is how I work.
Who is in the lead
in your recovery?
You’ve decided you’re ready to take the next step on the road to your recovery. But…who decides the direction you’ll take or the pace at which you travel? Your head, your heart, or your body? Do they work together or are they in conflict with each other? Become aware of the role each of these parts plays in your life and discover what you need to move forward in your recovery.
Do you follow your heart?
What makes your heart beat faster? Which direction does your heart want to go? How well do you know your heart? What would your life look like if your heart were in the lead?
...or is it your head that decides?
Which thoughts have become firm beliefs and how do they influence your behavior? Which background story has changed your self-image? What would your life look like if your head was less in the lead, and played a more supporting role?
What does your body tell you?
How often do you listen to your gut feeling? Do you say ‘yes’ even when you feel ‘no’? Do you keep going, even though you feel the need to rest? How would it feel to listen to your body more often?
Connection: Where recovery begins!
Not living in connection with yourself means you prioritize the needs of others and you adjust your needs and desires accordingly. Being in connection with yourself (body, heart and mind) makes it easier to discover what you want or where you want to go in life. How would it be for you to listen, see and feel for yourself what it is you want out of life?
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."
"My psychologist understands my depression but you understand ME!"
"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."