How I learned to love my body

Written by: Jorinde BerbenImage credit: Kathleen Demey I have quite an average body. I’m at a healthy weight, but not super athletic. I have cellulite, and starting arm flabs, and if you’d asked me a year ago, I would’ve probably said ‘yes’ to a free boob-job if there was no risk involved. Like many women,Continue reading “How I learned to love my body”

35 lessons I learned in 35 years on this Earth

Written by: Jorinde BerbenImage credit: André Berben (happy Father’s Day!) Today is my 35th birthday. Somehow it doesn’t feel like ‘just a number’. In many statistics, I enter a new bracket, and in many ways it feels like I’m entering a new phase of my life as well. My youngest turned 6 this year, soContinue reading “35 lessons I learned in 35 years on this Earth”

The most important question you’ll ever ask…

Image credit: Skeptical CatCopyright text: Jorinde Berben There’s a question that is both simple in its form and endless in its answers. It leads to opening up your mind to understand, instead of closing it off to judge. The question I’m, of course, talking about is ‘Why?’ ‘Why?’ is a very powerful question. I firstContinue reading “The most important question you’ll ever ask…”

Write your subconscious into your life

Image credit: Kathleen DemeyText copyright: Jorinde Berben There are several ways to connect to your subconscious mind. You could use certain drugs, or hypnosis, or certain types of therapy. When alone, however, I prefer to use the method of the ‘writing meditation’ which Joey Brown teaches as her life’s mission. Last Summer, I was fortunateContinue reading “Write your subconscious into your life”

“Stop being the nice girl, be real!”

With these words a friend I felt quite close to stepped out of my life. There were painful things that had happened on both sides leading up to this moment, but until then I had felt there was somehow a way back. After the e-mail that ended with the words above, it was clear thatContinue reading ““Stop being the nice girl, be real!””

How do you ask for help?

Seriously, I’m asking you, because I’ve struggled with this my entire life. This struggle has led me to a place where I believe many of my friends don’t think I want help, let alone need help. I act as if I can do it all on my own, as if I’m super strong and handlingContinue reading “How do you ask for help?”

But how do you FEEL?

Chances are you know someone in your life that LOVES this question. That will ask about your feelings at any given moment and expects an in-depth explanation of the complex range of emotions you are going through at that time. If you don’t know a person like that, you might BE that person. There areContinue reading “But how do you FEEL?”