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A whole world

♡ Welcome! From The Netherlands lifemaps are sent out into the world. What are you attracted to? It’s probably not immediately clear to you what lifemaps can do for you and what mini projects entail. As a maker I wanted to bring everything together what I have learned in the course of my life and design experiences to share it. I consider it my job to make it easy to work with big and complex themes, especially the ones which address key issues in our challenging times. What do you see that triggers or touches you in any way? That will show your motive to connect and find out more. With that in mind…. you’ll find more information hereafter.

The English language

Lifemaps are created for a globally oriented audience. The working language is English. Sticker texts are in English. Facilitation is in English.

Mutuality, common ground, purpose orientation

Lifemaps.NL has a mission, with Humanity’s Code of Care as a guiding principle. Ellen van Dongen invites people with an open mind who are attracted to what’s presented and offered. I invite you to connect and get informed about what participation in a mini project could bring you. In a lifemaps mini project we will create a common ground, starting from our own inner foundation. We will attune to life’s heartbeat in ourselves as a basis for finding direction. Experience teaches that when there is common ground and a sense of purpose participation has real impact.

A personal call

Participation is on invitation. When you are interested, a phone call is an easy way to find out whether what is offered is what you are looking for. For most people it’s not immediately clear what working with lifemaps entails. A personal contact can be a way to get answers quickly as well as get a first impression of the approach. If you prefer email contact or if you have concrete questions, you can send a message. Both the phone number and the messaging function are on the Contact page. Information about Ellen van Dongen can be found on LinkedIn.

About the lifemap package

A lifemap package consists of a transparent envelope with a table poster and sticker sets in it. There are four different posters. The poster size is 59,4 x 84 cm (23 38 × 33 18 inch). Sticker sets are produced in-house, which makes it easy to adapt them. Life is constantly changing. The themes and concepts on the stickers are checked regularly on values, integrality, diversity and inclusiveness. For each mini project sticker sets are evaluated on their functionality for the group. Lifemaps will be travelling over longer distances, to different countries, in paper form. It is a conscious choice, taken to enable people to make use of the tactile sense. Lifemaps are meant to mirror a situation, key issue, work or life, the paper form helps to create an intimate atmosphere for self-discovery.

Request to participate

You can request a mini project for your own group of four or participate in a new mini project that’s starting. The homepage indicates for which lifemap scenarios there will be openings to participate. You can always ask to be put on the waiting list for a certain scenario. You’ll get an email when that particular group of four is complete.

Mini project participation costs

The website presents the products and mini projects for individual buyers, for private use. A mini project consists of a lifemap, an introductory call and two online workshops on Zoom. The fee for the workshop part is € 110, VAT incl. In case a group wants to continue, the next two workshops are free. A lifemap package is not bought seperately, it is a part of the mini project and it’s included in the project fee. The costs for the lifemap package part are:

  • < 3 sticker sets: € 30, VAT incl.
  • ≥ 3 sticker sets: € 40, VAT incl.

Mini project costs are lower in case a group pays for them in a single payment and if the four lifemaps can be sent as one package to one address. For EU countries the reduction of the overall fee for the mini project is 15%, for other countries the reduction is 25%.

Enrolling, payment

When you’ve confirmed to participate in a mini project around a certain scenario, you’ll get a simple form, to fill in, per email, asking for the data that is necessary for order confirmation, fulfilment, tax and administration.

Payment of the mini project fee is done upfront. The payment options are by money transfer from your bank account to the Lifemaps.NL bank account or by money transfer using VISA Card. You’ll receive the correct VISA card information after your confirmation of participation.

Lifemaps are used internationally. Inside EU (SEPA) regulation is simple and costs are low. Rules and costs for other countries differ. As an example, the bank for Lifemaps.NL charges € 9 per transaction for international payments from countries outside EU. Lifemaps.NL will pay the transaction costs in The Netherlands, you will pay the transaction costs on your side.

After your payment is received you’ll receive an email with the invoice before the end of the next working day.

Shipping, costs

Lifemaps.NL uses PostNL. The international tariffs are mentioned on their website. Your lifemap package will be posted on the working day after your payment is received. The package will be sent to you with Track & Trace.  You’ll receive an email with the T&T code within two days. You’ll find the paper envelope containing the lifemap package in your letterbox.


Privacy is of key importance. is a low tech website with a catalogue. There is no client data stored on it. At enrolment you will be asked to indicate your acceptance of the Privacy & cookies statement. Your personal data are treated in conformance with the privacy rules. They are not used for marketing, other than to individually approach you if you have shown interest at one point and some time after your mini project has finished, for the purpose of evaluation. You can indicate not to want to receive email anymore after that.

Return policy

In case you might decide after confirmation and payment that the lifemaps mini project is not a good match for you, you can indicate so per email within a week after the introduction. You’ll get a full refund for the workshop part. You have a right to return your lifemap package within 14 days after the introduction. When it arrives as new you’ll get a full refund. In case something is missing, you will get an email with a photo to show it and with the amount that is substracted from your total refund. After that, refund will be paid within two days. Return shipping costs are your responsibility.


Do you have a complaint? In that case please let me know as soon as possible through email or via phone. We will discuss the matter together. You will receive full cooperation from Lifemaps.NL.

Company information

Lifemaps.NL is a one woman social enterprise, registered with the Chamber of Commerce Utrecht, The Netherlands, under 30213990. BTW-ID (matters concerning VAT) is NL001246484B58.


Ellen van Dongen

Laag-Nieuwkoop 9

3628GB Kockengen


IBAN Bank: NL92ABNA0893467650


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