The End of 14 Years

Even though I moved into my loft in August of 1999, I still remember coming to see it before the purchase. It was big, spacious, bare, with boring white walls, unpainted metal ceiling, primitive and minimal kitchen, polished plywood on the upper floor, and – for some strange reason – the washer and dryer were […]

When Does the Workshop Really Start?

One thing I learned over the years, and as a result of the many workshops and seminars I have attended, is that the workshop actually starts the moment I commit and register, which is usually way ahead of the official starting date. The Universe seem to listen carefully to such moments, at least for me, […]

Who is Driving My Bus?

I love what I do for “work” even though I actually don’t use this word much. Over the (many) years of aligning my profession to my vocation, I switched away from looking at work and passion, or career and vocation, as two separate things. Sure, there are the occasional tasks and moments that are not […]

Letter to Self

There is a chapter called “Giving an A” in the timeless gem of a book, The Art of Possibility. The concept of the chapter is to write yourself a letter, from a point in the future, giving yourself an ‘A’ on what you will have accomplished between now and that future point in time. The […]

First, Make a Road

The full phrase is, “First, make a road. Only then you can drive the car.” This is the phrase my qigong teacher uses, and it is her way of telling me that, first, I need to prepare the basics. My body, that is. After many years of yoga and various styles of martial arts, among […]