I’ve trained amazing high achievers and wonderful strong women for over decade. From the exhausted and chronically ill sisters and mothers who inspired me with their relentless resilience when confronted with the harshest living conditions, to the succesful and focused CEO’s, founding partners, professionals, consultants, high potentials and entrepreneurs I’ve worked with as a behavioral training consultant and I’ve learned …
… that there is clear pattern in lifestyle and behavior that can wreak havoc and deteriorate your health in the short and long run, cause fatigue and exhaustion as well as modern illnesses like diabetes and many others.
My clients feel the impact of working crazy hours or managing stressful situations and having no energy left to enjoy what really matters in life: vital energy to resource and grow as an individual, to enjoy their children, to take good care of each other, of their parents and spend leisure time with their friends, to be able to enjoy optimal intimacy with their loved one, to do sports, ...
My clients long to find the wisdom, resources and experience to improve their baseline health, their productivity, their appearance, their lifespan, their offspring, to sleep well, to beat fatigue and to be(come) vitalized and inspired leaders for their family and/or their team. They want to feel blessed (again) in life so they can change the world with their ideas, talents and gifts.
They decided: "Enough is enough. I need help to change in order to move forward. Real change."
It takes a lot of self-love to do so.
How come athletes invest in their health but high performers rarely do? Is lifestyle medicine the new future to beat chronic disease, insomnia, pain and fatigue?
We are living longer and we can live healthier lives. We should therefore redefine longevity. People of 45-plus and older are no longer a burden and can deliver a substantial contribution to society whether it is through employment,knowledge, innovation, mentorship, spending, unpaid activities like caregiving,volunteering or charities, …
We are all aging but are you doing what is essential to age well? After all, when living long we want to have acquired knowledge and developed rituals that keep us free of disease, fill our heart with joy, keep our mind sharp, a twinkle in the eyes and have our purpose accomplished.
► Here are a few core health strategies that you can use now:
1️⃣Nature is our medicine. If you want to recharge your engine, go outside and stay away from your laptop and cellphone. Blue lights are disrupting your hormones (p.e. serotonin and melatonin) and circadian rhythms. Sunshine is like an electrical current and the ground is your electrical outlet. We need sunshine first thing in the morning to get the engine running! How often do youtake a break outside?
2️⃣70% of our energy comes from emotions. Just a burst of anger can deplete most of your energy the rest of the day. Are you able to manage your emotions and do youknow what triggers them? Meditation is a great tool to manage stress but so iswalking in nature or taking a cold shower. You just have to find your sweetspot.
3️⃣We all have a story but living a life that is not really yours, can be extremely demanding for your brain. Pretending to be someone else is exhausting. To really follow your dreams, it takes courage and creativity. We can only live our story when we write it down first and compare it to what we are living today.
4️⃣We are part of something bigger and as time progresses, there comes a moment to reflect upon our life. What do youwant to be remembered for? Is it your values, your lessons learned, yourcharities, …? It is never too soon to think about your legacy. It will help you take the right steps today.
➡️Learn about the 4 types of energy, rituals, lifestyle habits and biochemistry that can change the outcome of your life.
If you are in need of leveraging your vitality, focus, stamina, enthusiasm, drive, ... for yourself or your team, I invite you to have a conversation. https://calendly.com/cfrx/introduction
Who are you?
I'm a Performance Expert / Biohacker (I had to look that up myself!) / Functional Nutritionist / Behavioural Coach and Trainer / Consultant / Nature Lover / Story Teller . . . YES, I'm super multi-passionate and all-round sensitive.
I'm passionate about human potential and performance, behaviour, genetics, proactive and preventive healthcare.
My talents and skills in general are being strong in analysis and connecting the dots. I'm very curious and a passionate student.
In my previous job I trained high performers in Management, Negotiation, Executive Development, Coaching, and Sales. Still useful after all these years!
My goal is to share very practical teachings with you so that you can become the best version of yourself and change the world with your ideas, talents and gifts.
Why is this your passion?
It is often in hardship when we learn our strengths.
In 2008 I had to quit my job as a behavioral coach and consultant at a prestigious company. I loved my work, my clients, my colleagues but my body just collapsed. I was a work-alcoholic and I ignored chronic pain signals. When my health was in danger, it finally shut down.
It left me bedridden and in a wheelchair for nearly a decade. It was a tough time, not just for me but for my family and especially my children as well. We lost valuable time together.
I stopped trying to put a band-aid on my issues and I started to face to truth:
My current health was largely a reflection of genes, sabotaging habits and a body in survival modus.
More precisely my willingness to experience pain, failure, rejection and embarrassment.
My knowledge of the science of health, wellbeing and high performance was inexistant.
Learning the science to get better was definitively the best decision I have ever taken.
During my healing curve :
I replaced …
My exhausting fight attitude with ACCEPTANCE
My impatience with patience and APPRECIATION
My demons with FORGIVENESS
My ignorance with SERIOUS SELF-CARE
Where do you live?
I have lived in Rome, Italy and the French Caribbean and about 20 years in Antwerp, Belgium.
Since 2006 we live in a small town in a green zone close to Antwerp. We - that includes hubby, a retired forest ranger, our three sons and Zorro our adopted dog - are privileged to be surrounded by a forest and fields. The picture shows the geese flying over in front of the house in the morning.
We try to grow some of our own vegetables and fruits and enjoy the fresh laid eggs of our happy chickens.
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