Nancy Kerkhofs: How to Live on after Losing the Love of your Life

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Welcome to The IPS Podcast and to the first interview of the show! This was a true blast of an interview to start with. The guest I had on the show was no one other than my very own mom! At the young age of 34 she lost her husband – my dad (I was only 3 years old back than), which was, as you can imagine, an incredibly traumatic experience. 

One that sadly enough, life can throw at us from time to time. I have been wanting to do this interview for a long, long time, and finally I got the chance. Together we dive into the journey she took while dealing with her loss and how she finally managed to move on and lead a happy, fulfilling life.

This was an emotional conversation for the both of us as it is a very personal subject for myself as well. But it is one that is full of honest, true wisdom and lessons that anyone can learn from. Please enjoy this very first episode 001 with Nancy Kerkhofs, aka my mom.


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  • – Anna Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank (The Diary of a Young Girl, commonly referred to as The Diary of Anne Frank, is a book of the writings from the Dutch-language diary kept by Anne Frank while she was in hiding for two years with her family during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands.)


  • – Toom Hermans (Toon Hermans was born in Sittard. He began performing in the 1930s, achieving local, regional and, eventually, national fame in the Netherlands as a comedian during the post-war decades. Together with Wim Sonneveld and Wim Kan he was considered one of the “Great Three” of Dutch cabaret during the 1950s and 1960s.)
  • Anna Frank (Annelies Marie Frank was a German-born Jewish girl who kept a diary in which she documented life in hiding under Nazi persecution during the German occupation of the Netherlands. She is a celebrated diarist who described everyday life from her family hiding place in an Amsterdam attic.)

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