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  • Top Things to Do in Rome

    16th June 2013

    Have you ever been to Rome?I can definitely recommend it as one of my favorite destinations for a city trip. Personally, I just love Rome! Whether you like shopping, museums, churches, obelisks (18!), great cheap food, great expensive food, amazing roof top terraces, simple lodging, extravaganza lodging; Rome has got it ...read more

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    Hosting the Perfect Yoga Retreat

    2nd June 2013

    Last week Myrna Van Kemenade and myself hosted, what I would call: the Perfect Yoga Retreat. We had 9 beautiful people from all around the world joining and some knockout diamonds were revealed.I really wonder sometimes why I am this fortunate to be welcoming all these wonderful people on my ...read more

  • How to Control my Inner Control Freak

    9th May 2013

    "Just let go”, how simple does it sound, but why is it so difficult for us to actually do it?What would happen if you didn’t have the urge to control things? You would have to trust for the good to happen, right? Control feels safe, it’s also the perfect recipe ...read more

  • “Yo, I’m a Yogi!”

    21st April 2013

    Heard this phrase for the first time at one of our retreats in Italy. One of our participants had attended a workshop in New York and someone introduced himself to the group with these words. It goes without saying that during the retreat this phrase became our retreat slogan and ...read more

  • 7 Great Breakfast Ideas

    8th April 2013

    Most people know that skipping breakfast is not such a good idea.When you start your day with an empty stomach, your blood-sugar levels drop and at some time, before lunch, you’ll be craving for an instant sugar fix.Which usually means chocolate, more coffee, or some other interesting choice…But what if ...read more

  • 5 Tips to Beat the Stress at Work!

    23rd March 2013

    At least 15 unanswered emails? ‘Always’ running late for appointments? Demanding customers on the phone? Feeling like an office zombie? Deadlines? Your boss being a boss?Thinking you urgently need a holiday or change, or both?Trust me, I know what it feels like, I was there!When you're stressed at work, a ...read more

  • Rachel Bonkink

    From the Boardroom to the Yoga Shala!

    17th March 2013

    Hi and welcome to the Diamond Blog!I’m Rachel Bonkink, Dutch name, Dutch nationality, but I have been living in Belgium for about 25 years or so. I’m based in Antwerp, a super nice city, actually more like a village but we (the Antwerp people) like to think of it ...read more