Asa Butterfield and Emma Mackey

Yesterday was one of those days. The first day of the weekend, for which I planned to catch up on my reading. I still have to finish Mortal Engines, so that I can finally go and see the movie. Because yes, I'm one of those people who likes to read the book before seeing it in film. But that's a story for another time.

After opening the Netflix app on my television (big, big mistake), the day turned out in an unexpected way. The reason? The new Netflix Original series Sex Education. As always, things started out quite innocent with…


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It was somewhere in 2018. It must have been one of those days when the rain came drizzling down. Where staying inside was the preferable way of spending the evening. An evening that could have been Takeaway, Netflix and chill. But I had other obligations.

That night was training night for the young athletes I train. Partly because the rest of the day was full of work-related things, I didn’t take the time to prepare the training. Not that it mattered much, I thought. After all, I’ve been an athletic trainer for over ten years now. …


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The start of a new year equals well-intended resolutions (although not everyone agrees on resolutions being the way to go). Next to resolutions (or maybe a sub-part of it) are challenges. Things you want to achieve at least once this year.

Running a 5K under 20 minutes.

Cooking for yourself every day of a single week.

Getting a job promotion.

Losing a specific amount of weight in a specific amount of time.

You can think of anything you want to achieve.

The question is, why would you want to do that? …


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Let me tell you a story about a plane crash, somewhere on an island far, far away in the Great Pacific Ocean.

There were two men on the plane. One of them — the co-pilot — managed to eject himself from the plane a few seconds before impact with the ground. The pilot was less fortunate and crashed on the island.

But, a miracle happened. As if God wanted it, both men survived the crash without so much as a scratch. But, because the co-pilot used his parachute, the two men got separated from each other. …


One song for every week of the year, without any rules. One song that determined the week. It can be a new song, but it can also be some rediscovered “golden oldie”. Whatever the week brought. That’s The Weekly Song.
Follow my journey in
The Weekly Song 2018 playlist on Spotify.

Greyson Chance — London

This Greyson Chance song is not the first in this list of weekly songs, and it will not be the last. It's one of those singers whose style of music I like very much. …


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How stepping outside your comfort zone will be the best thing you've ever done

You've probably heard it more than once. The only way to learn and to reach a higher level in anything is to step out of your comfort zone and do the things you've never done before. Performing the same tasks, day in day out, that's not hard. Everyone can do that. Doing something different is what requires courage, strength, and guts. It can be scary at first, but always remember where it will take you. See the clear picture of what it will bring you. Always think about how it will make you better in the end.

It's a question…


This blog post might contain minor spoilers for the movie Avengers: Infinity War.

Artwork by ArteGamor via Pixabay

Have you seen the new Avengers movie already? Let me start by giving you a list of all the characters that have to defend the earth from falling apart this time. Ready? Let's go.

Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Captain America, Black Widow, Doctor Strange, War Machine, Spider-Man, Black Panther, Vision, Scarlet Witch, Falcon, Winter Soldier, Loki, Heimdall, Eitri, Wong, Mantis, Nebula, Drax, Gamora, Groot, Rocket, Pepper Potts, The Collector and Star-Lord. There you go. And then I didn't even mention all side-characters or the villain Thanos yet.


If I had all the money in the world, would I be wealthy?

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LinkedIn recently turned fifteen. To celebrate this, they invite you to share the life you envisioned for yourself when you were fifteen years old:

Celebrate LinkedIn's 15th birthday by sharing what you wanted to be #WhenIWas15.

That's a nice marketing campaign, don't you think. It did trigger me and made me go back to the time when I was fifteen. What did I want to be, and who did I want to become? And how does that compare to where I am now, ten years later?

Like any fifteen-year-old, I probably wanted to become rich, so that I could do…


A quick word about mini-retirements

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Why not take the usual 20–30-year retirement and redistribute it throughout life instead of saving it all for the end?

It's been a while since I read The 4-Hour Work Week, but only recently I went back to it. I went over the notes I left for myself, to see which aspects stood out the most for me.

The main idea of the book is defined by its title: start a business and run it in such a way that you only have to spend about four hours of the week on it to keep it profitable. According to author…


One song for every week of the year, without any rules. One song that determined the week. It can be a new song, but it can also be some rediscovered “golden oldie”. Whatever the week brought. That’s The Weekly Song.
Follow my journey in
The Weekly Song 2018 playlist on Spotify.

Xavier Rudd — Spirit Bird

It's official: the summer of 2018 is coming! And when the temperature rises, people are in need of music that accompanies them while taking nice and peaceful walks in the sunshine. I know I do. I'm talking about quiet, easy-going music this time, not the average, one of a…

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