So what happened on last week’s show? Lian was with John El-Mokadem, a Breakthrough Coach who helps people to overcome the challenges in their life, such as anxiety, chronic fatigue, relationship and business issues. John helps them to reach a level of insight to make a significant breakthrough to allow them to move forward and past whatever their particular challenge is.
In this show we explored creating from the unknown – both as a topic and literally on the show! We didn’t plan what to talk about but we wound up talking about creativity, purpose, unconditional love and surrendering to what’s happening! If you missed that then you missed out so… subscribe to the show and catch up with that episode after this show!
And this week’s show is with Angela Mastwijk. After a short career in international banking, Angela became a stay-at-home mom, freelance translator, journalist-with-a-weekly-newspaper-column, private tutor and a spiritual seeker.
When her 14 year old son stopped eating and was diagnosed with anorexia, she decided to look for and speak to his innate health, refusing (most of the time at least) to buy into all the fearful thinking surrounding this label. She wrote a book about his swift recovery and their joint journey of uncovering their well-being and clarity.
Later on, stumbling across the Three Principles, Angela gained a deeper understanding of the workings of the human experience, which profoundly changed the nature of the conversations she now has with adolescents struggling with eating disorders, their parents and other people seeking guidance via the ShiftAcademy, a company she co-founded with colleague Linda Spaanbroek to bring the inside out understanding to the Netherlands.
Angela has written four books; her latest (children’s) book is Inside Out Izzy, a story about a very ordinary, nine year old girl discovering the inside out nature of life.
In this show we talked about Angela’s experience of her own son’s recovery and of how she helps parents and their children who are struggling with eating disorders, anxiety and other challenges.
I’d love to know what YOU think about this week’s show. Let’s carry on the conversation… please leave a comment below.
What you’ll learn from this episode:
- We can either look at a child’s labels or we can look at their innate health which is always there… regardless of what appears to be going on on the surface.
- When a child is struggling, we can either jump in our own boat of fear and start rowing desperately alongside them or we can be the lighthouse which beams love.
- When we see a child as having its own inner strength, we give them the space to flourish in their own unique way, free of our expectations and judgements.
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