Posts filed under Well Being

How to let your energy flow in autumn

Hi there,

Autumn is here again! A season in which the days are becoming shorter and darker and it is getting wetter and colder. This change can trigger feelings of being out of balance, like having a cold, the flu, lacking energy for everyday tasks, or feeling anxious or depressed.

Yes, it is a fact that after Summer comes Autumn and that many people really dislike it. Most of us are affected by the change in seasons – it is normal to feel more cheerful and energetic when the sun is shining and the days are longer, or to find that you eat more or sleep longer in winter.

The other way to see it is that every season has a function. Summer invites us to go outwards and Autumn invites us to go inwards, to be with ourselves, to acknowledge that we’re overly busy. We are being encouraged to slow down and to restore the body.

To be able to deal with the seasonal change you can read some tips that I am following myself and it really helps me to align my mind and body stay centered and grounded in Autumn. These simple suggestions can help you to prevent having feelings of being out of balance and restore the connection with yourself. 

Posted on September 28, 2017 and filed under Vitality, Well Being.

My top 3 books to read during winter time

Hi there,

December has started, one of those months where I prefer to go to a quiet place to read. Do not get me wrong, I love Sinterklaas, Christmas and celebrating the New Year. But If I would follow my instinct, I would flee from the hectic and crazy busyness of this month, to a cabin in nature for a week. To spend time surrounded by trees, silence and read books.

For now, practically not possible to flee to a cabin, thus my second best option is to go to bed earlier and put my phone on flight mode to avoid distractions from outside and dive into a book in my own house to keep busyness low in the evenings and get indulged by new stories or learnings.

Posted on December 2, 2016 and filed under Personal Development, Well Being, Professional Development, Vitality.

The importance of Authenticity on Wellbeing and Health

Hi there,

This is an interview with Sandra Guy who has an acupuncture practice in Amsterdam. We collaborate together when a client is recovering from burn-out as acupuncture helps the energy flow in he body. We had a chat about authenticity and the effect on our wellbeing

Eva: What does authenticity mean to you?  

Sandra: Authenticity is about living in a way that is true for you. When you are authentic you allow yourself to feel what you feel and accept it, rather than putting on a mask and pretending you feel something else. Authenticity is not about being happy all the time or about being seen to be happy. And it’s not about being right or wrong or in control. Authenticity is acknowledging what is real for you at a given moment and embracing that, even when it feels uncomfortable.