BEFORE YOU START READING,
THERE’S A FEW THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ME.
I don't believe in diets.
I won't lie to you.
I don't do fluff.
I do give tough love.
But I love you bunches.
I was born an adventurer. I love movement. Action. Change.
I’m a dreamer. But I also make my dreams come true.
I love what I do and only do what I love doing.
But it hasn’t always been like that. It took a bunch of hard lessons of life and some wisdom that comes with age.
MY BUSINESS IS IN MY LAPTOP SO I CAN WORK FROM WHEREVER I LAND. I LOVE THAT MOBILITY. I HAD TO MISS IT FOR TOO LONG AND THEN DECIDED:
Restless as I once was, I dreamed of
Climbing the Himalayan Mountains.
Singing on the largest stages in the world.
Writing bestsellers only.
Building homes for the homeless.
Making a difference in the world.
Being the best double bass player on the planet.
Making the highest pirouette on ice.
Finding the rarest plant on earth.
I DID A FEW THINGS.
I studied plants since childhood, music was my first love, writing my passion. I studied guitar and wrote hundreds of songs.
I studied remedial education, worked for 6 years in psychiatry, I helped children and young adults in need.
I studied art crafts, created two wonderful children, studied haute-couture, designed and made countless pieces, I was intrigued by the expression of fashion, the texture and feel of a fabric. I designed my own fabrics, spun silk, wove. I loved wood. I designed and made our own furniture.
I was a freelance writer for “Marie-Claire”.
I started a store to make soft women beautiful, I worked for a fashion brand, I drew collections, styled catalogues in foreign countries, chasing the sun.
I trained and became a pretty good ice dancer.
I was a singer most of my life: a gal with a guitar, in front of jazz groups, in a big band, I studied piano and double bass, became a double bass player in a big band.
I raised my children. After a while, alone. They are happy with their loved ones.
I became the European Coordinator for The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, I toured. I wrote a novella.
I GOT SICK. Paralyzed with 6 diseases.
I wrote a book with one finger. Not a jolly one.
I studied and became a certified raw food coach, I started a new business when I had past my fifties and lost my job in fashion, studied plant-based food, the body’s secrets, body-mind connections. I studied marketing, mindset, business systems, traveled across the ocean to indulge new knowledge and grow as a person.
I wrote another book. With ten fingers. Plant-based. Monthly recipes for magazines in Belgium and the USA.
Hm, it’s time to start publishing and become a published author.
I’m speaking and I love it. I’m ready for the stage, big stages. Maybe your stage, your event. I’m ready.
In short… I’m a creator "pure sang."
The creator of my new life. I love what I do and only do what I love doing.
How long have you been doing what you do and how did you get to be an Energy Coach for Experts?
To answer this question, it’s probably best that I share with you a defining moment in my life. It resulted in everything I do at this point.
That defining moment in my life happened in 2009, after being deadly ill for 5 years. My body had crashed in 2005, after working day and night with a total burn out for two years. I had ignored about every daunting symptom, from paralyzed limbs to total black outs at work. Bit by bit, the diagnosis’s were adding: total burnout, Lyme disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Central Myelitis, Poly Neuritis. I was in constant unbearable pain, paralyzed on and off, totally exhausted, completely isolated from life and social interactions, lonely, not able to do anything but laying down. I was crawling over the floor. Sometimes I woke up blind. Or talked backwards.
After curing the first four diseases, I was doomed to stay ill for the rest of my life because no one knew how to cure chronic fatigue syndrome and Fibromyalgia. "Go back home," another specialist in CFS said after telling me that the tests were positive "and figure out on the internet what works best for you. Take some anti-depressants and magnesium and rest. And accept your disease."
I had become bitter and angry. Angry with doctors who didn’t believe or help me, doctors who told me every visit that it was all between my ears, doctors who said that nothing could be done. But this anger was my drive to keep searching for a solution. I was stubborn. I didn’t want to give up, even though everybody had taken away my hope for cure…
I still remember that day in April, when I found the solution for my debilitating condition. I discovered raw food. "What? Raw food? What the heck is that?!" But I kept reading. A new world opened up to me, I read all day long and knew: “This is it!” I could feel it in every cell of my body! The next day I was 100% raw, even if I didn’t know what I was doing. I just did it. I started by stop cooking my food. Easy enough when you're too tired to cook!
I used the thorough analysis I had made during my ongoing research, made all the links, connected my “Aha” moments, adjusted everything to my new food. Ten days later my pain had gone and I managed to walk pain free. Three months later I was able to stay up all day long, to build up the energy I could only dream of in the past. I had cracked the code. I was cured.
But the most exciting takeaway from healing was: I had found a new passion, mission included. I had gotten a second chance in life and wanted to make that count. I didn’t know how yet, but I knew it would come my way.