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Influencer Sidney Genoveva, Master Your Mind Platform Book session and this week tips

Posted on March 18, 2019 at 4:30 AM Comments comments (0)

In this week’s blog (18th – 24th of March) we will interview Sidney Genoveva, we will invite you to the upcoming Master Your Mind platform session on Tuesday the 19th of March at Chit Chat Cafe at Mensing’s Caminada and we will share some personal coaching tips as video links with you. Every single day we will upload one of these links on our Facebook page.


Sidney Genoveva: A son of God and a family man 


Sidney could you share with us some information of your family life?
My name is Sidney Genoveva. I was born in Curaçao, I have 7 sisters and I am the only son in our family. My father is still alive and is 96 years old and my mother is 90 years old. I am happily married for 26 years I have 2 daughters and 1 son. I also have 2 grandchildren.

Could you share with us some of your educational background?
I have a bachelor degree in social science; I have a degree as a head teacher ( fully credential ) that gives me the authority to teach at Hogeschools and Universities; I have a post Bachelor’s degree in Counseling and a master degree in Political Science at University of Amsterdam.

Sidney, I have come to know you over the years as a very knowledgeable strategic advisor and you have this keen ability to help executives take better deicisions which are in their own best interest. But you also have this ability to be blunt and ruthlessly honest.

 Where does that come from?
I would like to start with a quote: “That which you are afraid off, will have power over you. So, if you are afraid of doing something, do it afraid, but do it anyway.” My mother was and still is a very outspoken person. So I got this from home. I have learned this at a very early age. Then when you speak out your mind, people take your opinion into consideration, instead of compromising.

You have your own company and you don’t have employees? And you do collaborate with different professionals when faced with bigger assignments?
Yes, I have one employee and that is my wife. She doing our company’s administration. She used to work with children and youth at Huize Sint Jozef and works for my company now, combining this with her work as a missionary. In this way she is still very much involved with working with children and youth at the kindergardenlevel and in after school education.

I also collaborate with different other professionals on bigger assignments, as I have my limitations and don’t master everything that clients require. I know my strengths, I also know when and how to involve other people’s strengts to better serve the client’s needs. Most of those I collaborate with, used to work at KPMG Advisory ten (10) years ago. Depending on the assignment we propose a strong team, with the best fit of competencies, skills and expertise, in order to add value to the client. This has proven to be a succesformula. It is kind of a network organization and by working like this you share opportunities and complement each other. They say, that those whom can’t share, can’t multiply. That is why I give 10 % of my income to God, and because you share according to a biblical principle, God multiplies this.

You are a John Maxwell certified coach and you have been a managing partner at KPMG for some years. You have had different responsibilities in KPMG. Can you expand on this a little bit more?
I have worked for 12 yearts KPMG, 2 years as an advisor and 1 year as a director and about 9 years as managing partner untill 2008. I was partner in the US (KPMG Americas), when the consultancy department of KPMG Dutch Caribbean was sold to KPMG USA. I was partner in charge of Columbia, Venezuela and responsable for projects in Latin America, the Caribbean and the USA.

Sidney we also know you as a person with high ethical standards. Where does this come from?

The education I got through my parents played such an important role in my life. I have been taught that: “Right, is right even if nobody is doing it; wrong, is wrong even if everybody is doing it”. This formed the foundation for my integrity and my ethical standards. This upbringing from home forces me to make choices, even in conflicting situations, without comprimising. Either choose for how I was raised or go along with, to please friends. Especially on defining moments. Defining moments do not make character, but for sure they reveal character.

After I had finalzied my master in Political Science, I came back to Curaçao and started working with the Federal government in 1993. In 1996 I was asked to join the private sector. I was involved with institutional strengthening of public administrations (in the public sector), good corporate governance issues in the private sector and programs to ensure the compliance thereof. And this what I came to understand:” Corruption is something that is strongly related with the heart and soul of a person.” As the saying goes: “As the man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” Integrity is not about compliyng with rules and regulations. Integrity is about the motivation and intention of the hearth. It is an inside feeling expressed on the outside. And this is what I was taught at home in my family surroundings. In our life, we will be constantly confronted with (conflicting) choices and dilemna’s and not all of these choices are straightforward right or wrong. So one’s moral compass is very important, that is the baken based on what you need to decide. Integrity is not what I do (complying with rules), it is who I am, and who I am determines what I do. We have, I guess, 14 laws regulating good public governance. We also have principles of good public governance and laws regarding corporate governance. And this is very important, especially for those who we trust with responsibility in public positions. The lack of integrity is expensive for every community: police, prison, secrurity etc. And still..

I firmly belief, that compliance to ethical standards and integrity, when the chips are down, it has less to do with rules & regulations, but everything to do with one’s moral (internal) compass.

Here is where the church comes in. The church works on the internal compass, on the heart and soul. And this is in alignment with what Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior, did. So if you follow your heart according to the biblical principals, for sure you will act correctly. I can imagine that some people will say that they know someone going to church who doesnot behave correcty. Do not let that trouble you, that person knows what is waiting for him/her in this life and beyond. Working with the issues regarding good governance taught me, that this was in alignment with what I was taught by my parents. In the year 2004 I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, I started going to the church and attended Bible studies and learned to know the word of GOD. Before I knew about God, but I didnot have a relationship with Him. This has helped me and still is helping me to become a better person on a daily basis. If I am on my way to the airport early in the morning and I have a red light, I respect this although others don’t. A very important question is:”who we are when nobody is watching’? And I know you have people attending church masses, whose behavior you may question. They know they are behaving wrongly. Do not let that behavior distract you or what you believe. But I choose to think and act differently and I do my utmost everyday to walk my talk and I can go to bed with a clean consciousness.

What is your BIG WHY or driving motivation to be as passionate as you are?
My BIG WHY is to enable people to have perspective in their lives. Becoming free of strongholds (thinking and behaviors) that may prevent them to become what God wants them to become. God wants us to have a purpose driven life. Knowing your purpose gives meaning to your life. We are made to have meaning. For me, without God, life has no purpose, and without purpose, life has no meaning. Without meaning, life has no significance or hope. Hope is essential to your life as air and water. You need hope to cope. Many peolpe are driven by resentment and anger. Many people are driven by fear. Many people are driven by materialism. Many people are driven by the need of approval. Nothing matters more than knowing God’s purpose for your life, and nothing can compensate for not knowing it. Not succes, wealth, fame, or pleasure. I have discover my identity and purpose through a relationship with Jesus Christ. God was thinking of me long before I was thinking of HIM!

I want to encourage them to serve others around them in their lives: purpose. The big question at stake is, “How to?” First of all, I walk my talk and try to be consistent in my behavior. I want to reach all of them with God’s help. I don’t want people to loose their bearings and waste their lives. That is why every Friday and Saturday afternoon, we go in the “barrios”and help people to become part of what we stand for, instead of just being around them. Like right now, we are involved in a projects in Gibraltar, Fuik, Seru Fortuna, Heintje Cool, Otrabanda,etc.

How are you trying also to keep up with your skills? Do you like reading books, follow courses, invest in networks and people that might help you further your knowledge and skills level?
I read a lot. I still buy lots of books. I have an ample library at home. And I read more books at the same time. Because at times I just look for a specific topic in a specific chapter in a certian book. And as I go along, I continue reading them and at times I am reading 3 books at the same time. I follow lots of Bible based teachings and I am gaining wisdom in a prudent manner. I travel a lot, like I just came back from Holland and was in New York last week. Within 3 weeks I will go to England and Scotland as part of a study. I travel with my wife sometimes with the children. I have coached a lot of executives in Curaçao, in the region and still do and I want to transfer this wisdom to my children. I recently shared three book titles with my son, whom works at KPN in Holland on teams and teambuilding and I feel honored and blessed to be able to do this and this gives me satisfaction. I am also following lots of teaching via You Tube. I am a great fan still of the late Miles Monroe, John Maxwell, Ravi Zacharias, TD Jakes and others. These teachings are 99 % bible based. And during my travels I meet so many interesting people, where we share so much wisdom with one another.


What are your other strengths?
Family is very important to me. The way I was raised played such an important role still in whom I am at this moment. My father used to be involved in our education and school assignments and my mother was a baken of wisdom. We were taugth to take care of one another for example with home work assignments. My mother also always taught me to treat my wife well. We came into this world with nothing and we will leave this world with nothing. It is God that gave us life and we are only one breathe away from dying. In between, in those moments take good care of your family. You cannot be succesful in the community without being succesful at home. If you cannot lead your home, you cannot lead anywhere else. Sooner or later you will fail. No matter how many degrees you have.

Do you have hobbies or interests that you are also passionate about?
I take care of both my body and spirit. Lots of people spend so much time on the way they look and neglect their soul. Furthermore I live as healthy as I possibly can, so I eat and drink healthy. I swim every single day at least 1 kilomter because this is a sport where you can’t get injured, I hike regularly. Every saturday I hike 12 kilometers. It is ingrained in my lifestyle and I work in the garden. I have lots of fruit plants (Mango, papaja, coconuts etc) and some vegetables (ginger, peterselli..etc). We do have someone helping us with this. We use these for our own consumption mostly by blending them in a mixer with coconut water.

You are very much involved in the House of Worship church, what drives you to be that involved?

When I arrived at House of Worship 15 years ago, my body was tired. I needed to revalidate. I started hyking and eating healthy. My wife and youngest daugther were already visiting the church. One day a sister called and prayed for me and she invited me to attend church. After 3 times attending the church, House of Worship, I accepted Jesus Christ in my heart and soul. This was 15 years ago by now. My pastors took good care of me and are still guiding us spiritually. We are very greatful to God and to our pastors. Because of this I have grown so much over these years and I have managed and still managing to keep my ego balanced and things started to happen, it was like doors started opening for me. I am aware, that it is the grace and favor of GOD that is still with me. I have coached so many executives and leaders in the region. And I also started noticing the needs within our society. So I started to do what God wants me to do. God uses the body He wants, opening doors I was not able to open and that no man can shut. If you are willing and obedient. As there are so many distractions enticing us to misbehave, I feel so blessed to have been saved by Jesus Christ and continue to receive lots of blessings since I accepted Him. It is not my strenths, nor my degrees but the favor of God.

How would you describe Sidney in one word or one sentence?
A son of God, all the degrees are worldly things secundary of being a family man whom loves God.

Whom are the persons that have inspired you the most in your career?
There were different people like my 8th grade french and spanish teacher when I was at the secunday school once told me: ”You are going to be an important person in our society one day.” That stayed in the back of my mind. I use to have a Track and Field trainer and he used to push us to the max and this helped when I went to Holland for my advanced education. When I use to go to the Social Academy for Social Work in Holland I met a Surinam teacher called Frits Corsen. This guy was awesome, because when we were doing an assignment he use to invite us to come to his house. And his living room was like a library full of books. He use to tell me, just like my father use to when we were kids (my father did his utmost to enable us to read a lot), that if I really want to be good, I should read books. Frits borrowed me books and I needed to promise him, that I would bring them back and when I had finished reading the books for my assignments or project, he would borrow me some other books. This really impacted me.

Then I met in my first job, Jan Veneman, born in Aruba working as the coordinator for the Stichting Progreso Antiano and this Jan really loved people and he did his utmost to enable Antillians to integrate in the Dutch society, his humanity really struck me.

And then in 1983, I went to work in Curaçao at Stichting Reclassering and the director there was the late Kees Grootens and he was passionate about serving others. He started Radio Curom and he did so much to help ex-prisoners to re-integrate in our society. He visited their homes and was very dedicated and we use to live in Groot Kwartier and I didn’t know about these kind of situations as I grew up. Then I went back to Holland and I met Fred Budicke, author and teacher in Amsterdam together with the late Brigita Cratz Meijer, whom was a top executive in her field. Brigita liked whom I was and what I wanted, so she enabled me to position me strongly among all those different diverse forces involved with dealing with immigrants, poitical agendas and government policies in Amsterdam. Through her, I became president of the movement of immigrants dealing with immigrants and we spend hours and hours analyzing situations, political developments and she has also inspired me.

Fred Budicke, who was a teacher, author and trainer, was always asking me to join him in different trainings, educational sessions, debates and dialogue sessions, that he was offering to for example Police Departments, he was very passionate and as he was all these things so I emulated some of the things that he was offering. He invited me up front and we discussed what he was going to offer in the training and he mentored, supervised and later coached me. That is how I got into mentoring and coaching btw. I also worked with Peter Grootens he is an entrepreneur in all his cells and vains. He is bright and has guts and he took over an international organization. After he moved to Florida, he used to invite me to come and visit him. And he inspired me also a lot.

 

Of late I have been inspired by Pastor Raimy Juliet because of his focus on the family, his tireless love to help people and his dedication to Jesus Christ and God. The church has a steady amount of visitors every mass of 1000 people attending the service and he invest all his time, love and money into in winning souls. He has a special focus on children. He doesn’t have a masters degree, has a proven track record of migthy achievements, a strong and effective leader, he is a man of integrity, consistent in well doing, a family man, he loves Jesus Christ, a man of wisdom and prudent in manners. He has such an enormous passion to serve. A man with drive, that God loves and does migthy things through him. We pray for him and his family. I am glad God connected me with him. We have a lot of good pastors in Curaçao doing an outstanding job. Do not be fooled by distractions!

Where they always positive role models or where their also negative role models that you didn’t want to identify with?
You know regarding the negative role models, that is a good question, along the way I was priviledge to meet people that I looked up to and learned a lot from, but indeed I also met people that triggered me to say to myself, “no”, I don’t want to emulate them and they didn’t influence my life.

What was a defining moment in your life, a setback that later turned out to be a great blessing?
Defining moments don’t make character but they for sure reveal character. Your competencies may get you far, but character will make you stay. I was divorced from my first wife in 1988 and was re-married in 1992 an we are now 26 years happily married. The divorce btw, didn’t make me a bitter man. I decided to go back to Holland and took up studying at a Master Level “Political Science” (and public administration) at the University of Amsterdam. I also started my own company and then afterwards there were two other defining moments. In 2004 my body was tired, I was going to all sorts of places, flew lots of airmiles and then suddenly it hit me.

While sitting at home and reflecting on my life. I decided to leave the corporate life I was living up until that moment, one thing was sure,... I didn’t want to continue with the corporate life I had been living up until that moment, that in a sense was very successful according to lots of people, but enough was enough. I still have a huge network of people in the US, Europe and Latin America that I know from those days. I stepped down as a senior partner in 2006 and became a director. In 2008 I stopped working at KPMG. I trusted in God to guide me and on my way home after handing over my resignation letter, you (Ivan Kuster) as you were still working in government called me. This was for sure some kind of Divine intervention. I knew God was with me. You and Geomaly Martes then talked with me for some assignments in government and the rest is history.

Where do you want to be 10 to 15 years from now with your career?
Although it is difficult, I am noticing that slowly, but surely I am moving away from the corporate world and my significance in the spiritual world is growing, locally as well as in other countries. I am giving and sharing teachings to leaders, to youngsters etc... as an ambassador of Jesus Christ. God opens the doors and allow us to travel. As we travel, my wife accompanies me.

