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“My mum is Freek Vonk for people”

In 2018, Kellie was listed in De Dikke Blauwe top 100 of the most influential people in the Dutch philanthropic sector. Whilst attempting to explain to her son what they wrote about her in her nomination, her son compared Kellie to Freek Vonk. Freek is a biologist who makes nature documentaries for children about wild animals.

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How doing nothing drove me nuts

Last spring my body was sending me all sorts of signals that apparently classify as ‘burn out’ symptoms. Once I discovered that, I made three commitments to myself:

  1. I would do yoga at least 4 times a week,
  2. I would rush less by reducing my workload to 70% to leave more time between my blocks of activity,
  3. I would take 6 weeks off in the summer to ‘do nothing’.

 

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