Noeska & The Power of Vulnerability

Noeska

We all have a tendency to hide our vulnerability. To overcome that fear we need courage. We need courage to bridge the gap between what we feel and what we show. We cannot expect the world to know us if we don’t reveal what is truly going on inside us. We can’t even expect to know ourselves if we don’t allow ourselves to explore our thoughts, feelings and beliefs. By developing the courage to open up we create connection with self and others. To become this type of courageous man or woman is what I call a warrior.

You Are Responsible For Your Own Humanity

three-year-old Aylan Kurdi

I am reading the new book of Research Professor in Social Work Brene Brown. It is called ‘Rising Strong’ and it is about Brene’s findings on how people rise up from a difficult and painful episode in their lives. I am absolutely impressed about how Brene uncovers difficult human terrain step by deliberate step. Every […]

Climbing Back On The Wagon: On How To Overcome Obstacles

(im)possible

The ego is a mighty opponent. I come to this conclusion every day. That thing that we experience as ‘myself’, that thing that manufactures thoughts and feelings and draws conclusions that seem logical and natural but turns out to be quite conditioned by people and circumstances when we take a closer look; that thing doesn’t […]

13 Questions to Karim

Karim Maarek - Teach to Fish

During the first episode of the 100 Day Warrior I asked a handful of people from the creative industry to send me questions that they would like to be answered by the participants of the 100 Day Warrior. Out of approximately 30 questions I selected 12 that seem to cover most of the curiosity of most followers. Karim is the second of the 100 Day warrior II to answer them.

“I Am Donating A Kidney”

P.O.S.-kidney-transplant

I like to see this blog as a blog about human bravery. Sometimes I share my struggles on how to transcend my own fears and insecurities, sometimes I try to transmit what I have learned along the way and sometimes I share my observations.

Quite recently I have encountered an astonishing example of what I see as supreme bravery and sacrifice. And I can’t seem to get my head around it.

13 Questions To Huub

Huub van Zwieten

During the first episode of the 100 Day Warrior I asked a handful of people from the creative industry to send me questions that they would like to be answered by the participants of the 100 Day Warrior. Out of approximately 30 questions I selected 12 that seem to cover most of the curiosity of most followers. Huub is the first of the 100 Day warrior II to answer them.

On Lovers And Leaders And The Importance Of Exploring The Unknown

lovers

Yesterday my eye fell on an interesting quote: “One key pattern associated with the development of a close relationship among peers is sustained, escalating, reciprocal, personal self-disclosure.” I don’t know who said it. It was a scientist who researched relationships. If I remember correctly the context was an experiment that was designed by a researcher […]

Street Cred – My Meeting With Said Bensellam

straat-krediet

That I met with Said Bensellam no coincidence. I read an article about him in the newspaper some time ago. The title was something like ‘Warrior for a good cause’. I tore it out and put it in my pocket. I forgot about it and found it again. I thought of throwing it away because who am I to think he would want to meet with me? But then a surge of courage went through me and I wrote him a short message on social media. And I received a very friendly and humble message back saying that he was inspired by my website and interested to learn about my work. Can you believe it?