Mindset

Truly loving X-Mas gifts

Truly loving X-Mas gifts

It’s this time of year again… and you are probably busy thinking about presents! I don’t doubt your caring or good intention as a giver. This is exactly why I confront you with a rather uncomfortable truth today: MOST OF THE GIFTS WE GIVE EACH […]

Food, Body and the Feminine

Food, Body and the Feminine

Food, Body and the Feminine   From a mere energetic point of view, food is Feminine. Food comes from MOTHER Earth and is solid matter and as such more Feminine than airy thoughts and consciousness. Soft fat is energetically also more Feminine than hard muscles. […]

Healthy Arguing

Healthy Arguing

What the way we discuss controversial topics tells us about ourselves and our immune system   Have you noticed how otherwise rational people can get so absorbed in emotional arguments that they even lose it when it comes to the very values they claim to […]

Who is your support team?

Who is your support team?

Making a change in your diet or lifestyle is a personal decision, but it definitely gets easier if you feel supported by your surroundings, especially by the people close to you. On the other hand, being surrounded by people who constantly put obstacles in your way might make […]

Are we really able to manifest our desires?

Are we really able to manifest our desires?

A lot has been said about “the power of manifestation” and how you can create your own reality just through your thoughts and imagination. The idea is that whatever you believe subconsciously will be attracted into your life and cannot help but manifest in the […]

Finding your inner anchor

Finding your inner anchor

We all have a need for security and stability in our lives. The difference is how important this need is for us and how we satisfy it. We can look for stability and security outside of us: a safe home, a stable job and regular […]

Food and your body are your best friends – not your enemy!

Food and your body are your best friends – not your enemy!

  One of the most important mental shifts you can make in order to develop a healthier relationship with food, body and Life in general is to replace “enemy mindset” with “friend mindset”, in other words to transition from a relationship based on fear, hate […]

The healing power of a pet

The healing power of a pet

I have always been a cat person. As a kid my biggest wish was to have a cat. I asked Santa Claus for it a few times, but at most got a plushy cat. Then, at 8 years old, we found an abandoned kitten while […]

How to deal with triggers: avoidance or confrontation?

How to deal with triggers: avoidance or confrontation?

We all have people, situations or even foods that trigger uncomfortable feelings in us. Feelings such as not being (good, strong, beautiful, valuable…) enough, being “too much” (too intense, too complicated, too needy…), being abandoned, powerless… or the fear of any of those. We now […]

Soulful Eating

Soulful Eating

Today let’s look at HOW to eat for optimal health and fertility. You probably heard the term “Mindful Eating” before. I have myself used it extensively. However, I much agree with Marc David, founder of the Institute of the Psychology of Eating, when he advocates […]

It’s in your story!

It’s in your story!

Think about the story you have been telling yourself about yourself, especially when it comes to the hard and difficult moments of your life, the challenges you had to face when it comes to your health, your relationships, work, finances… Is it a story full […]

Feel it – Deal it – Heal it

Feel it – Deal it – Heal it

The Fertile Way is a path through Life filled with color, abundance, love and aliveness – it is rich and delicious, beautiful and deeply nourishing. It is a path that is available to anyone who chooses to walk it, no matter your age or your gender.  […]

Stop trashing your body

Stop trashing your body

So many people are in pain, yet when I (or someone else) suggest(s) to them to clean up their diet from junk food and processed convenience foods in general, or from particular foods that seem to be hurting them (i.e. gluten containing bread and baked […]

One Year Ago…

One Year Ago…

One year ago…   One year ago today, in July 2017, the ground was pulled under my feet when my embryo(s) got flushed down the toilet at 9.5 weeks of my first pregnancy. Apart from the excruciating physical suffering, it was a tremendous emotional shock, […]

The Symbolism of Symptoms: How reading in your body informs you about the needs of your soul

The Symbolism of Symptoms: How reading in your body informs you about the needs of your soul

Introduction Most of us have been conditioned to look at disease or ailments as a purely physical problem that is usually caused by some trigger outside of us (i.e. bacteria, viruses, genes, environment, age, accidents…) and that we need to eradicate as soon and as […]

Women, it’s time to evolve beyond Feminism!

Women, it’s time to evolve beyond Feminism!

