The wisdom behind emotion and feeling – About the book

The wisdom behind emotion and feeling – Your daily life as a mirror invites you to get to know yourself and life better. It explains difficult human topics (e.g. dealing with fear, need for control, jealousy, anger, depression, loss, trauma) in a fresh and understandable way.

The book unravels all levels of human nature one by one, while clarifying the natural connection between them. Instincts, desires and longings, emotions, feelings, thoughts and inspiration: they’re all explained in a clear and comprehensive way.

This book aims to support you in dealing with intense emotions, feelings, thoughts and pain in a natural and constructive way. Both for personal and professional use.

The wisdom behind emotion and feeling is a book for adults of all ages. Young adults (16+) can read the book with support of a parent or health care professional.

Content of the bookThe wisdom behind emotion and feeling - Wendy van Mieghem,


How do you become more aware of who you are and what you need? Your daily life contains lots of information and mirrors to help you with this. Learning to allow and understand your emotions and feelings leads to inner growth and fulfillment. Still, you tend to run away from them.

The wisdom behind emotion and feeling – Your daily life as a mirror takes you on a journey through the wisdom behind all your emotions and feelings. It helps you to access them, not only by providing a clear theoretical framework, but also by sharing practical examples, experience stories and tips.

The author shares both her professional expertise and her life story with the reader. Her belief in the power of openness, connection and trust is therefore tangible and convincing. The reflection questions she offers to the reader at the end of each chapter help to successfully complete the search for wisdom behind emotion and feeling.


Practical information


The book consists of 26 chapters, 304 pages in total. You may read this book from cover to cover or pick up chapters and subjects as needed. The choice is yours. The book is richly illustrated with over 200 beautiful, heartwarming illustrations. They support and complement the text in a warm, inviting and comforting way.

The design is fresh and open. You can feel the heart and soul, love, time and devotion that is put into this book; it breathes through all of the pages. The hardcover copy of the book is printed off-set in full color on FSC certified environment friendly paper. The size of the book is A5 (15 x 21 cm | 5,8 x 8,3 inches). It is sewn tied and has a ribbon marker.

The wisdom behind emotion and feeling is truly a conscious living manual to keep close. Here you can take a look inside the book (contents and first pages, pdf).




Below you find some of the early endorsements and recommendations that I received. Click here to find an overview of all the endorsements of the book The wisdom behind emotion and feeling.

“Wendy has written a very accessible and wonderful book. She has combined lived experience and wisdom to describe difficult topics in a very fresh and understandable way. If you want to learn more about yourself and your relationships, you will find answers here. Emotions and behavior are explained and pathways and options are shown in a very clear and transparent way.

I would recommend this book to anyone in management and leadership. You may read this book from cover to cover or pick up chapters and subjects as needed. Wendy has left you the choice to decide for yourself. A refreshing and wise book to keep close!”

Andrea Walraven-Thisen, strategic critical incident manager, expert in psychotraumatology (Germany)

“The design is very welcoming and comforting. Wendy talks with the reader and not at them. She strikes the right cord in pulling the reader into one’s own story. Reading the book meant a lot to me. I heartily recommend this book to others.”

David Johnson, business support administrator at Christie’s (UK)



This book allows you to be your own emotions coach. It is well structured with easy to understand information and life examples. I think it’s brilliant!€

Valerie Navarro, life coach (France/Malaysia)


€œI love the concept and the reflection questions of this book. The reflection questions are great for relating experience to the concepts. And seeing how I individually process things: what emotions I let myself feel and experience completely, and the ones I run away from often exacerbating the problems. The book is also helping me work through some grief and despair over a recent difficult situation in my life.€

Monica O’Connor, beta reader (Australia)


€œI used to think more in outcomes rather than in an emotional journey. This book made me realize that it is helpful to think about my own humanity. I recommend this book to people who are keen to learn about themselves; and about their needs. The language is clear, but the meanings can be complex. In order to digest the content and get maximum value out of it, I advice to read and reflect in small chunks. I’d love to read more.

Ruth Hopkins, administrator at Shelter UK


The wisdom behind emotion and feeling is well written and majestically performed. If you’re keen on emotions, how they affect daily life and how you can gain insight and thus control them, this is THE book for you.

Barbara Abraham, municipal advisor (Netherlands)


This book is fantastic! It covers a great range of topics and the various exercises are well thought through and easy to follow. I really like the structure of the book and the way in which you have approached it.”

Scott Buckler, chartered psychologist (UK)


I really enjoyed reading this book. It is very informative and it offers good guidance.€

Garima Nabh, beta reader (Nigeria)



Get your copy


The hardcover book and the paper gift set ‘Wisdom’ are now available via the shop on this website. There are several supplements:

  • We’re working on the overview of digital information (formely known as the free online minicourse) that accompanies the book. It will be added to this webpage as soon as it’s available.
  • We’re also working on the online course Dealing with emotions.
  • Several posters are available as we speak: ‘Dealing with anger/fear’, ‘The 7 basic needs/The 4 seasons’ and ‘Levels of humanity/Meditating with the 7 basic needs’.

About the author

Hi, my name is Wendy van Mieghem and I’m the author of The wisdom behind emotion and feeling. I work and live in the Netherlands, Europe.

It took me 9 years to complete the Dutch version of the book. It was self-published in October 2016 and received lots of positive reviews.

In daily life, I work as a consultant, trainer and psychotherapist. My training institute is registered and acknowledged by the Dutch government. I am a mom of 2, a wife and proud keeper of our dog Braveheart.

My work is powerful, subtle and honest. I love people and their humanity. I excel in guiding companies, groups and individuals through change processes. I like to get to the core, a lot. I’m analytical, sensitive, creative, open, down-to-earth, realistic and inspiring.

I combine a European registration in Psychotherapy and scientific background (Psychology, Sociology, Management and Organizations) with over 20 years of professional and personal experience in the field of psychology, leadership, consciousness, human nature and its ability to adapt and change.

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