: check in with yourself (if you know how to do it). Or: find someone who enables you to gain back that quality, not someone who tells...

Decision-making is physical

Tapping into your body wisdom makes choosing simple. I have learned to approach all things in life as a body. Since I am my body all the time, it makes sense to use my innate faculties. They were designed to serve me well, not to make life hard. And the ability of...

Visionboard Essentials

#2: Erfolg auf allen Linien Viel Geld zu verdienen alleine macht Erfolg nicht aus. Es gehört mehr dazu:   Freude an der Arbeit Ausreichend Freizeit Gute Beziehungen Eine Vision für dich und die Welt: warum tust du, was du tust? Etwas Neues lernen/tun Sich für erzielte...

Visionboard Essentials

#1: Du brauchst Ziele Um dein Visionboard kleben zu können, musst du dir erstmal klar werden, was du willst. Oft haben wir Gedanken im Kopf und glauben zu wissen, was wir wollen. Das kann sich dann zum einen mit vielen erlerten ‘Ich sollte…’ und ‘Ich muss aber...

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