Posts by Gerdi Verwoert

We are part of Nature

We are part of Nature

Do you think we can truly be connected to ourselves without being connected with Nature?  I don’t! I strongly believe...

16 Quotes on self-leadership

16 Quotes to help you be a leader in your own life

So much is said and written about leadership, especially in the workspace. What often gets left out though, is that real leadership starts with being a leader in your own life; with self-leadership!

Stuck in the middle

While out on a short hike this week I came to a stream I wanted to cross. Standing on a rock in the middle of it, I had to figure out whether it was a good idea to commit to going on.

Never too old

Never too old

She'd been in her career for 20+ years. Every few years she'd have spells of having to face the truth: she didn't love or even like her career or her life.

Give your mind a break

Give your mind a break

It won’t come as a surprise to you that I believe strongly in the healing effects of Nature. I felt...

Reflections on life

Reflecting on life

Lakes, like other bodies of water, offer a wonderful opportunity for (self)reflection. Sitting on its banks it feels almost natural to ask yourself questions.

Reaching your goals

At least you tried

Have you ever told yourself you've tried hard, but just couldn't quite make it when it came to reaching one of your goals?

On the right path

Trust you’re on the right path

Starting at the bottom of the valley you can't see the summit we've set as our goal. You have to trust that you've chosen the right trail

Summits are milestones

Mountain summits are milestones

Standing in the valley looking up at mountains they look both intimidating and sometimes downright scary. Hiking up to their summit seems impossible. The thought of standing on top of them exhilarating.

Rewilding ourselves

RE-Wilding ourselves

We are expected to fit ‘the mould’. To develop in a certain way; along a particular trajectory. Suppressing our yearning to express ourselves in a way that's unique to our character (soil), circumstances (climate, location) and desires. Can we rewild ourselves?

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