What would you want your Loved Ones, family, friends and others to say about you let’s say 20 years years from now?
First of all, that I have added value to them and enabled them to live a purpose driven life, where they love God. That they know where they will go when they die;


Secondly, that they would say, that I am a family man and I deeply respect my home that I have spend lots of time with the family. I will turn 65 years old in April and I will celebrate it with my children and grandchildren in Holland. I still coach my children regularly and I take my time to serve them, to give and share my wisdom with them. That I am not perfect and that whatever I have achieved in life, that my children will take it over and continue doing what I do, that is to serve GOD. I have earned 6 degrees in the course of my studies. The most important title to me is, son of the most high God. I did lots of projects, I had the honor to contribute in equipping lots of leaders. I have given lots of training, was and still am present in many boardrooms today, but I also have served and am still serving GOD in lots of ways and I give teachings where ever I go when I am out of the country. And I am very passionate in what I do and there is nothing more beautiful and fullfilling than, enable people to develop themselves, to serve and be used by God.


What makes you stay optimistic about the future of Curaçao?
Arrogance and pride is all about selfishness and doing things for ourselves. I have come to understand the Biblical principles and values as I accepted Jesus Christ in my life and at the other hand I see our society is leaving these values behind. As we leave these values behind our challenges in the community become complexer. Once you accept Jesus, your meaning of life becomes different and you can understand the bigger picture. In our church, we offer day care, and after shool education. We offer school education, soon up to the 8th grade at the primary school level during daytime in this coming schoolyear.
Our venue, where we have our masses, is now being expanded with an additional 300 seats.

The Police and certain teachers that are confronted with youth that lost their footing, are referring these youth to our church. So there is hope, as we offer them the word of God.

And all what we offer through the Church is being financed by those members of our church community attending the church, giving their time and part of their income as they have found the meaning in life as it begins and ends with God. It is all written in the Bible. And those members of our church, like our youth, lots of them are blooming as professionals and enterpreneurs.

We see an increase in integrity among youth, because of the education that churches are offering them, where we work on their inner person.

For example, we reach out to children based on a Billy Graham initiative called “Samaritan’s Purse, International Disaster relief” aimed at disaster relief. This organization for example was the first to reach Sint Martin after the last hurricane. We aim our focus at youth from 4 to 14 years old. We, as volunteers, invite them for a so-called event of Operation Christmas Child. This is an course and when they attend we explain that we were created by God and in His image. We teach them about the creation, Adam and Eve, the Arch of Noah, God’s plan for their life and teach them Bible principles during a period of 12 weeks. They get a certificate and we offer them a party at their graduation with all the formalities surrounding such a graduation, because of their acceptance of Jesus Christ in their lives and we give them a present tailored at their age. For children and youth from Fuik, Boca Sami and Zapateer, they are so overwhelmed, because they don’t know what is happening to them.

They really transform during along the way and at the graduation party, the parents are also invited and as this course improves their children’s self esteem, parents at time cry to see how much their child has changed and they also open up for help. In Fuik there was party where in 12 weeks about 160 children particpated. In Seru Fortuna 60 participated. So this is really impactful. As we speak, every Friday, we go in the barrio’s and we pay for the use of the neighborhood centers, whom are happy to rent us their venue. It helps to give these youth perspective and keep them from doing bad things, on their way to becoming honest and respectful citizens.

The church is also growing in Holland, since we started 2 years ago. Most of the attendees are youth and they are performing very well in their studies and careers. So I see all this happening and I am myself pretty much involved in the work the church is doing. All this makes me optimistic about the future of Curaçao. To God all the glory.

As the core group of Share2Uplift we love and deeply respect Sidney Genoveva, for his what he has done and still doing in the corporate world as one of the Dutch Caribbean’s most acclaimed strategic business advisors, a man who has a proven track record for delivering results. For his integrity, but of late also for the work he is doing as a missionary especially in our barrio’s. His passion and love of GOD, is making his every growing influence reach further then only in Curaçao.
We definitely consider him one of the 250 ethical leaders of our Island, that continuously works at influencing people’s mindsets for the better in our society.

The goal of the core group of Share2Uplift for 2020


As the Share2Uplift movement our goal for 2018 has been to identify 250 ethical leaders (Influencers) to be empowered by 21st century mindsets and are connected and collaborate with one another to create value for the whole of the society. This goal has only been partially met. We now want to reach this goal by the end of 2020.
Look at the list of the Influencers we have interviewed or reported on, up to now.

As Share2Uplift we are fully trying to align with this thinking of Center for Curriculum Redesign to promote this agenda in our educational systems and workplace. So, in that sense we fully support any initiative to make our educational system 21st century proof.

Share2Uplift aligners are those that:
– Create an inspiring vision of the future;
– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;
– Manage delivery of the vision;
– Coach and built a team, so that it is more effective at achieving the vision.
These criteria are now being polished.

We also consider these 5 values of the most important ones for Share2Uplift aligners. They are:
• Peace from within;
• Compassion;
• Respectfulness;
• Integrity;
• Responsibility.
As we will progress towards this goal we will update you on the progress.
Visit the website for more information.

The next Master Your Mind Platform session 19th of March
Our next MYM-platform session will be on the 19th of March now at our new venue.

Venue: Chit Chat restaurant Mensing’s Caminada
Time: 7 - 9.00 pm sharp.
We will be presenting the books “A short history of everything”, by the National Best seller Bill Bryson (to be presented by Michiel van der Veur) and “The gift of imperfection, Let go of who you think you’er supposed to be and embrace who you are”, by Brene Brown. (to be presented by Ivan Kuster).
Click to attend.




Self help tips

In this week we focuse on different tips related top self help. Every day during the week we will upload one of these video links on our Facebook.com/share2uplift page.


Why you need a self-care list: manage your stress + enhance your well-being - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=3r2c2ExZoUM&feature=youtu.be

TOP BEING JUDGEMENTAL (Short Inspirational Video) - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtQQ779vdQ0

Detachment (short film) on Vimeo
vimeo.com/22283448

Short Animated Film - Detachment - video dailymotion
www.dailymotion.com/video/x3505dy

Detachment - Short Film - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAXWJBLsNy0

Detachment (a short film) - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWcHdHzltkQ

Influencer Professor Dr. Ashley Duits, March Master Your Mind Platform Book session and this week helpful tips

Posted on March 11, 2019 at 4:30 AM Comments comments (0)

In this week’s blog ( 11th – 17th of March) we will interview Professor Dr. Ashley Duits; we will invite you for our next upcoming Master Your Mind Platform session on the 19th of March at Mensing Caminada and we will share some personal tips as video-links with you. Every single day during the week we will upload one of these video-links on our Facebook page.

Influencer Professor Dr. Ashley Duits: passionate and in search of the beauty of life


Could you share with me some information of your family life?
My name is Ashley Duits. I was born in Curaçao, I have one sister and one brother and I am happily married.

We have come to know you over the years as a very passionate person and scholar in the health sector. You are now a professor from the University of Groningen, the director of the Red Cross Blood Bank foundation and your are the director of the department of Immunology of Curaçao. You were also the chairman of the Raad voor de Volksgezondheid till 2010 when it existed and during different moments represented the interests of SEHOS in talks and negotiations with the government. What other functions do you hold?
I am also an advisor to PAHO (Pan American Health Organization), as a professor I guide PhD students in their researchprojects and I am the educational coordinator of NASKHO.

What is your opinion on the info-biotech revolution that is underway in science?
Because of our ever enhancing capacity to analyse big data, we are improving our ability to recognise certain patterns out of more extensive data, like for instance thousands of birds flying in flocks, their flights can be predicted based on the data patterns that can be derived from how they fly individually. This is fascinating and achieving such knowledge is one of the most beautiful things there is in science. And I love it.


How does science deal with the way the media is now being used to at times sell fake stories?
In one of our seminars “Weerleggen van de grenzen” of last year we dedicated some attention to this phenomena. You can use these same media and two or three well followed internet figures (influencers) as tools, to sell the true story that is based on scientific truth, like for example the need for vaccination of children. We are now living in an totally new era compared to the 50-ies and as scientist we should leave our ivory towers and educate the people with tools and a language that they can relate to, as part of our social responsibility as scientists.

I was passionate at a young age about science and as I got more involved this passion only grew, also in the sense that as a scientist I am now also interested in the bigger picture specifically the philosophical part. Like Immunology that is my specialisation area and also my hobby. I do a lot of reading and researching in that area, but I am also interested in how a Theoretical Physicist perceives reality and I also keep track of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) endeavours , that is awesome. This is really also what I enjoy nowadays.


Did they ask you to become a professor or was this something that because of your interest in academia and science it naturally resulted from being a scientist and educator?
I was asked to become a Professor. It is not something that had never happened before, but it is rather unique to be a professor in another country while living on a Caribbean island.

You are also very much involved in NASKHO, what are the goals of NASKHO and what role do you play in enabling continuous education and learning of health care professionals?
SEHOS is an affiliate teaching hospital and it is one of the 8 affiliate teaching hospitals of the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG). So students in their second year of their masters for becoming medical doctors need for a whole year to continue their clinical rotations by going to work in an afilliate hospital.
SEHOS offers this opporuntiy and it is unique because it is the only affiliate hospital from the UMCG (and also from the Netherlands medical educational program), that is outside of Holland and I as the educational coordinator am ultimately responsable for this program in Curaçao.
I firmly belief that there is a link between education and quality improvement in healthcare, because it contributes to the improvement of processes being used and therefore structurally improves the quality of our healthcare. NASKHO is (and has been for more than 50 years) a partner with UMCG and SEHOS to maintian this link between education and quality improvement. The NASKHO goals are clearly defined as helping in assuring the clinical rotations, supporting continuous medical education and stimulating relevant medical science on the island.

Does CMC help to improve the quality of the health care?
The construction of a building doesn’t automatically mean that there is an improvement in the care, the people working in this new building are the crucial elements in this.
CMC can provide a framework for and also an opportunity to level up, if ...this proces is well managed and the professionals are respectfully involved and taken along.

How are you trying also to keep up with your skills? Do you like reading books, publish articles, follow courses, invest in networks and people that might help you further your knowledge and skills level?
Yes, I continuously do this.

As a scholar and scientist you still are very much into research and with lots of zest, where does this drive come from, did you always knew that you wanted to become a scientist?
I have this drive because I experience it as so much fun to do. Two weeks ago, I was in Dominica for an audit and I had an opportunity to experience how people there deal with problems they have. I preferred walking every day for 20 minutes to the venue where I was supposed to be for my visit, just to get a look and feel on how life is in Dominica. That is awesome and that fuels my drive and my joy for life.

How important are life style changes to prevent and lower the number of people getting chronic diseases?
Life style changes are very important, but complex and difficult, because there are no quick fixes. Just simply advocating life style changes via folders and stuff like that, isn’t sufficient. We have to start simply by really talking to people, know their culture, know their problems and understand how they think and based on that educate them to manage themselves. To effectively deal with cardiovascular diseases will require decades and decades, but it will still require that we start investing right away in things that will not give short term success and results. It requires being there for the long haul and better tuning in into a frequency, that you can effectively communicate with people, understanding them and knowing what works in their context.



Apart from regular exercises, healthy eating habits, self care (enough sleep) how important is the mastering of a person’s mind exercises, like mindfulness and meditation exercises, for the overall health of people?
I belief that the two extremes in science are meeting one another. In the past mindfulness and meditation was called esotheric, but of late its importance has increased. But also ethical issues like limits of treatment of patients based on their quality of life. Ethical discussionsquestions like when to stopstopping the treatment of patients based on their projected quality of life are becoming more relevant nowadays.

What is your BIG WHY or driving motivation to be as passionate as you are?
To learn and by doing that to be able to make things better.

What are your other strengths?

I am also a good listener and a reasonable good communicator. I respect people and I use these skills in my work as a scientist. There has always been a movement in science for searching for the beauty of life. Life is fantastic. I can read an article on Statistical Thermodynamics and appreciate its beauty. Like the Nobel Prize Winner Frank Wilczek, an American theoretical physicist. He wrote a book titled: ”A beautiful question: Finding Nature’s Deep Design” and this book so perfectly describes my own views on life. Or the author Rudyard Kipling whose moving (alas now very actual again) story “the White Seal” that begins with an opening poem “The Seal Lullaby”, put to music by the famous Eric Whitacre choire, all as part of an effort aimed at understanding the beauty of life. Or Eric Satie a french pianist, his music like the 4 minute “Gymnopedie” is so simple yet so powerful, because of its simplicity. As long as we as scientists and humans remain humble and not complicated you can achieve so much. That is the way to achieve results, that is how one can inspire people instead of an aggressive “in your face”- mentality. As long as you accept what you know and not know, you can inspire people. Funny thing is you can get inspired by science in many different ways. Like by a study on why zebra have a striped skin (to confuse mosquito’s) or that by studies that show that we as Homo Sapiniens have genes from another extinct human species Neanderthalers and that we survived compared to Neanderthalers because we had better communication skills as a group. The Neanderthaler couldn’t communicate so well because of their poorly developed vocal cords. So, emotional intelligence is so much more important than only IQ. It is better to be invited to sit at the table than just go and sit first, meaning being respectful and valueing others.

We interviewed Gwendeline Lanoy-Leuteria this last week and she has worked with young men at the Sociale Vormingsplicht, drop outs and they lack self reflection skills and EQ. What is your opnion on this?
We are clearly missing something that we had in the past and that is: We are missing a value system and mental framework that ignites self reflection and value education. As religion has lost ground in the modern times, these elements weren’t replaced in the education systems that are offered nowadays. I belief that every society needs these elements. The greeks used philosophy as a valuable tool in this matter whereas nowadays lots of people are only getting an overkill of external stimuli in their lives, becoming victims of streams of (mis)information.

In Health Care though, the preparation and education of future physicians, as part of their so- called professional education, has changed in the sense it isn’t about having exclusively the right professional knowlegde nowadays, but also the need to have the right competencies. CanMEDS for example is an educational framework, that describes the abilities (soft skills) physicians require to effectively meet the health care needs of the people they serve.


Do you have hobbies or interests that you are passionate about?
I adore reading, I love movies and music. As a sport I runjog, I just came in from Bonaire this morning and I woke up at 3 am to runjog, because it’s “Me-time” for me, it gives me time to think about things.


You are also chairperson of the roman Catholic schoolboard, what drives you to be involved in such an institution?
Because I see the importance that such an educational institution can have for our society and especially our children, as I value the education of every human being. RKCS has 60 % of all the schoolchildren attending some form of education, so...

If you as Ashley, would meet a stranger in the bus (let say in Groningen-Holland or the US) and they would ask you to introduce yourself what would you answer?

Passionate

How would you describe Ashley in one word or one sentence?

Always in search of the beauty of life and in the human being.

Whom are the persons that have inspired you the most in your career?
There wasn’t only one single person. I had several people that inspired me, not necessarily one person. As I believef that everybody is unique, this means being inspired by a role model doesn’t mean emulating this role model. I was inspired by things that people have achieved from f.i. Nelson Mandela and so also Frank Wilczek, tobut locally for example Rob Rojer because of his incredible knowledge and humbleness. I am so grateful that I have met so many inspiring people in my life, that I have learned bits and parts from and also learned from others how “not to do”- certain things.

What are some of the challenges, lessons learned, that you have encountered in your life when you ultimately discovered your talents and strenghts?
A disbelief that it wouldn’t be possible to reach what I have reached up to now, meaning to produce and give input and a contribution to science through peer reviewed channels on a wordly scale, while not coming out of a more western centered culture and geographical area. I am from Curaçao and we are located in the Caribbean Basin.


What was a defining moment in your life, a setback that later turned out to be a great blessing?
 It wasn’t one moment, but different fragments of moments and I had the luck to bump into knowledgable and good people, whom made it possible for me to continue to grow.

