Everything you never expected & more…

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    In the mix

    It’s been weeks since I last wrote a blog, however the advantage of going through chemo non-stop is the fact that “chemonesia” (yes, you become kind of…

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    Dear Angelina…

    Dear Angelina, Without being impolite, I never been a fan. No, please don’t take it personal, I like you, but I simply don’t carry a fan-gene. I admire all kind warm…

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    Keep your hat up

    While time is relative, it seems to be a champion at slipping away with ease. Days fly by and events keep passing quickly. Most of the time my head is relaxed, while at the same…

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    1.2.3. times a winner

    It’s been a while since I last wrote. Somehow the non stop “shocks” had stolen my words. But I found them back & I’m determined to keep sharing them.…

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    Waves

    Nope, not in the hospital yet… As I was supposed to be there already today, plans changed along the way, as the schedule made by the hospital didn’t work out, due to…

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    A glow of light

    It’s unimaginable how boundaries change synchronically with circumstances. Let alone how a view on situations change. Like I stated last week: how can one imagine to ever…

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    Still me!

    The weirdest thing happens once you get a new “label” stuck to your forehead. Mind you, a label you never asked for in the first place. It’s not like you just…

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    Bonus card

    Yesterday it was World Cancer Day. Ironically enough, I received a “bonus cancer” yesterday. Now most of us would get a huge shock when they would receive this news.…

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    Breathtaking

    Well, the past couple of days have been pretty adventurous… And not the kind of adventures I was aiming for, such as scuba diving, mountain climbing or camping on a deserted…

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    Heroes

    Two days ago I reached out for a hero, and this hero proved to be a very special hero. After a nice conversation at the rheumatology clinic, I left in full anticipation, yet also…

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    Endurance

    Don’t let the title mislead you. As in many ways I don’t feel as if I’m in pain or hardship. I do however feel a certain “battle” going on, mainly…

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    A different perspective

    Something struck me today… As somehow I am suddenly labeled as “ill”. Yep, it’s like a stamp on your forehead saying: ILL. Hmmm, fascinating. Ok, I have to…

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    Expedition C

    In all my life if there has ever been anything I could rely upon, it has been my gut feeling. That clear sensation within which tells you what is wrong or right. For example: you…

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    Caught in the middle of

    While it is still dark outside, I slowly sip a cup of comfy tea. Yesterday has by far been one of the most challenging days till now.  My head buzzes, while time after time I…

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    A letter to “C”

    Dear cancer, I hope by now you got the message and already packed your bags. Or do you want me to give you a helping hand? If you got to know me a little by now, you might have…

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    The roller coaster ride

    While the days passed by so quickly, I could hardly find the time to write. The fascinating thing with this so-called “roller coaster” is that you can merely find a moment to…

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    How does one do this…?

    There is an interesting mechanism in humans called the “survival mode”. Thing is, that it somehow works differently inside all of us. When I look at myself I am aware…

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    Grateful

    It’s not something I’m used to do a lot…crying. Don’t get me wrong, as there is nothing bad about crying. Funny part however is, that it’s not me…

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    Friend or foe?

    Yesterday was an amazing day!! The moment I had decided to post the image above on my Facebook wall, numerous of lovely people started sharing it. That felt like a gift, a…

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    The inner fire works

    When I woke up this morning in a brand new day of a brand new year, I felt myself being torn between plain old me the cheery one who sees the beauty in everything, everywhere and…

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    The big scary “C”

    While words have always been my favourite tool, my strongest “weapon and the easiest way to express myself, at this point in time, they are harder to find. For days I have…

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    Lost or found?

    After yesterday’s post The Shift, I could not but write a follow-up. As one of the signs of these times that goes hand in hand with the changes, is the mere fact that many…

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    The Shift

    The more I talk to people, the clearer it gets: we are at the beginning of a brand new era! Yes, you can accuse me of a strong sense of spiritualism if you wish to, yet by now…

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    Heart beats

    Shame on me… I’ve been away too long. But believe me, it’s been for a pretty good reason. And yes, I should have created a hotel room door sign saying…

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    Enlighten me… – part 2

    Shame on me, for letting you wait for a new post way too long! Yes, I do have a whole bunch of perfect reasons, however I am so not going to bug you with them. So, let’s get…

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    Awarded…

    While fragments of text gently fly through my mind on their way to hit the paper, I realise how thin the fine line of expressing what one wishes to say actually is. If I would…

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    Enlighten me…

    Although I had numerous subjects running through my head during the past few weeks, one kept striking out: the secret to keep the calmth no matter what. While hectic surrounded…

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    Time to change

    After posting my blogs on CoFD for a year now, I decided that it was time for a change. The main reasons being a very combined feeling, where on one hand I felt that the CoFD…

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    Unconditional

    “Why do I always have the feeling I can completely trust you with everything?”, my friend Anna asked me the other day. I started joking, telling her that it’s all because I…

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    Time warp

    Do you recognize the mysterious feeling that pops up once in a while, when you were so sure it was 11 in the morning merely minutes ago, yet the clock tells you that you’re…

