Closed eyes while the heart is racing.

This large machine takes off high into the skies.

For the next 12 hours I will be locked in the clouds.

Breathing is what keeps me grounded. Like many I am sure, flashes of regrets in the future emerge one after the other.

Sudden realisation of my choices to break free from emotional and financial traps and embrace the world.

A smile appears and my lips expand. A deep sigh of appreciation for my awakening.

An awakening to the magnificence and beauty of the universe.

An awakening to the endless opportunities life offers when we accept our reality.

An awakening when we live through our reality grounded and centered from within.

My smile continued to expand beyond my lips. Gratitude of all that I have.

I know that if the clouds fail to catch me if I drop, I had awakened.

I felt life at it’s essence and for that I am forever grateful.

Here I am across the world in tropical paradise.

Here I am tasting of what awakening means as I embark on this new adventure.

Stories from the heart
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    Thrive with EQ

    Hi, I am Nadja, a burnout survivor, a resilient human and a creative writer.

    My mission is to help busy professionals achieve Success with Serenity by maximizing their emotional intelligence so that they can excel in all areas of their life with peace of mind!

    I am happily divorced (yes, you read that right!) and my greatest gift in life is my six-year-old son Adam. We live our potential every single day and enjoy each moment of our human experience in the 21st Century.

    I co-authored the best-selling book, 20 Beautiful Women Volume Six, where I shared my journey of belonging growing up as an Empath.

    In my spare time, I enjoy creative writing, meditation and I try very hard to exercise some of the most complex yoga poses!

    I am Dutch; I was born with my heart on my sleeves, my soul on fire and a mouth I can’t control (well, I do control what comes out, but speaking truth to power for positive social change is essential to me).

    I write about emotions and feelings, you know those things that make a lot of people uncomfortable in the digital age.