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Nourishing yourself

No, this blog is not about food, although there are some similarities. This blog is about the difference between filling your time and spending time to really nourish yourself. You can compare it to the difference between filling your stomach with whatever food is easy and available. Or consciously eating something that really nourishes your […]

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Daily courage

What images do courage or being courageous bring to mind? Maybe you think of a knight in a knights tournament risking his life. Or a relief worker, working in a war zone. Or maybe someone who quits her job, sells her house and moves to France to start a B&B. Often courage is associated with […]

Before you set goals or make New Year’s resolutions… Do this first.

With the end of the year approaching lot’s of people are busy with setting their goals for the coming year. Maybe you have to make a personal development plan for 2020 at work, or maybe you want to set some goals yourself for the year ahead. And maybe you are someone who makes New Year’s […]

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Fearless expression of yourself, your ambitions

Often we have secret longings, dreams, ambitions about how or what we would like to contribute at work. But then we leave those longings at the doorstep of the office, because we fear this side of us will not be appreciated. Or maybe you tell yourself this is not part of my job description, or […]

When dreams, ambitions, plans or actions seem to be irreconcilable.Try this!

Sometimes dreams, ambitions, plans or actions seem to be irreconcilable. They seem to be at odds with other ambitions, actions, dreams or plans and cannot be combined in some way. When something like this comes up this week, experiment with the following. Instead of telling yourself that things cannot be combined, merged or cannot work […]

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Not knowing- the old is ending, the new is not clear yet

When you are making changes, when you are in transition you will find yourself between worlds. You know the old no longer suits you, that the old is ending. But the new is not clear yet. This in between phase of not knowing is often the most difficult phase. I see this with my clients […]

After the holiday I will feel so much better…

Did the summer holiday bring you a renewed sense of joy and renewed energy in your work? Yes? I am so glad it did! No? Then this blog is for you. When we feel very tired before the holidays, when we don’t really enjoy our work as much anymore, when we have doubts about our […]


Beyond the chatter in your head. Connect with your intuition

If I had to name one practice that is crucial for me feeling balanced, one practice that is crucial for me making choices that bring me energy and joy… then it is my daily practice of finding of silence and stillness- in meditation. It keeps me from being too much in my head. It reconnects […]

About boundaries and saying no

This Monday I posted a card on Instagram (@samulamescher) about boundaries as inspiration for the week ahead. Knowing your boundaries and setting and maintaining boundaries are crucial for you making the impact you want to make and crucial for you feeling energized and balanced! But we often struggle with our boundaries. Not feeling our boundaries […]


About Mindfulness

I have been meditating on a daily basis since 2010. At first I did not share much about this with other people. Afraid that people might consider this to be woo woo, or consider me to be a bit woo woo (“zweverig”  in Dutch). I do talk about it freely now, often integrate elements of […]

Thoughts on (physical) pain

Yesterday it happened again. I was stopped in my tracks by acute lower backpain (lumbago). This is not unusual for me, it happens a few times each year. So it is not something new and I know what to do. Everytime it happens I feel frustrated and sad. These are the first emotions that come […]


How I renew my focus and nurture myself during the summer

Here in the Netherlands the school holidays have started in part of the country.  The start of a relatively quiet time in a lot of organisations. Lot’s of colleagues are on holiday, less meetings, some projects seem to be on hold for a while, customers are on holiday, no lessons or courses at institutions. What […]

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