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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Leaving A Comfortable Life to Follow your Heart is Messy, Scary and Unfair.

Working on the realisation of our dreams can be scary and uncomfortable. We might leave our safe occupations, take the leap of faith, and it could be possible we will discover this is not it. It could be it doesn’t work for us. The dream is actually a complex life which feels insecure and uncomfortable. But, we will never know as long as we don’t try…

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Landed on Mallorca: Cold Showers and Heart Warming Soul Food

Words as “new beginnings” have this openness to new possibilities and chances that may cross our path and give us purpose. They carry hope. Who doesn’t love to be in this kind of state when the world looks so incredibly messy and hopeless? Letting go Especially these last days of December which tend to be…

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This Way Of Life.

We live in a tiny home on wheels. Energy to charge our devices is generated by the sun. All our water is harvested from the rain that falls on the roof. We warm ourselves by the fire of a rocket stove. We don’t eat animals. We have bad WiFi. It may sound drastically and extreme.…

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