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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Why real environmentalists urgently need to talk about diet {Editor’s Pick on Elephant Journal}.

It’s rather sad and kind of ironic: we can plant trees, cross the Atlantic by sailboat, march the streets, rebel against extinction, pray for the flaming Amazon we observe in horror and grieve, but still be contributing to environmentally harmful and corrupt businesses which are supported by governments. For the past weeks, like so many…

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My Powerful and Simple Antidote to an Overwhelmed Mind {column Elephant Journal}.

The week has started well: a new publication on Elephant Journal 🐘 “…the cold iron and hard rubber of a thing that keeps me moving and balanced…” Read it here ♡ Hearts and comments on the article page and / or shares are welcome when you might feel inspired 🙂 Con Amor, Eva

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Ups and Downs.

Somehow the last weeks are intense. I’m tired and could sleep all day. I know a large part has to do with the scorching heat in July and August, the constant sweating which is exhausting. I should know by now after five summers on Ibiza that my energy levels drop tremendously, but I always seem…

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Dear Climate Change Activists: Our Governments are not the Real Problem {column on Elephant Journal}.

“Political actions are for us to take, starting with the food we eat. We take the driver’s seat and determine the direction we want to go. We are the captains. We are the astronauts.” For my latest article on Elephant Journal, click here: https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/07/the-political-power-of-our-food-choices-eva-de-vor/ Be welcome to share your thoughts on the article page if…

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A Sustainable Message From Paradise.

Almost everyone has experience with a person, co-worker, manager etc. who takes every opportunity to tell how busy he or she is, complains about it all the time, repeating the same over and over again, talks a lot (while in that time he or she could have done another task of the never ending list)…

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Travelling eco-friendly isn’t always human-friendly.

In Dutch we say: “Waarom moeilijk doen als het makkelijk kan?” Translated in English it goes something like this: “Why choose the hard way when you can do it the easy way?” Well, sometimes I have my reasons to choose the less easy way. Recently I decided to travel a bit differently. A plane isn’t…

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Love to learn about sustainable living in a practical way?

Love to learn about Sustainable Living surrounded by the beauty of nature on a magical island?
Come to Casita Verde, the ecological centre and community on Ibiza, and learn how to make your future sustainable in a 2 Week Workshop from 29th April to 12th May 2019.

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It was a great holiday and now back to work!

I’m here for a longer time than I have ever lived in Amsterdam. I didn’t realise this until a few days ago. These are our last weeks in this small coastal village in the West. Yesterday afternoon a couple came to see the apartment. They probably will be the lucky tenants after us, happy as…

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How much do we really want to “sacrifice” for a greener home?

It’s a question which is on my mind lately. I’m about to book a plane ticket, you know it’s so easy and cheap these days, but everyone knows if you travel by plane it’s impossible to save the planet. The techniques aren’t in place to fly eco friendly, but do I have to wait for…

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