We’re going through changes. Right now {Poem}

A world that has stopped turning madly,
where the only people who have to hurry now, are the doctors and nurses.

Their faces in pain of the tight masks they’re wearing
Their bodies tired of the long hours they’re making
Their hearts bleeding by carrying a heavy load
Day in and day out, who knows.

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Let’s change the way we eat, let’s change the way we live…And let’s change the way we treat each other.

Remember Tupac’s “Changes”? I still love this song. We’ve seen that it has been just a matter of weeks that our world has changed into a new one. The world isn’t the same anymore and there’s much uncertainty we need to deal with. It all seems quite surreal, but this is our new reality. It’s…

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Het vrouwenlichaam: altaar, strijdtoneel en gevangenis {Dutch}.

Vandaag is het Internationale Vrouwendag… Het vrouwenlichaam wordt aanbeden, bevochten en verguisd en is nog al eens onderwerp van discussie, in het bijzonder de imperfecties ervan. Te dik, te dun, te oud, te jong, te lang, te kort, te hoekig, te rond, te veel van dit, te weinig van dat. Vulva in close-up Niet alleen…

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13 Quotes to Stir Up the Wild Woman Within {article on Elephant Journal}.

“If we surrendered to earth’s intelligence, we could rise up rooted, like trees.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke Nervous breakdown Aged 30, Dr. Sharon Blackie, psychologist and mythologist, found herself weeping in the car park of the multinational corporation where she worked, wondering if this was what a nervous breakdown felt like. Somewhere along the line,…

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Moods & Words #3

the old, narrow streets of Palma
its terracotta coloured houses
bay windows and tangled wires
I won’t see a way out

there are days I wish to get lost,
roam around a place I have never been
to discover its secrets and well kept history,
drink coffee in an ancient cafe
with homemade almond cake
yes please, pour me another cup

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Voice to the voiceless: Oscar winning actor, Joaquin Phoenix.

Using their fame to tell the world an important message. Quite some famous actors and actresses are doing it. Leonardo DiCaprio, who is also known as an environmentalist, used his moment when he received an Oscar for Best Actor in 2016 to say climate change is happening now. Angelina Jolie, who defends human rights and…

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Caring for Earth & Our Bodies like the Temples they Are {column on Elephant Journal}.

The human body, it’s a miracle. Our body is not only our vehicle and outer shell, it’s also a mysterious whole of particles, body cells, and star stuff, a place where secrets live. There’s still uncharted terrain when it comes to the human body. We still have questions about our bodies that no scientist or…

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Traces of Gloria.

It’s Tuesday, 3.30 in the afternoon, it rains cats and dogs and it storms outside. I’m sitting under a warm duvet and furry blankets, just lit some candles and I’m reading a book about two French farmers “Mariculous Abundance” by the light of Dorus’ e-reader. Phone off. Cats sleeping next to me. Sounds cozy, right?…

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Publicatie op Deyja: Embracing Death 🖤 {Dutch}

Voor het bijzondere online platform, Deyja, heb ik mijn artikel over rouw dat ik onlangs schreef, en waarop ik mooie en waardevolle reacties heb mogen ontvangen, vertaald naar het Nederlands. Deyja is een intercultureel onderzoek naar dood. Een online ruimte ontworpen om de periode van rouw, verlies en verdriet als bijzondere kans aan te grijpen…

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