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Hoe stop je jouw negatieve gedachten?

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Wat doe je als je veel negatieve gedachten hebt?
Wat doe je als je een slechte dag hebt gehad?
Of voel je je depressief?

MP3 Download Affirmaties

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Hoe begin je jouw dag goed?


Voor een goed begin van de dag is het belangrijk dat je direct wanneer je wakker wordt een simpel ritueel start. Een goede start van jouw dag zorgt bijna altijd voor een goed verloop van de rest van de dag!

Lezen, lezen, lezen ...


Het is voor bijna iedereen vakantie… tijd wellicht om een goed boek te lezen. Hieronder volgt een aantal suggesties. Veel leesplezier gewenst, New Life Team

  1. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl.

„In this book, Holocaust survivor Dr. Frankl offers anyone who may be searching for answers to life’s chaos and dilemmas a very critical call to action by not telling people what to do, but why they must do it. Frankl’s story is one of hope and love, stating that, “We cannot avoid suffering, but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose.”

2. Letters to Yong Poet by Ranier Maria Rikle.

„This book is a beautiful argument and plea for us to live an authentic life, addressing the silent questions that exist in the deepest chambers of our hearts. With these words, we are inspired to have confidence and to trust our own feelings about our lives: “You are looking outward and of all things that is what you must not do. Nobody can advise and help you, nobody. Go inside yourself.”

3. Practicing the Power of Now by Echart Tolle.

„This manual-style book based on The Power of Now offers us a guide for practicing the principles for living in the moment. Tolle’s very practical exercises and meditations give tremendous power to moment-by-moment living.”

4. You are here: Discovering the Magic of the Present by Thich Nhat Hanh.

„Written by a spiritual teacher and peace activist, this book will help you feel inspired to establish ways to live life from a place of gratitude and peace. He states beautifully, "Here are things you can do to make your life better, go ahead, don't hesitate, you can do it."

5. Into the Heart of Life by Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo.

„This brilliant book gets to the heart of what keeps us from living our greatest, happiest life: the mind. This insightful Tibetan Buddhist nun says, “Our mind with its incessant stream of thoughts, memories, opinions, hopes and fears is our constant companion, from which we cannot escape even in our dreams. So it makes sense to cultivate a worthy travel companion for our journey.”

6. The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz.

„This is a perfect pocket-size book for understanding how we create stories about ourselves and our lives in our minds. This well-known Toltec nagual says here, “How can you know if what you believe about yourself is true? The truth is we have no idea who we are — we have been saying these stories to ourselves about ourselves for so long that that has become the image of ourselves Our faith has been invested in the lies about ourselves. It’s a story but it’s not the Truth.”

7.Miracles Now by Gabrielle Bernstein.

„This book by motivational speaker Gabrielle Bernstein inspires me to “step into the person I came here to be.” With the tools here, you open up your capacity to tap into your inner source of strength and love. I suggest reading this book once, and then using one of the tools each day as a source of inspiration and practice.”

8. When Things Fall apart by Pema Chödrön.

„Things fall apart in our lives quite often — some in small ways, and others in big ways. I love the way this Buddhist nun says, “When things fall apart, that usually means we are on the brink of a change of some kind.” This book gives us beautiful advice on how to relax into what is and understand deeply that “This very moment is the perfect teacher.”

9. The Gift of Change by Marianne.

„In this book, spiritual teacher Marianne Williamson gives us hope by detailing 10 basic changes we can make as we learn to view the world through the eyes of love instead of fear. She says, “The Universe is primed to start over again in any moment, and it is only our thoughts to the contrary that keep it from doing so.”

10. The Practice :Simple Fools For Managing Stress,Finding Peace and Uncovering Happiness by Barb Smidt.

„Yes, I'm including my own book here! As a spiritual seeker for more than thirty years, I wrote this book to share my tips for putting into practice an easy to implement 3-part daily routine to help you find more confidence, feel less stressed, and find deeper meaning along life's path.”

As the season draws to a close and we all retreat back inside, these pearls of wisdom are sure to keep the sun shining in your heart and mind!

Vegetarisch en depressief? Vitamine B12?