There was a time, not too long ago, in our developed world, when a woman wasn’t allowed to do many things that were normal for a man. She wasn’t allowed to study, to work (apart from in the house), to have an opinion, to vote, […]

Am I on the right path?

Am I on the right path?

Am I walking on the right path? It can be hard to know which path to choose. Even a path that once was the right one, could at some point no longer be so. How to know if you are indeed still on the right […]

Mental Health and Mind-Body-Nutrition

Mental Health and Mind-Body-Nutrition

Mental Health is directly influenced by physical health, and vice versa. Nutrient deficiencies, compromised gut health (leaky gut and/or imbalances in gut flora) and inflammation in the body all negatively impact metabolism and as such brain function. The gut-brain connection is a very hot topic […]

Toxic Washing Detergent and Personal Boundaries

Toxic Washing Detergent and Personal Boundaries

What does it mean to set boundaries in real life? What follows is a personal example from May 2018:   In May 2018, me and my partner at this time spent a week away on holidays. When coming back, we had the impression of opening […]

Come Full Circle – Miscarriage Poem

Come Full Circle – Miscarriage Poem

You came to us As an unexpected gift Secretly and silently You installed yourself in my womb Making yourself comfortable Even if just for a little while   Despite the writings on the wall I did not notice you were there Or rather I was […]

How to deal with deep fears – even if they do come true

How to deal with deep fears – even if they do come true

We all have fears. The art is to not let your fears hold you back from doing what needs to be done. Nor to confine them to the shadow of your existence by suppressing them. If you are living a whole-hearted life, your deepest fears will […]

Why I am not in favor of assisted fertility treatments

Why I am not in favor of assisted fertility treatments

This is a delicate topic, yet one that has to be raised and that I feel about very strongly. Most of my colleagues in the field of holistic fertility would tell you that their recommendations will be beneficial for you also during fertility treatments. While […]

What if we stopped trying to make things happen?

What if we stopped trying to make things happen?

In January 2018 I listened to the audio book “The Surrender Experiment” by Michael A. Singer. The idea he promotes is that instead of following one’s own preferences, one lets Life be in charge, and simply surrenders to whatever it asks us to do or […]

Common Sense Nutrition

Common Sense Nutrition

Nutrition is very simple. I know there’s many people who tell you differently, because they are earning money with that and the more complicated it sounds, the more money they can make, but if it was truly that difficult or complex that we’d have to […]

What I learned from my miscarriage

What I learned from my miscarriage

So many embryos, fetuses and babies never make it into this world – or leave it far too early, be it through stillbirth, sudden child death, miscarriage, or even failed conception (IVF or natural).   Even though it happens so frequently, it is a topic […]

How having unshakable trust supports health and fertility

How having unshakable trust supports health and fertility

It is easy to feel strong and confident when things go well. However, when things seem to go wrong, it is easy to lose it and drop back into fear and doubt. Yet it’s the moments when things are being shaken up that we need […]

Eating well is a form of self-respect

Eating well is a form of self-respect

Tell me what you eat, and I tell you how much respect you have for yourself and for this planet (which is actually the same thing). So many people know (in theory) that sugar, artificial sweeteners and processed foods in general are not good for […]

The “Everything in moderation” excuse

The “Everything in moderation” excuse

Are you using “everything in moderation” as an excuse to not stand up for yourself?   I cannot tell you how often I hear from clients that they do not want to go to extremes with their diet and lifestyle. That their ultimate goal is […]

Slow down to accelerate healing

Slow down to accelerate healing

ANY person that wants to heal, needs to slow down – with food, as much as in any other area of their lives. This is because in order for healing to occur, the body needs to get into the “rest-and-digest” restorative mode, as opposed to the “fight-or-flight” […]

Psychology of Cleansing

Psychology of Cleansing

Today I finally embarked on my 3-5 days Colon Cleanse. I had planned it for some time now – I actually bought all the necessary equipment in June already (and now it’s October), but the moment never seemed to be right: holidays, my period, weekend […]

Orthorexia – when eating healthy turns into sick

Orthorexia – when eating healthy turns into sick

There is a dark side to all that talk about healthy food and lifestyle called orthorexia or the compulsory need to eat and live “healthy”. Anorexia and orthorexia are very similar in nature. While anorexic people are concerned with the QUANTITY of food, orthorexic people are concerned with […]