Where do you want to be 10 to 15 years from now with your career?

I would like to be in a situation where because of my input, we have created frameworks or systems where there is sufficient guarantee of sustainability of scientific quality, education and health, that are not only dependent on individual effort.


What would you want your Loved Ones, family, friends and others to say about you let’s say 20 years from now?
That we are very happy, that we can celebrate life in the broadest sense of the word with you. That we have reached beauty together and that we are at a beautitful place in our relationships.











I would like to refer also to two quotes I used in my dissertation, one was from Miles Davies:

“I will play it first and tell you what it is later.” A perfect science metaphor by a master Jazz trompetist.

The other one is from Kahlil Gibran:

“ It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding.”

That is true understanding at a much broader and deeper level. That is the beauty in science.

What makes you stay optimistic about the future of Curaçao?
Because it is all about human beings. If we can educate our people and understand them better, we are going to succeed, just like that.

As the core group of Share2Uplift we love and deeply respect Professor Dr. Ashley Duits, whom as a Professor and educational coordinator of NASKHO is structurally helping to improve the quality of our health care for years now. His energy and drive is far beyond average and being a Professor of the University of Groningen living in Curaçao and as an advisor for PAHO has achieved quite a feat also internationally. We definitely consider him one of the 250 ethical leaders of our Island, that continuously works at influencing people’s mindsets for the better in our society.

The goal of the core group of Share2Uplift for 2020

As the Share2Uplift movement our goal for 2018 has been to identify 250 ethical leaders (Influencers) to be empowered by 21st century mindsets and are connected and collaborate with one another to create value for the whole of the society. This goal has only been partially met. We now want to reach this goal by the end of 2020.Look at the list of the Influencers we have interviewed or reported on, up to now.

As Share2Uplift we are fully trying to align with this thinking of Center for Curriculum Redesign to promote this agenda in our educational systems and workplace. So, in that sense we fully support any initiative to make our educational system 21st century proof.

Share2Uplift aligners are those that:
– Create an inspiring vision of the future;
– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;
– Manage delivery of the vision;
– Coach and built a team, so that it is more effective at achieving the vision.
These criteria are now being polished.

We also consider these 5 values of the most important ones for Share2Uplift aligners. They are:
• Peace from within;
• Compassion;
• Respectfulness;
• Integrity;
• Responsibility.
As we will progress towards this goal we will update you on the progress.
Visit the website for more information.

The next Master Your Mind Platform session 19th of March

Our next MYM-platform session will be on the 19th of March now at our new venue.

Venue: Chit Chat restaurant Mensing’s Caminada

Time: 7 - 9.00 pm sharp.

We will be presenting the books “A short history of everything”, by the National Best seller Bill Bryson (to be presented by Michiel van der Veur) and “The gift of imperfection, Let go of who you think you’er supposed to be and embrace who you are”, by Brene Brown. (to be presented by Ivan Kuster).
Click to attend.


Personal coaching tips
In this week we will share again some helpful motivational video links on self-esteem. Every day in the week we will upload one of these video-links on our Facebook.com/share2uplift page.

Animated Cartoon Short on Self-Esteem and Relationships - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=85oysKCSs8g

Self Esteem Short Film - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxZSRLwQHBs

Self Worth | Short Film - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NKxgf_RLlU

I'm Not Perfect - A short film on self worth - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRZ8a35uQ7w

What is Self Esteem? & Tips to Build Self Esteem | headspace - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQKY4_HwTqI

Self-Esteem/Body Image - Bridge the gAPP - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=nl1mtZKFe4w

Influencer Karel Tujeehut, Master Your Mind Platform Book session and this week tips

Posted on February 17, 2019 at 5:05 AM Comments comments (0)

In this week’s blog ( 18th – 24th of February) an interview with influencer Karel Tujeehut. We will invite you to our next Master Your Mind-platform session on the 19th of February at our new venue Mensing’s Caminada from 7 – 9 pm and we will share with you some personal coaching tips based on Dr.Joe Dispenza’s school of thought, as video-links. Every day in the week we will upload one of these links on our Facebook.com/share2uplift page.


Influencer Karel Tujeehut: self-assured, innovative, creator of his future

Can you tell us something about your family background?
"My name is Karel Tujeehut and I was born in Curaçao, I have 5 sisters; one recently past away and 5 brothers. I am married to my lovely wife Lorraine and I am a father of one daughter."


We have come to know you as a very committed person, socially involved and dedicated person focused on sustainable development. We know each other since the early 2004 when you worked at Aqualectra, but we met in the Curaçao Leadership Forum activities we used to organize from 2004 till 2012. You were always interested in energy issues and I belief you are still involved in that, right?
"Yes that’s the case ...at this moment I am helping Government with energy policy and implementation here of. I am busy at this moment specifically with three projects. 1) Developing a new energy law, 2) Chairing a deepsea water industry platform to develop this new potential on the island and 3) I am also chairing a Waste management team, in finding a sustainable solution for our waste issues."


You are now involved at the Ministry of Economic Affairs with the designing off or updating of the energy policy as the world is rapidly changing because of global warming issues. Can you expand a little on that?
"I was responsible for realizing a sustainable energy policy for Curaçao. The policy has been accepted by the government and stakeholder and is now in effect. I am now helping the government to implement the policy, execute necessary projects and set-up institutional structures to sustain the policy objectives."

How do you help people?"
Helping people is not about me, but it is about them. You can only help people if they want to be helped. You can share knowledge and ideas, but if people are not open to receive it is worthless. So the essence of helping others is trying to get them into a state to want to receive."


I have met someone an entrepreneur who calls you an Influential Innovative Coach? Can you resonate with this?
"It’s nice to hear that, but I have never considered myself an innovative coach. What I try to do is to inspire people to make use of their own potential.


Are you in some way or the other involved in the Blue Economy, if so what is this Blue Economy and how does this correlated with your involvement in the three projects you have mentioned were you are involved in??
"Yes, I am involved. Blue economy started as sustainable use of marine ecosystems to support economic development, but has evolved over the years as people realized that sustainable use of the marine ecosystems is not possible without being sustainable in a broader sense, for example also on land. People tend to confuse “Blue economy” with cradle to cradle concepts within communities. I am committed to sustainable development in general and in this respect, we have a long way to go on this island. Every way I can contribute to move our living environment to a more sustainable state is one more step in the correct direction. Each step counts.

We can learn a lot from nature with respect to sustainability ….. Nature itself is very sustainable. I glad to see that more and more people start to realize that we need to change our ways. But regretfully we still have a long way to go."


As an engineer you have always been interested in alternative and more sustainable energy, innovation in general and leadership issues. Where does your drive comes from?
"
Innovation and energy has always fascinated me, but it also triggers me to want to know and do more. If you really understand the energy cycle you realize that the beauty of nature and live itself and the way it sustains itself. Sustainability is a logical choice, it’s a pity that many people still do not see that."

You have worked for 28 years at Aqualectra, In what department you used to work or still work?
"I have mostly been active in innovation for Aqualectra and have also occupied different management positions. For example, I was the driver for the implementation of personal computers in Aqualectra, wind energy and solar energy developments, prepaid meters, water bottling and much more."


What is your BIG WHY or driving motivation to be whom you are right now?
"My father inspired me to develop my technical skills which allowed me to convert thoughts in to physical things and it also inspired me to do sports. I was always good in all kind of sports due to the fact that I understood the technical reason why and the energy fact behind everything.

My general driving force and passion for everything I do is obtained from the lessons I learn from nature and my environment. Nature contains a higher energy source that directs my passion and know-how. Some people call this source God."


Is your thinking and how you deal with your environment as an advisor and translating policy into tangible outputs, based on Quantum Physics? If so were you educated as an engineer in Quantum physics when you were majoring as an engineer? If you later on evolved in your thinking in terms of Quantum Physics can you expand on this a little bit, because this school of thought is rather new…?
"No, this is not based on Quantum Physics (QP), I did not major in QP and no I do not act on the basis of QP. All these kind of theories like Relativity, Quantum, Newton’s law etc. all describe the reaction to an action, but not really describe the reason for the action. I was talking about the reason, the why, of taking certain actions."

You are trying also to keep up with your skills? Do you like reading books?
"Yes I do keep up my skills. I don't like reading books. I only read books if it’s necessary, most knowledge you get from your surrounding just be open for this information. I like to watch informative films and love following courses, invest in networks and people that might help me further to share my messages either of energy topics or other topics. People are in this world because we need each other and we are stronger and better together. Yes networking, in my own way, is one of my main activities."


What are your other strengths?
"One of my greatest strengths is that I know what my weaknesses are. Furthermore, I think another great strength is that I can visualize the future and have the skills to convert this vision were necessary into a tangible reality."


Do you have other hobbies or interests that you are passionate about?
"
I am a nature lover, like to watch golf and love to help people to develop."

If you as Karel, would meet a stranger in the bus (let say in Holland or the US) and they would ask you to introduce yourself what would you answer?
"Hi, I am Karel Tujeehut and I would wait to see how they would react. Based on their reaction I would engage in a conversation."

How would you describe Karel in one word or one sentence?
"Self-assured"

Whom are the persons that have inspired you the most in your career?
"Nobody really. It seems like I always knew what I wanted and most of the time, somehow I created it. I have met different people in my live from whom I have learned a lot, and I really appreciate what they have done for me."


What are some of the challenges, lessons learned, that you have encountered in your life when you ultimately discovered your talents and strengths?
"Everything happens for a reason. Don’t worry, be happy, it will be fine. Bad does not exist only the opposite. Opportunities are everywhere around you, you just need to open your eyes to see them.

What was a defining moment in your life, a setback that later turned out to be a great blessing?
"My career at Shell international was the most defining period in my live. I learned a lot, it shape me for the future and during this period my daughter was also born. It’s what they call a miracle, the transformation I experienced. And at the end of this interesting development period, I also learned that everything that looks like a setback is actually an opportunity in disguise."

What was exactly the defining moment in your life, or the miracle when your daughter was born? If I may ask that?
"The combination of the birth of my daughter and the experiences around this, my career developments at that moment and my experience shortly afterwards enlightened me to realize that we are taken care of, we have everything surrounding us, we just need to open up to receive."

Where do you want to be 5 to 10 years from now with your business(es)?
"I hope that I have helped and can still help people to develop themselves."

What would you want your Loved Ones, family, friends and others to say about you let’s say 30 years years from now?
"We loved him, may he rest in peace."

If to predict your reality, you have to create your reality as you said and you mention the importance of visualization, have you always had this mindset or is it something that evolved and you mastered during the course of your career?
"
When meditating and reflecting back on my live, I realized that this was always a part of my being, but I only realized this during that defining moment in my life. I do not see this as something special. Everybody has it, but not everybody realizes it. It’s part of being a human being."


What makes you stay optimistic about the future of Curaçao?
"
Why not? Everything that looks like a setback is actually an opportunity in disguise."


Do you want to share anything else that might be relevant for those reading this blog?
"
I see more and more people who are really negative and do not believe in the future. Please understand that the best way to predict the future is to create it. If you predict a negative future you are in fact creating it. So be positive to create a positive one for you and all surrounding you.

As the core group of Share2Uplift we love and deeply respect Karel Tujeehut, whom as an engineer has always been and still is influencing, implementing and enabling the implementation of innovative energy policy. We definitely consider him one of the 250 ethical leaders of our Island, that continuously works at influencing people’s mindsets in our society aimed at achieving sustainable development in general.

The goal of the core group of Share2Uplift for 2020

As the Share2Uplift movement our goal for 2018 has been to identify 250 ethical leaders (Influencers) to be empowered by 21st century mindsets and are connected and collaborate with one another to create value for the whole of the society. This goal has only been partially met. We now want to reach this goal by the end of 2020.
Look at the list of the Influencers we have interviewed or reported on, up to now.

As Share2Uplift we are fully trying to align with this thinking of Center for Curriculum Redesign to promote this agenda in our educational systems and workplace. So, in that sense we fully support any initiative to make our educational system 21st century proof.

Share2Uplift aligners are those that:
– Create an inspiring vision of the future;
– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;
– Manage delivery of the vision;
– Coach and built a team, so that it is more effective at achieving the vision.
These criteria are now being polished.

We also consider these 5 values of the most important ones for Share2Uplift aligners. They are:
• Peace from within;
• Compassion;
• Respectfulness;
• Integrity;
• Responsibility.
As we will progress towards this goal we will update you on the progress.
Visit the website for more information.



Master Your Mind Platform book presentation


This will be on the 19th of February 2019 at a new venue, Chit Chat Café at Mensing’s Caminada

Venue: Chit Chat Café at Mensing’s Caminada

Time: 7 – 9.00 pm sharp.

Entrance: Free!

We will be presenting the book 'Becoming Supernatural, how common people are doing the Uncommon', by Joe Dispenza (to be presented by Ivan Kuster). Click to attend!





Personal coaching tips

This week’s tips are centered around some personal tips focused on the school of thought of Joe Dispenza as we are presenting Joe Dispenza’s book Becoming Supernatural. Every single day during the week we will upload one of these video links on our Facebook.com/share2uplift page.

Do this for 7 days and you will see encredible results – YouTube Joe Dispenza
www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbmDPLqwWqQ&t=82s

You Can Change - Dr. Joe Dispenza - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8Mo4S-AtUo

5 Steps to Change Your Life - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDbqsgMwxR8

How to apply The Law of Attraction - Dr. Joe Dispenza - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ningM3XIoTg

Dr Joe Dispenza: The Big Three To Create Change and Why It Can be Difficult. - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFleZ7oYMYM

DR JOE DISPENZA - POSITIVE ENERGY | London Real - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVYQ0JeKZy8

 

Influencer Raygen Zuiverloon, Master Your Mind Platform Book session and this week tips

Posted on February 11, 2019 at 3:10 AM Comments comments (0)

In this week’s blog (11th – 17th of February) an interview with Influencer Raygen Zuiverloon. We will invite you to our next Master Your Mind event on the 19th of February at Mensing’s Caminada and we will share some video-links with you as personal coaching tips on the teachings of LynneMcTaggert. Every single day of the week we will upload one of these video links on our Facebook.com/share2uplift page.

Influencer Raygen Zuiverloon: chill, intense and forward going


Can you share something about your family background?
“I am a father and with my significant other Soraya, we have 2 wonderful daughters of which youngest, Solange, was born very recently. My father and mother are still alive and I was raised by my mother and my grandmother. I was born in Curaçao and I have 3 sisters and 1 brother.”

You were very involved in the Downtown Management Organization (DMO), there is where most people know you from and recently made a career switch and started as an entrepreneur, you are now an event organizer. What else do you do?
"
I have been organizing events for almost 20 years now, including the ones I did while I worked at DMO e.g. Punda Vibes, Ban Topa’s, and Noche De Kompras. So starting Enrich is the natural continuation of my passion to create concepts that bring people together and to build platforms to promote creative talent. Next to my own events, the objective of Enrich is to give creative support to other people’s dreams. In more practical terms, I add value to other people’s endeavors by developing concepts, by doing the marketing and by having the relevant experience and network to make these events/projects happen."

