Eating Animals, but at What Price? {Editor’s Pick on Elephant Journal}.

“Oh, how I wish this information would be taught at schools, even starting with kindergartens. The fact is, waiting or pushing for a change from the top is very difficult, also having in mind the amount of money and high politics involved in conventional agriculture and industrial animal farming. There is still too much demand…

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When You’re Struggling, Remember these “Eat, Pray, Love” Words by Elizabeth Gilbert.

I can sense the restlessness that drives many of us these days. A restlessness I’m familiar with. Moving to a new place on a new island, working on new projects within a pandemic world, and moving house again, to a tiny, basic, off-grid home in development, don’t make 2020 a particularly easy ride.

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Let’s Go Home. Unbreak Our Broken Relationship with Animals.

If there’s one sentiment, one state of being, one need, that prevents us from learning and growing, it’s comfort. The modern human is addicted to comfort. That makes the fight against climate change and racial injustice so hard. Comfort, it’s the synonym for chicken soup.  At the moment I’m reading ‘Eating Animals’, a book by…

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Onrecht om van te janken. {Dutch}

“I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood.” ~ Audre Lorde  Nog krap een week en we komen aan bij de langste dag van het jaar. Er valt bar weinig…

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“God doesn’t make junk.”

“We weten niet waar we naartoe gaan, we weten niet wat er gaat gebeuren, maar niemand kan dat wat je in je eigen gedachten stopt, van je afpakken,” zei de moeder van Dr. Edith Eva Eger toen ze weggevoerd werden en voor de poorten van Auschwitz belandden. De ballerina van Auschwitz, zoals Eger wordt genoemd,…

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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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If Women Rose Rooted

A couple of weeks ago I stumbled upon a screenshot of a book cover between my photos taken in 2016. Apparently it was important to me to save this photo, taken by a social media friend. Let’s have a look, I thought. I searched for the title with my e-reader “If women rose rooted” by…

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Kerst-tip: Een Onvergetelijk Verhaal Dat Je Niet Loslaat {Dutch}

Kerstmis breekt weer aan en dat is vaak een tijd waarin we elkaar cadeautjes geven. Weet je niet wat je nu weer aan je geliefde moet geven deze kerst? Dan heb ik een cadeau-tip voor je: een onvergetelijk boek, waarvan het verhaal nog lang nagalmt.

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