Een tijdje terug kwam ik op het internet een verhaal tegen van Jessica Velasco. Jessica zat in een periode van haar leven waarin ze boos op iedereen was, waarin ze uithaalde naar al haar vrienden. Met behulp van haar dokter kwam ze erachter dat ze een tekort had aan vitamine B12. Lees haar verhaal en laat het je aan het denken zetten. 

I was angry at the world. I lashed out at those I loved for no reason at all. And then I felt terrible about my behavior. So terrible I didn’t want to face anyone. I complained — about everything. I couldn’t concentrate on a highly detailed task for very long. My memory was shot. And my stress level was through the roof.

What was happening to me?!

In hindsight, I know I was depressed. But at the time, I felt like a mental fog had slowly descended upon my life. My mind was playing tricks on me, turning me into a person I had never been before.

Since there hadn’t been any major life changes recently and no obvious reason for this slow mental decline I was experiencing, I figured it was just the new me. Apparently I was a bitter, angry person now.

But then, I went to the doctor for my annual physical. While I was there, I mentioned my new mental state. She started to poke around into my lifestyle.

“Have you experienced any major life changes recently?”


“Has your diet changed?”

“No. I’m a vegetarian, but I made that switch about two years ago.”


What my doctor suspected — and what turned out to be correct — was that I was suffering from a vitamin deficiency.

Vitamin B12 is only found in animal products — like meat, dairy, eggs and seafood. All those vitamin-rich foods were no longer part of my diet. And since the liver can store vitamin B12 for up to five years, my body had just recently become depleted.

Because I would probably never be able to get enough vitamin B12 from my diet, my doctor suggested vitamin supplements. I had two options; daily pills or less frequent vitamin injections. For me, it was a no-brainer: vitamin B12 injections were the way to go.

There has been plenty of debate in the medical community about which method of supplementation is best. But I didn’t really care if the pills would do the trick. I wasn’t interested. As I had previously learned on countless occasions, I’m forgetful (and I was even before the vitamin deficiency started wreaking havoc on my brain). A quick poke one or two times a week was much better than trying to remember one or two pills per day.

Why is vitamin B12 so important?

I don’t like being ignorant. When I found out there was such a powerful, personality-altering chemical reaction taking place inside my body, I had to find out all there was to know about this condition.

Here’s what I learned:

Vitamin B12 is actually a pretty big deal in the world of nutrients. If you were to attend a party with all the nutrients, vitamin B12 is the one everyone wants to be friends with. He’s powerful, influential, and you really, really don’t want to get on his bad side.

Vitamin B12 is responsible for the production and maintenance of DNA, red blood cells, and the nervous system. Obviously, a shortage can be pretty devastating. If left untreated, a vitamin B12 deficiency can cause severe depression, paranoia, delusions, loss of memory, and much more.

So apparently my symptoms weren’t nearly as bad as they could have been, and I was lucky to have received my diagnosis in time to prevent anything worse.

When it comes to natural medicine, stick up for your beliefs.

I’m so glad my doctor quickly diagnosed the real source of my depression. I’ve heard countless stories about patients who underwent potentially dangerous, chemically-laden treatment plans that did nothing to address the real issue at hand.

Granted, there are still a lot of unanswered questions when it comes to depression and vitamin B12. Dr. Hall-Flavin at Mayo Clinic says, “The role of B vitamins in depression isn’t clear.” But a growing body of research suggests that taking vitamin B12 can alleviate depression.

The real point is this: holistic and natural treatment alternatives should not be discounted. Just because there isn’t a perfectly clear understanding of why a treatment works doesn’t mean it shouldn't be used in the cases where it's working.

When I told my doctor about my depression, she could have easily handed over the trendiest anti-depression medication without diving deeper into the root cause. Practices like this occur all the time.

If you are a believer in natural medicine, stick up for your beliefs. Don’t cave to the pressure to use unnecessary chemicals and drugs if you don’t have to.

Vitamin B12 injections changed my life. Now, more than ever before, I am a firm believer in the power of a healthy diet and lifestyle.


Vegetarian & Depressed? You Might Be Low On B12

By Jessica Velasco


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