Working on Our Dreams is Damn Scary & Uncomfortable.

Working on Our Dreams is Damn Scary & Uncomfortable.

It’s happening now…living off-grid on a piece of land on the Balearic Islands with my man and two cats. We've just started life from scratch. There’s land, water, solar energy, a compost-toilet and an old tiny shed which my partner is converting into a tiny home, and that’s about it. The rest we make ourselves.  [...]

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

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 [...]

How Starting a New Life in the South of Europe Changed My View on Food.

How Starting a New Life in the South of Europe Changed My View on Food.

In this Spanish village where I live, it wasn’t toilet paper that people were stacking away during lockdown, as people did in the Netherlands, my native country. No, it was flour. Flour to bake bread, cakes and pizza. As we all had to stay in our houses and my only weekly visit was to the [...]

Eat Together without Phones on the Table and Other Lessons I Learnt from Starting an Eco Community.

Eat Together without Phones on the Table and Other Lessons I Learnt from Starting an Eco Community.

‘Community living’: to live with like-minded people, share food, ideas about life and necessities, support each other, work on projects together, have somebody around to have a chat or a drink with and respect everyone’s space. It’s a way of life which can be valuable, joyful and a way to learn from one another. Experiment [...]

The Painful Contrasts in Today’s World.

The Painful Contrasts in Today’s World.

We live in an exceptional contrasting world. Unlike power and vulnerability which, if practiced consciously, strengthens each other, the contrasting forces in our world weakens the whole and therefore some important issues, such as climate breakdown and health, aren’t getting any easier to solve.

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Traces of Gloria.

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? [...]