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The Child in You is always Alive

The Child in You is always Alive

Recently, I was speaking with a friend of mine about bringing out the child in us. We joked and pretended that we were young children again. There were lots of "what if...." and "just pretend that...", but then I was being confronted with a huge surprise. "Thank you...

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The Stuff that we Believe — Are you like my Grandma?

The Stuff that we Believe — Are you like my Grandma?

It was in the middle of the night and I was wearing my pyjamas. Together with my two older brothers, I was sitting in the dark living room in front of a ‘state-of-the-art’ Philips black-and-white television. I was four years old but I still remember feeling such an...

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Hide and Seek. What have we Learned?

Hide and Seek. What have we Learned?

Do you remember how you used to play hide and seek by putting your hands in front of your own eyes? I know, it has been a long time ago, but you might still remember this. Or maybe you've seen your own children apply the magic of this very cute version of playing hide...

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The Divine Journey called Life

The Divine Journey called Life

When I was a young boy, I was often deeply touched by all the events and circumstances that surrounded me (call me sensitive) – A loving family life, a special bond with my elementary school teacher and the bliss of being alone in the high mountains of the European...

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The Ultimate Work-Work Balance

The Ultimate Work-Work Balance

Why are so many of us often searching for the perfect work-life balance, while we are actually trying to find a meaningful ‘work-work balance’? And why is it so hard for us to find true satisfaction in our work and how come that so many of us experience stress, often...

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Interview with India.Arie – Part 2

Interview with India.Arie – Part 2

This is part 2 of my inspiring interview with India.Arie. In case you have missed part 1 of the interview, please find it here. Dirk: In ‘Just do You’ you sing: “I heard a voice that told me I’m essential, how all my fears are limiting my potential”. Where did most of...

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Music for your Soul – Interview with India.Arie

Music for your Soul – Interview with India.Arie

Not so long ago, I enjoyed an incredibly exciting and very personal conversation with R&B singer/songwriter India.Arie. But before I share Part 1 of my interview with India.Arie, I’ll give you some more background information about her journey and the creation of...

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Life Lessons in the Rockies

Life Lessons in the Rockies

Incredibly emerald blue and full of energy. The elements of nature are so wonderful. We are standing near the beautiful Kootenay River and Sequoyah Trueblood tells us in an inspiring way about the important  connection between humans and nature. We are all quietly...

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True Love

True Love

What do you answer, when I ask you what true love is? I asked several friends lately, and their answers didn't surprise me. In fact, I agree with all of them. Of course it all comes down to the perspective of how you look at it. Some related it immediately to...

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Be like a Flowing River

Be like a Flowing River

How beautiful are Manuel Bandeira's (Brazilian poet) words about a flowing river: To be like a flowing river silent through the night, not fearing the darkness and reflecting any stars high in the sky. And if the sky is filled with clouds, the clouds are water like...

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Do it right the first time (because you’ll love it)

Do it right the first time (because you’ll love it)

That sounds like a no-brainer to me. Like ‘the Bike helmet law’ is a no-brainer (but that’s a funny one when you think about it). My personal experience is that 'do it right', or ‘on purpose’ if you like, is not so much part of our culture these days. If you ask me...

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Shift from reacting to creating!

Secret to Life

I believe that the secret to life lies in hitting the brakes, really slowing down and learning to understand ourselves better. You can only be at peace and feel fulfilled, when you are honest with yourself and start closing the gap between who you appear to be and who you really are. You will then discover that you are beautiful.

– Dirk Terpstra

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