Exploring life's passions

Tag: Amsterdam

Breaking the silence and new plans

Summer has passed, autumn is setting in. For us time to prepare for a new adventure.

Access to great services and facilities: a joy or an annoyance?

With all these facilities and services at hand, I find it difficult to ignore and not judge the small breaches of the rules in the city of Amsterdam.

Spring: party time in the Netherlands

It’s great to live in a country with great weather all year round, but it’s very special to be able to celebrate brighter days.

Being kept in suspense

Sometimes it is easier to solve other people’s problems than your own. It can help to figure out what advice you would give a friend and follow it yourself.

Three reasons to love the city I hate

One of the main reasons to start travelling and working worldwide was to get out of Amsterdam. At least, it was for me. But there are still a lot of things I can enjoy in the city.

Every disadvantage has an advantage

If everything goes wrong, it is sometimes difficult to see the positive side of it. Fortunately then there are the wise (and often weird) statements of Johann Cruijf to fall back on.

Why do it all alone? When getting help is not only more effective, but also much more fun.

While I really find it easy to offer help, and don’t mind being asked for help, I am reluctant to ask for it myself.

To plan or not to plan. To promise or not to promise.

How do you make plans when you have no plan? Do you make promises, only to break them? And how do you decide which opportunities will let you meet all your commitments?

How I learned to run minfdully

How running has taught me how to find an effective balance between balance between ‘being in the here and now’, and planning and acting on values and goals.

Give your mind a name

Interested in changing your relationship with your own chatty mind? Here are two exercises that have helped me a lot, and several links to more exercises that can help you to defuse from your mind.