We have come to know you as a very dynamic, talented, entrepreneurial and optimistic person and in that sense you are an Influencer in our society since we met when you were director of DMO. What caught our attention was you someway somehow have re-oriented yourself and as an event organizer, you are involved with Kaya Kaya and The Lounge and I am not sure of other events. Whom are the other partners in Kaya Kaya and can you expand a little bit on what the goals are of this event as this event caught a lot of positive attention? How do you explain the success of this event?
"I think the positive reactions to Kaya Kaya come from our bottom up organic approach, although I have to say we were surprised by the amount of attention it generated as well. One of my Kaya Kaya partners, Kurt Schoop, has been involved in the development of Ser’i Otrobanda for over 10 years. He has been relentlessly working on building social cohesion and on beautification of the neighborhood. This laid a strong groundwork for our Kaya Kaya - event. Our other partner, Clayton Lasten, brings his business savvy and innovative way of thinking, to the table.

What helped is that we all bring a positive mindset and that we prefer doing over talking. With our motto “Leave it better behind” we have committed ourselves to achieve lasting improvements for the neighborhood and its inhabitants. And you know, the inhabitants were more than willing to collaborate with us on this. During the preparations of the venue for the Kaya Kaya- event, for example, they helped us with the beautification of the area by painting their houses and with the clean-up. The inhabitants also actively participated as food vendors, and supported us with the production of the street party. Another aspect of Kaya Kaya is that we’re able to create a platform to showcase our talented local artists. We are very grateful that so many people supported our events. This surely motivates us to continue with this concept going forward."

As an event organizer you need to be very connected and be very able to deal with different types of personalities. In that sense you are influencing a lot of people in a good sense because Kaya Kaya was also a community building project. When did you start getting interested in becoming an entrepreneur? Where does it come from? This question makes me reflect way back to when I was living and studying in Rotterdam in the 1990’s and early 2000’s. When I was in my mid-twenties, I noticed that parties with the music genres Hip Hop, R&B, (Neo) Soul and dancehall were mostly on the outskirts venues of the city and the crowd was not as mixed as it is nowadays. I wanted to bring change to that. During that time, Rotterdam was the cultural capital of Europe. The city council stimulated creative hubs, for example by promoting the use of empty buildings as an incubator for creative talent. As an island boy, I walked around in awe of all that was happening there at the time. After helping other people on their projects, I decided to throw my 25th birthday party in an old abandoned insurance building downtown Rotterdam. We had the top-floor of the building full with open-minded people from all kinds of racial and social backgrounds and we had a great time! Fueled by this, I took the leap and together with a group of friends started throwing events commercially. Every few months we had up to 1000 – 1500 guests that came to our events in different venues in Rotterdam, usually in the OffCorso.
I still love bringing people together and let them have a good time, while also providing a platform to hone the skills of young musicians, DJ’s and other talents. So when I moved back to Curaçao , one of the first concepts I developed was Groove Lounge. Groove Lounge brings my friends and the friends of my friends together for a hip-hop/R&B/Eclectic party that hosts some of the best DJ’s of the island. We celebrated our 10-year anniversary last November. We all got older and many of us need to arrange a babysitter or recuperate for a couple of days after the party now, but I’m happy to say that the vibe was still there. 


Video: After movie: The Lounge @ Papagayo Curacao.

I sometimes jokingly say, that I’m in the ‘memory creation’ business. I hope that people who visit my events take the positive memories and connections they made during the event with them in other aspects of their lives as well."

Are you a full-time entrepreneur?
"Yes, I am doing this full time now. So next to the organization of my own events, I provide creative support for other people and also coach other entrepreneurs in the implementation, marketing and branding of their businesses."

Where does your drive comes from? What is your BIG WHY or driving motivation to be whom you are right now?
"When is I was a kid I used to play a lot with Lego building cities and also spend time drawing imaginary countries on a A4 paper. Back in those days there was no SIMS computer game. By living and actively participating in the social growth of Rotterdam I’ve noticed that what truly interest me is ‘creating stages’ for positive change, especially in an urban environment. In short, I just feel an urge to create and to see things improve. When you know me, you know I’m someone that has a lot of energy and has a hard time to sit still."

In what ways are you trying to keep up with your skills?
"Mostly by researching the internet on topics that I need to learn more about. Perhaps even more important is that I regularly hit the streets to connect with people in my branch so I can experience what’s going on." 

As an entrepreneur, you should possess lots of courage, you do this easily. Where does this come from?
"Who said it was easy? We all have days that it is not easy to get up or face a challenge, and that’s ok. As long as I’m making steps, as tiny as they may be, I get there eventually while enjoying the journey."

What are your other strengths?

"I can visualize how I want to experience an event and then work back from that to make it happen. In other words, I can “visualize to realize”. I also thrive under pressure and am highly adaptable to change, which comes in handy as an event organizer."

Do you have other hobbies or interests that you are passionate about?
"When I was young, I loved playing with Lego. Now I share that hobby with my four-year old daughter Jazmine. We are building an awesome Lego city together, even with her Elsa and Moana and other Disney Lego’s that seem to keep appearing. Besides my family, I love sports, basketball especially. Next to watching the games, I’m interested in the ways teams function, the plays behind the scenes and the development of talents. I also like learning about city development and the history of the world, especially why and how things have happened."

If you as Raygen, would meet a stranger in the bus (let say in Holland or the US) and they would ask you to introduce yourself what would you answer?
"Hey, I am Raygen. Where is the party at?"


How do you see the future of Willemstad?

"The best way to predict the future is to create it. Willemstad has a hardware and a software side. The hardware consists of its buildings, its harbor, its streets and its parks. The software part is what I love to do, by giving the hardware “taste” with the right events and encourage a good mix of functions, so that people like to visit the area and feel connected to it. There are currently many developments in the Willemstad area that runs from “Bapor Kibra” to “Piscadera”. I am optimistic that with continued focus and effort, we can make great improvements in that area in the short term."

Someone once told me that “Curaçao is the island of the future, and it will always be that way”. This triggers me, because I refuse to believe that we cannot achieve better things for our island. I prefer to think that the best way to predict the future is to create it ourselves. This is absolutely possible. We have so many creative and capable people on this island.

Do you have another subject matter that you are passionate about?
"
Another subject I naturally gravitate towards has to do with youth. During my time at Luna Blou, together with Angela Roe, we brought young talent together to guide them and to give them a stage through the Luna Yen Open Podium event. In a broader sense, we need to hone the skills of our youth, for example through better education and afterschool programs. Not only for their own development, but for the development of our community as well. Currently, we are not doing that sufficiently, at least not in a way that is feasible for people with lower incomes."

How would you describe Raygen in one word or one sentence?
“Chill, but also intense, with a perspective of going forward and making things happen."

Who is a positive role model in your life?
“My mother. She had me when she was 15 years old. Nonetheless, she raised me and started her own company. She is very good in what she does. I’m really proud of her and hope to have inherited some of her determination and strength."

What are some of the challenges, lessons learned, defining moment that you have encountered in your life when you ultimately discovered your talents and strengths and turned out to be a blessing?
"
That was back in Rotterdam, when I decided to come back to Curaçao . I was still organizing events, but noticed that times had changed. Friends moved away, had babies, my relationship ended, and my events were less successful. After some self-reflection, and a good talk with my mother, I came to the conclusion that the cheese that I’ve been eating had moved and I decided it was time to come back to Curaçao .

My time in Rotterdam taught me how to be an active participant in a time that the city was booming. I took this mindset back with me when I came back to Curaçao in 2005. I gave myself 10 years to prove to myself that I could be successful in bringing together city development, culture, night life, youth and art. Those 10 years have passed already, and I am happy to see the results of the projects that I was able to work on and I’m now blessed to be involved in Kaya Kaya.

Where do you want to be 10 years from now?
"A couple of years ago, I stood at the Plaza Fort outlook at the Punda side of the harbor enjoying the view with an American that comes regularly to the island. Standing there the American said: “Curaçao is the most developed underdeveloped island I have seen in the Caribbean”. In my opinion he nailed that remark. We have one of the most beautiful Islands in the world and an UNESCO World Heritage city full of potential. But still we haven’t succeeded harnessing its social, physical and economic power.

In 10 years’ time I’d like to stand on that same spot, look out on the city and enjoy how far we have come.

What would you want your Loved Ones, family, friends and others to say about you let’s say 30 years from now?
“He did it his way.”

What makes you stay optimistic about the future of Curaçao ?
"
We have everything that is needed to make the island thrive. I meet and work with a lot of young people that are focused on making their communities better. Overall, we just need to be more critical of ourselves, not by bashing one another or by pointing fingers, but by setting higher expectations for ourselves and the people around us."

Do you want to share anything else that might be relevant for those reading this blog?
"Well, one last thing I will say: be careful what you wish for because you can be overwhelmed with opportunities. The question you have to ask yourself is when to say “Yes” and when to say “No”. I’m still learning to say “no” to myself and I’m hopefully getting there soon, because by saying “yes” on too many opportunities, can overwhelm and stray you from the path to reach your goals. What I’m learning myself is to work together and to share opportunities, considering that one person can’t do everything in one lifetime. By sharing, others can take on the opportunities as well and together we can make the pie called “Curaçao ” bigger and more fruitful for all."

For more information on what Enrich offers, go to:
www.facebook.com/Kayakayaparty/
www.facebook.com/GrooveLoungeEvents/

As the core group of Share2Uplift we love and deeply respect Raygen Zuiverloon, whom as an event organizer is creatively connecting people in a positive way and helping them to create a positive memory, modeling through his actions positive societal changes. We definitely consider him one of the 250 ethical leaders of our Island, that continuously works at influencing people’s mindsets in our society.

The goal of the core group of Share2Uplift for 2020

As the Share2Uplift movement our goal for 2018 has been to identify 250 ethical leaders (Influencers) to be empowered by 21st century mindsets and are connected and collaborate with one another to create value for the whole of the society. This goal has only been partially met. We now want to reach this goal by the end of 2020.
Look at the list of the Influencers we have interviewed or reported on, up to now.

As Share2Uplift we are fully trying to align with this thinking of Center for Curriculum Redesign to promote this agenda in our educational systems and workplace. So, in that sense we fully support any initiative to make our educational system 21st century proof.

Share2Uplift aligners are those that:
– Create an inspiring vision of the future;
– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;
– Manage delivery of the vision;
– Coach and built a team, so that it is more effective at achieving the vision.
These criteria are now being polished.

We also consider these 5 values of the most important ones for Share2Uplift aligners. They are:
• Peace from within;
• Compassion;
• Respectfulness;
• Integrity;
• Responsibility.

As we will progress towards this goal we will update you on the progress.
Visit the website for more information.


Master Your Mind Platform book presentation

This will be on the 19th of February 2019 at a new venue, Chit Chat Café at Mensing’s Caminada

Venue: Chit Chat Café at Mensing’s Caminada
Time: 7 – 9.00 pm sharp.
Entrance: Free!

We will be presenting the book 'Becoming Supernatural, how common people are doing the Uncommon', by Joe Dispenza (to be presented by Ivan Kuster). Click to attend!




Personal coaching tips
In this week’s personal coaching tips, we will share some Uplifting video links related to the book “The power of 8”, by Lynn Mctaggart. Every day we will upload one of these video links on our Facebook.com/share2uplift page.

Lynne McTaggart - The Power of Eight - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FYGRztyR24

Lynne McTaggart - How to do intention: Useful Tips - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKJMZKZNiJc&feature=youtu.be

Lynne McTaggart- Highlights of The Middle East Peace Intention Experiment - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Abvdw1NLo8&feature=youtu.be

Lynne McTaggart: How to conduct a Power of Eight group - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTORJd3s3Ws&feature=youtu.be

Lynne McTaggart and Dr Dacher Keltner discuss the vagus nerve - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-1HhWRcIyQ&feature=youtu.be

Lynne McTaggart and Wes Chapman: How a Power of Eight group session transformed his life – YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=33QduyIeb8w How he overcame his depression?


Influencer EmyNiaFeliz, New: Book sessions January at Chit Chat and this week tips

Posted on January 14, 2019 at 3:25 AM Comments comments (0)

In this week’s blog (14th – 20th of January 2019) an interview with Æmy Felicia better known as ÆmyNiaFeliz; we will invite you for our next Master Your Mind book presentation as of the 19th of February starting at Mensing’s Caminada and we will share with you some valuable personal video links as personal coaching tips on “modernity”. Every single day in the week we will upload one of these video links on www.facebook.com/share2uplift/.


Æmy Felicia or ÆmyNiaFeliz:
Inspirational, passionate, talented with a committed heart


We have come to know you as a very dynamic, talented, opinionated person and Influencer in our society since 2018, when we saw you at Hóben Òn musical in June 2018 at Kura di Arte. You were highly recommended by motivational speaker Eldrion Regina. Your name is Æmy Felicia, but you are better know as ÆmyNiaFeliz. Why do you brand yourself with that name? We are just curious about the name and how it came about.
“When I was a child they use to call me “Nena” derived from Nena for “little girl” is spanish and “Nia”. At school they would call me by my family name Felicia, but also Feliz (happy) and after some time it became Nia Feliz. I kind of like the NiaFeliz meaning a happy girl and that also became an affirmation of sorts for me. Meaning, I am a happy person and I am trying to make lots of people happy. So, this sticked with me and became my artistic name.”
 

You have a wonderful voice and your lyrics have an underlying educational message. What also caught my attention was your explicit opinion on sex only in a marriage and your belief in God.
“Basically, as a teenager I made this conscious choice and that was since I was at school. Then when I was almost 17 years old the foundation “ATM” (Apstene Te Matrimonio, advocating not having sex until marriage) approached me to become their spokesperson and aiming to reach our youth with this message. I shared their opinion and I had a tough time. I had to deal with bullying and other challenges, but I had and still have this courage to hold my ground, because I firmly belief that sex should come with the right timing so that It doesn’t become a curse instead of a blessing. I know that it is a natural thing and that abstinence doesn’t guarantee a happy marriage, but I have met so many people that have experienced the disadvantages of having sex before their marriage or prematurely that I still am of this opinion.

One of the other reasons I decided that I should wait until marriage is, because I consider having sex with a partner as a gift not to be taken lightly and therefore it is a precious thing to be shared with my future husband and I also wanted to take good care of my body. There are lots of people that don’t belief in a marriage as an institution because it doesn’t guarantee a happy marriage. But I have reliable reasons to believe in marriage and still am a big advocate of this. And you know when I meet young people that are willing to listen to the arguments pro and con’s, the number of people that side with me grows. But it was tough and still is and I sincerely believe that it has its value to wait with sex till you are married.


“Regarding my belief in God, God is very very important to me. Everybody has faith in something and for me I have come to know God personally and I have a very close relationship with God. We, as human beings, have a tendency to judge other people even though we don’t know them. I am of the opinion, that we shouldn’t judge nobody and we shouldn’t let anyone tell us whom God is, everybody should figure it out for themselves by seeking Him through His given word which is the Bible. Every single day I try to live my life trying not to be as judgemental as I use to be. I am not completely free of judgments, because it is a protection we all have, in order to bring light to our blind sides and peoples true intentions. But I am doing a lot better then when I was much younger and you know I now feel so much better because of this.”

You were born in Curaçao, you have 1 older brother. Your parents are very supportive in your career, right?
“My parents have always been very supportive. But as parents it could be strenuous for them at times. When you stand for positive things like I am and take the road less travelled in the way the world goes around, you will be challenged. So I have people that have other opinions on the things I stand for and that is also a challenge for my parents at times. I am still their daugther and they care for me, so it is a challenge for them also when I go through my struggles . But I am very proud of them. They never gave up on me. They know how the world goes around and how nature works. They know that I am up to something special, that will benefit the majority of people and that by taking the road less travelled, at times I will be challenged, but in the end those whom take the road less travelled will be set free, as the Bible says.”

