For nearly five years, Anne worked as a volunteer in the biggest men’s prison in New Zealand, presenting yoga and meditation programs for up to 14 men every week and also working one on one with prisoners in the prison’s ‘at risk’ unit.
Regardless of the number of tattoos, the reason for imprisonment, behaviours or emotions, Anne has always met all the men for whom they are in essence, without judgement or imposition. ”They are all very gentle underneath”.
Both Michelle (54) and Robin (34) got the diagnosis of breast cancer. Robin is still going through treatment at the moment, Michelle has recovered in the last 16 months from a double mastectomy and a reconstruction operation. Both women can’t relate to being a fighter, nor a victim.
Although the question why me? did come up the answers they came to may surprise you
They have both experienced the diagnosis as an opportunity to heal, deepen the relationship with themselves and others, and to honor more deeply what they feel is true.
Sharon always thought she would have 4 children, but after 10 pregnancies ended up with 7 children: 5 boys and 2 girls.
The way she mothered had a huge impact on her body due to always being in effort as she never felt she was enough. This resulted in putting an intense pressure on herself to be a good mother from the many pictures and ideals she had taken on about mothering.
Deep down she knew this was not working, and that something was not right about the way we as women mother.
For several years, there has been a shift in extreme social media behavior among girls from a need for recognition and appreciation. More and more girls are feeling lonely and unable to connect. They flee and get lost in the online world, with dire consequences. Meta Herman de Groot sees an increase in her practice of girls from all backgrounds who show unruly behavior at home and lie a lot. T
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Running a household with teenagers these days is a challenging task. As parents we want the best for our children but end up feeling frustrated and at times fearful of getting it wrong. Why do teenagers seem to push every button we have and know exactly how to get us to react?
Teenagers react to fake, according to Lucy Dahill. “Don’t be nice, be true”. As a family you are living under the same roof, and this asks for rules and standards. This means that as parents, we have to set the foundation for everyone and from that foundation, work as a group.
We get away with a lot in relationships under the name of love, according to relationship counselor Kellie Ward. Communication is key in any relationship, but how we speak to each other often comes laced with reaction, hurt or judgment. This results in hearing something different than what was said, making assumptions and not truly listening to what the other is saying.
How can we let each other more in and let go of our walls of protection?
Dick Bijl regularly gets questions from parents about the vaccine. What are the pros and cons? What are the side effects and are they already sufficiently known? Why do girls as young as 9 years old need to be vaccinated? What exactly is the HPV vaccine and what are the chances of getting cervical cancer? In short, there are many questions and the information provided does not always provide clear answers.
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We are using more and more medication than ever before. The use of medication for chronic illnesses is for instance increasing, while, according to Dick Bijl, we can also address many chronic conditions in other ways. General practitioners have too little time to truly start the conversation and many patients think they are better off with a prescription.
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Zofia Sharman observes a global dis-engagement and dis-interest in work and wonders why we have lost the joy for work. Struggle at work seems to be the norm, so is withdrawal with a preference to work from home for ‘work-life balance’ frequently used more as a way to escape office place drama or toxicity. „The way we live is the way we work; and the way we work is the way we live; you cannot separate the two.” A deeper care for our health, well- being and vitality is needed, whereby expression is key.
Adolescent drinking is not decreasing, in fact it is increasing. 46.6 percent of young people under 18 drink in the Netherlands.
What is our role as parents in this? What is the conversation we may have with each other and young people really about: the drinking or about learning how to deal with life and our sensitivity, and how to be yourself in a world full of stimuli, pressure and challenges?
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For over 30 years, Neil Gamble worked as an CEO for international organizations. Through trial, observation, and sometimes mistakes he has come to understand what it means to be a true leader. He opines – ‘we are all leaders in some way or the other’. There is a bigger call for a global paradigm shift in our living ways; but where does this begin?
A conversation about Donna Nolans book 'Breathing My Own Breath' and how she transformed her way of living after a diagnosis of breastcancer from constant betterment to self-love and a deep honoring of her body.
A conversation with Rachel Andras from foundation Indera and youth platform True2you about the global crisis we face today and what is needed from all of us to support young people with the issues they have to deal with, but foremost, how they can stay true to themselves.
A conversation with psychologist and author of the book 'Handbook for being human' Cynthia Hickman on how to give space to others, setting foundations for love and how to bring harmony, flow and acceptance into our relationships.
A conversation with Beverley Bulmer from Leaving Gracefully about death and dying and why we leave this topic till the end or not talk about it at all. And what does it mean to prepare and plan for your end of life now?