The list of reasons to not feel good about ourselves and our lives is endless – and the decision to not go there is life-changing. And my writing is all about why and how to make that decision. In addition to this blog, I’ve written four books, plus I’m a regular Contributor to sites including Thrive Global, InspireMore, The Good Men Project and HuffPost.
I don’t write alone. I coauthor with my husband, Ron, who’s a medical doctor turned international boardroom coach and trainer. I’m American, and he’s from Amsterdam. And 25 years ago, he saw my photo, figured I was “the one,” and traveled 4,000 miles to find me.
The inspiration for our writing comes from our blended bicultural family that’s spread over two continents, our corporate-coaching and teaching with professionals, couples and children, and our lifelong studies of the mind-body-spirit connection. Our focus is on how we can all use our inner worlds to shape our outer worlds, matching our inherent purpose with our outer expression – while making all of it applicable to daily life in order to create effective lives.
I was steeped in religion and metaphysics from an early age, reading my first Edgar Cayce book when I was 14, at the same time that I attended traditional church three times a week. I’ve meditated daily for decades, and I’ve covered the gamut from walking on fire with Tony Robbins, to working at the Edgar Cayce Foundation, to living in a spiritual community and cooking for such visiting luminaries as Buckminster Fuller and Elizabeth Kubler-Ross. I found my lifelong teacher, Paul Solomon, at age 22, and I continue to share his work with an expanding audience. Plus I devour Abraham-Hicks daily. Today, universal spiritual principles and arcane wisdom fuel my daily life and my writing.