As an artist, you are trying to inspire youth and send a message to them in a way that resonates with them. In that sense, you are influencing a lot of our youth. When did you start getting interested in becoming an artist?
“Well, at the age of 4 years. I was in the car with my mother one day, when she asked me what I would want to be when I grow up and I gave the most innocent and honest answer that a child can give, that was 'an artist'. You see I recall loving everything that has to do with art from a young age already. As I grew up, it changed of course. But this calling came back and I now feel that this is what I want and need to do. I used to be a teacher and 3 years ago I decided to become a full time artist and motivational speaker. Not an artist because of the fame and glamour, but more in the sense of being 'artistical' because of what art can do and offer.”

What is your big why or driving motivation to be whom you are right now?
“I saw a lot of broken people that were suffering in so many ways, basically because of their ignorance. And when you are ignorant your spirit dies in a way. Your living, but you are not alive, because of mental poverty. By being “artistical' I want to address this, so that more people can live a more fulfilled life. I know God put me on this earth to fulfill a purpose. We all are like weapons and God gave us all talents we can use it to either destroy or build up. As I became aware of my talent, I came to understand that with music, a vision, words and actions I can influence lots of people. So, I decided to dedicate the rest of my life to become an artist.”

You are a full-time artist and how do you deal with this responsibility?
“Well, one day, one step at the time and at times one hour at the time and at times to tell you the truth, it is overwhelming. At times, I am puzzled on how to handle challenges, but then at the end of the day looking back, and it’s done, you feel happy because of the progress made.”

Where does your artistic drive comes from?
“It comes from my core in which God instilled a combination of reason, a responsibility for the wellbeing of the human race and the need to create, some of my God-given abilities were also inherited from my parents and my uncle on my father’s side. I am very aware of how much power we have as human beings, especially when we are effective with our talents. When we are effective, we are a weapon and a source that can help and uplift others. And in this world where we have billions of people all of us have something that everybody needs.”

How big a role does Faith in God plays in who you are right now?
“God’s role in my life is everything. God is the reason that I am whom I am right now. If I didn’t have faith in God and believed solely in Him, I wouldn’t be able to do the things that I do right now or be the person that I am today.”

Apart from singing, are there other ways and means that you try to share your message to greater public/ audiences?
“Yes, I am a motivational speaker and I am pretty good in creating things. I do everything that has to do with visual art, I am a painter and of late I am role modelling a healthy life style through my social media outlets. This latter part was originally not my intention, but as I was sharing with my followers me going to gym #aemygymlife and exercising, people started to like this and felt inspired and also started going to the gym. Some said that they would start this year 2019.”


What is the secret of this success up to now?

“My faith in God and God within me. It makes me do things that are for the good of all, makes me love my fellow human beings and makes me persevere, which is not always easy.”|

You are trying also to keep up with your skills?
“Yes, I am trying to work on different areas, like my singing, piano, playing the bass, the gym, knowledge, wisdom, my spirituality, read from the Bible yes basically different areas and also keep working and practicing on the things that I like to do and come easy to me at first. I like reading books, I love to watch educational YouTube’s and basically everything that adds to my knowledge. One of the things that I have worked on that didn’t come easy to me was, that I am basically a very shy and introvert person. I came to realize, that this was a big disadvantage to me, because people perceived me as being arrogant or antisocial which in reality when you get to know me it is totally the opposite, and this made it difficult for me to connect with other people to promote my talents, just because I was an extremely shy person. So to invest in networks with different people didn’t always come easy to me. That might sound strange because the moment I am on stage, I am totally in the moment and all my shyness falls away because of my stage presence. But I have worked on this, slowly but steadily, just by confronting and overcoming this shyness step by step and this made me changed 180 degrees overtime from where I use to be, to where I am know.”

What are your other strengths?
“My main strengths are perseverance, stamina and my ability to go the extra mile; I am good at visualizations; I have the power to convince and I like helping others to become their better versions of themselves for example when I was at school I used to help fellow students who were about to fail to perform better so that they could pass their exams.”

We believe that you have another strength also, you have “a lot of charisma.”
“Well if you say I have... ” (Æmy blushes)

Do you have other hobbies or interests that you are passionate about apart from singing?
“I like painting, I like to design clothing, do graphics, I like playing the piano and the bass guitar, I love writing songs and making music. I love to watch and analyze movies. I love reading, I love dancing choreography and in December was the first time, I am 30 years old, that I have danced with someone (couple-dancing) at a house party in front of people I don’t know, it was the first time for me in that setting, so it is never too late to learn new things or do something new.”

If you as Æmy would meet a stranger in the bus (let say in Holland or the US) and they would ask you to introduce yourself what would you answer?
“Hi I am Æmy, I am an artist in music and arts, I am an entrepreneur and I love people.”

How would you describe Æmy in one word or one sentence?
“Well, people say that I am inspirational and talented so I’ll add that to the sentence. I am inspirational, passionate, talented with a committed heart.”

Whom are the persons that have inspired you the most in your career?
“In music, it’s Juan Luis Guerra since I was very young, I love His music and ways. I also have an African Musician that I have followed since I was a kid but he no longer lives. My parents, they have inspired me with their unique talents in all areas particularly to deal with different kinds of people in and with love.

Martin Luther King & Nelson Mandela and Tula. I admire them because in spite of their suffering they stayed pure. It might sound like a cliché, but it is hard to fight for a cause and be resisted strongly and still, in spite of all the resistance, persevere. But also my great-great-mother (our 5th generation) whom survived her first husband whom died and then was married again and again lost her 2nd husband and still manage to someway somehow raised her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and never gave up. When she passed away at age 96, it wasn’t because of any illnesses; she had been through so much but still lived a healthy life and died peacefully. It was just that she was ready to go home, by then leaving the family comfortable behind. She was a really wise and strong woman. Btw, there were not always positive role models, but even with negative role models, you can look to find their positives and learn from that.”


What are some of the challenges, lessons learned, that you have encountered in your life when you ultimately discovered your talents and strengths?
“Not everyone comes to you because they love or care about you or want to help you get further or grow, some come for the wrong reasons. And you should be aware of that.”


What was a defining moment in your life, a setback that later turned out to be a great blessing?

“First of all, three years ago, I decided to become a full-time artist. By doing just that, I lost my financial security, so no guaranteed income per month, no pension for my old age. I chose for the unknown where nothing is certain. Some thought that I was out of my mind, but I took this leap of faith and just did it. And once you do it, the fear factor lessened.

A second defining moment was related to something I expressed in the song: 'Dolor no ta dura pa semper'. It reflected a period in my life that the pain was so intense that It affected me physically. What it was exactly, I am not there yet to share this, but this turned out to be a blessing for me. Because the song came out of that pain I’ve experienced. And this song resonates with lots of people. You can’t stop from going through suffering, but you can decide how long you will suffer, because that is a choice and it isn’t easy btw, but it is still an option you can choose for.”


Where do you want to be 5 to 10 years from now with your business(es)?

“I would be established, with a solid foundation, it would be rolling and productive and all my initiatives are doing great and would have won international recognition and be an established brand. I would have grown in different areas of my life. I firmly belief in that thoughts create our reality and that there is only one thing that can stop us and that is God himself not a single human being at the other hand can stop us.”

What would you want your Loved Ones, family, friends and othersto say about you let’s say 30 years from now?
“I love Æmy for what she has meant for us. The feelings and emotions would be so overwhelming when they try to express themselves, they would not be able to do that because words would not be able to express them. I would also say, just bless God for have known me, because it He who deserves the credit for me being who I am.”

What makes you stay optimistic about the future of Curaçao
"Because of people like you and me, we keep fighting for the positives in Curaçao. We have people that really care about people, there might be only a few now, but I have faith that it will grow. By doing everything they can to be selfless to make Curaçao great for the next generations to come. This is what makes me optimistic about the future of Curaçao.”

Do you want to share anything else that might be relevant for those reading this blog?
“We should remember and take this to heart and apply it the best way you can:
It is all about love and what you did with true love. Everything is love. How you treated and loved others, how you loved yourself in order to share love with others. There will be no darkness or evil when there is love, so disseminate love in others.

To finalize this blog the transition of SEHOS to Curaçao Medical Center asked you this year to make an inspirational song for the transition. That I consider a 3rd party endorsement and recognition of your talent and your positive messages, right?
“Yes, people saw my talent and they believed in the positive person and messages that I sing. I belief in unity, I belief in collaboration based on each person’s unique strengths. We need to respect every person’s strong points. We can then help each other. To get a message to reach far we need other persons and it is not about “me” shining, but “the message” shining and if we are all humble with our strengths, that will serve all of us well.”

Information Æmy Niafeliz: www.facebook.com/Niafeliz/
Instagram: www.instagram.com/niafeliz/
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As the core group of Share2Uplift we love and deeply respect Æmy Felicia or ÆmyNiaFeliz, whom as an artist is influencing a growing number of youth and people of all ages. We definitely consider her one of the 250 ethical leaders of our Island, that continuously works at influencing people’s mindsets in our society. We will definitely hear more from her soon.


The goal of the core group of Share2Uplift for 2020
As the Share2Uplift movement our goal for 2018 has been to identify 250 ethical leaders (Influencers) to be empowered by 21st century mindsets and are connected and collaborate with one another to create value for the whole of the society. This goal has only been partially met. We now want to reach this goal by the end of 2020.
Look at the list of the Influencers we have interviewed or reported on, up to now.

As Share2Uplift we are fully trying to align with this thinking of Center for Curriculum Redesign to promote this agenda in our educational systems and workplace. So, in that sense we fully support any initiative to make our educational system 21st century proof.

Share2Uplift aligners are those that:
– Create an inspiring vision of the future;
– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;
– Manage delivery of the vision;
– Coach and built a team, so that it is more effective at achieving the vision.
These criteria are now being polished.

We also consider these 5 values of the most important ones for Share2Uplift aligners. They are:
• Peace from within;
• Compassion;
• Respectfulness;
• Integrity;
• Responsibility.
As we will progress towards this goal we will update you on the progress.
Visit the website for more information.



The first Master Your Mind Platform book presentation
This will be on Tuesday the 19th of February 2019 at a new venue, Chit Chat Café at Mensing’s Caminada

Venue: Chit Chat Café at Mensing’s Caminada
Time: 7 – 9.00 pm sharp.
Entrance: Free!

We will be presenting the books 'Becoming Supernatural, how common people are doing the Uncommon', by Joe Dispenza (to be presented by Ivan Kuster) and 'A short history of nearly everything', by Bill Bryson (to be presented by Michiel van der Veur).



Personal coaching tips
In this week we will share with you some video links on “modernity”. Every single day we will upload one of these videos on our Facebook.com/share2uplift page.


Social Media: Advantages and disadvantages - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmf5OJ6KM9Q

How the Modern World Makes Us Mentally Ill - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=yO0v_JqxFmQ


What is MODERNITY? What does MODERNITY mean? MODERNITY meaning, definition & explanation - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?vGgqmInwwlk


How the media affects youth | Oda Faremo Lindholm | TEDxOslo
www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjnclEhy960


The Problem With Our Phones - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDcm6twPEJA


Advantages and Disadvantages of Mass Media - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fp45l7Wdcw


Peace at schools, November Master Your Mind Book Session and this week tips on anger management

Posted on October 29, 2018 at 3:50 AM Comments comments (0)

In this week’s blog we will expand on the need to teach “Peace” as a subject matter at schools; we will invite you for our next Master Your Mind Platform session on the 15th of November; we will share with you some video links as personal coaching tips on “Anger and Anger management”. Every single day we will upload one of these video links on our Facebook.com/share2uplift page.


Peace as subject matter at schools

In their book 'Vrede kun je leren', by David van Reybrouck & Thomas D’ansembourg published in Brussels in June 2016, these two authors promote the idea to teach peace as subject matter at schools with the same dedication and focus as language, mathematics or teaching how to drive a car. They wrote this book after terrorist attacks in Brussels and Paris in 2015 & 2016 and are advocates of teaching “Peace” at schools as subject matters, just as children and youth learn gymnastics and personal external hygiene. According to them, the teachings should be centered around these scientifically proven techniques:


1. Mindfulness:  Our brain can change just as muscles can change if triggered. People that meditate often their brain structure can change after some weeks just like playing piano can change the brain’s structure;

2. Non-Violent Communication (abbreviated NVC, also called Compassionate Communication or Collaborative Communication is an approach to nonviolent living developed by Marshall Rosenberg beginning in the 1960s. It is based on the idea that all human beings have the capacity for compassion and only resort to violence or behavior that harms themselves and others when they do not recognize more effective strategies for meeting needs. NVC proposes that people identify shared needs, revealed by the thoughts and feelings that surround these needs, and collaborate to develop strategies that meet them. This creates both harmony and learning for future cooperation;

3. Compassion: Is deep involvement with another human being their experiences because of their shared humanity. It involves self-compassion meaning how we look at our self in times of trouble. It is an important explanatory variable of resilience and mental health. Just as empathy, it can be developed. Check Karin Amstrong: My wish: The Charter for Compassion | TED Talk | TED.com This charter was written by philosophers and religious leaders and contains less than 300 words and it was signed by millions of people. Also check: Let's relive the Golden Rule | TED Talk | TED.com.  She has also written: Twelve steps to a compassionate life.

“Recent scientific research prove that these techniques lead to improved self-esteem, improved learning achievements, and improved mutual understanding. It improves what they call the internal (mental) hygiene of the individual as also the society. If sitting “still” for 10 minutes a day, can be sufficient to create more internal peace, they belief that it shouldn’t take decades and decades to introduce these techniques. Sustainable peace is only possible if we start with the painstaking time consuming work of working on the internal hygiene of our youth. If we belief that violence starts in the heart and consciousness of people, peace should also be addressed from the inside out.” According to these authors.

“We know that our physical health is the result of a healthy life style, regular care and exercise, healthy eating habits and sufficient rest. Few people know that the same is true for our mental health. Living in peace with yourself, despite setbacks, resistances and everyday frustrations is also related to mental internal hygiene. Just as brushing our teeth and taking care of our hair and skin is an issue of physical hygiene and has improved substantially in the past decades, we have not gained any improvement in learning healthy rituals related to our mental and psychological health, because of the secularization, this has become worse because there is less time spend on contemplation, meditation, quite time etc in the world….So we take good care of our bodies, but we neglect and pay almost no attention to our internal peace.”

The authors firmly belief that we have this ability to change on a personal level and this is within our reach, but it is equally powerful as it is unknown. This profound personal change could be the key for a sustainable change within our society and they want to inspire people to explore and discover their inner world.


“The ability of everyone to work on oneself, the central role of introspection, the importance of a daily ritual, the advantages of a certain discipline and inner-work, is a pre-condition for our activities in the outer world. The depressed state of so many people in the world is the result of the silence within our societies on the inner world and the extreme focus on materialism. Look at the encyclical Pope Francis: Laudato si' (24 May 2015). 

If a person doesn’t learn to mindfully stand still to admire something beautiful, it will not surprise anybody that everything will be something. to be used and unscrupulous be misused.” According to Pope Francis.



“Terrorists are either mentally disturbed or mad and seriously socially disturbed.” Marshall Rosenberg said after 9-11-2001: “We have often concluded that actions aimed to punish lead to retaliation by those being punished, and that actions aimed at the desire for peace, lead to peaceful actions. In both cases these actions are the basis for a cycle that can last for years, generations and centuries long.”



