What are common obstacles on the road to recovery and how can my lived experience give you the tools to remove them?
The road to recovery is easier and more sustainable when you feel seen and heard by others. It’s even better when you take the time to see and hear yourself.
The first step
The first real step in recovery from burnout is learning to adapt to limited and fleeting levels of energy. I share what helped me so you can move forward in your recovery.
Can I go this way?
A recurring theme which shows up at varying stages throughout recovery is permission. Not only the permission you receive from others, but most importantly, the permission you give yourself. How could giving yourself permission help you to recover?
How do I feel about this?
A large part of recovery from burnout has to do with how our emotions show up – and how we accept or deny them. How is the relationship you have with your emotions influencing your recovery?
Self-care is what you do to meet all your physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional needs. Learn how starting a self-care routine can help you at all stages of your recovery.
You mean it’s not just me?
The diversity, unpredictability and sheer number of symptoms will cause you to doubt yourself. When should you fight and when is accepting the better choice? Is what I’m feeling normal or is it all in my head?
Medication: proceed with caution.
You’ve been prescribed medication to help you sleep, to calm down, to stimulate you or think clearer. But - does it work? I offer you a perspective on this subject based on my personal experience.
Keep calm to move along
There have been moments when you’ve been triggered and have wanted to fight or flee. I, too, have often experienced this. In this film I share my ‘hacks’ with you to let your sense work for you instead of against you.
Where am I?
Recovery is a process and there are times when you feel lost. In this film I explain how getting to know this version of yourself is key in recovery.
Where do I go from here?
Every journey is filled with choices: Where to go, which direction to take, what to take with us, or who we invite to join us. The destination is a culmination of the choices you make every day. How will you choose?
What is happy?
When we’re struggling, we would rather be anywhere other than where we are. We want to be happy. But is happiness something we make? Hear how my burnout and depression changed my perspective on happiness.
Your daily "Spark"
"You cannot heal the world until you heal yourself."
What will you do differently today?
"We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are."
"This is how you get unstuck. You reach."
"The struggle is part of the journey."
"The meaning of life is to find your gift, the purpose of life is to give it away."
"Some beautiful paths can't be discovered without getting lost."
'No' is golden.
"No amount of anxiety makes any difference to anything that is going to happen."
"My life has been filled with terrible misfortune, most of which never happened."
"In calm weather, anyone can be a great captain."
"If you can't love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else. Can I get an 'amen'?"
"I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become."
"Doubt is the origin of wisdom."
Choose with your heart, your mind is to understand choices, not make them.
Assert your right to make mistakes. If people can't accept your imperfections, that's their fault.
"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."
"A mighty flame follows a tiny spark."
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step".
"You can't heal what you can't feel."
"You can only let go of your emotions by embracing them first."
"You are under no obligation to be the same person you were 5 minutes ago."
"When I becomes WE, even illness becomes wellness."
"What would you do if fear is removed from the equation?"
"Waking up to who you are requires letting go of who you imagine yourself to be."
"Waar de behoeften van de wereld en jouw talenten elkaar kruisen, daar ligt jouw roeping."
"Travel not to find yourself, but to remember who you've been all along."
"The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize the situation is over, you cannot move forward."
"The only difference between a flower and a weed is judgement."
"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."
"The goal is to surround myself with folks who remind me of who I am, not make me forget."
"The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against diversity."
"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the staircase, just take the first step."
"See the light in others and treat them as if that is all you see."
"Saying nothing sometimes says the most."
"Love takes off the masks we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within".
"If you've already tried everything, what is left for you to do?"
"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."
"I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing we will ever do."
"He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions."
"Fear needs nourishment to be sustained. What's on the menu today?"
"Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want."
"Exercise because it's good for you, even if every step weighs a thousand pounds."
"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees is."
"Everyone wants happiness, no-one wants pain. But you can't have a rainbow without a little rain."
"Every now and then you have to turn your life upside down to see if there is more at the bottom."
"Energy goes where the attention flows..."
"Discomfort is the price of admission to a meaningful life."
"Any fool can know. The point is to understand."