get to know a little more about me
get to know a little more about me
Hi! I’m Tess,
I’m a teacher, a student and a passionate believer in Life and Love.
My parents told me that when I was born I came out of my mom with two big, blue, WIDE OPEN eyes: ‘Hello, world, here I am!’ Ever since, I’ve been a natural enthusiast about life and all it has to offer. For the enneagram lovers around us, I'm a true 7! ;-)
As a child, but also now, as a grown woman, I see life as an endless playground. A playground with MANY possibilities. From the life of nature, to the lives of people. From the concept of ideas and dreams to the concept of creativity and creation. From experience to experience,.. we learn, we grow, we get hurt, fall in love, or on our face ;-) And then,.. we'll get back on our feet again. We live and evolve. Step by step. Day by day.
Don't get me wrong, I know this playground called 'Life' carries shadows too. Some small, some big. Some scary and dark. I’ve run into them, away from them and lost my way amongst them. And I still do sometimes. But, I've learned to navigate my way around them and I believe they have their own way of teaching us important lessons. Lessons we don't want to miss. Shadows cannot exist without light. And I have full trust, in the light.
To me, being on planet earth feels like a true wonder. There is an endless possibility of creation and an ever changing movement to life that inspires me deeply. I’m passionate about living this life fully awake. With open eyes, an open mind and an open heart. I practise what I preach and share and celebrate that, with you!
Because I’ve always been such an enthusiast and wonderer about life I’ve done a lot of different things in and with my life. I’ve travelled, (lots! Mainly through South East Asia) I've studied, (theatre school), worked, (many different jobs!) did all kinds of different trainings and courses (curious? ask me about it.) I've dreamed and fantasised. I followed my dreams and fantasies, made them come true, allowed some to go and new ones to come in.
I like to live close to my heart, intuition and truth. That's something that's very important to me: Authenticity. Realness. Purity. Truth. It can be raw or delicate, powerful or vulnerable, big or small,.. As long as it's real, I’m in! :-)
Living this life so intensely and being a highly sensitive person I’ve started my deep self exploration at a young age. There is just no other way for me than the way IN. Along the way I’ve gathered wisdom, experience and tools that I am now sharing with you through my work, teachings, courses and workshops.
I fully, wholeheartedly and passionately, believe in your wisdom, experience and tools too. So in a way, I simply want to say:
‘Come and join me in this gigantic but gorgeous playground called: ‘Life!' Let's explore, learn, dance and grow together. We are here,.. So let's be awake, and enjoy this jungle of life!’
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
― Marianne Williamson
Through this website I’d like to share with you a bit about myself. About who I am, what I do and what I stand for in this life. This is to give you a little look into my world. My heart, being, fears, passion and desires. By doing so I hope to inspire you to go ahead and have a deeper look inside you, too. Your world. Your heart, being, fears, passion and desires.
I deeply believe in the power and gifts that lie deep within us. Every single one of us. Carries Deep Treasure. Deep gifts of treasure that are waiting and wanting to be seen, felt, experienced, explored and shared, with the world. By walking this vulnerable but beautiful path and sharing it with you, I hope to be a mirror, and inspire you to start asking yourself some important questions. To get curious and start feeling yourself more deeply. To dig up those inner treasures within you, And share them.
Because I genuinely believe:
'The world needs that unique gift of treasure that lies within you and that only you have.'