Living and working with a hearing impairment

I was 13 years old when I first got my hearing aids. I could no longer ignore the dominant hereditary aspect of this abnormality. I knew the journey I was going to start but I had no idea where I was going to end up. Even though I experienced the benefits, there were...

The dark side of the self-care hype

Have you seen it too on social media, the #selfcare? Pictures that literally bathe in rose petals and essential oils, fancy cups of curcuma latte and breakfast bowls filled to the brim with powerfoods, to just give a few examples. A positive thing taking care of...

3 things I learned on a snow scooter and a dogsled

A few weeks ago I was in Lapland, the scenery was breathtaking. A thick pack of snow, not too cold, a beautiful bright sky and even sunshine. That was the scenery in which I, together with 30 other women, went out on a trip. After a short initiation in snow scooter...

When your talent becomes the ‘enemy’

For 20 years she did a great job at doing a job that didn’t really suit her talents and she did it so well that all her bosses and coworkers believed it was her talent. And so did she. We was recognised for her results and built a beautiful career. Until she...

Work as support during rocky times

Earlier this week I wrote a personal blog, soon after I received many messages, texts and phone calls. From friends asking me how I’m doing and if there’s anything they can do to help. Not only friends took the time to reach out to me. I also got messages and calls...

Do you have a job that changes lives?

"I found a new job!", an ex-participant who I guided through outplacement, e-mailed me the good news. He thanked me again for my guidance, that I took upon me with a lot of joy and love, because I happen to have the greatest job in het world. I...

The courage of imperfection

Courage is contagious. Every time we choose courage, we make everyone around us a little better and the world a little braver. - Bréné Brown Apart from being a famous and appreciated book Dr. Prof. Bréné Brown, ‘the courage of imperfection’ has...

Pin It on Pinterest