The authors end their book by stating:

“Education won’t work and efforts will be worthless, if we don’t try introduce a new paradigm on human beings, our lives, the society and our relationship with our environment. We should prevent that people come in a position where they have nothing to lose or nothing to gain. Every human being should develop an inspiring peaceful inner world, so that they don’t feel excluded making others pay for this frustration and/or regret. Stop the addiction to materialism, overcome the division among of religions by becoming part of the solution or stay part of the problem?”

We as the core group of Share2Uplift support this school of thought and belief that we should introduce these three principles in our educational system. We will explore ways and means to actively enable the introduction of these principles.


The goal of the core group of Share2Uplift for 2018
As the Share2Uplift movement our goal for 2018 is to identify 250 ethical leaders (Influencers) to be empowered by 21st century mindsets and are connected and collaborate with one another to create value for the whole of the society.

As Share2Uplift we are fully trying to align with this thinking of Center for Curriculum Redesign to promote this agenda in our educational systems and workplace. So, in that sense we fully support any initiative to make our educational system 21st century proof.

Share2Uplift aligners are those that:
– Create an inspiring vision of the future;
– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;
– Manage delivery of the vision;
– Coach and built a team, so that it is more effective at achieving the vision.

These criteria are now being polished.

We also consider these 5 values of the most important ones for Share2Uplift aligners. They are:
• Peace from within;
• Compassion;
• Respectfulness;
• Integrity;
• Responsibility.
As we will progress towards this goal we will update you on the progress.
Visit the website for more information.


The next Master Your Mind Platform session
Our next MYM-platform session will be on the 15th of November.

Venue: Biblioteka Nashonal Korsou

Time: 7 - 8.30 pm sharp.

We will be presenting the books “Thinking fast and slow”, by Nobel Price winner in Economics Daniel Kahneman (to be presented by Michiel van der Veur) and “Flourish, a visionay understanding of Happiness and Well-being”, by Martin Seligman. (to be presented by Ivan Kuster).
Entrance: Free. Click to attend!

 


Personal coaching tips

In this week’s personal coaching tips, we will share with you some video links as personal coaching tips on “anger and anger management”. Every single day we will upload one of these video links on our Facebook.com/share2uplift page.

Anger Management Techniques That Work! - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EWnj-m_BPI


Anger Management Techniques - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsVq5R_F6RA


Anger Management - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZB9KEXolXI


How to Manage Anger: 5 Ways to Manage Anger - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8O0elCuywM


How To Handle A Bad Temper | 9 Tips To Control your Anger - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwlwSByGOWY

 

Tackling Anger - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydWgUQYP7JY


Mindful and disciplined, Master Your Mind Book Session and this week tips

Posted on September 3, 2018 at 4:00 AM Comments comments (0)

In this week’s blog (10th of September – 16th of September) we will expand on the importance of becoming more mindful and disciplined, if we want to start breaking bad habits and create new more productive ones; we will invite you for our next Master Your Mind-platform session on the 20th of September and we will share some personal tips on how to become a creator of our future or stay victim of our automatic self. Every day we will upload a video link also on our Facebook.com/share2uplift page.



The importance of mastering your mind
A perspective based on the book Rewire, Change Your Brian, by Richard O’Connor

We are living in a period of unprecedented progress in the behavioral and social sciences. The progress has been primarily fueled by recent technological advances in neuroscience, specifically in brain imaging techniques such as fMRI, and by recent field-wide mandates in psychology for evidence based practices. One of the major trends in psychology and psychotherapy over the past decade has been the incorporation of cognitive and emotional training exercises such as mindfulness and meta (loving kindness and compassion) meditation. The afore mentioned imaging techniques have enabled investigators to observe the neurological changes that occur in ordinary people as well as experts, as they "exercise" their brains via meditation practices.

The big news is that we can literally change our brains by giving them a workout, and these "neuro-plastic" changes engender enhanced psychological and behavioral flexibility. The news is not so earth shaking if you think about it like this. The psychological skills that get worked, get strengthened. Just like lifting weights. If you practice present moment awareness and equanimity, than you become more able to maintain present moment awareness and equanimity in more challenging situations. The same goes for self/other compassion. Practice it and it gets stronger. The idea is that by exercising our brains, we can become freer to make decisions that are more inline with our values and long term interests rather than based on our short term impulsive cravings and aversions.

If you're a drug addict or if you're depressed than you need to go against the grain of your cravings and aversions in order to recover. Mindfulness and compassion meditation turn out to be of great therapeutic benefit for these serious clinical issues.

In the book Rewire, by Richard O’conner shares 3 great lessons. Check this link: Rewire Summary - Four Minute Books fourminutebooks.com/rewire-summary/ )
1. You have two selves that influence your actions – a conscious one and an automatic one;
2. Repressing your emotions can cause you to become self-destructive;
3. You can start breaking your bad habits by faking it and training mindfulness.

Do have a bad habit you want to kick? Here is what to do!
Lesson 1: You have two selves that influence your actions – a conscious one and an automatic one.

Which one is it going to be after work – gym or TV?
The moment I ask you that question you know which answer is the right one.
Yet, we’ve all faced this or similar decision countless times, but still ended up on the couch with a bag of chips.

Why?
Dr. O’Connor says it’s because we have two selves, a conscious one and an automatic one.The conscious self relies a lot on rational arguments, it’s when you reason yourself into doing things, for example going to the library early to get a good spot, because it’ll be crowded later on.

The automatic self is in charge when you eat your entire popcorn before the movie starts. Your conscious self isn’t there to think about the consequences and only when it reactivates again later do you regret your actions. We depend on automatic self for over 95 % - 99 % getting through the day. Whenever you perform a bad habit, your automatic self is running the show, after all you’d never choose to do a bad habit consciously. What to do about this?

The challenge basically that you need to overcome is:
1. The automatic self can't repair itself, because it can't really see where the trouble lies.
2. The conscious self has trouble seeing it because of defenses created to keep the trouble out of our awareness,
3. Even if we see it we lack the knowledge to change it.

We can develop greater control over our most self destructive patterns and feel like the conscious part of us is in charge of our lives.

There are two ways then, to break bad habits:
1. Strengthening your conscious self, so it becomes the dominant force.
2. Training your automatic self to just stop slipping up.

Both work, but in the long run, training your automatic self is a lot less effort. Via mindfulness it can help us to see the automatic self at work and detach our self of its control and train the brain to be calm and objective, because once the neural pathways have been established, they work on autopilot. But you can also learn to monitor your thoughts, feelings and behavior via a daily log and this will expand awareness and increase control. Just take a few minutes and give it your attention. See what patterns begin to emerge, look for the connections between your mood and feeling changes, external events and internal processes. Both external and internal can serve as triggers.

Lesson 2: Repressing your emotions can cause you to become self-destructive.
Have you ever wished to yell at someone at the top of your lungs, because they really pissed you off?

Chances are more often than not, when you wanted to, you didn’t.

Dr. O’Connor says you should have.
Emotions are chemical reactions in your body. They build up over time and eventually break, which is when we have to let them out.
Like water in an overflowing bathtub, they’ll find a way.

You not yelling when someone harasses you in the morning might lead you to eat a whole pie by yourself in the afternoon, just because you bottled up those feelings.
Emotions are never right or wrong, it’s not for you to judge, they’re feelings and therefore not even meant to be based on reason and common sense.
When you’re trying to rationally pick your feelings, you’ll create a communication gap between your conscious and your automatic self.
Your automatic self really tells you to yell at your co-worker for deleting all that data, but your rational you steps in and says you shouldn’t cause a scene in the office.
Eventually, this conflicting advice might lead you to engage in self-destructive behavior, like drinking way too much coffee, so listen to your gut.

Lesson 3: You can start breaking your bad habits by faking it and training mindfulness.
Rewiring your brain is never easy, but it’s easy to get started. Alcoholics Anonymous use the saying “Fake it till you make it” a lot, and it helps a lot of recovering addicts get started.
It focuses on being dedicated to getting better, and giving it your best, even when you end up caving and having a drink after a week or two.If you constantly beat yourself up every time you have another drink, you’ll keep sabotaging yourself, because you’re repressing those emotions, remember?

Instead, focus on continuing your efforts and “fake it” until you eventually make not drinking a habit – it’ll get easier to control yourself over time.


Just by sitting down for 30 minutes every day and focusing and re-focusing your attention on your breath, you can substantially increase your awareness for when you’re about to do a bad habit.
Don’t worry about being perfect, it’s normal to have other thoughts as you meditate. Gently push them aside and re-focus your attention.
That’s what meditation is all about, but, you know, fake it till you make it.

As the core group of Share2Uplift we would like to recommend this best practice to all whom want to gain mastery of more productive behaviors while breaking down bad habits.

The goal of the core group of Share2Uplift for 2018
As the Share2Uplift movement our goal for 2018 is to identify 250 ethical leaders (Influencers) to be empowered by 21st century mindsets and are connected and collaborate with one another to create value for the whole of the society.
As Share2Uplift we are fully trying to align with this thinking of Center for Curriculum Redesign to promote this agenda in our educational systems and workplace. So, in that sense we fully support any initiative to make our educational system 21st century proof.

Share2Uplift aligners are those that:
– Create an inspiring vision of the future;
– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;
– Manage delivery of the vision;
– Coach and built a team, so that it is more effective at achieving the vision.
These criteria are now being polished.

We also consider these 5 values of the most important ones for Share2Uplift aligners. They are:
• Peace from within;
• Compassion;
• Respectfulness;
• Integrity;
• Responsibility.

As we will progress towards this goal we will update you on the progress.
Visit the website for more information.

Next Master Your Mind-platform session on the 20th of September
We would like to invite you to our next session MYM-platform session on the 20th of September, at Biblioteka Nashonal.
From: 7 - 8.30 pm
Entrance: FREE

We will be presenting the books Breaking rank, How to lead change when yesterday’s stories limit today’s choices, by Steven Countinho (presented by Ivan Kuster) and Enlightenment Now, the case for reason, humanism and progress, Steven Pink (presented by Michiel van de Veur). We will connect the content of these books with what we presented on Chit Chat Workshop, focused on how to create your own future. Bring along a friend and hope to welcome you on the 20th of September.




Personal coaching tips

This week we will share with you some personal tips as video links on how to be a creator of your own reality instead of being a victim of your automatic self. Every day we will upload a video link also on our Facebook.com/share2uplift page.

Mentally Plan Your Day to Reinvent Your Reality; Dr. Joe Dispenza, Present Mom
www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGfQrSSjZbk

You Can Change - Dr. Joe Dispenza - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8Mo4S-AtUo

Dr Joe Dispenza: How to Control Your Emotions - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwizhm-iovQ

Evolve Your Brain 101 with Joe Dispenza, DC - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMVeMFYgg1c


HOW DR JOE DISPENZA'S DAUGHTER MANIFESTED AN UNLIMITED SHOPPING SPREE! - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6pqcS2Nli0


Joe Dispenza: The Balance Between Intention and Surrender [Web Excerpt] 2018 - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9mZgy6Hy-k


Transforming your behavior, this week workshop at Chit Chat and personal tips

Posted on August 20, 2018 at 1:55 AM Comments comments (0)

In this week’s blog (20th of August – 26th of August) we will discuss highlights of Joe Dispenza’s teachings on transforming your behavior as explained in his book “Breaking the habit of being yourself” and compare this with Joseph Jaworski’s “Inner path to creating knowledge”; we will invite you to our upcoming workshop at Chit Chat Mensing’s Caminada “Breaking the self sabotating behavior. How to recognize, monitor and challenge your negative thinking” and we will end with some personal tips focused on the coherence between the mind and the heart.

Breaking the habit of being yourself

In the Master Your Mind-platform session of the 16th of August we presented Joe Dispenza’s book “Breaking the habit of being yourself, how to loose your mind and create a new one”. (Go to AWESOMEONENESS.WORDPRESS.COM/2017/02/05/BREAKING-THE-HABIT-OF-BEING-YOURSELF/)


Joe Dispenza, D.C. is an international lecturer, researcher, corporate consultant, author, and educator who has been invited to speak in more than 32 countries on five continents. As a lecturer and educator, he is driven by the conviction that each of us has the potential for greatness and unlimited abilities. In his easy-to-understand, encouraging, and compassionate style, he has educated thousands of people, detailing how they can rewire their brains and recondition their bodies to make lasting changes.

He uses the intersection of the latest findings from the fields of neuroscience, epigenetics, and quantum physics to help people heal themselves of illnesses, chronic conditions, terminal diseases (spontaneous remissions) so they can enjoy a more fulfilled and happy life, as well as evolve their consciousness. After a biking incident he healed within 11 weeks by visualizing a new healthy three dimensional spine. He then decided to dedicate the rest of life sharing this knowledge that is accessible for all. At his advanced workshops around the world, he has partnered with other scientists to perform extensive research on the effects of meditation. As a corporate consultant, Dr. Joe gives on-site lectures and workshops for businesses and corporations interested in using neuroscientific principles to boost employees’ creativity, innovation, productivity, and more. His corporate program also includes private coaching for upper management. Dr. Joe has personally trained and certified a group of more than 70 corporate trainers who teach his model of transformation to companies around the world. Dipenza says: You are not doomed by your genes and hardwired (you don’t have fixed mindset) to be a certain way for the rest of your life. In the book he shares knowledge to change any aspect of yourself, step-by-steptools to apply what you learn in order to make measurable changes in any area of your life.

“We’re addicted to our beliefs; we’re addicted to the emotions of our past. We see our beliefs as truths, not ideas that we can change. If we have very strong beliefs about something, evidence to the contrary could be sitting right in front of us, but we may not see it because what we perceive is entirely different. We’ve in fact conditioned ourselves to believe all sorts of things that aren’t necessarily true—and many of these things are having a negative impact on our health and happiness. Certain cultural beliefs”.

Dispenza says: “So if we want to change some aspect of our reality, we have to think, feel, and act in new ways; we have to “be” different in terms of our responses to experiences. We have to “become” someone else. We have to create a new state of mind … we need to observe a new outcome with that new mind.”

“Reason this: When you think from your past memories, you can only create past experiences. As all of the “knowns” in your life cause your brain to think and feel in familiar ways, thus creating knowable outcomes, you continually reaffirm your life as you know it. And since your brain is equal to your environment, then each morning, your senses plug you into the same reality and initiate the same stream of consciousness.”

“So if we want to change some aspect of our reality, we have to think, feel, and act in new ways; we have to “be” different in terms of our responses to experiences. We have to “become” someone else. We have to create a new state of mind … we need to observe a new outcome with that new mind.”


The 5 Big ideas from the book, source MARTINTHINKS.COM/BREAKING-HABIT-BEING-YOURSELF-REVIEW/

BIG IDEA # 1: TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE, CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS.

What quantum physicists discovered was that the person observing (or measuring) the tiny particles that make up atoms affects the behavior of energy and matter. Quantum experiments demonstrated that electrons exist simultaneously in an in¬finite array of possibilities or probabilities in an invisible fi¬eld of energy. But only when an observer focuses attention on any location of any one electron does that electron appear. In other words, a particle cannot manifest in reality—that is, ordinary space-time as we know it—until we observe it”. The moment the observer looks for an electron in that invisible field of energy, there is a specific point in time and space when all probabilities of the electron collapse into physical reality. This means that electrons (subatomic particles) exist as pure potential while they are not being observed. When we ‘observe’ it, we can start to act upon it. So, whatever it is you want, the potential is there.