No guarantees

No guarantees

I cannot guarantee you anything, because there are no guarantees This week I got reminded in a quite painful way that there are no guarantees in life and that it is not me who is “in control” of things. Sometimes we feel like we only […]

Masculine and Feminine Energies and how they relate to food and body

Masculine and Feminine Energies and how they relate to food and body

So many of my clients (me included) struggle to find the right balance between their masculine and feminine energies, often holding stereotypes of what it means to be masculine or feminine. We often reduce the Masculine to strong, tough, unfeeling, aggressive, ready to fight – […]

Love yourself this Christmas

Love yourself this Christmas

Christmas time (or festivities in general) are tightly connected to food. No wonder, because food doesn’t just provide us with energy, but also means connection, tradition, belonging… all of which is deeply nourishing and important. However, it can be a challenging time for people trying […]

Eat and let eat

Eat and let eat

There’s a Higher Wisdom to everything, even to veganism. We have to trust the Universe and learn to live and let live. By focusing our energy on building what we believe in rather than what we do not believe in, we prepare the ground and […]

Let`s focus on health rather than body weight

Let`s focus on health rather than body weight

We are a society obsessed with body weight. So many of my clients constantly worry about the fact that they are not losing weight quickly enough or are afraid that they might gain weight by following my advice (especially if I suggest they include more healthy fat […]

Just pretend

Just pretend

I made an interesting observation. Oftentimes clients feel resistance to changing certain dietary or lifestyle habits – for example to stop drinking alcohol or to go to bed earlier – as a means of preparing for pregnancy and optimizing fertility, while they would have no […]

If you ever feel like a failure

If you ever feel like a failure

Every now and then I find myself in a very dark mood. So dark that I seriously consider throwing the towel. Shutting it all down. Getting myself a job again and stopping what sometimes feels like an uphill struggle. Just considering the option of letting […]

I was wrong about weight-loss

I was wrong about weight-loss

At least partially. If you’ve followed me long enough, you have seen me claim that everybody can be healthy, fit and lean if only they eat according to their Metabolic Type and get rid of individual food sensitivities. When I say “eating according to their Metabolic Type”, I […]

How unbiased are your experts really – a pledge for common sense

How unbiased are your experts really – a pledge for common sense

About industry influence on experts and opinion leaders and the importance to use your common sense. Rather than only relying on “scientifically proven” concepts, I appeal a lot to a concept often underused these days: Common sense and intuitive knowing. In my opinion, people often […]

Do you agree to be here?

Do you agree to be here?

Are you walking around alive on this planet, but are in constant rejection of your life or aspects of it (your work, your relationship, your family, your body, your health… ) – either silently or complaining openly? Then chances are you don’t fully agree to […]

Count your blessings, not your calories

Count your blessings, not your calories

I’ve been counting calories for a veeery long time in my life: to control my bodyweight, my appetite, my cravings. Like so many other people I thought that weight, health and my value as a person were all closely connected. I also thought that weight […]

A true alternative to glyphosate exists

A true alternative to glyphosate exists

An alternative to glyphosate already exists! It is called (local, small-scale) organic agriculture!   Honestly, I don`t get the current outcry about the prolongation of the glyphosate license. Or better said, I only get it partially. Of course I understand that people are annoyed with […]

How strong is your psychic immune system?

How strong is your psychic immune system?

When you think about the immune system, you probably think about colds, winter and vitamin C, about bacteria and viruses – maybe you’ve also already heard how 70-80% of our immune system lies in the gut… (if not, you can read all about it here). All […]

Thank you for being part of my journey!

Thank you for being part of my journey!

It`s Thanksgiving, and so I want to give thanks to YOU for reading me and interacting with me. Through this platform you are giving me the opportunity to process and express what`s on my mind. I am “forced” to sit down and actually structure my often […]

Be thankful!

Be thankful!

So often we only focus on what goes wrong in our lives, the things we don’t have or what we have not achieved yet. In other words, we focus on what we are lacking in our lives. This usually creates feelings of anger, bitterness, worry, sadness, disappointment… […]