A Week when Everything Sucks and I Want to be a Cat!

A Week when Everything Sucks and I Want to be a Cat!

An effortless, hot, carefree summer? Yes, please! Who doesn’t want that? One minute after my cold shower, my face is glistering again. Sweat is pouring down my back.  With temperatures of 30 degrees and even crossing the magical 30, I guess I reached my limit.  These temperatures seem only good and give you the summer [...]

Lang Weekend In De Bergen {Dutch}.

Lang Weekend In De Bergen {Dutch}.

Grenzen aangeven, behoeften benoemen en ongenoegens uiten, je mag dan wel een communicatief vaardig persoon zijn, makkelijk is anders. Of het nu om een vriendschap, werk- of liefdesrelatie gaat, om het gezond en in balans te houden, moeten er wel eens dingen gezegd worden, die soms moeilijk zijn. En vooral ook tijdig, het opkroppen totdat [...]

Moody.

Moody.

When I look in the mirror and see my hair getting more grey lately, I can’t say I find it charming anymore. When I open the tap and there’s no water running, as the water pump has been turned off again, I can’t say it doesn’t matter anymore. When I try to find some summer [...]

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

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, [...]

Publicatie op Deyja: Embracing Death 🖤 {Dutch}

Publicatie op Deyja: Embracing Death 🖤 {Dutch}

Afgelopen december was het 20 jaar geleden toen Eva haar vader verloor aan de gevolgen van leukemie. Zelfs na ernstige ziekte is de dood een onverwachte bezoeker. Zij omschrijft het verdriet van haar overleden vader als een reis van 20 jaar. Uiteindelijk heeft ze in haar verdriet een kalme vrede kunnen vinden. Voor het bijzondere [...]

Lessons on grief after I lost my dad.

Lessons on grief after I lost my dad.

This December it will be twenty years ago since I lost my dad to leukemia. Snowflakes fell down from heaven the day we buried him. For a second the white world looked serene and pure; harmless even. I still remember how unreal it felt and how overwhelmed and lost I was. I couldn’t speak when [...]

Good Byes and New Beginnings.

Good Byes and New Beginnings.

I prefer to see the good in perhaps not the best experiences and in people who have shown their true colors. Also after working for opportunistic company owners on Ibiza whose only interests were money and image. Even when living in an ecological community where only one person, who lacks empathy and makes all decisions, [...]

You and I, we woke up this morning.

You and I, we woke up this morning.

Finding some motivational, uplifting words and meaning after facing the vulnerability of life once again, is what I’m looking for to lose that heaviness inside. Dorus likes to watch videos of the Indian mystic Sadhguru so this morning we looked up what Sadhguru says about mortality. This man always makes me smile, it's his way [...]