BIG IDEA # 2: LIVE YOUR DESIRED NEW FUTURE IN THE PRESENT

Remember not to live in the future but to bring it to the present. Live it in the present and feel the emotions, feel the happiness and feel everything that comes with it. More importantly, act and think like you’re living in the future, but in the present. So when choices comes up and when situations arrives, deal with them as if the future “you” is dealing with them.

BIG IDEA # 3: THREE : FROM THINKING TO DOING TO BEING.

We have three brains: The first is the Neocortex, which is responsible for our thoughts.The second brain is the Limbic brain,which is responsible for our emotions. The third brain is the Cerebellum, which is responsible for our habitual thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors. First, we think about the new concept, then we act on the new concept. Once we act on it enough, we can be the new concept. The second step after thinking is doing. The act of doing represents us teaching our body what our mind has learned. So the first step was for the mind to learn. This second step is for the body to learn. Thirdly, to master being is when our internal chemical state is greater than anything in our external world. That is no matter how many times someone pushes your buttons or no matter how messy the house looks, nothing in your external environment can make you get mad if you, for example want to learn how to be compassionate. ‘If you can master suffering, you can just as easily master joy’ But acting compassionate in only one situation doesn’t necessarily make you a compassionate person. So what you have to do is act it out repeatedly. Only when you act compassionate repeatedly enough, you’ll move on to ‘being‘ compassionate. You no longer have to think of being compassionate, you just are. Being is when your body acts without needing a signal from the mind. It’s natural, routine, second nature and unconscious. You probably know someone who has mastered suffering, right? So you call her and ask, “How are you?” She answers “So-So.” You go on and say “Listen, I’m going to go out with some friends to a new art gallery and then eat at this restaurant that has really healthy desserts. Afterward, we’re going to listen to some live music. Would you like to come with us?” And after a long pause, your friend answers “No. I don’t feel like it.” But if she said what she actually meant, she’d say, I’ve memorized this emotional state, and nothing in my environment – no person, no experience, no condition, no thing – is going to move me from my internal chemical state of suffering. Itfeels better to be in pain than to let go and be happy. I am enjoying my addiction for now, and all these things that you want to do might distract me from my emotional dependency. We can just as easily master an internal chemical state such as joy or compassion as we can and we do for suffering.This also goes mastering our internal state of thinking we’re not good enough. Which is the most common internal state most of us have.

BIG IDEA # 4: THE IDENTITY GAP.

Everyone has two identities: The first is the identity of how you see yourself. The second is the identity of how you appear to others. There’s a gap because we usually don’t want others to see who we truly are inside. The second identity was actually created by us to hide our first identity. But what we actually have to do is change our internal world, closing this gap. The gap was created because we memorized many emotional layers such asunworthiness, anger, fear, shame, self-doubt, and guilt. Our life’s aim is to close the gap. Toreally show who we truly are inside. This is what will make us ultimately fulfilled. Being self-expressed creates happiness. We can do this by unlearning and un-memorizing these emotional states. We can skip from thinking to just being can be done through meditation.

BIG IDEA # 5: BREAKING THE HABIT OF BEING YOURSELF THROUGH MEDITATION.

One of the main purposes of meditation is: Go beyond the conscious mind and enter the subconscious mind; To change self-destructive habits, behaviors, belief, emotional reactions, attitudes, and unconscious states of being. We can skip the doing, to go straight from thinking to being. The power of meditation actually allows us to: become more observant within ourselves; allows us to break our emotional bond with the body, the environment and time. Helps “Breaking The Habits Of Being Yourself”, creating new thoughts and emotions that are congruent with the new future you. We can skip the acting part and just move into being through meditation. Part 3 of the book includes a step-by-step guide to Meditation. It’s a 4/6-week program where Dr. Joe Dispenza shares tools, resources, how to and the reason behind everything. Dr. Joe Dispenza has gone out of his way to explain every little step and to designing a meditation specifically aimed to have you break the habit of being yourself. He even includes guided meditations and many other resources on his website to help best perform this meditation. One important key concept is that actions and results all start from our thoughts.

“Meditation opens the door between the conscious and subconscious minds. We meditate to enter the operating system of the subconscious, where all of those unwanted habits and behaviors reside, and change them to more productive modes to support us in our lives.” “Meditating is also a means for you to move beyond your analytical mind so that you can access your subconscious mind. That’s crucial, since the subconscious is where all your bad habits and behaviors that you want to change reside.”

“To sum up the meditative process, you have to break the habit of being yourself and reinvent a new self; lose your mind and create a new one; prune synaptic connections and nurture new ones; unmemorize past emotions and recondition the body to a new mind and emotions; and let go of the past and create a new future.”

The meditation process Dispenza suggests, consists of these 7 steps
1. Induction – opening the door to your creative state (shifting your brain from Beta to Alpha state)
2. Recognizing – identifying the problem
3. Admitting and Declaring – acknowledging your true self rather than “some-body” else
4. Surrendering – yielding to a greater power and allowing it to resolve your limitations or blocks
5. Observing and Reminding – dismantling the memory of the old you
6. Redirecting – playing the change game
7. Creating and Rehearsing – creating a new mind for your new future.


JOE DISPENZA;s FEEDBACK MECHANISM (META COGNITION) TO MONITOR YOUR PROGRESS CONSISTS OFF:
a. Self reflect and journal to measure your progress;
b. How do you feel after your meditations?
c. How does the self-talk change over time?

There are a lot of similarities between Joe Dispenza’s method and Joseph Jaworski which we discussed in our blog of the 30th of July 2018.
Joseph Jaworski steps consists of (www.uplifting.com go to blog of the 30th of July for more):

1. Meditation;
2. Contemplative practices (testing/feedback/ self reflection and journaling);
3. Energy, maintain good energy via exercising;
4. Being in the nature.

Jaworski uses the U-method for knowledge creation.
As the core group of Share2Uplift we have gained lots of new insights from Joe Dispenza’s book but also from his vast teachings, that he shares abundantly especially via his website www.drjoedispenza.com. We will continue to dig deeper into his teachings and learn from this inspiring person in the very near future.

The goal of the core group of Share2Uplift for 2018
As the Share2Uplift movement our goal for 2018 is to identify 250 ethical leaders (Influencers) to be empowered by 21st century mindsets and are connected and collaborate with one another to create value for the whole of the society.

As Share2Uplift we are fully trying to align with this thinking of Center for Curriculum Redesign to promote this agenda in our educational systems and workplace. So, in that sense we fully support any initiative to make our educational system 21st century proof.

Share2Uplift aligners are those that:
– Create an inspiring vision of the future;
– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;
– Manage delivery of the vision;
– Coach and built a team, so that it is more effective at achieving the vision.
These criteria are now being polished.

We also consider these 5 values of the most important ones for Share2Uplift aligners. They are:

• Peace from within;
• Compassion;
• Respectfulness;
• Integrity;
• Responsibility.

As we will progress towards this goal we will update you on the progress.
Visit the website for more information.

Our next Chit Chat Workshop at Mensing’s Caminada on the 23rd of August


We would also like to invite you to our next workshop:

“Breaking the cycle of self sabotaging behavior. How to recognize and challenge your negative thinking”.

Date: 23rd of August

Time: 7 – 9 pm

Place: Chit Chat Café Mensing’s Caminada. Contact for more info!





Personal coaching tips
This week’s tips are centered around some personal tips focused on the coherence between the mind and the heart. Every single day during the week we will upload one of these video links on our Facebook.com/share2uplift page.

Gregg Braden - It All Starts With Your Heart - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xI2S0BtI_E

 

You Can Change - Dr. Joe Dispenza - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8Mo4S-AtUo


5 Steps to Change Your Life - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDbqsgMwxR8


Lynne McTaggart - How to do intention: Useful Tips - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKJMZKZNiJc


Gregg Braden - The Key to Manifestation - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=lb_sUctxTt8


DR JOE DISPENZA - POSITIVE ENERGY | London Real - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVYQ0JeKZy8


Focus on Building houses and healthy communities. This week Book Session, Upcoming workshop at Chit Chat and this week tips

Posted on August 13, 2018 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (0)

In this week’s blog we will expand on a “Konbibensha”-project at Zapateer’s newest housing project, that was constructed via FKP in collaboration with the Ministery of Social Affairs and the Ministery of Urban and Physical Planning of the government of Curaçao; we will invite you to our next Master Your Mind-platform session on Thursday the 16th of August; we will invite you to our next workshop at Chit Chat at Mensing’s Caminada on the 23rd of August titled “Breaking the cycle of self-sabotaging behavior”and we will end by sharing some personal coaching links focused on “Intention”. Every day we will upload one of these video-links on our Facebook.com/share2uplift page.


Zapateer newest project, Building houses and healthy communities ('Konbibensha')

As we are interested in initiatives aimed at enabling changed mindsets of people in Curaçao, we approached FKP and interviewed them on one of their most recent projects, the 3-story housing project at Zapateer.

In this project, 72 appartments consisting of 2 or 3 rooms, are being offered to some of their clients divided in three groups of which the first group is already living in the new complex. As the other appartments will come available, the other two groups of habitants selected, are moving in the appartments.


This housing project at Zapateer is part of a joint program financed by the Ministries of Social Affairs and the Urban and Physical planning of the government of Curaçao and F.K.P. This program aims at constructing 134 houses in Zapateer, Montagne and Terra Korra. In Zapateer 72 units appartments were constructed.

Zapateer is in many ways very innovative because,
1. it was constructed adjacent to middle income houses;
2. it was the first time that FKP used 3-stories, the highest up to now were 2-story buildings;
3. it was the fiist time the habitants were thoroughly prepared before they moved in these appartments.

Arthur Con (CEO of FKP): “ We belief that by combining social housing projects with middle income housing, we will contribute in integrating different social groups. We don’t see any problems in that, because when I went to school, there was also an integration of youth from different social backgrounds that took place, so we belief this is also a way to break social barriers. Furthermore we have invested and will continue to pay attention to what we call community building “Konbibensha” via information sessions and follow up sessions offered to the new habitants in this project”.

Andira Kwidama (Manager Customer Service Operations FKP): “Scarcity of available land has challenged FKP to look a multiple story appartments to deal with the lack of sufficient social housing in Curaçao, but in a way this was also a challenge as we are not accustomed to live in multi-story building in Curaçao. This challenged us to do some additional work to prepare the future habitants to live in this project. This is why FKP, the Ministries of Social Affairs and Urban and Physical Planning in a multi disciplinary group did some extra preparatory work before the new habitants could move to their appartments”. “We considered it very important to prepare these new habitants, so our multi disciplinary group offered them information sessions as of February this year during 9 weeks from 6 pm to 9 pm. We are happy to say, that the attendance and motivation was high and there was an active participation of the habitants.



The information sessions were on:
• Budgettting;
• Healthy eating;
• Safety issues required by the Fire-department;
• Security issues;
• For parents of children between 2 and 12 years, also “upbringing and education”;
• Building healthy communities or “Konbibensha”;
• Rules of FKP on how to take good care of their appartment.


The new habitants were carfefully selected from FKP’s waiting list (8000 people) based on the following criteria.They needed to:
• be on the FKP-waiting list;
• have an urgent need for housing;
• be officially registred as inhabitants in Curaçao;
• have an income,
• compulsory participation in the information sessions during the preaparotory phase before they could move to their appartments;
• be an reflection of our society, representing different age groups, workers and elderly to have a balanced group to mention some of the criteria we used and we also took their overall social needs into consideration;

“The selection of the new habitants in the project was not an easy task, because of course we want to help as many as possible people on the waitinglist, but in the Zapateerproject only 72 appartments were available”.


What are your experiences up to now with the project?
“We have asked the first group to evaluate the first information sessions we offered and based on that, we have made some adjustment to improve these sessions. For example we are paying more attention now in the session for the second and third group, that are underway to: Hygiene & environment; ethics and more in depth attention to budgetting”.

“We have had to select some new habitants after some that were selected oiriginally failed to attend regularly the information sessions. But we have noticed a great deal of appreciation from those whom finished and already started to live in the appartments”.

“We have also noticed that some of those we selected originally, needed to be placed in different housing projects, there are some that have financial issues like, they can’t afford the extra rent and costs of utilities, but we are learning as we go. It is our firm intention to continue to work in Montagne and Terra Korra in a multi disciplinary group, because we are convinced that this is the best way, we can improve our clients “konbibensha” and quality of life. We also are very considerate when allocating the appartments to those whom are of older age or have mobility issues, they get the ground floor appartments”.

‘To guarantee a system to monitor the execution of what we planned, we have upfront made a profile of an administrator for the complex. We selected an administrator from our waitinglist and that person participated in all the information sessions and also is one of the habitants. They know whom is the administrator.

The role of the chosen administrator is to be the first person the habitants will approach if the are maintenance issues and also the administrator will look after the compliance of the FKP rules regarding the housing projects.

Furthermore the multi-disciplinary group will continue to have follow up sessions and by doing this we aim to improve compliance and aim to contribute to a healthy community ('Konbibensha').

“This innovative approach was a challenge for us (FKP) in another sense, because it required intense collaboration between the different stakeholders, like SOAW, “Familie & Jeugd”, Skuchami, Fire Department, Ministry of Urban and Physical Planning, but also close collaboration within different departments in FKP. On a weekly basis we have feedback sessions so we can learn to improve the service to our clients.

We are aware that we need to continue our efforts to achieve complaince, but we have anticipated this challenge by informing the habitants of the consequences if there is a failure of compliance. After two warnings in the third warning there will be sanctions. Further more like in every “bario”, this project also has its social worker and together with the administrator we are confident that we have taken enough pre-cautionary measures to guarantee a good “konbibensha”. For our workers this has been a very satisfying experience, being able to improve the quality of life of our clients. Although we are aware of the fact that there are more people in need, the first steps in this new innovative approach were taken”.

As the coregroup opf Share2Uplift we commend all those involved for the innovative way they approached the Zapateer-project and also be the way they have created a system to evaluate and monitor the development within this project.


The goal of the core group of Share2Uplift for 2018
As the Share2Uplift movement our goal for 2018 is to identify 250 ethical leaders (Influencers) to be empowered by 21st century mindsets and are connected and collaborate with one another to create value for the whole of the society.

As Share2Uplift we are fully trying to align with this thinking of Center for Curriculum Redesign to promote this agenda in our educational systems and workplace. So, in that sense we fully support any initiative to make our educational system 21st century proof.
Share2Uplift aligners are those that:
– Create an inspiring vision of the future;
– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;
– Manage delivery of the vision;
– Coach and built a team, so that it is more effective at achieving the vision.

These criteria are now being polished.

We also consider these 5 values of the most important ones for Share2Uplift aligners. They are:
• Peace from within;
• Compassion;
• Respectfulness;
• Integrity;
• Responsibility.
As we will progress towards this goal we will update you on the progress.
Visit the website for more information.

This week Master Your Mind-platform session on the 16th of August
Please be invited to our upcoming MYM-platform session on the 16th of August, at Biblioteka Nashonal.

From: 7 - 8.30 pm

Entrance: FREE

We will be presenting the books Breaking the habit of being yourself, by Joe Dispenza (presented by Ivan Kuster) and Homo Deus, by Yuval Harari (presented by Michiel van de Veur). We will connect the content of these books with what we presented on yesterday, focused on how to create your own future. Bring along a friend and hope to welcome you on the 16th of August.



Our next Chit Chat Workshop at Mensing’s Caminada

We would also like to invite you to our next workshop:

“Breaking the cycle of self sabotaging behavior. How to recognize and challenge your negative thinking”.

