Unwrap Peace, Not Pressure

Unwrap Peace, Not Pressure

The holiday season is upon us, and we often find ourselves sending out countless “Happy Holidays” messages to friends, family, and colleagues. But let’s pause for a moment and observe our own holiday experience: while we wish for peaceful, joyous, and relaxing days for others, do we also enjoy such peaceful, joyous, and relaxing days…

YOU need YOU!

YOU need YOU!

In our busy lives, we often overlook the small things that bring us joy – a good book, a leisurely coffee, a peaceful stroll. But when was the last time you realized that you need time for yourself? Recently, I found moments of solitude and adventure, realizing that life shouldn’t be divided. It’s about balance.…

The most important conference of the year – and things that are even more important…

The most important conference of the year – and things that are even more important…

KMWorld (Knowledge Management World) and ESDDC (Enterprise Search and Discovery) are two conferences co-hosted the same week, same location in Washington DC every year. Without any doubt, this is the most important professional event of every year: all the thought leaders are there, and it is always a great opportunity to see fellow colleagues, partners,…

A Podcast Recording and Beyond

A Podcast Recording and Beyond

Earlier today I was the guest of the GROEN podcast by Femke Cornelissen and Maarten Goet. The recording was fun and solid, I really enjoyed every moment of it. However, when Femke sent me this photo later, it reminded me a thousand other things from the past 24 hours… Beyond that smile on my face there are so much that…

Embrace the sunset

Embrace the sunset

When you run a business, lead a professional community, are a mother of three, and juggle with a thousand other things in your life – sometimes it’s super hard to do things that fill you with energy. You know it would be great to read a few chapters. To drink a cup of coffee/tea slowly. To walk.…

Connecting with myself

Connecting with myself

My children are all away, and I have a few days for myself. The house is empty, only me and my thoughts… Sometimes it feels good to have some time to reflect, retreat, and recharge. I believe it’s good not only for me, but also for my children. When I’m recharged, they have a balanced,…

Sunflowers and hot showers

Sunflowers and hot showers

About a month ago I was in Manila for work, and also had a weekend for sightseeing there. While it was a great, shocking, and eye-opening experience, in some ways it also reminded me of my own childhood. Our situation back then was not as bad as some places I saw in Manila, but still……

Expect the Unexpected

Expect the Unexpected

Being a mother of three children, running a business, having a husband who travels every other week, and trying to fit my own travel schedule into this lovely mess while having time for myself, too… is a HUGE challenge. If something, I’ve learned something, especially since I became a mother almost seventeen years ago: there’s never…

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