This is what recovery
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I use my head (knowledge), heart (passion) and body (lived experience) to bring you further in your recovery.
You’ve decided that you are ready for the next step in your recovery. I would love to facilitate you in becoming aware of the patterns, beliefs and your relationship to your emotions which may have led you to burnout. You decide where the coach sessions take place: online, at my practice, or on a walk in the park.
I started the Fireside Chats as a response to my own feelings of being misunderstood or loneliness during my recovery. Take a seat round the (online) fire and connect with others who are in a similar situation. Connection is the healing power driving recovery.
This ‘course’ is a collection of lessons from my own personal experience and what helped (or did not help) me in my recovery. I’ve learned: if you can recognize yourself in another person’s story, then the step towards accepting your own experience is a lot simpler. This type of connection was eye-opening for me; I hope that you find the answers you are looking for by following this course.
Your daily "Spark"
"We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are."
"The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize the situation is over, you cannot move forward."
"You can only let go of your emotions by embracing them first."
"You can't heal what you can't feel."
"Some beautiful paths can't be discovered without getting lost."
"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the staircase, just take the first step."
"When I becomes WE, even illness becomes wellness."
'No' is golden.
"This is how you get unstuck. You reach."
Choose with your heart, your mind is to understand choices, not make them.
"The meaning of life is to find your gift, the purpose of life is to give it away."
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step".
"What would you do if fear is removed from the equation?"
"No amount of anxiety makes any difference to anything that is going to happen."
"My psychologist understands my depression but you understand ME!"
"If you've already tried everything, what is left for you to do?"
"Every now and then you have to turn your life upside down to see if there is more at the bottom."
"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."
"See the light in others and treat them as if that is all you see."
"You are under no obligation to be the same person you were 5 minutes ago."
"Any fool can know. The point is to understand."
"I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing we will ever do."
"Energy goes where the attention flows..."
"You cannot heal the world until you heal yourself."
What will you do differently today?
"A mighty flame follows a tiny spark."
"The struggle is part of the journey."
"My life has been filled with terrible misfortune, most of which never happened."
"If you can't love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else. Can I get an 'amen'?"
"Doubt is the origin of wisdom."
"I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become."
"Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees is."
"Love takes off the masks we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within".
"The goal is to surround myself with folks who remind me of who I am, not make me forget."
"Everyone wants happiness, no-one wants pain. But you can't have a rainbow without a little rain."
"The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing."
"Travel not to find yourself, but to remember who you've been all along."
"Saying nothing sometimes says the most."
"He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions."
"The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against diversity."
"Fear needs nourishment to be sustained. What's on the menu today?"
"Exercise because it's good for you, even if every step weighs a thousand pounds."
"Waking up to who you are requires letting go of who you imagine yourself to be."
"The only difference between a flower and a weed is judgement."
"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."
"Discomfort is the price of admission to a meaningful life."
"Waar de behoeften van de wereld en jouw talenten elkaar kruisen, daar ligt jouw roeping."
"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."
Assert your right to make mistakes. If people can't accept your imperfections, that's their fault.
"In calm weather, anyone can be a great captain."