Date: 23rd of August

Time: 7 – 9 pm

Place: Chit Chat Café Mensing’s Caminada. Contact for more info!


Personal coaching tips

This week we will share some personal coaching links focused on “Intention”. Every day we will upload one of these video-links on our Facebook.com/share2uplift page.

INTENTION | MOTIVATIONAL VIDEO - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKvB7AcrCIk


INTENTION - Powerful Motivational Video - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=wy8XbK-R7CQ


The Best Motivation Video 2016 - INTENTION - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=QR85CIaxZ_4


Discipline And Intent - Motivational Video - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?vd9sWl0nIfI


Key Points of Meditation Intention and Motivation Part1 HD - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoPUOJn6gQA


Key Points of Meditation Intention and Motivation Part2 HD - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScoRMGeSm34




Positive Psycholog, upcoming upcoming Master Your Mind-platform session en this week tips

Posted on August 6, 2018 at 4:20 AM Comments comments (0)

In this week’s blog (6th – 13th of August) we will expand on the benefits of using Positive Psychology; we will invite you our next upcoming Master Your Mind-platform session and we will share some personal tips presented as video links based on Positive Psychology. Every single day we will upload a video-link on our Facebook.com/share2uplift page.



What is positive psychology and why is it important?

As we are working with different organizations and with different coachees, we have noticed a commonality that we call “the collective consciousness in Curaçao”. These coachees as Influencers, are consistently working on worthwhile personal and organizational goals, while dealing with all kinds of obstacles and resistances of those whom don’t want to change. All are making effective progress towards their goals against all odds and despite resistance. We are studying to identify what makes them successful to “formulate best practices in Curacao” on how to become successful in one’s personal and business life. While we were doing this, we explored, searched and found that “Positive Psychology” has many useful benefits to enable these Influencers in their endeavours to bring along more effectively positive changes in their personal life, in their respective organizations and ultimately in Curaçao. We want to share the benefits of Positive Psychology with you.

Here are some high lights, but we highly suggest to take notice of the complete article which we used as source: positivepsychologyprogram.com/what-is-positive-psychology-definition/



Definition: “Positive psychology is the scientific study of what makes life most worth living.” (Peterson, 2008. Positive psychology is a scientific approach to studying human thoughts, feelings, and behavior with a focus on strengths instead of weakness, building the good in life instead of repairing the bad, and taking the lives of average people up to “great” instead of focusing solely on moving those who are struggling up to “normal” (Peterson, 2008. Positive psychology focuses on the positive events and influences in life, including:
1. Positive experiences (like happiness, joy, inspiration, and love)
2. Positive states and traits (like gratitude, resilience, and compassion)
3. Positive institutions (applying positive principles within entire organizations and institutions)


As a field, positive psychology spends much of its time thinking about topics like character strengths, optimism, life satisfaction, happiness, well-being, gratitude, compassion (as well as self-compassion), self-esteem and self-confidence, hope, and elevation. These topics are studied in order to learn how to help people flourish and live their best lives.
This subfield of psychology is dated since 1998 and initiated by Martin Seligman when he became president of the American Psychological Association calling for a greater focus on the positive in life.

The foundational paper of this new field, positive psychology, was published in 2000 by Seligman and the “founding father” of flow, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. The question “what is wrong with people” has guided the thinking of many researchers and dominated countless scientific studies during the 20th century. It is hard to deny that this entails an important question. In our attempts to answer the question, we as psychologists have gained more understanding of many illnesses and have developed effective treatments for a wide range of problems. However, as an inevitable consequence of our focus on the negative aspects of well-being and health, such as distress and disease, we developed an almost exclusive attention to pathology. We believe that science has focused disproportionately on pathology and repair, and devoted relatively little attention to factors that “make life worth living.” The focus is making a shift. As the 21st century unfolds, however, in positive psychology they are beginning to ask a different question: “What is right about people?”.

The greatest potential benefit of positive psychology is that,

1. It teaches us the power of shifting one’s perspective. This is the focus of many techniques, exercises, and even entire programs based on positive psychology, because a relatively small change in one’s perspective can lead to astounding shifts in well-being and quality of life. Injecting a bit more optimism and gratitude into your life is a simple action that can give you a radically more positive outlook on life. Positive psychology was not established to replace traditional psychology, but to complement it with a positive bias that’s just as strong as psychology’s negative bias over the last several decades.

2. People overestimate the impact of money on their happiness by quite a lot. It does have some influence, but not nearly as much as we might think, so focusing less on attaining wealth will likely make you happier (Aknin, Norton, & Dunn, 2009).

3. Spending money on experiences provides a bigger boost to happiness than spending money on material possessions (Howell & Hill, 2009).

4. Gratitude is a big contributor to happiness in life, suggesting that the more we cultivate gratitude, the happier we will be (Seligman, Steen, Park, & Peterson, 2005).

5. Oxytocin may provoke greater trust, empathy, and morality in humans, meaning that giving hugs or other shows of physical affection may give you a big boost to your overall well-being (and the well-being of others; Barraza & Zak, 2009).

6. Those who intentionally cultivate a positive mood to match the outward emotion they need to display (i.e., in emotional labor) benefit by more genuinely experiencing the positive mood. In other words, “putting on a happy face” won’t necessary make you feel happier, but putting in a little bit of effort likely will (Scott & Barnes, 2011).

7. Happiness is contagious; those with happy friends and significant others are more likely to be happy in the future (Fowler & Christakis, 2008.

8. People who perform acts of kindness towards others not only get a boost in well-being, they are also more accepted by their peers (Layous, Nelson, Oberle, Schonert-Reichl, & Lyubomirsky, 2012).

9. Volunteering time to a cause you believe in improves your well-being and life satisfaction and may even reduce symptoms of depression (Jenkinson et al., 2013).

10. Spending money on other people results in greater happiness for the giver (Dunn, Aknin, & Norton, 2008.



Effect in the workplace:

11. Positive emotions boost our job performance.

12. Positive emotions in the workplace are contagious, which means one positive person or team can have a ripple effect that extends through the entire organization.

13. Small, simple actions can have a big impact on our happiness, meaning that it doesn’t take much to encourage your workplace to become a happier and more positive place (Kjerulf, 2016).

One of the most important benefits of practicing a positive psychological outlook is, to put it broadly…

14. Success! Not only does success make us happier, feeling happy and experiencing positive emotions actually increases our chances of success (Lyubomirsky, King, & Diener, 2005).

However, don’t assume that refusing to brook any encroachment of negative emotions or outlooks will help you reach success.

15. An important finding from positive psychology research is that forcing people who are not naturally optimists to “just think positively” can do more harm than good; unrealistic optimism is detrimental, along with intense pessimism (del Valle & Mateos, 2008; Dillard, Midboe, & Klein, 2009).

Another broad benefit of the positive psychology movement is a more well-defined idea of what “the good life” is. Renowned positive psychologist Roy F. Baumeister and colleagues took on the challenge of determining what makes a good life, and they found some interesting findings that you can apply to your own life (2013). Their research showed that happiness and a sense of meaning in life do not necessarily go hand-in-hand, indicating that focusing on positive emotions alone will not bring the fulfilling and satisfying life you crave. Some of their more specific findings included the following:

16. The satisfaction of one’s wants and needs boost happiness, but have virtually no impact on meaningfulness; this indicates that focusing on obtaining what you want will increase your happiness, but you may have to supplement to get a deeper sense of meaning.

17. Happiness is present-oriented, rooted in the moment, while meaningfulness is more focused on the past and future and how they link to the present; this finding suggests that you can focus on the present to increase your happiness, but you might consider thinking more about your past and future to find meaning.

18. “Givers” experience more meaning, while “takers” experience more happiness; if you find yourself lacking in meaning, try giving back to others, but if you are lacking in happiness, try being accepting of others’ generosity to give yourself a boost.

19. Worry, stress, and anxiety are more likely to be felt by those whose lives are high in meaningfulness and low in happiness; this indicates that you shouldn’t get too down about experiencing negative emotions if you have a strong sense of meaning—a little negative emotion can actually be a good thing!

20. An intention to express your authentic self and a sense of strong personal identity is linked to meaning, but not to happiness; if you are searching for meaning, try working on your practice of authenticity.



As University of Michigan professor and positive psychology legend Christopher Peterson put it:

“…positive psychology is not to be confused with untested self-help, footless affirmation, or secular religion—no matter how good these may make us feel. Positive psychology is neither a recycled version of the power of positive thinking nor a sequel to The Secret.” (2008 )

Peterson goes on to outline the theories and concepts that have resulted from research so far (up to 2008, anyway):


• For the most part, most people are happy.

• Happiness is one of the causes of the good things in life, and also promotes more happiness.

• Most people are pretty resilient.

• Happiness, character strengths, and good social relationships act as buffers against disappointments and setbacks.

• Crises reveal character.

• Other people matter (in terms of what makes life worth living)

• Religion matters (and/or spirituality)

• Work also matters in terms of making life worth living, as long as we are engaged and draw meaning and purpose from it.

• Money has diminishing returns on our happiness after a certain point, but we can buy some happiness by spending money on other people.

Eudaimonia (well-being, deeper form of satisfaction than happiness) is more important than hedonism (sole focus on pleasure and positive emotions) for living the good life.

• The “heart” matters more than the “head,” meaning that things like empathy and compassion are just as important as critical thinking.

• Nearly all good days have three things in common: a sense of autonomy, competence, and connection to others.

• The good life can be taught.

For an overview of some of the most salient theories and concepts in positive psychology, the website www.positivepsychology.org.uk offers a great “mind map” of the field here. We’ll also cover a couple of the biggest topics later in this piece.

In general, the goals of positive psychology in coaching are as follows:

• To positively impact the client’s life – this goal is above all others, and all others feed indirectly into this goal. The number one goal of coaching in general is to improve the client’s life, and positive psychology coaching is no different.

• Increase the client’s experience of positive emotions.

• Help clients identify and develop their strengths and unique talents.

• Enhance the client’s goal-setting and goal-striving abilities.

• Build a sense of hope into the client’s perspective.

• Cultivate the client’s sense of happiness and well-being.

• Nurture a sense of gratitude in the client.

• Help the client build and maintain healthy, positive relationships with others.

• Encourage the client to maintain an optimistic outlook.

• Help the client learn to savor every positive moment (Mentor Coach, n.d.; Peppercorn, 2014).

You can probably easily see why the first goal is the biggest, and basically subsumes all the other goals. Each of Goals 2 through 10 can be considered milestones on the way to Goal 1—effective techniques and objectives that help the client and coach work their way towards the client’s biggest life goals.


An Introduction to the PERMA Model
The PERMA model is a widely recognized and influential model in positive psychology. Seligman proposed this model to help explain and define well-being in greater depth.

“PERMA” is an acronym for the five facets of well-being according to Seligman:

• P – Positive Emotions: Even though seeking positive emotions alone is not a very effective way to boost your well-being, experie
ncing positive emotion is still an important factor. Part of well-being is enjoying yourself in the moment, i.e., experiencing positive emotions.

• E – Engagement: Having a sense of engagement, in which we may lose track of time and become completely absorbed in something we enjoy and excel at, is an important piece of well-being. It’s hard to have a developed sense of well-being if you are not truly engaged in anything you do.

• R – (Positive) Relationships: Humans are social creatures, and we rely on connections with others to truly flourish. Having deep, meaningful relationships with others is vital to our well-being.

• M – Meaning: Even someone who is deliriously happy most of the time may not have a developed sense of well-being if they do not find meaning in their life. When we dedicate ourselves to a cause or recognize something bigger than ourselves, we experience a sense of meaning that there is simply no replacement for.

• A – Accomplishment / Achievement: We all thrive when we are succeeding, achieving our goals, and bettering ourselves. Without a drive to accomplish and achieve, we are missing one of the puzzle pieces of authentic well-being (Seligman, 2011).

This model gives us a comprehensive framework for understanding well-being as well as a foundation for improving well-being. If you’re looking to enhance your own sense of authentic happiness and well-being, all you need to do is focus on…

• Experiencing more positive emotions; do more of the things that make you happy, and bring enjoyment into your daily routine.

• Working on upping your engagement; pursue hobbies that interest you, develop your skills, and look for a job more suited to your passions, if necessary.

• Improve the quality (and/or quantity) of your relationships with others; work on building more positive and supportive relationships with your friends, family, and significant other(s).

• Seek out meaning; if you don’t find it through your work, look for it in volunteering opportunities, personal hobbies or leisure activities, or acting as a mentor for others.

• Keep your focus on achieving your goals—but don’t focus too hard; try to keep your ambition in balance with all of the other important things in life (Seligman, 2011).

Each of these five aspects of the PERMA model are measurable, and each is vital for an overall sense of well-being. This model pushes past the older model of authentic happiness in its consideration of more than just happiness or positive emotions. Of course, positive emotions are important—they’re part of the PERMA model itself, after all—but focusing just on positive emotions will not help you to develop a comprehensive sense of well-being, including engagement, meaning, success, and positive relationships with others.

Happiness alone will likely not propel you towards flourishing, but well-being will.

For more information on positive psychology on specific examples and exercises of Positive Psychology in practice, go to /positivepsychologyprogram.com/what-is-positive-psychology-definition/ and www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-good-life/200805/what-is-positive-psychology-and-what-is-it-not


As the core group of Share2uplift we are now highly recommending this approach, to all our coachees and their respective organizations where they work.


The goal of the core group of Share2Uplift for 2018
As the Share2Uplift movement our goal for 2018 is to identify 250 ethical leaders (Influencers) to be empowered by 21st century mindsets and are connected and collaborate with one another to create value for the whole of the society.

As Share2Uplift we are fully trying to align with this thinking of Center for Curriculum Redesign to promote this agenda in our educational systems and workplace. So, in that sense we fully support any initiative to make our educational system 21st century proof.

Share2Uplift aligners are those that:
– Create an inspiring vision of the future;
– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;
– Manage delivery of the vision;
– Coach and built a team, so that it is more effective at achieving the vision.
These criteria are now being polished.

We also consider these 5 values of the most important ones for Share2Uplift aligners. They are:

• Peace from within;
• Compassion;
• Respectfulness;
• Integrity;
• Responsibility.
As we will progress towards this goal we will update you on the progress.
Visit the website for more information.


Our next Master Your Mind-platform session will be on the 16th of August
Please be invited to our next MYM-platform session on the 16th of August, at Biblioteka Nashonal.

From: 7 - 8.30 pm

Entrance: FREE

We will be presenting the books Breaking the habit of being yourself, by Joe Dispenza (presented by Ivan Kuster) and Homo Deus, by Yuval Harari (presented by Michiel van de Veur). We will connect the content of these books with what we presented on yesterday, focused on how to create your own future. Bring along a friend and hope to welcome you on the 16th of August.



Personal coaching tips
In this week’s tips we will share some personal tips presented as video links based on Positive Psychology. Every single day we will upload a video-link on our Facebook.com/share2uplift page.

What is Positive Psychology? - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qJvS8v0TTI


Positive Psychology in the Workplace: Thank God It's Monday! - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V3TMeN1Gig

 

Tal Ben-Shahar: The Incredible Power of Positivity - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJTpIfXnbTc&t=6s


Positive Psychology Exercises - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dfwcYNUFUc


What Is Positive Psychology & How It Differs From Positive Thinking - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AnHqUL5KtE


What is Positive Psychology? - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVcn3nzMoEw