A wellness entrepreneur, best-selling writer, essential oil enthusiast and soulful life coach dedicated to empowering women to live up to their wildest and happiest dreams.
Being born on the US California coast in 1958 and moving to Amsterdam in 1982 has turned me into a flipflop wearing Dutchified California girl! Best of both worlds, I say!
When I was younger, I would share some of my life changing events, adventures, fuck-ups, and challenges in great color and daring details. I did it to shock, entertain and sometimes to test people. I realized many years later it was because I was looking for someone to love me unconditionally and find a place to call home.
My reasons for sharing now are very different. I have made it my career to educate, empower, inspire and entertain people. I’m proud to have always been a multi-passionate entrepreneur with an insatiable passion for learning about personal development and my fellow humans potential. And boy have I learned a lot over the past 35 years (just kidding I’m an extremely vibrant 60 years)!
After moving to Amsterdam, I started out as a fitness instructor and personal trainer but only discovered years later that a healthy body isn’t exclusively created through exercise. This is when I started taking courses to find balance physically, emotionally and spiritually. In addition to getting an education in areas such as yoga, cranial sacral therapy and massage, I chose to specialize in Neuro Linguistic Programming and family & systemic constellations.
I personally benefitted so much from these methods that I decided to completely focus on doing this for other people through my coaching practice. To this day, I still give away free coaching session for first-timers. To set this up, send me an email.
Very early in my twenties, I came to realize that a 9-5 job could not give me what I needed time-wise, creatively, financially and it sure as hell didn’t spark much joy! And so my entrepreneurial roller coaster began… In the time span of 25 years, I started both the very first Aerobics studio ánd very first Spinning studio in the Netherlands, the first dance studio and the BEST Bed & Breakfast in Almere – all while learning the ropes of personal development, coaching, and motherhood.
Trust me when I say that I have had my share of hardships and have learned many lessons both personally and in business. I always followed my heart in the things I did, got sidetracked here and there but always worked my voluptuous butt off and still…
I could never quite get to the level of living that I dreamt of having. It only seemed possible for others. I wanted more. More time, more money and more fun!
When I first heard of Essential Oils I was a TOTAL nonbeliever and there was no way in hell I was going to get involved with any network marketing company. Besides… I knew for SURE I was allergic to the oils and it was just going to be a waste of my money to buy them. And still, I did… I’d seriously tried just about everything for some of my own personal aches and pains, one of them being very severe eczema.
After buying the oils they stayed in my cupboard for several weeks before I started experimenting. Lucky for me one of my renters Caroline rented my space for an AromaTouch Massage Training and since she came to my space it was easy to participate. Caroline is a very knowledgeable acupuncturist who recommended I start with several of the oils. One of them was Frankincense, which I was absolutely disgusted by in the beginning… NO KIDDING! This was not going to be my friend haha. Anyways, I decided to follow her advice and to my great surprise my eczema starting clearing up which I’ve had my whole life. So to make a long story short, I was sold.
Since then I have seen countless people improve their lives in ways very similar to mine and I have become very passionate because of it. I have always wanted to help others with their physical and mental well-being and honestly, I now have this powerful tool that can easily be combined with my other passions to create a life that works for me, not against me.
…and so after many years, I was able to let go of the building that gave me so much creative freedom and now free to do whatever I want. I am able to live life on my terms. I have decided that NOW is the time to start ticking off my bucket list and not wait for a future that we aren’t guaranteed to get. A few of these things have already been ticked off. I have since then co-authored a #1 best selling book spilling the beans on a former life or two, and have gone on numerous travels that have expanded my horizons both physically and emotionally.
In the end, what I am proudest of are my two daughters who every day inspire me to do better, to be better. I wanted to be in the position where I could pick up and go be with them anywhere and anytime while living a fulfilling life. I feel so grateful to be in that position now.
I continue to learn every day and will happily spend the rest of my life helping others become healthier, happier and create a life that they love. I have and will continue to give my heart and soul in everything that I do. I’ll be brutal at times but you can always count on me to tell you the truth and help you get to your sweet spot.
Through our blog, courses and personal support we’re in it to make a true difference in the world. We only work with those that have our entire planet and the creatures on it in mind and heart and are here to help you build a life that you love. Whether you are looking for a way to jumpstart your health, make a big change personally, start a business or grow to become financially free, we are here to help you reach all of that.
We live in an age of incredible opportunity and what is so cool is that every day we get a new chance to start fresh. As we continue to learn and grow we not only better our lives but it has a ripple effect in the world around us. Our goal is to help as many people as possible that are ready to take the next step in their personal growth. I highly recommend you sign up as a Super Souler at the bottom of this page. This will make you a Soul Essentials Insider that
Interested in learning more about what essential oils can do for your health and wellbeing or how to start your own wellness business? Connect with me here and schedule an online face to face meeting I’d love to help you in any way I can!
To give you an idea here is the breakdown of what you can earn in doTERRA. doTERRA has allowed me to create financial freedom for my family. You can learn more about the ins and outs of earning and the company here.
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. I would absolutely love for us to get to know each other better and look forward to doing so in the very near future.
My Favorite Testimonial
Today I’d like to share something a bit out of the ordinary. My mom has finally decided to share the story of her somewhat unconventional life with the world. I praise her for her courage to put herself out there through the power of the written word – and in such an inspiring way.
Some of you may be shocked while some of you may not even be surprised. A lot of you will laugh at her wit and admire her ability to keep it light in the midst of the dark. Either way, you won’t regret reading it. Some of you may wonder how her loved ones feel about this. All I can say is, I am one proud daughter and I share this today to not only show my support but to showcase that I was brought up to believe to always keep an open mind and to find the courage to stick up for what you believe in. Mom, I love you and you’re my biggest role model. Here’s to the next chapter.
Curious? The book (and her chapter) is free to download through the following link: click here! (Some of you may have to push through the very excited landing page, but I hope you will download it anyway!)
“The story you are about to hear is true, only the names have been changed to protect the innocent…”