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    Vlogspiration

    As a trendwatcher, I already noted a few years ago that Vlogging would rise in popularity. Now as a writer this trend gave me a very double feeling. On one hand it made me happy…

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    Freedom

    It’s so interesting…On one hand most of us would name freedom to be one of top five necessities in life. However, it gets even more interesting once you discover that on the…

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    One day in time…

    On 09.09 I had my birthday and I have to admit, I celebrated it in a real low profile, easy summer breeze way… A perfect day, filled with sunshine, close friends, lovely…

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    A change of plan

    Yep, I do realize that I’ve been awfully silent lately… Well let me start by telling you what the plan was and most of all, what made me change it! Ok, once in a while my…

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    Happy Hectic

    Where do I begin? That was the first question to pop up in my head when I started thinking of composing this new post. As so many things are happening right now, that it’s hard…

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    Time flies…

    They say “Time flies when you are having fun”, well in my case this saying perfectly suits the life I live. However, with my work being so much fun, I tend to forget…

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    The F-word

    It’s the one word that keeps popping up during Fashion Week’s all over the planet…The F-word. Well it could be about Fun, Fabulous or Fashion, yet the whole fashion world…

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    Fashion Vibes

    While my head is somewhere between the usual daily work, new projects, deadlines, beer import, numerous phone calls, not forgetting to breath in & out and more of that, it…

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    Secret Recipe

    As promised in my previous post on Super Powers, I invite you to hop along the flight of managing a lot of work and the stress that comes with it in the best way manageable. Like…

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    Super Powers

    Although I have no medical, nor psychiatric, knowledge as far as diagnosis goes, I did make an interesting discovery a few days ago. I remember the moment pretty well. It was on…

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    Cheers!

    Although lately I’ve been blogging a lot about our ‘internal affairs’ as due to talks at the office and with friends, we came across topics such as judging and left versus…

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    Judgement Day

    Did you ever count how many times a day you are showing judgmental behavior? That’s a question that kept popping up during the past couple of weeks. Most of us tend to be…

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    Happy Energy

    Do you sometimes feel like the cute dog shown above? I do! Although nine out of ten times I also find a way to regain my energetic level. Lately I even succeeded in shifting into…

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    London calling…

    As you might have read in my previous post, it has been kind of a hectic week. After our so-called Open Day for the media, I had to fly to London for a business meeting. Luckily…

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    The day between

    Although it’s Wednesday, I already wanted to call this “one of those weeks”… As you know, I would normally treat you on a lively, vibrating inspirational…

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    Live Life

    At least once a month, I receive an interview request. Now, don’t worry, as it’s not my style to brag about that. Even better, for those of you who know me a bit by now: I’m…

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    Smile or Stress?

    Yesterday morning I had a short conversation with my dear friend Watson on “to stress or not to stress?”.  Basically it came to the point that I was in such a jolly good mood…

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    The PR Popularity Issue

    Back in the days it was the thing to do: open a fashion store. Times faded and next thing you know, people wanted to become a make-up artist. Few years pass, tv gets its grip and…

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    All in One

    Although I’m more of a ‘dog person’ (proud owner of a cat & a dog, by the way), I somehow sometimes feel like a cat with 9 lives…That is: a cat with 9 lives has one…

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    Blogmania

    Is it just me, or are bloggers popping out quicker than the speed of light? Yes, it has been a trend over the years, and I have to admit that to me that was exactly the reason why…

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    Collection Design

    In my teens I kept on attempting to draw fashion designs that were born somewhere inside my head. Downside being, that no matter how hard I tried: I just can’t draw! And…

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    Who are you?

    Somehow it became a re-occuring topic this week: personal identity! Fascinating part being that somehow we humans are on a continuous search of ourselves. Something that keeps…

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    Spotlights

    Most of us chase our dreams. Dreams we have created at some point in life, and made them so important that we call them our destiny. The point where we should end at, before our…

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    Let’s get social

    The fact that I start today’s post with Dionne Warwick, has got everything & nothing to do with Whitney Houston’s sudden death. When I say everything, it is…

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    In the mix

    It’s been weeks since I last wrote a blog, however the advantage of going through chemo non-stop is the fact that “chemonesia” (yes, you become kind…

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    Waves

    Nope, not in the hospital yet… As I was supposed to be there already today, plans changed along the way, as the schedule made by the…

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    A glow of light

    It’s unimaginable how boundaries change synchronically with circumstances. Let alone how a view on situations change. Like I stated last week: how can one imagine to ever be…

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    Still me!

    The weirdest thing happens once you get a new “label” stuck to your forehead. Mind you, a label you never asked for in the first place.…

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    Bonus card

    Yesterday it was World Cancer Day. Ironically enough, I received a “bonus cancer” yesterday. Now most of us would get a huge shock when they would…

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    Breathtaking

    Well, the past couple of days have been pretty adventurous… And not the kind of adventures I was aiming for, such as scuba diving, mountain climbing…

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    Heroes

    Two days ago I reached out for a hero, and this hero proved to be a very special hero. After a nice conversation at the rheumatology…